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8 The LORD shall preserve thy Said on every Wednesday in Lent going out and thy coming in : from before Matins in choir, except on the this time forth for evermore. concurrence of a Festival of nine Ps. cxxii. Lætatus sum. Lessons : out of choir to be said as occasion serves.

I WAS glad. when they said unto

me : We will go into the house of The five first Pss. are said without the LORD. Glory be, and at the end of the last is 2 Our feet shall stand in thy gates : said Eternal rest, etc.

O Jerusalem. Begin at once without Antiphon: 3 Jerusalem is built as a city : that Ps. cxx. Ad Dominum.

is at unity in itself.

4 For thither the tribes go up, WHEN I was in trouble

I called upon the LORD : and he heard unto Israel, to give thanks unto the

even the tribes of the LORD : to testify

name of the LORD. 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips : and from & deceitful ment : even the seat of the house of

5 For there is the seat of judgtongue.

David. 3 What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou false tongue : salem : they shall prosper that love

6 O pray for the peace of Jerueven mighty and sharp arrows, with

thee. hot burning coals.

7 Peace be within thy walls : and 4 Wo is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech : and to have plenteousness within thy palaces. my habitation among the tents of sakes : I will wish thee prosperity.

8 For my brethren and companions' Kedar. 5 My soul hath long dwelt among LORD our God : I will seek to do thee

9 Yea, because of the house of the them : that are enemies unto peace.

good. 6 I labour for peace, but when I speak anto them thereof : they make Ps. cxxiii. Ad te levavi oculos meos. them ready to battle.

UNTO thee lift I up mine eyes : 0 Ps. cxxi. Levavi oculos.

thou that dwellest in the heavens. WILL lift up mine eyes unto the vants look' unto the hand of their

2 Behold, even as the eyes of serI

hills : from whence cometh my masters, and as the eyes of a maiden help.

2 My help cometh even from the unto the hand of her mistress : LORD ? who hath made heaven and LORD our God, until he have mercy

our eyes wait upon the earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be upon us. moved : and he that keepeth thee will have mercy upon us : for we are utterly

3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, not sleep.

despised. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel :

4. Our soul is filled with the scornshall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD himself is thy keeper: the despitefulness of the proud.

ful reproof of the wealthy : and with the LORD is thy defence right hand;

Ps. cxxiv. Nisi quia Dominus. 6 So that the sun shall not burn IF the LORD himself had not been thee by day : neither the moon by on our side, now may Israel say: night.

if the LORD himself had not been on 7 The LORD shall preserve thee our side, when men rose up against from all evil : yea, it is even he that us; shall keep thy soul.

2 They had swallowed us up quick:



pon thy


when they were so wrathfully dis- | even so standeth the LORD round about pleased at us.

his people, from this time forth for 3 Yea, the waters had drowned evermore. us, and the stream had gone over our 3 For the rod of the ungodly soul.

cometh not into the lot of the 4 The deep waters of the proud : righteous : lest the righteous put had gone even over our soul.

their hand unto wickedness. 5 But praised be the LORD : who 4 Do well, O LORD : unto those hath not given us over for a prey that are good and true of heart. unto their teeth.

5 As for such as turn back unto 6 Our soul is escaped even as a their own wickedness : the LORD shall bird out of the snare of the fowler : lead them forth with the evil-doers; the snare is broken, and we are de- but peace shall be upon Israel. livered. 7 Our help standeth in the Name of

Ps. cxxvi. In convertendo. the LORD : who hath made heaven W THEN the LORD turned again the and earth.

captivity of Sion : then were we Eternal : rest grant unto them, o like unto them that dream. LORD.

2 Then was our mouth filled with And light perpetual: shine on them. laughter : and tongue with Then is said, kneeling : Our FATHER, joy.

3 Then said they among

the in silence.

heathen : The LORD hath done great Ý. And lead us not into tempta- things for them. tion. Ry. But deliver us from evil.

4 Yea, the LORD hath done great ỹ. From the gates of hell. Ry. Deliver things for us already : whereof we their souls, O LORD.

Ý. May they rejoice. rest in peace. R¥. Amen. ¥. LORD,

5 Turn our captivity, O LORD : as hear my prayer.

Ry. And let my the rivers in the south. crying come unto Thee. y. The

6 They that sow in tears : shall LORD be with you. Ry. And with thy reap in joy. spirit.

7 He that now goeth on his way

weeping, and beareth forth good Collect.

seed : shall doubtless come again with Have mercy, O LORD, upon the joy, and bring his sheaves with him. souls of Thy servants, and of Thine

Ps. cxxvii. , Nisi Dominus, handmaidens, and of all the faithful departed: and absolve them from all EXCEPT the Lord build the house : bonds of sin: that they may obtain

their labour is but lost that build an inheritance among Thy Saints in it. the glory of the First Resurrection. 2 Except the LORD keep the city : Through CHRIST our LORD.


the watchman waketh but in vain. Amen.

3 It is but lost labour that ye After this Collect are said other haste to rise up early, and so late Gradual Psalms, as follow. And at take rest, and eat the bread of carethe end of eaeh Ps. is said: Glory be.

fulness : for so he giveth his beloved

sleep. Ps. cxxv. Qui confidunt. 4 Lo, children and the fruit of the TH HEY that put their trust in the womb : are an heritage and gift that

LORD shall be even as the mount cometh of the LORD. Sion : which may not be removed, 5 Like as the arrows in the band of but standeth fast for ever.

the giant : even so are the young 2 The hills stand about Jerusalem : children.

Let us pray.

Let us pray:

6 Happy is the man that hath his Then is said, kneeling : quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their

LORD, have mercy. CHRIST, have enemies in the gate.

LORD, have mercy.

FATHER, in silence. y. And lead us
Ps. cxxviii. Beati omnes,

not into temptation. Ry. But deliver

us from evil. y. O think upon Thy BLESSED are all they that fear congregation. RZ. Which Thou hast

the LORD : and walk in his purchased and redeemed of old. Ý: ways.

LORD, hear my prayer. Ry. And let Ž For thou shalt eat the labours of my crying come unto Thee. Ý. The thine hands : 0 well is thee, and happy LORD be with you. Ry. And with thy shalt thou be.

spirit. 3 Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine : upon the walls of thine house.

COLLECT. 4 Thy children like the olivebranches : round about thy table. O GOD, Whose nature and proporty

5 Lo, thus shall the man be blessed: is ever to have mercy and to forthat feareth the LORD.

give, receive our humble petitions ; 6 The LORD from out of Sion shall and though we be tied and bound so bless thee : that thou shalt see with the chain of our sins, yet let Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life the pitifulness of thy great mercy long.

loose us; for the honour of JESUS 7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy CHRIST, our Mediator and Advocate. children's children : and peace upon Ry. Amen. Israel.

After this Collect are said the other

Gradual Pss., as follow; and at the Ps. cxxix. Sæpe expugnaverunt. end of each is said : Glory be. MANY & time have they fought

Ps. CXXX. De profundis. against me from my youth up : may Israel now say,

O UT of the deep have I called unto 2 Yea, many å time have they thee, O LORD : LORD, hear my vexed me from my youth up : but voice. they have not prevailed against me. 2 O let thine ears consider well :

3. The plowers plowed upon my the voice of my complaint. back : and made long furrows.

3 If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to 4 But the righteous LORD : hath mark what is done amiss : 0 LORD, hewn the shares of the ungodly in who may abide it ? pieces.

4 For there is mercy with thee : 5 Let them be confounded and therefore shalt thou be feared. turned backward : as many as have 5 I look for the LORD; my soul evil will at Sion.

doth wait for him: in his word is my 6 Let them be even as the grass trust. growing upon the housetops : which 6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord : withereth afore it be plucked up; before the morning watch, I say, be

7 Whereof the mower filleth not fore the morning watch. his hand : neither he that bindeth up 7 0 Israel, trust in the LORD, the sheaves his bosom.

for with the LORD there is mercy : 8 So that they who go by say not and with him is plenteous redemp80 much as, The LORD prosper you : tion. we wish you good luck in the Name of 8 And he shall redeem Israel : from the LORD.

all his sins.



Ps. cxxxi. Domine, non est.

14 For the LORD hath chosen Sion LORD, I am not high-minded : 11 to be an habitation for himself : he have no proud looks.

hath longed for her. 2 I do not exercise myself in great here will I dwell, for Ỉ have a delight

15 This shall be my rest for ever : matters : which are too high for

therein. 3 But I refrain my soul, and keep

16 I will bless her victuals with in. it low, like as a child that is weaned crease : and will satisfy her poor with from his mother : yea, my soul is even

bread. as a weaned child.

17 I will deck her priests with 4 0 Israel, trust in the LORD : from health : and her saints shall rejoice this time forth for evermore.

and sing.

18 There shall I make the horn of

David to flourish : I have ordained a Ps. cxxxii. Memento, Domine.

lantern for mine Anointed. LORD, remember David : and all 19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe his trouble;

them with shame : but upon himself 2 How be sware unto the LORD : shall his crown flourish. and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of Jacob;

Ps. cxxxiii. Ecce, quam bonum! 3 I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house : nor climb up BEHOLD, how good and joyful & into my bed;

thing it is : brethren, to dwell to4 I will not suffer mine eyes together in unity! sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber :

2 It is like the precious ointment neither the temples of my head to upon the head, that ran down unto

the beard : even unto Aaron's beard, take any rest; 5 Until I find out a place for the and went down to the

skirts of his

clothing. temple of the LORD : an habitation

3 Like as the dew of Hermon : for the mighty God of Jacob.

which fell upon the hill of Sion. 6 Lo, we heard of the same at

4 For there the LORD promised his Ephrata : and found it in the wood.

blessing : and life for evermore. 7 We will go into his tabernacle : and fall low on our knees before his

Ps. cxxxiv. Ecce nunc. footstool. 8 Arise, O Lord, into thy resting- BI

EHOLD now, praise the LORD : all place : thou, and the ark of thy ye servants of the LORD ; strength.

2 Ye that by night stand in the 9 Let thy priests be clothed with house of the LORD : even in the courts righteousness : and let thy saints sing of the house of our God. with joyfulness.

3 Lift up your hands in the sanc10 For thy servant David's sake : tuary : and praise the LORD. turn not away the presence of thine

4 The LORD that made heaven and Anointed.

earth : give thee blessing out of Sion. 11 The LORD hath made a faithful oath anto David : and he shall not

Then is said, kneeling. shrink from it;

LORD, have mercy. CHRIST, have 12 Of the fruit of thy body : shall I mercy. LORD, have mercy.

Our set upon thy seat.

FATHER, in silence. Ý. And lead. 13 If thy children will keep my Ry. But deliver. y. O LORD, save covenant, and my testimonies that I Thy servants. Ry. That put their shall learn them : their children also trust in Thee. . LORD, hear my shall sit upon thy seat for evermore. prayer. Ry. And let my crying come

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anto Thee. The LORD be with you. the arm of Thy heavenly help : that Ry. And with thy spirit.

they may both seek Theo with their whole heart; and also that they may

obtain from Thee such things as they Collect.

ask. Through CHRIST our LORD. Stretch forth, 0 LORD, to Thy Ry. Amen. servants and to Thine handmaidens,

Let us pray


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