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and they of Tyre, with the Morians; and early shall my prayer come before lo, there was be born.

thee. 5 And of Sion it shall be reported 14 LORD, why abhorrest thou my that he was born in her : and the soul : and hidest thou thy face from most High shall stablish her..

6 The LORD shall rehearse it when 15 I am in misery, and like unto he writeth up the people : that he was him that is at the point to die : even born there.

from my youth up thy terrors have I 7 The singers also and trumpeters suffered with a troubled mind. shall be rehearse : All my fresh 16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth springs shall be in thee.

over me : and the fear of thee hath

undone me. Ps. lxxxviii. Domine Deus.

17 They came round about me O LORD God of my salvation, I daily like water : and compassed me

have cried day and night before together on every side. thee : 0 let my prayer enter into thy 18 My lovers and friends hast thou presence, incline thine ear unto my put away from me : and hid mine accalling.

quaintance out of my sight. 2 For my soul is full of trouble : Ant. Her foundations : are upon the and my life draweth nigh unto hell.

holy hills. 3 I am counted as one of them that

Ant. Praised. go down into the pit : and I have been even as a man that hath no strength.

Ps. lxxxix. Misericordias Domini. 4 Free among the dead, like unto My song shall be alway of the them that are wounded, and lie in the grave : who are out of remembrance, with my mouth will I ever be showing and are cut away from thy hand. thy truth from one generation to

5 Thou hast laid me in the lowest another. pit : in a place of darkness, and in 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be the deep.

set up for ever : thy truth shalt thou 6 Thine indignation lieth hard upon stablish in the heavens. me : and thou hast vexed me with all 3 I have made a covenant with my thy storms.

chosen : I have sworn unto David my 7 Thou hast put away mine ac- servant; quaintance far from me: and made 4 Thy seed will I stablish for ever : me to be abhorred of them.

and set up thy throne from one gene8 I am so fast in prison : that I ration to another. cannot get forth.

5 O LORD, the very heavens shall 9 My sight faileth for very trouble : praise thy wondrous works : and thy LORD, I have called daily upon thee, truth in the congregation of the saints. I have stretched forth my hands 6 For who is he among the clouds : unto thee.

that shall be compared unto the 10 Dost thou shew wonders among LORD ? the dead : or shall the dead rise up 7 And what is he among the gods : again, and praise thee?

that shall be like unto the LORD ? 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be 8 God is very greatly to be feared shewed in the grave : or thy faithful in the council of the saints : and to ness in destruction?

be had in reverence of all them that 12 Shall thy wondrous works be are round about him. known in the dark : and thy righte- 9 O LORD God of hosts, who is like ousness in the land where all things unto thee : thy truth, most mighty are forgotten ?

LORD, is on every side. 13 Unto thee have I cried, O LORD: 10 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : thou stillest the waves thereof 28 And I will make him my firstwhen they arise.

born : higher than the kings of the 11 Thou hast subdued Egypt, and earth. destroyed it : thou hast scattered thine 29 My mercy will I keep for him enemies abroad with thy mighty arm. for evermore : and my covenant shall

12 The heavens are thine, the earth stand fast with him. also is thine : thou hast laid the foun- 30 His seed also will I make to dation of the round world, and all | endure for ever : and his throne as that therein is.

the days of heaven. 13 Thou bast made the north and 31 But if his children forsake my the south : Tabor and Hermon shall law : and walk not in my judgements; rejoice in thy Name.

32 If they break my statutes, and 14 Thou hast a mighty arm : strong keep not my commandments : I will is thy hand, and high is thy right visit their offences with the rod, and band.

their sin with scourges. 15 Righteousness and equity are 33 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness the habitation of thy seat : mercy and will I not utterly take from him : nor truth shall go before thy face.

suffer my truth to fail. 16 Blessed is the people, O LORD, 34 My covenant will I not break, that can rejoice in thee : they shall nor alter the thing that is gone out of walk in the light of thy countenance. my lips : I have sworn once by my

17 Their delight shall be daily in holiness, that I will not fail David. thy Name : and in thy righteousness 35 His seed shall endure for ever : sball they make their boast.

and his seat is like as the sun before 18 For thou art the glory of their me. strength : and in thy loving-kindness 36 He shall stand fast for evermore thou shalt lift up our horns.

as the moon : and as the faithful 19 For the LORD is our defence : witness in heaven. the Holy One of Israel is our King. 37 But thou hast abhorred and

20 Thou spakest sometime in vi- forsaken thine Anointed : and art sions unto thy saints, and saidst : I displeased at him. have laid help upon one

that is 38 Thou hast broken the covenant mighty; I have exalted one chosen of thy servant : and cast his crown to out of the people.

the ground. 21 I have found David my servant: 39 Thou hast overthrown all his with my holy oil have I anointed him. hedges : and broken down his strong

22 My hand shall hold him fast: holds. and my arm shall strengthen him. 40 All they that go by spoil him :

23 The enemy shall not be able to and he is become a reproach to his do him violence : the son of wicked- neighbours. ness shall not hurt him.

41 Thou hast set up the right hand 24 I will smite down his foes before of his enemies : and made all his his face : and plague them that hate adversaries to rejoice. him.

42 Thou hast taken away the edge 25 My truth also and my mercy of his sword : and givest him not shall be with him : and in my Name victory in the battle. shall his horn be exalted.

43 Thou hast put out his glory : 26 I will set his dominion also in and cast his throne down to the the sea : and his right hand in the ground. floods.

44 The days of his youth hast thou 27 He shall call me, Thou art my shortened : and covered him with Father : my God, and my strong sal- dishonour. vation

45 LORD, how long wilt thou hide

thyself, for ever : and shall thy wrath 12 Blessed is the man whom thou burn like fire ?

chastenest, O LORD : and teachest him 46 O remember how short my time in thy law; is : wherefore bast thou made all 13 That thou mayest give him p&men for nought?

tience in time of adversity : until 47 What man is he that liveth, and the pit be digged up for the unshall not see death : and shall he godly. deliver his soul from the hand of hell? 14 For the LORD will not fail his

48 LORD, where are thy old loving- people : neither will be forsake his kindnesses : which thou swarest unto inheritance; David in thy truth?

15 Until righteousness turn again 49 Remember, LORD, the rebuke unto judgement : all such as are true that thy servants have : and how I do in heart shall follow it. bear in my bosom the rebukes of 16 Who will rise up with me against many people;

the wicked : or who will take my part 50 Wherewith thine enemies have against the evil-doers ? blasphemed thee, and slandered the 17 If the LORD had not helped me : footsteps of thine Anointed : Praised it had not failed but my soul had been be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and put to silence. Amen.

18 But when I said, My foot hath Ps. xciv. Deus ultionum.

slipt : thy mercy, O LORD, held me

up. O LORD God, to whom vengeance

19 In the multitude of the sorrows belongeth : thou God, to whom that I had in my heart : thy comforts vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. have refreshed my soul.

2 Arise, thou Judge of the world : 20 Wilt thou have any thing to do and reward the proud after their with the stool of wickedness : which deserving.

imagineth mischief as a law ? 3 LORD, how long shall the un- 21 They gather them together against godly : how long shall the ungodly the soul of the righteous : and contriumph?

demn the innocent blood. 4 How long shall all wicked doers 22 But the LORD is my refuge : and speak so disdainfully : and make such my God is the strength of my confiproud boasting ?

dence. 5 They smite down thy people, O 23 He shall recompense them their LORD : and trouble thine heritage. wickedness, and destroy them in their

6 They murder the widow, and the own malice : yea, the LORD our God stranger : and put the fatherless to shall destroy them. death.

Ant. Praised : be the LORD for ever7 And yet they say, Tush, the LORD

more. shall not see : neither shall the God

Ant. Sing. of Jacob regard it. 8 Take heed, ye unwise among the

Ps. xcvi. Cantate Domino. people : 0 ye fools, when will ye un- O SING unto the LORD a new song: derstand?

sing unto the LORD, all the whole 9 He that planted the ear, shall he earth. not hear : or be that made the eye, 2 Sing unto the LORD, and praise shall be not see?

his Name : be telling of his salvation 10 Or he that nurtureth the hea- from day to day. then : it is he that teacheth man 3 Declare his honour unto the hea. knowledge, shall not he punish ? then : and his wonders unto all

11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts people. of man : that they are but vain. 4 For the LORD is great, and cannot

worthily be praised : he is more to be 7 Confounded be all they that feared than all gods.

worship carved images, and that de5 As for all the gods of the heathen, light in vain gods : worship him, all they are but idols : but it is the LORD ye gods. that made the heavens.

8 Sion heard of it, and rejoiced : 6 Glory and worship are before and the daughters of Judah were him : power and honour are in his glad, because of thy judgements, O sanctuary.

LORD. 7 Ascribe unto the LORD, O ye kin- 9 For thou, LORD, art higher than dreds of the people : ascribe unto the all that are in the earth : thou art LORD worship and power.

exalted far above all gods. 8 Ascribe unto the LORD the honour 10 O ye that love the LORD, see that due unto his Name : bring presents, ye hate the thing which is evil : the and come into his courts.

LORD preserveth the souls of his 9 O worship the Lord in the beauty saints; he shall deliver them from of holiness : let the whole earth stand the hand of the ungodly. in awe of him.

11 There is sprung up a light for 10 Tell it out among the heathen the righteous : and joyful gladness for that the LORD is King : and that it is such as are true-hearted. he who hath made the round world so 12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous: fast that it cannot be moved ; and and give thanks for a remembrance of how that he shall judge the people his holiness. righteously.

Ant. Sing: unto the LORD and 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let praise His Name. the earth be glad : let the sea make a

In Advent. y. Send, O LORD, noise, and all that therein is. 12. Let the field be joyful

, and all the Lamb that is the Ruler of the that is in it : then shall all the trees

R. From the Rock of the desert to of the wood rejoice before the LORD.

the Mountain of the daughter of Sion. 13 Foi he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth : and with righteous

Through the Year.

y. Let my ness to judge the world, and the people prayer be set forth in Thy sight;

LORD. with his truth.

RI. Bow down Thine ear to my cry. Ps. xcvii. Dominus regnavit. In Lent. y. He shall defend thee THE LORD is King, the earth may under His wings.

be glad thereof : yea, the multi- Ry. And thou shalt be safe under tude of the isles may be glad thereof.

his feathers. 2 Clouds and darkness are round In Passion-tide. y. Save me from about him : righteousness and judge - the lion's mouth : ment are the habitation of his seat. Ry. Thou hast heard me also from

3 There shall go a fire before him : among the horns of the unicorns. and burn up his enemies on every In Easter-tide. y. The LORD is side.

risen indeed. Alleluia. 4 His lightnings gave shine'unto

Ry. And hath appeared unto Simon. the world : the earth saw it, and was

Alleluia. afraid.

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD : at the presence

SATURDAY. of the LORD of the whole earth. 6 The heavens have declared his

(Begin as p. 3.) righteousness : and all the people Inv. The LORD our GoD : 0 come have seen his glory.

let us worship.

earth:

HYMN.–Summæ Parens clementia. 10 With righteousness shall be RULER of Creation's trame,

judge the world : and the people with O Father of perfect clemency,

equity. Who, of One Substance still the same, Art Very God in Persons Three.

Ps. xcix. Dominus regnavit. In mercy hearken to our song,

THE LORD is King, be the people In love accept the tears we pour; That, when our hearts are purged from between the cherubims, be the earth

never so impatient : he sitteth wrong, We may possess Thee more and more. never so unquiet.

2 The LORD is great in Sion : and With cleansing flames our sinful flesh

In heart and reins make chaste and pure, high above all people. Then gird us up for vigils fresh,

3 They shall give thanks unto thy And cast behind us pleasure's lare.

Name : which is great, wonderful, and That we, who break the hours of night holy. With voices lifted up on high,

4 The King's power loveth judgeMay win those gifts of heavenly light Which in our Country glow for aye.

ment; thou hast prepared equity :

thou hast executed judgement and Grant this, O FATHER, LORD most High, Co-Equal, Sole-Begotten Son;

righteousness in Jacob. And HOLY SPIRIT, Paraclete ;

50 magnify the LORD our GOD : GOD, while eternal ages run. Amen. and fall down before his footstool, Ant. For He hath done.

for he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his

priests, and Samuel among such as Ps. xcviii. Cantate Domino.

call upon his Name : these called upon O SING unto the LORD a new song: the LORD, and he heard them,

7 He spake unto them out of the things.

cloudy pillar : for they kept his tes2 With his own right hand, and timonies, and the law that he gave with his holy arm : hath he gotten them. himself the victory.

8 Thou heardest them, O LORD Our 3 The LORD declared his salvation : GoD : thou forgavest them, O God, his righteousness hath he openly and punishedst their own inventions, shewed in the sight of the heathen. 90 magnify the LORD our God, and

4 He hath remembered his mercy worship him upon his holy hill : for and truth toward the house of Israel : the LORD our God is holy. and all the ends of the world have Ant. For He hath done : marvellous seen the salvation of our God.

things. 5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Ant. O be joyful. LORD, all ye lands : sing, rejoice, and give thanks.

Ps. c. Jubilate Deo. 6 Praise the LORD upon the barp: O BE, joyful in the LORD, all yo sing to the harp with a psalm of lands : serve the LORD with glad. thanksgiving

ness, and come before his presence 7 With trumpets also, and shawms : with a song. O shew yourselves joyful before the 2 Be ye sure that the LORD he is LORD the King.

GOD : it is he that hath made us, and 8 Let the sea make a noise, and all not we ourselves ; we are his people, therein is : the round world, and they and the sheep of his pasture. that dwell therein.

3 O go your way into his gates with 9 Let the floods clap their hands, thanksgiving, and into his courts with and let the hills be joyful together praise : be thankful unto him, and before the LORD : for be is come to speak good of his Name. judge the earth.

4 For the LORD is gracious, his

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