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All sheep and oxen; yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea; and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the world!

From Psalm xxxiii. Exultate, justi. REJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous ; for it becometh well

the just to be thankful. Praise the LORD with harp; sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.

Sing unto the Lord a new song; sing praises unto him with a good courage.

For the word of the Lord is true; and all his works are faithful.

lle loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap; and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house. Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of him, all ye

that dwell in the world : For he spake, and it was done; lic commanded, and it stood fast.

From Psalm cxlvii. Laudate Dominum. O PRAISE the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto

our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicinio to heal their sickness.

IIe telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their


Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

The LORD setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and the lierb for the use of men;

Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens that call upon bim.

The Lord's delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Sion.

For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, and his word runneth very swiftly.

He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who is able to abide his frost?

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: lie bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

He showeth his word unto Jacob, liis statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

From Psalm lvii. Miserere mei, Deus. SET up thyself, O God, above the heavens ; and thy glory above

all the earth. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.

Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I myself will awake right early.

I will give thanks unto tlice, O Lord, among the people; and I will sing unto thee among the nations.

For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.

Selection Tenth.
From Psalm xcvi. Cantate Domino.

whole earth.

Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name; be telling of his salration from day to day.

Declare his honour unto the heathen, and his wonders unto all people.

For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised; he is more to be feared than all gods.

Psalm cxlviii. Laudate Dominum. O

PRAISE the Lord of heaven: praise him in the height.

Praise him, all ye angels of his : praise him, all his hosts. Praise him, sun and moon : praise him, all ye stars and light.

Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the lieavens.

Let them praise the Name of the Lord: for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

Ile hath made them fast for ever and ever: he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.

Praise the LORD upon earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

Fire and hail, snow and vapours, wind and storm, fulfilling his word:

Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars :
Beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls:

Kings of the earth and all people; princes and all judges of the world:

Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord: for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.

lle shall exalt the horn of his people: all his saints shall praise him; even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.

From Psalm cxlix. Cantate Domino. O

SING unto the Lord a new song; let the congregation of

saints praise him. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.

Let them praise his Name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.

For the Lord hath pleasure in his people, and helpeth the meekhearted.

Psalm cl. Laudate Dominum. 0 PRAISE God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament

of his power.

Praise bim in his noble acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: praise him upon

the lute and harp.

Praise him in the cymbals and dances: praise him upon the strings and pipe.

Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cyınbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

T Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and Fasts,

instead of the Venite Exultemus, when any of the foregoing Selections are to follow instead of the Psalms, as in the table.


From Psalms xlv. lxxxix. cx.

THY seat, o God, endurethi for ever; the sceptre of thy king

dom is a right sceptre. Thou hast loved righteousness, and liated iniquity; wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

My song shail be alway of the loving-kindness of the LORD; with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth, from one generation to another.

For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever; thy truth shalt thou stablish in the heavens.

The Lord is our defence; the IIoly One of Israel is our King.

Thou spakest some time in visions unto thy saints, and saidst, I have laid help upon One that is mighty, I have exalted One chosen out of the people.

I will set his dominion in the sea, and his right hand in the floods.

And I will make him my First-born, liigher than the kings of the earth.

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Tlie LORD shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion: be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.

In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship: the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

The LORD sware, and will not repent, Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedech.


From Psalms xxxii. xxxviii. cxxx. BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, and whose

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure:

For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me


my sin.

My wickednesses are gone over my head, and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear. I will confess my wickedness, and be sorry

for Ilaste thee to help me, O Lord God of my salvation.

Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.

Let thine cars be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, LORD, shouldest be extreme to mark what is done amiss, () Lord, who shall stand ?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.


From Psalms xxii. lxix. xl. My God! my God! look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me ?

and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint ?

But thou art holy, O Thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

He trusted in God, that he would deliver him; let him deliver him, if he will have him.

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