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my trust shall be in thee, O pay my vows; unto thee will I LORD.

give thanks.

13 For thou hast delivered THE ELEVENTH DAY.

my soul from death, and my feet from falling, that I may

walk before God in the light Psalm 56. Miserere mei, Deus.

of the living BE merciful unto me, O God,

Psalm 57. Miserere mei, Deus. for man goeth about to devour me; he is daily fighting and BE merciful unto me, O God, troubling me.

be merciful unto me; for my 2 Mine enemies are daily in soul trusteth in thee; and under hand to swallow me up; for the shadow of thy wings shall they be many that fight against be my refuge, until this tyranny me, O thou Most Highest. be overpast.

3 Nevertheless, though I am 2 I will call unto the most sometimes afraid, yet put I my high God, even unto the God trust in thee.

that shall perform the cause 4 I will praise God because which I have in hand. of his word : I have put my 3 He shall send from heaven, trust in God, and will not fear and save me from the reproof what flesh can do unto me. of him that would eat me up.

5 They daily mistake my 4 God shall send forth his words; all that they imagine is mercy and truth; my soul is to do me evil.

among lions. 6 They hold all together,

5 And I lie even among

the and keep themselves close, and children of men, that are set mark my steps, when they lay on fire, whose teeth are spears. wait for my soul.

and arrows, and their tongue a 7 Shall they escape for their sharp sword. wickedness? Thou, o God, in 6 Set up thyself, O God, thy displeasure, shall cast them above the heavens, and thy down.

glory above all the earth. 8 Thou tellest my wander- 7 They have laid a net for ings: put my tears into thy my feet, and pressed down my bottle : are not these things soul; they have digged a pit noted in thy book ?

before me, and are fallen into 9 Whensoever I call upon the midst of it themselves. thee, then shall mine enemies 8 My heart is fixed, O GOD, be put to flight: this I know; my heart is fixed; I will sing, for God is on my side.

and give praise. 10 In God's word will I 9°Awake up, my glory ; rejoice; in the Lord's word awake, lute and harp: I myself will I comfort me.

will awake right early. 11 Yea, in God have I put 10 I will give thanks unto my trust; I will not be afraid thee, O LORD, among the peowhat man can do unto me. ple; and I will sing unto thee

12 Unto thee, O God, will I among the nations.

11 For the greatness of thy

10 So that a man shall say, mercy reacheth unto the hea- Verily, there is a reward for the vens, and thy truth unto the righteous ; doubtless there is a clouds.

God that judgeth the earth. 12 Set up thyself, O God,

EVENING PRAYER. above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.

Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis.

DELIVER me from mine PSALM 58. Si vere utique.

enemies, O God; defend me ARE your minds set upon from them that rise up against righteousness, Oye congre- me. gation? and do ye judge the 2 0 deliver me from the thing that is right, Ő ye sons wicked doers, and save me from of men?

the blood-thirsty men. 2 Yea, ye imagine mischief 3 For lo, they lie waiting for in your heart upon the earth, my soul; the mighty men are and your

hands deal with wick- gathered against me, without edness.

any offence or fault of me, O 3 The ungodly are froward, LORD. even from their mother's womb; 4 They run and prepare as soon as they are born, they themselves without my fault; go astray and speak lies.

arise thou therefore to help me, 4 They are as venomous as and behold. the poison of a serpent, even 5 Stand up, O LORD God of like the deaf adder, that stop-hosts, thou God of Israel, to peth her ears;

visit all the heathen, and be not 5 Which refuseth to hear the merciful unto them that offend voice of the charmer, charm he of malicious wickedness. never so wisely.

6 They go to and fro in the 6 Break their teeth, O God, evening, they grin like a dog, in their mouths; smite the jaw- and run about through the city. bones of the lions, O LORD: let 7 Behold, they speak with them fall away like water that their mouth, and swords are in runneth '

apace; and when they their lips ; for who doth hear? shoot their arrows, let them be 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt rooted out.

have them in derision, and thou 7 Let them consume away shalt laugh all the heathen to like a snail, and be like the scorn. untimely fruit of a woman; and 9 My strength will I ascribe let them not see the sun. unto thee; for thou art the God

8 Or ever your pots be made of my refuge. hot with thorns, so let indigna- 10 GOD showeth me his nation vex him, even as a thing goodness plenteously: and God that is raw.

shall let me see my desire upon 9 The righteous shall rejoice, mine enemies. when he seeth the vengeance : 11 Slay them not, lest my he shall wash his footsteps in people forget it; but scatter the blood of the ungodly. them abroad among the people,

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and put them down, O Lord, divide Sichem, and mete out our defence.

the valley of Succoth. 12 For the sin of their mouth, 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasand for the words of their lips, ses is mine; Ephraim also is the they shall be taken in their strength of my head; Judah is pride: and why? their preach- my law-giver; ing is of cursing and lies.

8 Moab is my wash-pot; over 13 Consume them in thy Edom will I cast out my shoe; wrath ; consume them, that Philistia, be thou glad of me. they may perish, and know that

9 Who will lead me into the it is God that ruleth in Jacob, strong city? who will bring me and unto the ends of the world. into Edom?

14 And in the evening they 10 Hast not thou cast us out, will return, grin like a dog, and O God? wilt not thou, O God, will go about the city. go out with our hosts?

15 They will run here and 11 O be thou our help in there for meat, and grudge if trouble; for vain is the help of they be not satisfied.

16 As for me, I will sing of 12 Through God will we do thy power, and will praise thy great acts; for it is he that shall mercy betimes in the morning; tread down our enemies. for thou hast been my defence

PSALM 61. Exaudi, Deus. and refuge in the day of my trouble.

HEAR my crying, O God, 17 Unto thee, O my strength, give ear unto my prayer. will I sing; for thou, O God, 2 From the ends of the earth art my refuge, and my mercisul will I call upon thee, when my GOD.

heart is in heaviness.

3 O set me up upon the rock PSALM 60. Deus, repulisti nos.

that is higher than I; for thou O GOD, thou hast cast us out, hast been my hope, and a strong and scattered us abroad; thou tower for me against the enemy. hast also been displeased : 0 4 I will dwell in thy taberturn thee' unto us again. nacle for ever, and my trust

2 Thou hast moved the land, shall be under the covering of and divided it: heal the sores thy wings. thereof, for it shaketh.

5 For thou, O LORD, hast 3 Thou hast showed thy heard my desires, and hast given people heavy things; thou hast an heritage unto those that fear given us a drink of deadly wine. thy name.

4 Thou hast given a token for 6 Thou shalt grant the king such as fear thee, that they may a long life, that his years may triumph because of the truth. endure throughout all genera

5 Therefore were thy beloved tions. delivered: help me with thy 7 He shall dwell before God right hand, and hear me. for ever; O prepare thy loving

6 God hath spoken in his mercy and faithfulness, that they holiness, I will rejoice and I may preserve him !

upon them.


8 So will I always sing praises and robbery; give not yourunto thy name, that I may daily selves unto vanity: if riches perform my vows.

increase, set not your heart

11 GOD spake once, and THE TWELFTH DAY.

twice I have also heard the

same, that power belongeth PSALM 62. Nonne Deo ?

unto God; MY soul truly waiteth still 12 And that thou, LORD, art upon God; for of him cometh merciful ; for thou rewardest my salvation.

every man according to his 2 He verily is my strength work. and my salvation; he is my

Psalm 63. Deus, Deus meus. defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.

O GOD, thou art my God; 3 How long will ye imagine early will I seek thee. mischief against every man ? 2 My soul thirsteth for thee; Ye shall be slain all the sort of my flesh also longeth after thee, you; yea, as a tottering wall in a barren and dry land where shall ye be, and like a broken no water is. hedge.

3 Thus have I looked for 4 Their device is only how thee in holiness, that I might to put him out whom God will behold thy power and glory; exalt; their delight is in lies ; 4 For thy loving kindness is they give good words with their better than the life itself: my mouth, but curse with their lips shall praise thee. heart.

5 As long as I live will I 5 Nevertheless, my soul wait magnify thee in this manner,thou still upon God; for my and lift up my hands in thy hope is in him.

6 He truly is my strength, 6 My soul shall be satisfied, and my salvation ; he is my even as it were with marrow defence, so that I shall not and fatness, when my mouth fall.

praiseth thee with joyful lips. 7 In God is my health and 7 Have I not remembered my glory, the rock of my might; thee in my bed, and thought and in God is my trust. upon thee when I was waking?

8 0 put your trust in him 8 Because thou hast been alway, ye people ; pour out my helper; therefore under your hearts before him ; for the shadow of thy wings will I God is our hope.

rejoice. 9 As for the children of 9 My soul hangeth upon men, they are but vanity; the thee; thy right hand hath upchildren of men are deceitful holden me. upon the weights ; they are 10 These also that seek the altogether lighter than vanity hurt of my soul, they shall go itself.

under the earth. 10 0 trust not in wrong

11 Let them fall upon the



edge of the sword, that they may be a portion for foxes.

PSALM 65. Te decet hymnus. 12 But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear THOU, O GOD, art praised by him shall be commended; for in Sion; and unto thee shall the mouth of them that speak the vow be performed in Jerulies shall be stopped.


2 Thou that hearest the PSALM 64. Exaudi, Deus.

prayer, unto thee shall all flesh HEAR my voice, O God, in come. my prayer ; preserve my life 3 My misdeeds prevail from fear of the enemy. against me: O be thou merciful

2 Hide me from the gathering unto our sins. together of the froward, and 4 Blessed is the man whom from the insurrection of wicked thou choosest, and receivest doers ;

unto thee: he shall dwell in thy 3 Who have whet their court, and shall be satisfied with tongue like a sword, and shoot the pleasures of thy house, even out their arrows, even bitter of thy holy temple. words,

5 Thou shalt show us wonder4 That they may privily shoot ful things in thy righteousness, at him that is perfect: suddenly O God of our salvation ; thou do they hit him, and fear not. that art the hope of all the ends

5 They encourage them of the earth, and of them that selves in mischief, and com- remain in the broad sea. mune among themselves, how 6 Who in his strength setthey may lay snares; and say, teth fast the mountains, and is that no man shall see them. girded about with power.

6 They imagine wickedness, 7 Who stilleth the raging of and practise it; that they keep the sea, and the noise of his secret among themselves, every waves, and the madness of the man in the deep of his heart. people.

But God shall suddenly 8 They also that dwell in shoot at them with a swift the uttermost parts of the earth arrow,

that they shall be shall be afraid at thy tokens, wounded.

thou that makest the out-goings 8 Yea, their own tongues of the morning and evening to shall make them fall; insomuch praise thee. that whoso seeth them, shall 9 Thou visitest the earth, and laugh them to scorn.

blessest it; thou makest it very 9 And all men that see it plenteous. shall say, This hath God done; 10 The river of God is full for they shall perceive that it is of water : thou preparest their his work.

corn, for so thou providest for 10 The righteous shall rejoice the earth. in the LORD, and put his trust 11 Thou waterest her furin him; and all they that are rows ; thou sendest rain into true of heart shall be glad. the little valleys thereof; thou

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