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2 Hide me from the gathering | so that they went through the water together of the froward : and from on foot; there did we rejoice thereof. the insurrection of wicked doers; 6 He ruleth with his power for

3 Who have whet their tongue like ever ; his eyes behold the people : a sword : and shoot out their arrows, and such as will not believe shall not even bitter words ;

be able to exalt themselves. 4 That they may privily shoot at 7 O praise our God, ye people : and him that is perfect : suddenly do they make the voice of his praise to be hit him, and fear not.

heard ; 5 They encourage themselves in 8 Who holdeth our soul in life : mischief : and

among and suffereth not our feet to slip. themselves how they may lay snares, 9 For thou, O God, bast proved us : and say, that no man shall see thou also hast tried us, like as silver them.

is tried. 6 They imagine wickedness, and 10 Thou broughtest us into the practise it : that they keep secret snare : and laidest trouble upon our among themselves, every man in the loins. deep of his heart.

11 Thou sufferedst men to ride over 7 But God shall suddenly shoot at our heads : we went through fire and them with a swift arrow : that they water, and thou broughtest us out into shall be wounded.

a wealthy place. 8 Yea, their own tongues shall 12 I will go into thine house with make them fall : insomuch that burnt-offerings : and will pay thee my whoso seeth them shall laugh them vows, which I promised with my lips, : to scorn.

and spake with my mouth, when I was 9 And all men that see it shall say, in trouble. This hath God done : for they shall 13 I will offer unto thee fat burntperceive that it is his work.

sacrifices, with the incense of rams : 10 The righteous shall rejoice in I will offer bullocks and goats. the LORD, and put his trust in him : 14 O come hither, and hearken, all and all they that are true of heart ye that fear GoD : and I will tell you shall be glad.

what he hath done for my soul. Ant. My soul truly : waiteth still 15 I called upon him with my

mouth : and gave him praises with Ant. O praise.

my tongue.

16 If I incline unto wickedness Ps. lxvi. Jubilate Deo.

with mine heart : the LORD will not O BE joyful in God, all ye lands: hear me.

sing praises unto the honour of 17 But God hath heard me : and his Name, make his praise to be considered the voice of my prayer. glorious.

18 Praised be God who hath not 2 Say unto GOD, O how wonderful cast out my prayer : nor turned his art thou in thy works : through the mercy from me. greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.

Ps. lxviii. Exurgat Deus. 3 For all the world shall worship LE

ET GOD arise, and let his enemies thee : sing of thee, and praise thy be scattered : let them also that Name.

hate him flee before him. 4 O come hither, and behold the 2 Like as the smoke vanisheth, so works of God : how wonderful he is shalt thou drive them away: and like in his doing towards the children of as wax melteth at the fire, so let the men.

ungodly perish at the presence of 5 He turned the sea into dry land: God.

upon God.

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3 But let the righteous be glad and and the LORD is among them, as in rejoice before God : let them also be the holy place of Sinai. merry and joyful.

18 Thou art gone up on high, thou 4 O sing unto God, and sing praises hast led captivity captive, and received unto his Name : magnify him that gifts for men : yea, even for thine rideth upon the heavens, as it were enemies, that the LORD God might upon an horse ; praise him in his dwell among them. Name JAH, and rejoice before him. 19 Praised be the LORD daily : even

5 He is a Father of the fatherless, the God who helpeth us, and poureth and defendeth the cause of the his benefits upon us. widows : even God in his holy habita- 20 He is our God, even the God of tion.

whom cometh salvation : God is the 6 He is the God that maketh men LORD, by whom we escape death. to be of one mind in an house, and 21 God shall wound the head of his bringeth the prisoners out of cap- enemies : and the hairy scalp of such tivity : but letteth the runagates con- a one as goeth on still in his wickedtinde in scarceness.

7 O God, when thou wentest forth 22 The LORD hath said, I will bring before the people : when thou wentest my people again, as I did from Bathrough the wilderness,

san : mine own will I bring again, as 8 The earth shook, and the heavens I did sometime from the deep of the dropped at the presence of God: even as Sinai also was moved at the pre- 23 That thy foot may be dipped in sence of God, who is the God of the blood of thine enemies : and that Israel.

the tongue of thy dogs may be red 9 Thoa, O God, sentest, a gracious through the same. rain uport thine inheritance : and re- 24 It is well seen, O God, how freshedst it when it was weary. thou goest : how thou, my God and

10 Thy congregation shall dwell King, goest in the sanctuary. therein : for thou, O God, hast of thy 25 The singers go before, the min. goodness prepared for the poor. strels follow after : in the midst are

11 The LORD gave the word : great damsels playing with the timbrels. was the company of the preachers. 26 Give thanks, O Israel, unto God

12 Kings with their armies did flee, the LORD in the congregations : from and were discomfited : and they of the the ground of the heart. household divided the spoil.

27 There is little Benjamin their 13 Though ye have lien among ruler, and the princes of Judah their the pots, yet shall ye be as the counsel : the princes of Zabulon, and wings of a dove : that is covered the princes of Nephthali. with silver wings, and her feathers like 28 Thy God hath sent forth strength gold.

for thee : stablish the thing, O GOD, 14 When the Almighty scattered that thou hast wrought in us, kings for their sake : then were they 29 For thy temple's sake at Jerusaas white as snow in Salmon.

lem : so shall kings bring presents 15 As the hill of Basan, so is God's unto thee. hill : even an high hill, as the hill of 30 When the company of the spearBasan.

men, and multitude of the mighty are 16 Why hop ye so, ye high hills ? scattered abroad among the beasts of this is God's hill, in the which it the people, so that they humbly bring pleaseth him to dwell : yea, the LORD pieces of silver : and when he hath will abide in it for ever.

scattered the people that delight in 17 The chariots of God are twenty war; thousand, even thousands of angels : 31 Then shall the princes come out of Egypt : the Morians' land shall | Here languisheth the wretched soul soon stretch out her hands unto God.

Stung by the poisoned barb of sin;

Fain would she clear her mists away, 32 Sing unto God, o ye kingdoms And Thine own saving Presence win. of the earth : 0 sing praises unto the Drive backward then the shades of night, LORD;

The deepest shades, within that lie; 33 Who sitteth in the heavens over And lift Thy servants to the Light all from the beginning : lo, he doth

That glows for all eternity. send out voice, yea, and that a Grant this, O FATHER, LORD most High, mighty voice.

Co-Equal, Sole-Begotten SON:

And HOLY SPIRIT, PARACLETE, 34 Ascribe ye the power to God GOD, while eternal ages run. Amen. over Israel : his worship, and strength is in the clouds.

Ant. O LORD God. 35 O GOD, wonderful art thou in

Ps. lxix. Salvum me fac. thy holy places : even the God of Israel ; he will give strength and SAVE me, o God : for the waters power unto his people; blessed be are come in, even unto my soul. GOD.

2 I stick fast in the deep mire, Ant. O praise : our God, ye people. where no ground is : I am come into

In Advent. y. The LORD cometh deep waters, so that the foods run out of His place :

over me. Rz. That He may save His people. 3 I am weary of crying; my throat

Through the Year. y. o God, I is dry : my sight faileth me for waiting have told Thee of my life :

so long upon my God.

4 They that hate me without a Ry. Thou hast set all my tears in Thy sight.

cause are more than the hairs of my In Lent. y. His faithfulness and head : they that are mine enemies, truth shall be thy shield and buckler: and would destroy me guiltless, are

mighty. Ry. Thou shalt not be afraid for

5 I paid them the things that I any terror by night. În Passion-tide. Ý. O shut not up simpleness, and my faults are not hið

never took : God, thou knowest my my soul with sinners :

from thee. Rz. Nor my life with the blood

6 Let not them that trust in thee, thirsty. In Easter-tide. y. Then were the LORD God of hosts, be ashamed for

my cause : let not those that seek thee disciples glad. Alleluia. Ry. When they saw the LORD. be confounded through me, O LORD

God of Israel.
Absolution and Benedictions as in

7 And why? for thy sake have I the 3rd Nocturn on Sunday.

suffered reproof : shame hath covered THURSDAY.

8 I am become a stranger unto my

brethren : even an alien unto my Begin as p. 3.

mother's children. Inv. The LORD Who made us : 0

9 For the zeal of thine house hath come let us worship.

even eaten me : and the rebukes of HYMN.-Nox atra rerum contigit.

them that rebuked thee are fallen LL things of earth most fair and bright upon me. Α'

Lie hid beneath night's dreamy veil; 10 I wept, and chastened myself O Righteous Judge of human hearts, with fasting : and that was turned to Now let our lowly prayers avail.

my reproof. Put now away our grievous


11 I put on sackcloth also : and Upon our darkness cast Thy light; And by Thy blessed grace, good LORD,

they jested upon me. Save us from sin, and from its might.

12 They that sit in the gate speak

my face.

against me : and the drunkards make 28 Let them fall from one wickedsongs upon me.

ness to another : and not come into 13 But, LORD, I make my prayer thy righteousness. unto thee : in an acceptable time. 29 Let them be wiped out of the

14 Hear me, O God, in the multi- book of the living : and not be written tude of thy mercy : even in the truth among the righteous. of thy salvation.

30 As for me, when I am poor' and 15 Take me out of the mire, that I in heaviness : thy help, O God, shall sink not : 0 let me be delivered from lift me up. them that hate me, and out of the 31 I will praise the name of God deep waters.

with a song : and magnify it with 16 Let not the water-flood drown thanksgiving. me, neither let the deep swallow me 32 This also shall please the LORD : up : and let not the pit shut her better than a bullock that hath horns mouth upon me.

and hoofs. 17 Hear me, O LORD, for thy loving- 33 The humble shall consider this, kindness is comfortable : turn thee and be glad : seek ye after God, and unto me according to the multitude your soul shall live. of thy mercies.

34 For the LORD heareth the poor : 18° And hide not thy face from thy and despiseth not his prisoners. servant, for I am in trouble : 0 haste 35 Let heaven and earth praise thee, and hear me.

him : the sea, and all that moveth 19 Draw nigh unto my soul, and therein. save it : 0 deliver me, because of 36 For God will save Sion, and mine enemies.

build the cities of Judah : that men 20 Thou hast known my reproof, may dwell there, and have it in my shame, and my dishonour : mine possession. adversaries are all in thy sight.

37 The posterity also of his servants 21 Thy rebuke hath broken my shall inherit it : and they that love heart; I am full of heaviness : I his Name shall dwell therein. looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I

Ps. lxx. Deus in adjutorium. any to comfort me.

22. They gave me gall to eat : and HASTE thee, O God, to deliver when I was thirsty they gave me me : make haste to help me, 0 vinegar to drink.

LORD. 23 Let their table be made a snare 2 Let them be ashamed and conto take themselves withal : and let founded that seek after my soul : the things that should have been for let them be turned backward and their wealth be unto them an occasion be put to confusion that wish me of falling.

evil. 24 Let their eyes be blinded, that 3 Let them for their reward be soon they see not: and ever bow thou down brought to shame : that cry over me, their backs.

There, there. 25 Pour out thine indignation upon 4 But let all those that seek thee them : and let thy wrathful displeasure be joyful and glad in thee : and let all take hold of them.

such as delight in thy salvation say 26 Let their habitation be void : alway, The Lord be praised. and no man to dwell in their tents. 5 As for me, I am poor and in

27 For they persecute him whom misery : haste thee unto me, O God. thou hast smitten : and they talk how 6 Thou art my helper, and my they may vex them whom thou hast redeemer : 0 LORD, make no long wounded.


Ant. O LORD God: make haste to the LORD God: and will make mention help me.

of thy righteousness only. Ant. Be thou my strong hold. 15 Thou, O God, hast taught me Ps. lxxi. In te, Domine, speravi.

from my youth up until now : there

fore will I tell of thy wondrous IN thee, O LORD, have I put my works.

trust, let me never be put to con- 16 Forsake me not, O God, in mine fusion : but rid me, and deliver me, old age, when I am grayheaded : until in thy righteousness; incline thine I have shewed thy strength unto this ear unto me, and save me.

generation, and thy power to all them 2 Be thou my strong hold, where that are yet for to come. unto I may alway resort : thou hast 17 Thy righteousness, O God, is promised to help me, for thou art my very high : and great things are they house of defence, and my castle. that thou hast done; O God, who is

3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the like unto thee? hand of the ungodly : out of the hand 18 O what great troubles and adof the unrighteous and cruel man. versities hast thou shewed me! and

4 For thou, O LORD God, art the yet didst thou turn and refresh me : thing that I long for : thou art my yea, and broughtest me from the deep hope, even from my youth.

of the earth again. 5 Through thee have I been holden 19 Thou hast brought me to great up ever since I was born : thou art he honour : and comforted me on every that took me out of my mother's side. womb; my praise shall be always of 20 Therefore will I praise thee and thee.

thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon 6 I am become as it were a monster an instrument of music : unto thee unto many : but my sure trust is will I sing upon the barp, O thou Holy in thee.

One of Israel. 7 O let my mouth be filled with thy 21 My lips will be fain when I sing praise : that I may sing of thy glory unto thee : and so will my soul whom and honour all the day long.

thou hast delivered. 8 Cast me not away in the time of 22 My tongue also shall talk of thy age : forsake me not when my strength righteousness all the day long : for faileth me.

they are confounded and brought unto 9 For mine enemies speak against shame that seek to do me evil. me, and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel together, say

Ps. lxxii. Deus, judicium. ing : Gop hath forsaken him, persecute Give the King , thy judgements,

O : and to deliver him.

unto the King's son. 10 Go not far from me, O GOD : 2 Then shall be judge thy people my God, haste thee to help me. according unto right: and defend the

11 Let them be confounded and poor. perish that are against my soul : let 3 The mountains also shall bring them be covered with shame and dis- peace : and the little hills righteoushonour that seek to do me evil. ness unto the people.

12 As for me, I will patiently abide 4 He shall keep the simple folk alway : and will praise thee more and by their right : defend the children more.

of the poor, and punish the wrong 13 My mouth shall daily speak of doer. thy righteousness and salvation : for 5 They shall fear thee, as long as I know no end thereof.

the sun and moon endureth : from 14 I will go forth in the strength of one generation to another.

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