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upon the mountains, and the herb fort the use of men ;

Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.

The Lord's delight is in those who fear him, and put their trust ir his

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.


Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Ston.

Fer he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy chil-him, ali ye stars and light. dren within thee. Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord; for he spake the word and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

He hath made them fast for ever and scat-fever; he hath given them a law which shall not be broken. Praise the Lord upon earth, ya dragons, and all deeps;

Fire and hail, snow and vapours, wind and storm, fulfilling his word Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars;

Beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls;

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, and his word runneth very swiftly.

He giveth snow like wool, and tereth the hoar-frost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels; who is able to abide his frost?

Declare his honour unto the heathen, and his wonders unto all people. For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised; he is more to be feared than all gods.

Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise. Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I myself will awake right early.

I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among and I unto thee among the nations. For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth to the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.

Praise the Lord of heaven; praise him in the height.

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

Kings of the earth and all people

He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen know-princes and all judges of the world; ledge of his lawa. Young men and inaidens, old men From Psalm 57. Miserere mei, Deus. and children, praise the name of the SE ET up thyself, O God, above the Lord; for his name only is excellent, heavens; and thy glory above all and his praise above heaven and the earth. earth.


From Psalm 96. Cantate Domino. Sing unto the Lord a new song; unto the Lord, all the whole Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name; be telling of his salvation from day to day.


Praise him, all ye angels of his; praise him, all his host.

Praise him, sun and moon; praise

He shall exalt the horn of his people: all his saints shall praise him; even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.

From Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. Sing unto the Lord a new song let the congregation of saints praise him.

Let Israel rejoice in him that male him; and let the children of Sion be Joyful in their King.

Let then: praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.

For the Lord hath pleasure in his people, and helpeth the meek-hearted Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum.

Praise God in his holiness; praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him in his noble acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him in the sound of the trum


pet ; praise him upon the lute and ASH-WEDNESDAY.

From Psalms 32, 33, 130. Praise him in the cymbals and dan: BLESSED is be whose unrighte. oes; praise him upon the strings and ousness is forgiven, and whose pipe.

sin is covered. Praise him upon the well tuned Blessed is the man unto whom the cymbals ; praise him upon the loud Lord imputeth no sin, and in whose cymbals.

spirit there is no guile. Let every thing that hath breath Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in praise the Lord.

thine anger; neither chasten me in

thy heavy displeasure : 1 Portions of Psalms, to be sung or For thine arrows stick fast in me, said, at Moruing Prayer, on certain and thine hand presseth me sore. Feasts and Fasts, instead of the Ve My wickednesses are gone over my nite Erultemus, when any of the head, and are like a sore burden, too foregoing Selections are to follow in-heavy for me to bear. stead of the Psalms, as in the Table. I will confess my wickedness, and be

sorry for my sin. CHRISTMAS-DAY. Haste thee to help me, O Lord God From Psalms 45, 89, 110.

of my salvation.

Out of the deep have I called unto THY seat, o God, endureth for thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.

ever; the sceptre of thy king. Let thine ears be attentive to the dom is a right sceptre.

voice of my supplications. Thou hast loved righteousness, and If thou, Lord, shouldest be extreme hated iniquity; wherefore God, even to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, thy God, hath anointed thee with the who shall stand ? ail of gladness above thy fellows. But there is forgiveness with thee,

My song shall be alway of the lov. that thou mayest be feared.
ing-kindness of the Lord ; with my
mouth will I ever be showing thy
truth, from one generation to another.

GOOD-FRIDAY. For I have said, Mercy shall be set From Psalms 22, 69, 40. up for ever; thy truth shalt thou My God, my God, look upon me;

Y establish in the heavens.

why hast thou forsaken me and The Lord is our defence; the holy art so far from my health, and from One of Israel is our king.

the words of my complaint ? Thou spakest soinetime in visions But thou art holy, 0 thou that inunto thy saints, and saidst, I have habitest the praises of Israel. laid help upon one that is mighty, I am a worm, and no man; a reI have exalted one chosen out of the proach of men, and despised of the people.

people. I will set his dominion in the sea, All they that see me langh me to and his right hand in the floods. scorn; they shoot out the lip, they

And I will make him my first born, shake the head, saying, higher than the kings of the earth. He trusted in God, that he would

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit deliver him ; let him deliver him, if thou on my right hand, until I make he will have him. Itine enemies thy footstool.

The counsel of the wicked layeth The Lord shall send the rod of thy siege against me; they pierced my power out of Sion ; be thou ruler, even hands and my feet. in the midst among thine enemies. They parted my garments among

In the day of thy power shall the them, and cast lots upon my vesture. people offer thee free will offerings But be not thou far from me, o with an holy worship : the dew of thy Lord : O my strength, haste thee birth is of the womb of the morning. Lo help me.

The Lord swear, and will not re-Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; pent, Thou art a priest for ever, after 1 am full of heaviness : I looked for the order of Melchizedec.

some to have pity ou me, but there was no man; neither found I any toj WHIT-SUNDAY. comfort me.

From Psalms 2, 68. They gave me call to eat; and I will declare the decree; the Lord

I , they gave hath said unto me, Thou art my vinegar to drink.

Son, this day have I begotten thee. Sacrifice and meat-offering thou Desire of me, and I shall give thee wouldest not; but mine ears hast the heathen for thine inheritance, and thou opened.

the atmost parts of the earth for thy Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for sin possession. hast thou not required : Then said I, Be wise now, therefore, O ye kings; Lo, I come ;

be instructed, ye judges of the earth. In the volume of the book it is wri:- Serve the Lord' with fear, and reen of me, that I should fulfil thy will, joice with trembling. D God: I am content to do it | Sing unto God, sing praises to his yea, thy law is within my heart. name : extol him that rideth upon

the heavens by his name Jah, and

rejoice before him. ASCENSION-DAY.

Thou, o God, sentest a gracions From Psalms 2i, 47. rain upon thine inheritance, and reLIFT up your heads, 6 ye gates ; freshedet it when it was weary.

and be ye lift up, ye everlasting The Lord gave the word ; great was doors, and the King of glory shall the company of those that publishcome in.

ed it. Who is the King of glory? the Lord Though ye have lain among the strong and mighty ; even the Lord pols, yet shall ye be as the wings of a mighty in battle.

dove covered with silver, and her Lift

up your heads, Oye gates ; and feathers with yellow gold. so ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and Thou hast ascended on high ; thou the King of glory shall come in. hast led captivity captive; thou hast Who is the King of glory? even the received gifts for men ; yea, for the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. rebellious also, that the Lord God

O clap your hands together, all ye might dwell among them. freop.e; shout unto God with the Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadvoice of triumph.

eth us with benefits; even the God of For the Lord most high is terrible ; our salvation. he is a great king over all the earth. Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the God is gone up with a shout; the earth : O sing praises unto the Lord; Lord with the sound of a trumpet. To him that rideth upon the heaven Sing praises to God, sing praises ; sing of heavens, which were of old : Lo, oraises unto our King, sing praises. he doth send out his voice, and that a God reigneth over the heathen : mighty voice. God sitteih upon the throne of his Ascribe the strength unto God; his holiness.

excellency is over Israel, and his The princes of the people are ga- strength is in the clouds. thered together, even the people of the o God, thou art terrible out of thy God of Abrahamn; for the shields of holy places; the God of Jerael is he the earth belong unto God: He is that giveth strength and power unto greatly exalted.

his people : Bleseed be God.



The first Day.

the heathen for thine inheritance, and MORNING PRAYER. the utmost parts of the earth for thy Psalm 1. Bealus vir, qui non possession. abiit,

9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rail B! LESSED is the man that hath not of iron, and break them in pieces like

walked in the counsel of the ungod. a potter's vessel. ly, nor stood in the way of sinners, 10 Be wise now, therefore, Oye anu hath not set in the seat of the kings; be learned, ye that are judges s ornful:

of the earth. 2 But his delight is in the law of the 11 Serve the Lord in fear, and reLord, and in his law will he exercise joice unto him with reverence. himself day and night.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, 3 And he shall be like a tree planted and so ye perish from the right way: by the water side, that will bring forth if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little, his fruit in due season :

blessed are all they that put their trust 4 His leaf also shall not wither; and in him. took, whatsoever he doeth, it shall

Psalm 3. Domine, quid multiprosper

plicati? 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them; but they are like the chaff, LORD, how are they increased that which the wind scattereth away from rise against me.

trouble me ? many are they that the face of the earth.

2 Many one there be that say of my 6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be soul, There is no help for him in his able to stand in the judginent; neither God. the sinners in the congregation of the 3 But thou, O Lord, art my defend. righteous. 1 But the Lord knoweth the way of lifter up of my head.

er; thou art my worship, and the the righteous; and the way of the un- 4 I did call upon the Lord with my goHy shall perish.

voice, and he heard me out of his holy Psalm 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes? hill. WHY

do the heathen, so furiously 5 I laid me down and slept, and

rage together and why do the rose up again; for the Lord sustained people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth stand up, 6 I will not be afraid for ten thouand the rulers take counsel together sands of the people, that have set against the Lord, and against his themselves against me round about. Anointed :

7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my 3 Let us break their bonds asunder, God for thou smitest all mine ene. nud cast a way their cords from us. 4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall broken the teeth of the ungodly.

mies upon the cheek bone : thou hast jaugh them to scoru : the Lord shall 8 Salvation belongeth unto

tha have them in derision.

Lord; and thy blessing is upon thy 5 Then shall he speak unto them in

people. his wrath, and vex them in his sore lispleasure.

Psalm 4. Cum invocarem. 6 Yet have I set my King upon my H€

EAR me, when I call, O God of holy bill of Sion.

my righteousness: thou hast set 7 I will preach the law, whereof me at liberty, when I was in trouble ; che Lord hath said unto me, Thou have mercy upon me, and hearken art my Son, this day have I begotten unto my prayer. thee.

2 0 ye sons of men, how long will ye 8 Desire of me, and I shall give theel blaspheme mine honour, and have


such pleasure in vanity, and seek be giving of thanks, because thou de
after falsehood?
Ifendest them; they that love thy

3 Know this also, that the Lord name shall be joyful in thee:
hath chosen to himself the man that
is godly; when I call upon the Lord
he will hear me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not; commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.

5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord. 6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good?

7 Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil increased.

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous, and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou de. fend him, as with a shield.

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4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul; O save me, for thy mercies' sake:

9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest; for it is thou Lord only that makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 5. Verba mea auribus. 5 For in death no man remember PONDER my words, O Lord, con-eth thee; and who will give thee thanks in the pit?

6 I am weary of my groaning: every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears.

sider my meditation. 20 hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I make my prayer. 3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.


7 My beauty is gone for very trouble, and worn away because of all mine enemies.

4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

5 Such as be foolish, shall not stand in thy sight; for thou hatest all them that work vanity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies: The Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy, and in thy fear will worship toward thy holy temple. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies; cake thy way plain before my face. 9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth; their inward parts are very wickedness.

8 Away from me, all ye that work vanity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my peti [tion; the Lord will receive my prayer. 10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed; they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.

Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus. Lord, my God, in thee have I put my trust save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me; 2 Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help.

3 O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing; or if there be any wickedness in my hands;

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me; yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;

5 Then let mine enemy persecute my

10 Their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. il Destroy thou them, O God; let them periah through their own imaginations; cast them out in the multi-soul, and take me; yea, let him tread tude of their ungodliness; for they my life down upon the earth, and lay bave rebelled against thee. mine honour in the dust. 12 And et all thema that put their 6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, wust in thee rejoice: they shall ever 'and lift up thyself, because of the

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