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In my distress I called cast forth lightnings, and upon the Lord, and cried destroyed them. unto my God.

The springs of waters So he heard my voice were seen, and the foundaout of his holy temple ; and tions of the round world my complaint came before were discovered at thy him, even into his ears. chiding, O Lord, at the

Then the earth trembled blasting of the breath of and quaked; the very foun- thy displeasure. dations also of the hills He sent down from shook, and were removed, above; he took me, he because he was wroth. drew me out of

many waThere went a smoke out ters. in his presence, and a con He delivered me from suming fire out of his my strongest enemy, and mouth; so that coals were from those who hated me; kindled at it.

for they were too mighty He bowed the heavens for me. also, and came down ; and They assaulted me in the it was dark under his feet. day of my trouble ;

but the He rode upon the che- Lord was my upholder. rubim, and did fly; he He brought me forth alcame flying upon the wings so into a place of liberty ; of the wind.

he brought me forth, even He made darkness his because he had a favour pavilion ; his tent round unto me. about him was dark waters The Lord rewarded me and thick clouds of the according to my righteous skies.

dealings; according to the At the brightness of cleanness of my hands did his presence black clouds he recompense me. swept along, bolts of fire For I have kept the were kindled.

ways of the Lord, and The Lord also thunder- have not wickedly departed in the heaven, and the ed from my God. Highest gave his voice, For all his judgments hailstones, and coals of were before me, and I did fire.

not put away his statutes He sent out his arrows, from me. and scattered them; he I was also upright before

him; and I kept myself correction hath made me from iniquity:

great. Therefore hath the Lord Thou hast enlarged my rewarded me according to steps under me, so that my my righteous dealing, ac- feet shall not slide. cording to the cleanness The Lord liveth, and of my hands in his sight. blessed be my strong help

With the merciful thou er; and praised be the God wilt show thyself merciful ; of my salvation. with an upright man thou It is he who delivereth wilt show thyself upright. me from mine enemies, and

With the pure thou wilt setteth me up above mine show thyself pure, and adversaries; thou shalt rid with the froward thou wilt me from the wicked man. deal according to their por this cause will I frowardness.

give thanks unto thee, O For thou wilt save the Lord, among the Gentiles, people who are in adver- and sing praises unto thy sity; and wilt bring down name. the high looks of the proud. Now unto the King eter

Thou also wilt light my nal, &c. candle; the Lord my God Be honour and glory, &c. will make


darkness to be light.

The way of God is an EVENING PRAYER. undefiled way; the word of the Lord is tried; he is

Psalm 19. the defender of all who their trust in him.

THE heavens declare For who is God, but the glory of God; and the the Lord ? or who hath firmament showeth his any strength, except our handy work. God?

Day unto day uttereth It is God who girdeth speech; night unto night me with strength, and showeth knowledge. maketh my way perfect.

There is no speech nor Thou hast given me the language where their voice shield of thy salvation ; thy is not heard. right hand also hath hold

Their sounds are gone en me up, and thy loving out into all lands; and



their words into the ends Who can tell how oft of the world.

he offendeth ? O cleanse In them hath he set a thou me from my secret tabernacle for the sun, faults. who cometh forth as Keep thy servant also bridegroom out of his from presumptuoussins, chamber, and rejoiceth as lest they get the dominion à giant to run his course. over me ; so shall I be un

He goeth forth from the defiled, and innocent from uttermost part of the hea- the great offence. ven, and his circuit is unto Let the words of my the end of it again; and mouth, and the meditation there is nothing hid from of my heart, be always achis heat.

ceptable in thy sight. The law of the Lord is O Lord, my strength, an undefiled law, convert- and my redeemer. ing the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, and

PSALM 20. giveth wisdom unto the THỂ Lord hear thee in simple.

the day of trouble; the The statutes of the

name of the God of Jacob Lord are right, and rejoice defend thee; the heart; the command- Send thee help from the ment of the Lord is pure, sanctuary, and strengthen and giveth light unto the thee out of Sion; eyes.

Grant thee thy heart's The fear of the Lord is desire, and fulfil all thy clean, and endureth for mind. ever; the judgments of We will rejoice in thy the Lord are true, and salvation, and triumph in righteous altogether. the name of the Lord our

More to be desired are God; the Lord perform they than gold, yea, than all thy petitions. much fine gold; sweeter Now know I, that the also than honey, and the Lord helpeth his anointed, honeycomb.

and will hear him from his Moreover, by them is holy heaven, even with thy servant taught; and in the wholesome strength keeping of them there is of his right hand.

Some put their trust in

great reward.



chariots, and some in hor- before me in the presence ses; but we will remember of mine enemies; thou the name of the Lord our anointest my head with God.

oil, and my cup runneth They are brought down, over. and fallen ; but we are ris Surely thy loving kinden, and stand upright. ness and mercy shall fol

Save, Lord, and hear us, low me all the days of my O King of heaven, when life; and I will dwell in we call


the house of the Lord for
Now unto the King eter-

Be honour and glory, &c.

THE earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is ; the world, and they who

dwell therein. The Fourth Day.

For he hath founded it MORNING PRAYER.

upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Who shall ascend into PSALM 23.

the hill of the Lord ? or THE Lord is my shep- who shall rise up in his herd; therefore can I lack holy place ? nothing

Even he who hath clean He maketh me to lie hands and a pure heart, down in green pastures, he and who hath not lifted leadeth me beside the still up his mind unto vanity, waters.

nor sworn deceitfully. He restoreth my soul, He shall receive a blessand bringeth me forth in ing from the Lord, and the paths of righteousness righteousness from the for his name's sake.

God of his salvation. Yea, though I walk This is the generation through the valley of the of those who seek him, shadow of death, I will even of those who seek fear no evil; for thou art thy face, O Jacob. with me, thy rod and thy Lift up your heads, O staff comfort me.

ye gates, and be ye lifted Thou preparest a table up, ye everlasting doors;


come in.

and the King of glory shall truth, and teach me; for

thou art the God of my Who is the King of salvation; in thee hath glory? It is the Lord, been my hope all the day strong and mighty, even long. the Lord mighty in battle. Call to remembrance,

Lift up your heads, O O Lord, thy tender merye gates, and be ye lifted cies, and thy loving kindup, ye everlasting doors ; nesses, which have been and the King of glory shall ever of old.

. come in.

O remember not the Who is the King of glo- sins and offences of my ry? Even the Lord of youth ; but according to hosts, he is the King of thy mercy think thou upon glory.

me, for thy goodness' sake, Now unto the King eter- O Lord. nal, &c.

Gracious and righteous Be honour and glory, &c. is the Lord ; therefore will

he teach sinners in the way.

Those who are meek EVENING PRAYER. shall he guide in judg

ment ;

and such PSALM 25.

gentle, them shall he teach UNTO thee, O Lord, his way. will I lift up my soul ; my All the paths of the God, I have put my trust Lord are mercy and truth, in thee ; O let me not be unto such as keep his covconfounded, neither let enant and his testimonies. mine enemies triumph For thy name's sake, O over me.

Lord, be merciful unto my For all they who hope sin, for it is great. in thee, shall not be asham What man is he who ed; but such as transgress feareth the Lord ? him shall without a cause shall be he teach in the


that put to confusion.

he shall choose. Show me thy ways, o His soul shall dwell at Lord, and teach me thy ease ; and his seed shall paths.

inherit the land. Lead me forth in thy The secret of the Lord



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