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the people come about thee: for their mindful of him : and the son of man, sakes therefore lift up thyself again. that thou visitest him ?

8 The LORD shall judge the people ; 5 Thou madest him lower than the give sentence with me, O LORD : ac- angels : to crown him with glory and cording to my righteousness, and ac- worship. cording to the innocency that is in 6 Thou makest him to have dome.

minion of the works of thy hands : 9 O let the wickedness of the un- and thou hast put things in subgodly come to an end: but guide thou jection under his feet; the just.

7 All sheep and oxen : yea, and the 10 For the righteous God : trieth beasts of the field; the very hearts and reing.

8 The fowls of the air, and the 11 My help cometh of God : who fishes of the sea : and whatsoever preserveth them that are true of walketh through the paths of the heart.

12 God is a righteous Judge, strong, 9 O LORD our Governor : how exand patient : and God is provoked cellent is thy Name in all the world! every day. 13 If a man will not turn, he will

Ps. ix. Confitebor tibi. Whet his sword : ho hath bent his I WILL give thanks unto thee, and it ready.

LORD, with my whole heart : I 14 He hath prepared for him the will speak of all thy marvellous instruments of death : he ordaineth works. his arrows against the persecutors. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in

15 Behold, he travaileth with mis- thee : yea, my songs will I make of chief: he hath conceived sorrow, and thy Name, 0 thou most Highest. brought forth ungodliness.

3 While mine enemies are driven 16 He hath graven and digged up back : they shall fall and perish at A pit : and is fallen himself into the thy presence. destruction that he made for other. 4 For thou hast maintained my

17 For his travail shall come upon right and my cause : thou art set in his own head : and his wickedness the throne that judgest right. shall fall on his own pate.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, 18 I will give thanks unto the and destroyed the ungodly : thou hast LORD, according to his righteousness : put out their name for ever and ever. and I will praise the Name of the 6 0 thou enemy, destructions are LORD most High.

come to a perpetual end : even as

the cities which thou hast destroyed; Ps. viü. Domine, Dominus noster.

their memorial is perished with them. O LORD our Governor, how excel- 7 But the LORD shall endure for

lent is thy Name in all the world: ever : he hath also prepared his seat thou that hast set thy glory above the for judgement. heavens!

8 For he shall judge the world in 2 Out of the mouth of very babes righteousness : and minister true and sucklings hast thou ordained judgement unto the people. strength, because of thine enemies : 9 The LORD also will be a defence that thou mightest still the enemy, for the oppressed : even a refuge in and the avenger.

due time of trouble. 3 For I will consider thy heavens, 10 And they that know thy Name even the works of thy fingers : the will put their trust in thee : for thou, moon and the stars, which thou hast LORD, hast never failed them that ordained.

seek thee. 4 What is man, that thou art 11 O praise the LORD which dwelleth in Sion : shew the people of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his doings.

enemies. 12 For, when he maketh inquisi- 6 For he hath said in his heart, tion for blood, he remembereth them: Tush, I shall never be cast down : and forgetteth not the complaint of there shall no harm happen unto

the poor.


13 Have mercy upon me. O LORD; 7 His mouth is full of cursing, deconsider the trouble which I suffer of ceit, and fraud : under his tongue is them that hate me : thoa that liftest ungodliness and vanity. me up from the gates of death.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish 14 That I may shew all thy corners of the streets : and privily in praises within the ports of the his lurking dens doth he murder the daughter of Sion : I'will rejoice in thy innocent; his eyes are set against the salvation.

poor. 15 The heathen are sunk down in 9 For he lieth waiting secretly, even the pit that they made : in the same as a lion lurketh be in his den : that net which they hid privily, is their he may ravish the poor. foot taken.

10 He doth ravish the poor : when 16 The LORD is known to execute he getteth him into his net. judgement : the ungodly is trapped in 11 He falleth down and humbleth the work of his own hands.

himself : that the congregation of the 17 The wicked shall be turned into poor may fall into the hands of his hell : and all the people that forget captains. God.

12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, 18 For the poor shall not always God hath forgotten : he hideth away be forgotten : the patient abiding of his face, and he will never see it. the meek shall not perish for ever. 13 Arise, O LORD God, and lift up

19 Up, LORD, and let not man have thine hand : forget not the poor. the upper hand : let the heathen be 14 Wherefore should the wicked judged in thy sight.

blaspheme GoD : while he doth say in 20 Put them in fear, O LORD : that his heart, Tush, thou God carest not the heathen may know themselves to for it. be but men.

15 Surely thou hast seen it : for

thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong. Glory, &c., is not here said.

16 That thou mayest take the mat

ter into thine band : the poor comPs. X. Ut quid, Domine.

mitteth himself unto thee; for thou WHY

HY standest thou so far off, 0 art the helper of the friendless.

LORD : and hidest thy face in 17 Break thou the power of the unthe needful time of trouble ?

godly and malicious : take away his 2 The ungodly for his own lust doth ungodliness, and thou shalt find persecute the poor : let them be taken none. in the crafty wiliness that they have 18 The LORD is King for ever and imagined.

ever : and the heathen are perished 3 For the ungodly hath made boast out of the land. of his own heart's desire : and 19 LORD, thou hast heard the despeaketh good of the covetous, whom sire of the poor : thou preparest their God abhorreth.

heart, and thine ear hearkeneth 4 The ungodly is so proud, that he thereto; careth not for God : neither is God in 20 To help the fatherless and poor all his thoughts.

unto their right : that the man of the 5 His ways are alway grievous : thy earth be no more exalted against judgements are far above out of his them.


Ps. xi. In Domino confido.

5 Now for the comfortless troubles' IN the LORD put I my trust : how sake of the needy: and because of the

say ye then to my soul, that she deep sighing of the poor, should fee as a bird unto the hill ?

6 I will up, saith the LORD : and 2 For lo, the ungodly bend their will help every one from him that bow, and make ready their arrows swelleth against him, and will set him within the quiver : that they may

at rest. privily shoot at them which are true

7 The words of the LORD are pure of heart.


as the silver, which 3 For the foundations will be cast from the earth is tried, and purified down : and what hath the righteous seven times in the fire. done?

8 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD : 4 The LORD is in his holy temple: thou shalt preserve him from this the LORD's seat is in heaven.

generation for ever. 5 His eyes consider the poor : and

9 The ungodly walk on every side : his eyelids try the children of men.

when they are exalted, the children 6 The LORD alloweth the righteous : of men are put to rebuke. but the ungodly, and him that de

Ps. xiii. Usque quo, Domine ? lighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.

How long wilt thou forget me, o 7 Upon the ungodly he shall rain

LORD, for ever : how long wilt snares, fire and brimstone, storm and thou hide thy face from me ? tempest : this shall be their portion

2 How long shall I seek counsel in to drink.

my soul, and be so vexed in my heart: 8 For the righteous LORD loveth how long shall mine enemies triumph righteousness : his countenance will over me? behold the thing that is just.

3 Consider, and hear me, O LORD ADVENT, Ant. Strengthen ye : the my God : lighten mine eyes, that I weak hands; be strong and say ; Be- sleep not in death. hold, our God shall come and save us. vailed against him : for if I be cast

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have preAlleluia. Ant. Rejoice and be glad together. joice at it.

down, they that trouble me will reTHROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. God is a

5 But my trust is in thy mercy : Righteous Judge : strong and patient ; and my heart is joyful in thy salvashall God be provoked every day? tion. Ant. Thou shalt keep us.

6 I will sing of the LORD, because Ps. xii. Salvum me fac.

he hath dealt so lovingly with me:

yea, I will praise the Name of the HELP me, LORD, for there is not LORD most Highest. faithful are minished from among the

Ps. xiv. Dixit insipiens. children of men. 2 They talk of vanity every one

TAE fool hath said in his heart:

There is with his neighbour : they do but flatter 2 They are corrupt, and become with their lips, and dissemble in their abominable in their doings : there is double heart.

none that doeth good, no not one. 3 The LORD shall root out all de- 3 The LORD looked down from ceitful lips : and the tongue that heaven upon the children of men : to speaketh proud things ;

see if there were any that would un. 4 Which have said, With our tongue derstand, and seek after God. will we prevail : we are they that 4 But they are all gone out of the ought to speak, who is lord over us ? way, they are altogether become abomi.

nable : there is none that doeth good, ADVENT. Ant. Rejoice and be glad Do not one.

together : for the LORD will come with 5 Their throat is an open sepulchre, vengeance, even GOD with a recomwith their tongues have they de- pense ; He will come and save us. ceived : the poison of asps is under THROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. Thou their lips.

shalt keep us : O LORD; Thou shalt 6 Their mouth is full of cursing preserve us. and bitterness : their feet are swift to EASTER-TIDE. Ant. Alleluia : The shed blood.

stone is rolled away. Alleluia. From 7 Destruction and unhappiness is the door of the sepulchre. Alleluia. in their ways, and the way of peace Alleluia. have they not known : there is no Advent. y. Out of Sion hath GOD fear of God before their eyes.

appeared in perfect beauty. 8 Have they no knowledge, that Ry. Our God shall come. they are all such workers of mischief: Through the year. y. I have eating up my people as it were bread, thought upon Thy Name, O LORD, and call not upon the LORD ?

in the night season : 9 There were they brought in great Ry. And have kept Thy law. fear, even where no fear was : for God Lent. ¥. He shall deliver thee is in the generation of the righteous. from the snare of the hunter:

10 As for you, ye have made a mock Ry. And from the noisome pesti. at the counsel of the poor : because he lence. putteth his trust in the LORD.

Passion-tide. ¥. Deliver my soul 11 Who shall give salvation unto from the sword : Israel out of Sion? When the LORD Ry. My darling from the power of turneth the captivity of his people : the dog. then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel Easter-tide. Ť. The LORD is risen shall be glad.

from the grave. Alleluia.

Ry. Who did hang upon the Cross Ps. XV. Domine, quis habitabit ?

for us. Alleluia. Alleluia. LORD, who shall dwell in thy taber- After the y. of every Nocturn, is

nacle : or who shall rest upon thy said, Our FATHER, secretly. holy hill ?

y. And lead us not into tempta2 Even he, that leadeth an uncor- tion: rupt life : and doeth the thing which Ry. But deliver us from evi). is right, and speaketh the truth from Amen. his heart.

Then Absolution and Benediction 3 He that hath used no deceit in as at p. 2. his tongue, nor done evil to his neigh- Lėssons proper of the day. bour : and bath not slandered his neighbour.

SECOND NOCTURN. 4 He that setteth not by himself, ADVENT. Ant. Rejoice and be glad. but is lowly in his own eyes : and THROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. My maketh much of them that fear the goods. LORD.

EASTER-TIDE. Ant. Alleluia. 5 He that sweareth unto his neigh

Ps. xvi. Conserva me, Domine. bour, and disappointeth him not: though it were to his own hindrance. PRESERVE me, o God : for in

6 He that hath not given his money thee have I put my trust. upon usury : nor taken reward against 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the innocent.

the LORD : Thou art my God, my 7 Whoso doeth these things : shall goods are nothing unto thee. never fall.

3 All my delight is upon the saints, that are in the earth : and upon such 4 Because of men's works, that are as excel in virtue.

done against the words of thy lips : I 4 But they that run after another have kept me from the ways of the GOD : shall have great trouble. destroyer.

5 Their drink-offerings of blood 5 O hold thou up my goings in thy will I not offer : neither make mention paths : that my footsteps slip not. of their names within my lips.

6 I have called upon thee, O GOD, 6 The LORD himself is the portion for thou shalt hear me : incline thine of mine inheritance, and of my cup: ear to me, and hearken unto my thou shalt maintain my lot.

words. 7 The lot is fallen unto me in a 7 Show thy marvellous lovingfair ground : yea, I have a goodly kindness, thou that art the Saviour of heritage.

them which put their trust in thee: 8 I will thank the LORD for giving from such as resist thy right hand. me warning: my reins also chasten 8 Keep me as the apple of an eye : me in the night-season.

hide me under the shadow of thy 9 I have set God always before me: wings, for he is on my right hand, therefore 9 From the ungodly that trouble I shall not fall.

me : mine enemies compass me round 10 Wherefore my heart was glad, about to take away my soul. and my glory rejoiced : my flesh also 10 They are inclosed in their own shall rest in hope.

fat : and their mouth speaketh proud 11 For why? thou shalt not leave things. my soul in hell : neither shalt thou 11 They lie waiting in our way on suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. every side : turning their eyes down

12 Thou shalt shew me the path of to the ground; life; in thy presence is the fulness of 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of joy: and at thy right hand there is his prey : and as it were a lion's whelp, pleasure for evermore.

lurking in secret places. ADVENT. Ant. Be glad, and re

13 Up, LORD, disappoint him, and joice : 0 daughter of Jerusalem; be- cast him down : deliver my soul from hold thy King cometh unto thee; fear the ungodly, which is a sword of thou not, Sion, for thy salvation is at thine; hand.

14 From the men of thy hand, O Ant. Our King.

LORD, from the men, I say, and from THROUGH THE YEAR. My goods :

the evil world : which have their porare nothing unto thee; in Thee have tion in this life, whose bellies thou I put my trust; preserve me, O GOD. fillest with thy hid treasure. Ant. For the words of Thy lips.

15 They have children at their de

sire: and leave the rest of their subPs. xvii. Exaudi, Domine. stance for their babes. HEAR the right, O LORD, consider 16 But as for me, I will behold thy

my complaint: and hearken unto presence in righteousness : and when my prayer, that goeth not out of I awake up after thy likeness, I shall feigned lips.

be satisfied with it. 2 Let my sontence come forth from thy presence : and let thine eyes look shall come, Whom John predicted as

ADVENT. Ant. Our King : CHRIST upon the thing that is equal.

the Lamb that was to come. 3 Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night-season; thou

Ant. Behold, I come. hast tried me, and shalt find no wick- THROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. For the edness in me : for I am utterly pur- words of Thy lips : I have kept hard posed that my mouth shall not offend. paths.

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