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my refuge, until this tyranny be overpast. 2 I will call unto the most high God, even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand. 3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up. 4 God shall send forth his mercy and truth: my soul is among lions. 5 And I lie even among the children of men, that are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 6 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth. 7. They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul ; they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves. 8 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing, and give praise. 9 Awake up, my glory; awake, Iute and harp: I myself will awake right early. 10 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people; and I will sing unto thee among the nations. 11 For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 12 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth. Psalm 58. Si were utique. A. your minds set upon righteousness, O ye congregation? and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men 2 2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in

3 The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb; as soon as they are born they go astray and speak lies. 4 They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent, even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears; 5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely. 6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; smite the jaw-bones of the lions, O Lord: let them fall away like water that runneth apace, and when they shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out. 7 Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman; and let them not see the sun. 8 Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns, so let indignation vex him, evenasathing that is raw. 9 The righteous shall rejeice, when he seeth the vengeance ; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly. 10 So that a man shall say, We'. rily, there is a reward for the righteous; doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth. EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis. ELIVER me from mine enemies, O God; defend me from them that rise up against me. 2 O deliver me from the wicked doers, and save me from the blood-thirsty men. 3. For lo, they lie waiting for my soul; the mighty men are gathered against me, without any offence or fault of me, O Lord. . 4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault; arise thou therefore to help me, and behold. 5 Stand up, O Lord God of

your heart upon the earth, and your hands deal with wickedness.

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all the heathem, and be not mer-
ciful unto them that offend of
malicious wickedness.
6. They go to and fro in the
evening, they grin like a dog, and
run about through the city.
7. Behold, they speak with their
mouth, and swords are in their
lips; for who doth hear?
8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have
them in derision, and thou shalt
laugh all the heathen to scorn.
9 My strength will I ascribe
unto thee; for thou art the God
of my refuge.
10 God showeth me his good-
mess plenteously: and God shall

let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

11 Slay them not, lest my people forget it; but scatter them

abroad among the people, and
put them down, O Lord, our de-
12 For the sin of their mouth,
and for the words of their lips.
they shall be taken in their pride:
and why? their preaching is of
cursing and lies.
13 Consume them in thy wrath;
consume them, that they may pe.
rish, and know that it is God that
ruleth in Jacob, and unto the
ends of the world.
of And in the evening they
will return, grin like a dog, and
will go about the city.
15 They will run here and
there for meat, and grudge if
they be not satisfied.
16 As for me, I will sing of thy
power, and will praise thy mercy
betimes in the morning; for thou
hast been my defence and refuge
in the day of my trouble.
o, Unto thee, O my strength,
will I sing; for thou, O God, art

*y refuge, and my merciful God.

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r for me against the enemy.
4I will dwell in thy tabernacle
r ever, and my trust shall be
hder the covering of thy wings.
5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard
y desires, and hast given an
Britage unto those that fear thy
6 Thou shalt grant the King a
ing life, that his years may en-
ure throughout all generations.
7. He shall dwell before God for
ver:0prepare thy loving mercy
nd faithfulness, that they may
reserve him.
8 So will I always sing praise
nto thy name, that I may daily
erform my vows.

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Wy soul truly waiteth still upon
"*God; for of him cometh my
2 He verily is my strength and
my salvation; he is my defence.
o that I shall not greatly fall.
3 How long will ye imagine
mischief against every man 2 ye
hall be slain all the sort of you ;
ea, as a tottering wall shall ye
e, and like a broken hedge.
4 Their device is only how to
ut him out whom God will ex-
t; their delight is in lies: they
ive good words with their mouth,
ut curse with their heart.
5 Nevertheless, my soul wait
10u still upon God; for my hope
in him.
6 He truly is my strength, and
ly salvation; he is my defence,
that I shall not fall.
7 In God is my health and my
lory, the rock of my might: and
* God is my trust.
80 put your trustin him alway,
e people ; pour out your hearts

before him; for God is our hope.
9 As for the children of men,
they are but vanity; the children
of men are deceitful upon the
weights; they are altogether light-
er than vanity itself.
10 O trust not in wrong and
robbery; give not yourselves un-
to vanity: if riches increase, set
not your heart upon them :
11 God spake once, and twice
I have also heard the same, that
power belongeth unto God;
12 And that thou, Lord, art
merciful; for thou rewardest eve-
ry man according to his work.
Psalm, 63. Dews, Deus mous.
God, thou artiny God; early
will I seek thee.
2 My soul thirsteth for thee;
my flesh also longeth after thee,
in a barren and dry land where
no water is.
3 Thus have I looked for thee
in holiness, that I might behold
thy power and glory;
4 For thy loving-kindness is
better than the life itself: my lips
shall praise thee.
5 As long as I live will I mag-
nify thee in this manner, and lift
up my hands in thy name.
6 My soul shall be satisfied,
even as it were with marrow and
fatness, when my mouth praiseth
thee with joyful lips.
7 Have l not remembered thee
in my bed, and thought upon thee
when I was waking 2
8 Because thou hast been my
helper; therefore under the sha-
dow of thy wings will I rejoice.
9 My soul hangeth upon thee;
thy right hand hath upholden me.
10 These also that seek the
hurt of my soul, they shall go un-
der the earth.

11 Let them fall upon the edge

of the sword, that they may be a
portion for foxes.
12 But the King shall rejoice in
God; all they also that swear by
him shall be commended; for the
mouth of them that speak lies
shall be stopped.
Psalm 64. Eraudi. Deus.
HEAR my voice, O God, in my
prayer; preserve my life
from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the gathering
together of the froward, and from
the insurrection of wicked doers :
3 Who have whet their tongue
like a sword, and shoot out their
arrows, even bitter words,
4 That they may privily shoot
at him that is perfect: suddenly
do they hit him, and fear not.
5 They encourage themselves
in mischief, and commune among
themselves, how they may lay
snares; and say, that no man shall
see them.
6 They imagine wickedness,
and practise it; that they keep
secret among themselves, every
man in the deep of his heart.
7. But God shall suddenly shoot
at them with a swift arrow, that
they shall be wounded.
8 Yea, their own tongues shall
make them fall; insomuch that
whoso seeth them, shall laugh
them to scorn.
9 And all men that see it shall
say, This hath God done; for they
shall perceive that it is his work.
10 The righteous shall rejoice
in the Lord, and put his trust
in him ; and all they that are true
of heart shall be glad.
Psalm 65. Te decet hymnus.
HOU, O God, art praised in
* Sion; and unto thee shall the

Vow be performed in Jerusalem.

2 Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 3 My misdeeds prevail again! me: 0 be thou merciful untoor sins. * 4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and receivestio thee: he shall dwell in thy coit and shall be satisfied with th: pleasures of thy house, even d thy holy temple. 5 Thou shalt show us wonders' things in thyrighteousness,0 of our salvation: thouthat artile hope of all the ends of the east, and of them that remain in the broad sea. - 6 Who in his strength sello fast the mountains, and is grid about with power. 7 Who stilleth the ragingofth sea, and the noise of his wayo and the madness of the o 8 They also that dwell in uttermost parts of the earth be afraid at thy tokens, so that makest the outgoingsofo morning and evening to pro thee. 9 Thou visitest the earth, blessest it; thou makest it plenteous. 10 The river of God is ful water: thou preparest their for so thou providest forthe 11 Thou waterest her furro thou sendest rain into the vallies thereof; thou make soft with the drops of rain, a blessest the increase of it. 12 Thou crownest theyear thy goodness; and thy d drop fatness. 13 They shall drop upon dwellings of the wilderness; the little hills shall rejoice everv side. . . .

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heep: the vallies also shall stand othick with corn, that they shall ugh and sing. Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. Bejoyful in God, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honour his name; make his praise to glorious. 2 Sayunto God, Ohow wonderart thou in thy works; through greatness of thy power shall ne enemies be found liars unto

e. 3 For all the world shall worp thee, sing of thee, and praise name. , O come hither, and behold works of God, how wonderful is in his doing toward the chilin of men He turned the sea into dry d, so that they went through water on foot; there did we lice thereof. He ruleth with his power for r; his eyes behold the people: such as will not believe, shall be able to exalt themselves. O praise our God, F. people, make the voice of his praise e heard; Who holdeth our soul in life, suffereth not our feet to slip. For thou. O God, hast proved thou also hast tried us, like as •r is tried. | Thou broughtest us into the 2. and laidst trouble upon our |Thou sufferedst men to ride our heads; we went through ind water, and thou broughts out into a wealthy place. I will go into thine house burnt-offerings, and will pay any vows, which I promised my lips, and spake with my th, when I was in trouble.

13 I will offer unto thee fat burnt-sacrifices, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks and goats. 14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul. 15 I called unto him with my mouth, and gave him praises with my tongue. 16 If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the Lord will not hear me. 17 But God hath heard me, and considered the voice of my prayer. 18 Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me. Psalm 67. Dcus miservatur, OD be merciful unto us, and bless us, and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us; 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. 3 Let the people praise thee O God; yea, let all the people praise thee, 4 O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth 5. Let the people praise thee,0 God; let all the people praise thee. 6. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing. 7 God shall bless us ; and all the ends of the world shall fear him. Th; thirteenth Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 68, Ezurgat Deus. LET God arise, and let his ene

mies be scattered; let them

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