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My life is in constantlike dross; therefore I love peril; yet do I not forget thy testimonies. thy law.

My flesh trembleth for The ungodly have laid a fear of thee, and I am snare for me; but yet I afraid of thy judgments. swerved not from thy commandments.

Thy testimonies have 1 claimed as mine heritage

I HAVE done judgment for ever; and why? they and justice; O give me not are the very joy of my

over unto mine oppressors. heart.

o lead thy servant in 1 have applied my heart safety, that the proud do to fulfil thy statutes, which me no wrong. are an everlasting reward.


eyes are wasted away with looking for thy

health, and, for the word of I HATE wicked imagi- thy righteousness. nations; but thy law do I O deal with thy servant love.

according unto thy loving Thou art my defence mercy, and teach me thy and shie d; and my trust is statutes. in thy word.

I am thy servant; O Depart from me, ye grant

grant me understanding, wicked; I will keep the that I may know thy testicommandments of my God. monies.

O stablish me according It is time for thee, Lord, to thy word, that I may to execute judgment; for live; and let me not be they have set at nought disappointed of my hope. thy law.

Hold thou me up, and I For I love thy commandshall be safe ; yea, my de- ments above gold and prelight shall be ever in thy cious stones. statutes.

Therefore I direct my Thou hast trodden down way according to all thy all those who depart from commandments; and all thy statutes ; for they im- false ways I utterly abhor. agine but deceit.

Now unto the King eterThou puttest away all nal, &c. the ungodly of the earth Be honour and glory, &c.



The testimonies that

thou hast commanded are PSALM 119.

exceeding righteous and true.

My indignation hath conTHY testimonies are

sumed me, because mine wonderful ; therefore doth enemies have forgotten thy

words. my soul keep them. When thy word goeth

Thy word is approved to forth, it giveth light and the uttermost; and thy serunderstanding

unto the vant loveth it. simple.

I am small, and of no I opened my mouth, and reputation ; yet do I not panted for thy command- forget thy commandments. ments; for they are my ex

Thy righteousness is an ceeding delight.

everlasting righteousness; O look thou upon me,

and thy law is the truth. and be merciful unto me,

When trouble and heavias thou usest to do unto

ness take hold upon me, those who love thy name.

my delight is in thy comOrder my steps in thy mandments. word; and let no wicked

The righteousness of ness have dominion over thy testimonies is everlast

ing; Ogrant me underO deliver me from the standing, and I shall live. wrongful dealings of men ; and so shall I keep thy commandments.

ICALL with my whole Show the light of thy heart; hear me, O Lord ; countenance upon thy ser- I will keep thy statutes. vant ; and teach me thy

Yea, even unto thee do statutes. Mine eyes gush out with

I call ; help me, and I shall

keep thy testimonies. rivers of water, because

Early in the morning do men keep not thy law.

I cry unto thee ; for in thy

word is my trust. TZADDI.

Mine eyes anticipate the RIGHTEOUS art thou, night watches, that I might O Lord, and true is thy be occupied in thy words. judgment.

Hear my voice, O Lord,




according unto thy loving me ; yet do I not swerve kindness; quicken me ac- from thy testimonies. cording as thou art wont. It grieveth me, when I

They draw nigh who of see the transgressors, bemalice persecute me, and cause they keep not thy are far from thy law. law.

But thou also art nigh, Consider, O Lord, how O Lord; all thy command- I love thy commandments; ments are true.

O revive me according to Concerning thy testimo- thy loving kindness. nies, I have known long Thy word is true from since, that thou hast es- everlasting ; all the judgtablished them for ever. ments of thy righteousness

Now unto the King eter- endure for evermore. nal, &c. Be honour and glory, &c.

PRINCES have persecuted me without a cause ; but my

heart standeth in The Twentyfifth Day.

awe of thy word.

I am as glad of thy word MORNING PRAYER. as one who findeth great

spoils. PSALM 119.

As for lies, I hate and abhor them ; but thy law

do I love. O CONSIDER mine ad- Seven times a day do I versity, and deliver me; praise thee, because of thy for I do not forget thy law. righteous judgments. Plead thou my cause,

Great is the peace that and deliver me ; preserve they have who love thy me according to thy word. law; and nothing shall of

Salvation is far from the fend them. ungodly; for they regard Lord, I have looked for not thy statutes.

thy saving health, and done Great is thy mercy, o after thy commandments. Lord ; quicken me accord- My soul hath kept thy ing to thy judgments. testimonies, and loved them Many there are who exceedingly. and persecute

I have kept thy com


trouble me,


mandments and testimo- EVENING PRAYER. nies ; for all my ways are

PSALM 121. before thee.

I WILL lift up mine

eyes unto the hills from LET my prayer come whence cometh my help. before thee, O Lord; give My help cometh even me understanding accord- from the Lord, who hath ing to thy word.

made heaven and earth. Let my supplication He will not suffer thy come before thee; deliv- foot to be moved; and he er me according to thy who keepeth thee will not word.

sleep. My lips shall speak of Behold, he who keepeth thy praise, when thou Israel, shall neither slumhast taught me thy stat- ber nor sleep. utes.

The Lord himself is thy Yea, my tongue shall keeper; the Lord is thy speak of thy word; for all defence upon thy right thy commandments are hand; righteous.

So that the sun shall Let thine hand help me; not smite thee by day, for I have chosen thy com- neither the moon by night. mandrnents.

The Lord shall preserve I have longed for thy thee from all evil; yea, it is saving health, O Lord; even he who shall keep thy and in thy law is my de- soul. light.

The Lord shall preserve O let my soul live, and thy going out and thy comit shall praise thee ; and ing in, from this time forth thy judgments shall help for evermore. I have gone astray like

Psalm 122. a sheep that is lost; 0 I WAS glad, when they seek thy servant, for I do said unto me, Let us go not forget thy command- into the house of the Lord. ments.

Our feet shall stand in Now unto the King eter- thy gates, O Jerusalem. nal, &c.

Jerusalem is built as a city, Be honour and glory, &c. that is at unity in itself.



For thither the tribes go unto the hand of her misup, even the tribes of the

tress; Lord, according to the law

Even so our eyes

wait f Israel, to give thanks upon the Lord our God, unto the name of the

until he have mercy upon Lord.

For there is the seat of Have mercy upon us, O judgment, even the throne Lord, have mercy upon us ; of the house of David. for we are utterly despis

O pray for the peace of ed. Jerusalem; they shall pros

Our soul is filled with per who love thee.

the insolence of the prosPeace be within thy perous, and with the des walls, and prosperity with- pitefulness of the proud. in thy palaces. For my brethren and

PSALM 124. companions' sakes, I will wish thee prosperity.

IF the Lord himself had Yea, because of the not been on our side, now house of the Lord our may

our may Israel say, if the Lord God, I will seek to do. himself had not been on thee good.

our side, when men Now unto the King eter- up against us; nal, &c.

They had swallowed us Be honour and glory, &c. up quick, when they were

so wrathfully displeased at




Yea, the waters had The Twentysixth Day. drowned

us; and the

stream had gone over our MORNING PRAYER.

The proud waters had PSALM 123.

gone over our soul. UNTO thee lift I up But praised be the Lord, mine eyes, Othou who who hath not given us dwellest in the heavens; over for a prey unto their

Behold, even as the eyes teeth. of servants look unto the Our soul is escaped, hand of their masters, and even as a bird out of the as the eyes of a maiden snare of the fowler; the

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