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such a one as thyself : but I will re- I to the Mountain of the daughter of prove thee, and set before thee the Sion. things that thou hast done.

THROUGH THE YEAR. ¥. Offer unto 22 O consider this, ye that forget God thanksgiving : GOD : lest I pluck you away, and Ry. And pay thy vows unto the there be none to deliver you.

Most Highest. 23 Whoso offereth me thanks and In Lent. y. He shall defend thee praise, he honoureth me : and to him under His wings : that ordereth his conversation right Ry. And thou shalt be safe under will I shew the salvation of GOD. His feathers.

IN PASSION-TIDE. y. Save me from Ps. lii. Quid gloriaris ?

the lion's mouth: WHY boastest thou thyself, thou

Ry. Thou hast heard me also from tyrant : that thou canst do among the horns of the unicorns. mischief ;

IN EASTER-TIDE. Ý. The LORD is 2 Whereas the goodness of God :

risen indeed : Alleluia. endureth yet daily?

Ry. And hath appeared unto Simon. 3 Thy tongue imagineth wicked

Alleluia. ness : and with lies thou cuttest like

Our FATHER. a sharp razor.

Absolution and Benedictions as in 4 Thou hast loved unrighteousness more than goodness : and to talk of the 2nd Nocturn on Sunday. lies more than righteousness.

WEDNESDAY. 5 Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt : 0 thou false

Begin as p. 3. tongue.

Inv. In Thy Hands, O LORD : are 6 Therefore shall God destroy thee all the corners of the earth. for ever : he shall take thee, and

HYMN. pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and

Rerum Creator optime. root thee out of the land of the living. 9 The righteous also shall see this, CR Elear is what in Thy help confide,

Blest, and fear; and shall laugh him to To set us free from sinful rest, scorn;

And slumber which Thou hast not blest. 8 Lo, this is the man that took not To Thee, 0 Blessed CHRIST, we pray God for his strength : but trusted that thou wouldst turn Thine eyes away unto the multitude of his riches, and From all the sins we meekly own

Through the night watches, at Thy Throne. strengthened himself in his wicked

We lift our hearts, we lift our hands: ness.

Such are the Prophets' sage commands: 9 As for me, I am like a green By word they taught; but blessed Paul olive-tree in the house of God : my By very deed exhorts us all. trust is in the tender mercy of GOD Our former sins before Thee lie, for ever and ever.

Our secrets are beneath Thine Eye; 10 I will always give thanks unto That Thou wouldst yet forgive, and spare.

pour our earnest, tearful prayer thee for that thou hast done : and I

Grant this, O FATHER, LORD most High, will hope in thy Name, for thy saints Co-Equal, Sole-Begotten Son; like it well.

And HOLY SPIRIT, Paraclete;

Amen. Ant. The LORD, even the most God, while eternal ages run. mighty God, hath spoken.

Ant. The Lord turneth.
EASTER-TIDE. Ant. Alleluia. Al- EASTER-TIDE. Ant. Alleluia.
leluia. Alleluia.
IN Advent. Ý. Send, O Lord, the

Ps. liii. Dixit insipiens.
Lamb That is the Ruler of the earth : THE foolish, body hath said in his
Rz. From the Rock of the Desert,



2 Corrupt are they, and become unrighteousness and strife in the abominable in their wickedness : there city. is none that doeth good.

10 Day and night they go about 3 GOD looked down from heaven within the walls thereof : mischief upon the children of men : to see if also and sorrow are in the midst there were any, that would understand, of it. and seek after God.

11 Wickedness is therein : deceit 4 But they are all gone out of the and go not out of their streets. way, they are altogether become 12 For it is not an open enemy abominable : there is also none that that hath done me this dishonour : doeth good, no not one.

for then I could have borne it. 5 Are not they without understand- 13 Neither was it mine adversary, ing that work wickedness : eating up that did magnify himself against me : my people as if they would eat bread? for then peradventure I would have they have not called upon God. hid myself from him.

6 They were afraid where no fear 14 But it was even thou, my comwas : for God hath broken the bones panion : my guide, and mine own of him that besieged thee; thou hast familiar friend. put them to confusion, because God 15 We took sweet counsel together : hath despised them.

and walked in the house of God as 7 Oh, that the salvation were given friends. unto Israel out of Sion : Oh, that the 16 Let death come hastily upon Lord would deliver his people out of them, and let them go down quick captivity!

into hell : for wickedness is in their Then should Jacob rejoice : and dwellings, and among them. Israel should be right glad.

17 As for me, I will call upon God:

and the LORD shall save me. Ps. lv. Exaudi, Deus.

18 In the evening and morning, HEAR my prayer, o God : and hide and at noon-day will I pray, and that

not thyself from my petition. instantly : and he shall hear my 2 Take heed unto me, and hear voice. me : how I mourn in my prayer, and 19 It is he that hath delivered my am vexed.

soul in peace from the battle that was 3 The enemy crieth so, an the un- against me : for there were many with godly cometh on so fast : for they are me. minded to do me some mischief; so 20 Yea, even God, that endureth maliciously are they set against me.

shall hear me, and bring 4 My heart is disquieted within them down : for they will not turn, me : and the fear of death is fallen nor fear God. upon me.

21 He laid his hands upon such as 5 Fearfulness and trembling are be at peace with him : and he brake come upon me : and an horrible dread his covenant. hath overwhelmed me.

22 The words of his mouth were 6 And I said, O that I had wings softer than butter, having war in his like a dove : for then would I flee heart : his words were smoother than away, and be at rest.

oil, and yet be they very swords. 7 Lo, then would I get me away far 23 O cast thy burden upon the off : and remain in the wilderness. LORD, and he shall nourish thee : and

8 I would make haste to escape : shall not suffer the righteous to fall because of the stormy wind and tem- for ever. pest.

24 And as for them : thou, O GOD, 9 Destroy their tongues, O LORD, shalt bring them into the pit of and divide them : for I have spied destruction.

for ever,

25 The blood-thirsty and deceitful | trusteth in thee : and under the men shall not live out half their days: shadow of thy wings shall be my renevertheless, my trust shall be in fuge, until this tyranny be over-past. thee, O LORD.

2 I will call unto the most high Ant. The LORD turneth: the cap- GOD : even unto the God that shall tivity of His people.

perform the cause which I have in Ant. For.


3 He shall send from heaven : and Ps. lvi. Miserere mei, Deus.

save me from the reproof of him that BE mercifal unto me, o God, for would eat me up.

man goeth about to devour me : 4 God shall send forth his mercy he is daily fighting, and troubling me. and truth : my soul is among lions.

2 Mine enemies are daily in hand 5 And I lie even among the children to swallow me up : for they be many of men, that are set on fire : whose that fight against me, 0 thou most teeth are spears and arrows, and their Highest.

tongue a sharp sword. 3 Nevertheless, though I am some- 6 Set up thyself, O God, above the time afraid : yet put I my trust in heavens : and thy glory above all thee.

the earth. 4 I will praise God, because of his 7 They have laid a net for my feet, word : I have put my trust in God, and pressed down my soul : they have and will not fear what flesh can do digged a pit before me, and are fallen unto me.

into the midst of it themselves. 5 They daily mistake my words : 8 My heart is fixed, O God, my all that they imagine is to do me evil. heart is fixed : I will sing, and give

6 They hold all together, and keep praise. themselves close : and mark my steps, 9 Awake up, my glory; awake, lute when they lay wait for my soul. and harp : I myself will awake right

7 Shall they escape for their wick- early. edness : thou, O God, in thy displea- 10 I will give thanks unto thee, sure shalt cast them down.

O LORD, among the people : and I 8 Thou tellest my flittings ; put my, will sing unto thee among the natears into thy bottle : are not these tions. things noted in thy book?

11 For the greatness of thy mercy 9 Whensoever I call upon thee, reacheth unto the heavens : and thy then shall mine enemies be put to truth unto the clouds. flight : this I know; for God is on my 12 Set up thyself, O God, above the side.

heavens : and thy glory above all the 10 In God's word will I rejoice : in earth. the LORD's word will I comfort me. 11 Yea, in God have I put my

Ant. For : my soul trusteth in Thee. trust : I will not be afraid what man

Ant. Do ye judge the thing that is

right. can do unto me. 12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my

Ps. lviii. Si vere utique. TOWs : unto thee will I give thanks.

ARE your minds, set upon righteous. 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling : ye judge the thing that is right, Oye that I may walk before God in the sons of men ? light of the living.

2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in your Ps. lvii. Miserere mei, Deus.

heart upon the earth : and your hands

deal with wickedness. BE merciful unto me, O God, be 3 The ungodly are froward, even

merciful anto me, for my soul from their mother's womb : as soon VOL. II.


As they are born, they go astray, and mouth, and swords are in their lips : speak lies.

for who doth bear ? 4 They are as venomous as the 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt have poison of a serpent : even like the deaf them in derision : and thou shalt adder that stoppeth her ears ;

laugh all the heathen to scorn. 5 Which refuseth to hear the voice 9 My strength will I ascribe unto of the charmer : charm he never so thee : for thou art the God of my wisely.

refuge. 6 Break their teeth, O God, in their 10 GOD sheweth me his goodness mouths ; smite the jaw-bones of the plenteously: and God shall let me see lions, O LORD : let them fall away like my desire upon mine enemies. water that runneth apace; and when 11 Slay them not, lest my people they shoot their arrows let them be forget it : but scatter them abroad rooted out.

among the people, and put them 7 Let them consume away like a down, O LORD, our defence. snail, and be like the untimely fruit 12 For the sin of their mouth, and of a woman : and let them not see the for the words of their lips, they shall sun.

be taken in their pride : and why? 8 Or ever your pots be made hot their preaching is of cursing and lies. with thorns : so let indignation vex 13 Consume them in thy wrath, him, even as a thing that is raw. consume them, that they may perish :

9 The righteous shall rejoice when and know that it is God that ruleth he seeth the vengeance : he shall wash in Jacob, and unto the ends of the his footsteps in the blood of the un- world. godly.

14 And in the evening they will 10 So that a man shall say, Verily return : grin like a dog, and will go there is a reward for the righteous : about the city. doubtless there is a God that judgeth 15 They will run here and there the earth.

for meat : and grudge if they be not

satisfied. Ps. lix. Eripe me de inimicis.

16 As for me, I will sing of thy DELIVER me from mine enemies, power, and will praise thy mercy

: that rise up against me.

hast been my defence and refuge in 20 deliver me from the wicked the day of my trouble. doers : and save me from the blood- 17 Únto thee, O my strength, will thirsty men.

I sing : for thou, O God, art my 3 For lo, they lie waiting for my refuge, and my merciful God. soul : the mighty men are gathered

Ant. Do ye judge the thing that is against me, without any offence or right: 0 ye sons of men? fault of me, O LORD.

Ant. O be Thou. 4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault : arise thou there

Ps. lx. Deus, repulisti nos. fore to help me, and behold. O GOD, thou hast cast us out, and

5 Stand up, O LORD God of hosts, scattered us abroad : thou hast thou God of Israel, to visit all the also been displeased; O turn theo heathen : and be not merciful unto unto us again. them that offend of malicious wicked- 2 Thou hast moved the land, and

divided it : heal the sores thereof, for 6 They go to and fro in the even- it shaketh. ing : they grin like a dog, and run 3 Thou hast shewed thy people about through the city.

heavy things : thou hast given us a 7 Behold, they speak with their drink of deadly wine.


4 Thou last given a token for such Ant. Obe Thou : our help in as fear thee : that they may triumph trouble. because of the truth.

Ant. My soul truly. 5 Therefore were thy beloved de

Ps. lxii. Nonne Deo ? livered : help me with thy right hand, and hear me.

My soul truly waiteth still upon 6 God hath spoken in his holiness, GOD : for of him cometh my I will rejoice, and divide Sichem : j salvation. and mete out the valley of Suc- 2 He verily my strength and my coth.

salvation : he is my defence, so that I 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasses is shall not greatly fall. mine : Ephraim also is the strength 3 How long will ye imagine mischief of my head ; Judah is my law-giver; against every man : ye shall be slain

8 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering will I cast out my shoe : Philistia, be wall shall ye be, and like a broken thou glad of me.

hedge. 9 Who will lead me into the strong 4 Their device is only how to put city : who will bring me into Edom ? him out whom God will exalt : their

10 Hast not thou cast us out, o delight is in lies; they give good words GOD : wilt not thou, O GOD, go out with their mouth, but curse with their with our hosts ?

heart. 11 O be thou our help in trouble : 5 Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou for vain is the help of man.

still upon God : for my hope is in 12 Through God will we do great him. acts : for it is he that shall tread 6 He truly is my strength and my down our enemies.

salvation : he is my defence, so that I

shall not fall. Ps. Ixi. Exaudi, Deus.

7 In God is my health and my HEAR my crying, O GOD! give ear glory: the rock of my might, and in unto my prayer.

God is my trust. 2 From the ends of the earth will I 8 0 put your trust in him alway, call upon thee : when my heart is in ye people : pour out your hearts before heaviness.

him, for God is our hope. 3 O set me up upon the rock that is 9 As for the children of men, they higher than I : for thou hast been my are but vanity : the children of men hope, and a strong tower for me are deceitful upon the weights, they against the enemy.

are altogether lighter than vanity it4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for self. ever : and my trust shall be under the 10 O trust not in wrong and robbery, covering of thy wings.

give not yourselves unto vanity : if 5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard my riches increase, set not your heart desires : and hast given an heritage upon them. unto those that fear thy Name.

11 God spake once, and twice I 6 Thou shalt grant the King a have also heard the same : that power long life : that his years may endure belongeth unto GOD; throughout all generations.

12 And that thou, LORD, art merci7 He shall dwell before God for ful : for thou rewardest every man ever : 0 prepare thy loving mercy and according to his work. faithfulness, that they may preserve him.

Ps. lxiv. Exaudi, Deus. 8 So will I alway sing praise unto HEA

EAR my voice, O God, in my thy Name : that I may daily perform prayer : preserve my life from my vows.

fear of the enemy.

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