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him : even the children of Israel, even Ant. to Benedictus. I am the people that serveth him.

Resurrection and the Life : he that Eternal rest is not said.

believeth in Me, though he were dead, Ps. cxlix. Cantate Domino. yet shall be live; and whosever liveth O SING unto the LORD a new song: and believeth in Me shall never die. let the congregation of saints

Benedictus. S. Luke i. praise him.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that BL LESSED be the LORD God of made him .: and let the children of

Israel : for he hath visited, and Sion be joyful in their King.

redeemed his people; 3 Let them praise his Name in the

And hath raised up a mighty saldance : let them sing praises unto him vation for us : in the house of his with tabret and harp.

servant David; 4 For the LORD hath pleasure in his

As he spake by the mouth of his people: and helpeth the meek-hearted. holy Prophets : which have been since

5 Let the saints be joyful with glory: the world began; let them rejoice in their beds.

That we should be saved from our 6 Let the praises of God be in their enemies : and from the hands of all mouth : and a two-edged sword in that hate us ; their hands;

To perform the mercy promised to 7 To be avenged of the heathen : our forefathers : and to remember his and to rebuke the people;

holy covenant; 8 To bind their kings in chains : To perform the oath which he sware and their nobles with links of iron.

to our forefather Abraham : that he 9 That they may be avenged of would give us ; them, as it is written: Such honour

That we being delivered out of the have all his saints.

hand of our enemies : might serve him Eternal rest is not said.

without fear : Ps. cl. Laudate Dominum.

In holiness and righteousness beO PRAISE God in his holiness: fore him: all the days of our life. praise him in the firmament of

And thou, Child, shalt be called the

Prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt 2 Praise him in his noble acts : go before the face of the LORD to prepraise him according to his excellent pare his ways; greatness.

To give knowledge of salvation unto 3 Praise him in the sound of the his people : for the remission of their trumpet : praise him upon the late sins, and harp.

Through the tender mercy of our 4 Praise him in the cymbals and God; whereby the dayspring from on dances : praise him upon the strings high hath visited us ; and pipe.

To give light to them that sit in 5 Praise him upon the well-tuned darkness, and in the shadow of death : cymbals : praise him upon the loud and to guide our feet into the way of cymbals.

peace. 6 Let every thing that hath breath: Ant. I am the Resurrection and the praise the LORD.

Life : he that believeth in Me, though Ant. Let every spirit * praise the he were dead, yet shall he live : and LORD.

whosoever liveth and believeth in Me y. I heard a voice from heaven shall never die. saying unto me,

Then, Our FATHER. Ps. CXXX., De Ry. Blessed are the dead which die profundis, p. 133, with Preces and in the LORD.

Collects as above at Vespers, p. 134.

his power.



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.

0 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 tbe tribes of the LORD : to testify

name of the LORD. 2 Deliver my soul, O LOBD, from

5 For there is the seat of judglying lips : and from & deceitful ment : even the seat of the house of tongue.

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

plenteousness within thy palaces. to dwell with Mesech : and to have my habitation among the tents of sakes : I will wish thee prosperity.

8 For my brethren and companions' Kedar.

9 Yea, because of the house of the 5 My soul bath long dwelt among LORD our God: I will seek to do theo them : that are enemies unto peace.

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


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

thou that dwellest in the heavens.

2 Behold, even as the eyes of serI WILL lift up

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

vants look unto the hand of their help.

unto the hand of her mistress : 2 My help cometh even from the 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 upon thy 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:




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 tbe 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.

Ps. cxxvi. In convertendo. 7 Our help standeth in the Name of the LORD : who hath made heaven WHEN the Lord turned again the .

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 Ý. From the gates of hell. Ry. Deliver things for us already : whereof we their souls, O LORD.

y. May they rejoice. rest in peace. R¥. Amen. V. 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 LÖRD be with you. Ry. And with thy reap in joy. spirit.

7 He that now goeth on his way Let us pray.

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 THEY that put their trust in the womb are an heritage and gift that

of the Sion : which may not be removed, 5 Like as the arrows in the hand of but standeth fast for ever.

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

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.

mercy, LORD, have mercy.

Our 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. RY. Which Thou hast

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

LORD, hear my prayer. Ry. And let 2 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 property

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 80 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 Rx. 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 a time have they fought

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

OOT of the deep have I called unto 2 Yea, many a 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 snares 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, bo

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 redempso 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 bath chosen Sion LORD, I am not high-minded : 1 to be an habitation for himself : he have no proud looks.

hath longed for her. 2 I do not exercise myself in great

15 This shall be my rest for ever : matters : which are too high for here will I dwell, for I have a delight

therein. 3 But I refrain my soul, and keep

16 I will bless her victuals with init 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 O 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 he 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 a into my bed;

thing it is : brethren, to dwell to4 I will not suffer mine eyes to

gether in unity!

2 It is like the precious ointment sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber : 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- BEHOLD 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 unto David : and he shall not

Then is said, kneeling. shrink from it;

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

Our set upon thy seat.

FATHER, in silence. ¥. 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. Ý. LORD, hear my shall sit upon thy seat for evermore. prayer. Ry. And let my crying come

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