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Flee from evil, and do the thing that by the water-side, that will bring 1 good, and dwell for evermore. forth his fruit in due season.

For the Lord loveth the thing that is His leaf also shall not wither; and right; bc forsaketh not his that be look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall godly, but they are preserved for prosper. ever.

As for the ungodly, it is not so with The unrighteous shall be punished; them, but they are like the chaff as for the seed of the ungodly, it shall which the wind scattereth away from be rooted out.

the face of the earth. The righteous shall inherit the land, Therefore the ungodly shall not be and dwell therein for ever.

able to stand in the judgment, neither The mouth of the righteous is exer. the sinners in the congregation of the cised in wisdom, and his tongue will righteous. be talking of judgment.

But the Lord knoweth the way of The law of his God is in his heart, the righteous; and the way of the and his goings shall not slide. ungodly shall perish.

'The ungodly seeth the righteous and Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit ? seeketh occasion lo slay him. LORD who shall dwell in thy ta.

The Lord will not leave him in his bernacle? or who shall rest upon hard, nor condemn him when he is thy holy hill ? judged.

Even he tha: .eadeth an uncorrupt Hope thou in the Lord, and keep life, and doeth the thing which is his way, and he shall promote thee, right, and speaketh the truth from his that thou shalt possess the land: heart: when the ungodly shall perish, thou He that hath used no deceit in his shalt see it.

tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour, I myself have seen the ungodly in and hath not slandered his neighbour: great power, and flourishing like a He that setceth not by himself, but green bay-tree.

is lowly in his own eyes, and maketh I went by, and lo, he was gone : 1 much of them that fear the Lord: sought him, but his place could no He that sweareth unto his neighwhere be found.

bour, and disappointeth him not, Keep innocency, and take heed unto though it were to his own hindrance : the thing that is right ; for that shall He that hath not given his money bring a man peace at the last.

upon usury, nor taken reward against As for the transgressors, they shall the innocent : perish together : and the end of the Whoso doeth these things, shall ungodly is, they shall be rooted out never fall. at the last

Psalm 91. Qui habitat. But we salvation of the righteous WHOSO dwellech under the de: cometh of the Lord, who is also their sence of the Most High, shall strength in the time of trouble. abide under the shadow of the AlAnd the Lord skall stand by them, mighty. and save them; he shall deliver them I will say unto the Lord, Thou art from the ungodly, and shall save my hope, and my strong hold; my them, because they put their trust God, in him will I trust, ne him.

For he shall deliver thee from the

snare of the hunter, and from the SELECTION V. noisome pestilence. Psalm 1, Beans vir, qui non abiit. He shall defend thee under his BLESSED is the man that hath not wings, and thou shalt be safe under

walked in the counsel of the un- his feathers; his faithfulness and godly, nor stood in the way of sin- truth shall be thy shield and buckler. ners, and hath not sat in the seat of Thou shalt not be afraid for any ler. the scornful :

ror by night, nor for the arrow that But his delight is in the law of the fieth by day; Lord; and in his law will be exercise For the pestilence that walketh in himself day and night.

darkness, nor for the sickness that com And he shall be like a tree planted stroyeth in the noon-day.

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ly; but whoso putteth his trust in the ten thousand at thy right

hand; but lord, mercy embraceth him on every it shall not come nigh thee.

side. Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou be- Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice hold, and see the reward of the un- in the Lord, and be joyful all ye tha: godly.

are true of heart. For thou, Lord, art my hope ; thou Psalm 130. De profundis. nast set thine house of defence very OUT of the deep have I called unto high.

thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my There shall no evil happen unto thee, voice. neither shall any plague come nigh O let thine ears consider well the thy dwelling:

voice of my complaint. For he shall give his Angels charge If thou, Lord, will be extreme to cver thee, to keep thee in all thy mark what is done amiss, O Lord, ways.

who may abide it? They shall bear thee in their hands : For there is mercy with thee; there. that thou hurt not thy foot against a fore shalt thou be feared. stone.

I look for the Lord ; my soul doth Thou shalt go upon the lion and ad. wait for him; in his word is my trust. der ; the young lion and the dragon My soul fieeth unto the Lord before shalt thou tread under thy feet. the morning watch; 1 say, before the

Because he hath set his love upon morning watch. me, therefore will I deliver him; 1 Israel, trust in the Lord; for with will set him up, because he hath the Lord there is mercy, and with him known my name.

is plenteous redemption. He shall call upon me, and I will And he shall redeem Israel from all near hinn ; yea, I am with him in his sins. trouble ; I will deliver him, and bring Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos. him to honour.

I Will lift up mine eyes unto the With long life will I satisfy him, and hills, from whence cometh my show him my salvation.


My help cometh even from the Lord, SELECTION VI.

who hath made heaven and earth. From Psalm 32. Beati, quorum. He will not suffer thy foot to be movBLESSED is he whose unrighteous ed, and he that keepeth thee will not

ness is forgiven, and whose sin is sleep. covered.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall Blessed is the man unto whom the ueither slumber nor sleep. Lord imputeth no sin, and in whose The Lord himself is thy keeper; the spirit there is no guile.

Lord is thy defence upon ihy right I will acknowledge mv sin unto thee; hand: and mine unrighteousness have I not so that the sun shall not burn thee hid.

by day; neitsarthe moon by night. I said, I will confess my sins unto The Lord shan preserve thee from the Lord ; and so laou forgavest the all evil; yea, it is even he that shall wickedness of my sin.

keep thy soul For this shall every one that is god- The Lord shall preserve thy going ly make his prayer unto thee, in a out and thy coming in, from this time time when thou mayest be found; forth for evermore. but in the great water floods they shall not come nigh him.

SELECTION VII. Thou art a place to bide me in; thou shalt preserve me from trouble

Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. thou shale compass me about with THE Lord is my shepherd; there rongs of deliverance.

fore can I lack nothing. I will inform thee, and teach thee in He shall feed me in a green pasture, the way wherein thou shalt go; and I and lead me forth beside the waters of will guide thee with mine eye. comfort. Great plagues remain for the ingod. He shall convert my soul, and bring

me forth in the paths of righteousness] the remembrance of them from the for his name's sake.


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me. Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me; thon has: anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.

But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino. Will alway give thanks unto the Lord; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O praise the Lord with me; and iet us magnify his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me yea, he delivered me out of all my


The Lord is nigh unto those who are of a contrite heart, and will save sech as are of an humble spirit.

Great are the troubles of the righte ous; but the Lord delivereth him out of all.

He keepeth all his bones, so that not one of them is broken.

But misfortune shall slay the ungod ly; and they that hate the righteoca shall be desolate.

The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.

Psalm 65. Te decet hymnus. THOU, O God, art praised in Sion:

and unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.

Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come." My misdeeds prevail against me: O be thou merciful unto our sins. Blessed is the inan whom thou choos est, and receivest unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be satis fied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.


Thou shalt show us wonderful things deli-in thy righteousness, O God of our salvation; thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.

Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains, and is girded about with power.

Who stilleth the raging of the sea, and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people.

They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth shall be afraid at thy tokens, thou that makest the out-go. ings of the morning and evening to praise thee.

Thou visitest the earth, and bles sest it; thou makest it very plente thyous.

They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed.

Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him; yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles. The Angel of the Lonl tarrieth round Lord about them that fear him, and vereth them. "

O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O fear the Lord, ye that are his Saints; for they that Year him lack nothing.

The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.

Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; I will tean you the fear of the


What man is he that lusteth to live, and wou fain see good days? Keep thy tongue from evil, and lips that they speak no guile. Eschew evil, and do good; seek peace, and ensue it. The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers. The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out

The river of God is full of water; thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.

Thou waterest her furrows; thou sendest rain into the little vallies thereof; thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it


ing God.

my God.


Thou crownest the year with thy Turn us then, O God our Saviour, goodness, and thy clouds drop fat. thine anger cease from us.

Wilt thou be displeased at us for They shall drop upon the dwellings ever? and wilt thou stretch out thy of the wilderness, and the little hills wrath from one generation to anshall rejoice on every side.

other? The folds shall be full of sheep; the Wilt thou not turn again, and quick vallies also shall stand so thick with en us, that thy people may rejoice in corn, that they shall laugh and sing. thee

Show 118 thy mercy, O Lord, and SELECTION VIII.

grant us thy salvation.

I will hearken what the Lord God From Psalm 81. Quam dilecta!

will say concerning me; for he shall 0

How amiable are thy dwellings, speak peace unto his people, and to thou Lord of hosts!

his saints, that they turn not again. My soul hath a desire and longing to For his salvation is nigh them that enter into the courts of the Lord; my fear him ; that glory may dwell in our heart and my flesh rejoice in the liv. land.

Mercy and truth are met together : Yea, the sparrow hath found her an righteousness and peace have kissed house, and the swallow a nest, where each other. she may lay her young; even thy Truth shall flourish out of the earth, altars, Lord of hosts, my King aud and righteousness hath looked down

from heaven. Blessed are they that dwell in thy Yes, the Lord shall show loving. house; they will be alway praising kindness; and our land shall give het thee.

increase. Blessed is the man whose strength Righteousness shall go before him; is in thee; in whose heart are thy and he shall direct his going in the

Who going through the rale of mis- Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit. ery, tuse it for a well; and the pools THE Lord is King, and hath put on filled .

glorious apparel; the Lord hath They will go from strength to put on his apparel, and girded himself strength, and unto the God of gods with strengih. appeareth every one of them in Sion. He hath made the round world so

O Lord God of hosts, hear my pray- sure, that it cannot be moved. er; hearken, O God of Jacob.

Ever since the world began, hath thy For one day in thy courts is better seat been prepared: Thou art from than a thousand.

everlasting. I had rather be a door-keeper in the The floods are risen), O Lord, the house of my God, than to dwell in the floods have lift up their voice; the tents of ungodliness.

floods lift up their waves. For the Lord God is a light and de- The waves of the sea are mighty, sence;

the Lord will give grace and and rage horribly; but yet the Lord, worship; and no good thing shall he who dwelleth on high, is mightier. withhold from them that live a godly Thy testimy nies, O Lord, are very life.

sure : holiness becoineth thine house O Lord God of hosts, blessed is the for ever. man that puttelh his trust in thee. Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit. Psalm 85: Benedizisti, Domine.. THE Lord is King; the earth may LORD thou art become gracious be glad thereof; yea, the mul.

unto thy land ; thou hasl turned titude of the isk-e may be glad thereof. away the captivity of Jacob.

Clouds and darkness are round about Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy him ; righteousness and judgment people, and covered all their sins. are the habitation of his seas.

Thou hast taken away all thy dis- There shall go a fire before him, pleasure, and turned thyself from thy and burn up his enemies on ever wrathful indignation.




His lightnings gave shine unto the The fowls of the air, and the fishes world; the earth saw it, and was of the sea ; and whatsoever walketh afraid.

through the paths of the seas. The hills melted like wax at the pre- Lord, our Governor, how excel. sence of the Lord ; at the presence of lent is thy name in all the world! the Lord of the whole earth.

From Psalm 33. Exultate, justi. The heavens have declared his righteousness, and all the people have seen

EJOICE in the Lord, Oye righteRF

ous; for it becometh well the just his glory.

to be thankful. Confounded be all they that worship Praise the Lord with harp; sing carved images, and that delight in praises unto him with the lute, and vain gods : worship him, all ye gods, instrument of ten strings.

Sion heard of it, and rejoiced ; and Sing unto the Lord a new song : the daughters of Juda were glad, be- sing praises unto him with a goou! cause of thy judgments, O Lord.

courage. For thou, Lord, art higher than all For the word of the Lord is trve, and that are in the earth; thou art exalted all his works are faithful. far above all gods.

He loveth righteousness and judga O ye that love the Lord, see that ye ment; the earth is full of the goodhate the thing which is evil: the Lord ness of the Lord. preserveth the souls of his saints ; he

By the word of the Lord were the shall deliver them from the hand of heavens made, and all the hosts of the ungodly.

them by the breath of his mouth. There is sprung up a light for the He gathereth the waters of the sea righteous, and joyful gladness for together, as it were upon an heap; such as are true-hearted.

and layeth up the deep, as in a treaRejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, sure-house. and give thanks for a remembrance of Let all the earth fear the Lord; his holiness.

stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell

in the world : SELECTION IX.

For he spake, and it was done ; he Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus

commanded, and it stood fast. noster.

From Psalm 147. Laudate Do

minum. O Lord, our Governor, how excel

lent is thy name in all the world; O Praise the Lord, for it is a good thou that hast set thy glory above the thing to sing praises unto our heavens!

God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing Out of the mouth of very babes and it is to be thankful. sucklings hast thou ordained strength, The Lord duth build up Jerusalem, because of thine enemies, that thou and gather together the oul-casts of mightest still the enemy and the Israel. avenger.

He healeth those that are broken in For I will consider thy heavens, heart, and giveth medicine to heal even the works of thy fingers; the their sickness. moon and the stars which thou hast He telleth the number of the stars, ordained.

and calleth them all by their names. What is man, that thou art mindful Great is our Lord, and great is his of him? and the son of man, that thou power; yea, and his wisdom is in. visitest him?

finite. Thou madest him lower than the an- The Lord setteth up the meek, and gels, to crown him with glory and bringeth the ungodly down to the worship.

ground. Thou makest him to have dominion O sing into the Lord with thanksof the works of thy hands; and thou giving ; sing praises upon the harp hast put all things in subjection under unto our God; his feet :

Who covereth the heaven with All sleep and exen; yea, and the clouds, and prepareth rain for the beasts of the field;

learth; and maketh the grass to grew

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