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IO In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should 174 fulfil thy will, O my God: I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.
35:28 II I have declared thy righteousness in the great congrega71:13,14 tion: lo, I will not refrain my 119:13 lips, O LORD, and that thou
13 I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth: from the great congregation.
14 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O LORD: let thy loving-kindness and thy truth alway preserve me.
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15 For innumerable troubles 38:8,10 are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up: yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart: my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation.
31:1,2,17 16 O LORD, let it be thy pleas71:1,10 ure to deliver me: make haste, 22:19 O LORD, to help me.
17 Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it: let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.
18 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame that say unto me, Fie upon thee! fie upon
Io In the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. Cont. Ps. 36: 1. "All things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me" S. Lu. 24:44. "Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work" S. Jo. 4:34. "I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me " S. Jo. 5:30. "This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people" Jer. 31:33. See 2 Sam. 7:18-29; Deut. 17:18, 19. ̧
11 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. "Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him" S. Jo. 8:25-29. 12 I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation. "I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel God" Acts 20:27.
Prayer for further help. vv. 14-21.
15 For innumerable evils have compassed me about. "We did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. The LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all " Is. 53:4, 6. "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree" S. Pet. 2:24.
16 Verse 21. See Ps. 70:1.
18 Lit. Let them be struck dumb as a reward for their shame, that say unto me, Aha, aha.
to In the volume of the book; i. e. everywhere in the Law First Collect for Good Friday. 14 Withdraw not; lit. thou wilt not withhold. 15 To look up; lit. to see. 16 Collect for Fourth Sunday in Advent. 17, 18 See Ps. 109:5 n.
19 Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation, say alway, The LORD be praised! 35:10 20 As for me, I am poor and 55:23 needy: but the Lord careth for
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21 Thou art my helper and re18: deemer: make no long tarrying, O my God.
Prop. Ps. Good Fri. M. Am. P. B. vv. 8-10 in Anth. Good Fri. Int. Ordering Priests and Cons. Bishops. Sar. Vig. Dead. Rom., Good Fri., Off. for Dead; vv. 1, 3, 15th Sun. af. Pent. ; vv. 16, 17, 16th af. Pent.. T. (Fri.). C. See p. x.
Beatus qui intelligit.
BLESSED is he that considereth the poor and needy: the LORD shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
2 The LORD preserve him, and 74:20 keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth: and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
3 The LORD comfort him when 147:3 he lieth sick upon his bed: make thou all his bed in his sickness.
6:2 38:3- 4 I said, LORD, be merciful
39:11,12 unto me: heal my soul, for I have 40:15 sinned against thee.
5 Mine enemies speak evil of 56:1,5,6 me: When shall he die, and his 109:15 name perish?
6 And if he come to see me, he 144:11 speaketh vanity: and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth it.
19 The LORD be magnified. See Ps. 70:3-6.
20 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon "The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish" Prov. 10:3. "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you I S. Pet. 5:7. 21 Thou art my help and my deliverer.
For the Chief Musician.
A Psalm of David.
Blessedness of those who succour the afflicted. A penitential prayer for God's mercy in trouble and persecution. CHRIST THE ALL-PITIFUL,-HIS ENEMIES, AND HIS
Benediction upon the compassionate man. VV. 1-4.
I "He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor" Prov. 22:9. "The right eous considereth the cause of the poor" Prov. 29:7. “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again" Prov. 19:17. "Give alms of thy substance; neither turn thy face from any poor, and the face of God shall not be turned away from thee" Tobit 4:7. "Stretch thine hand unto the poor, that thy blessing may be perfected.
Fail not to be with them that weep, and mourn with them that mourn. Be not slow to visit the sick for that shall make thee to be beloved" Ecclus. 7:32, 34, 35. See Ecclus. 35:20. "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain "S. Mat. 5:7 mercy "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" S. Mat. 25:34-36, 40. 2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth.
3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing. Lit. Thou hast turned all his bed in his sickness. 4 Verse 10.
Plottings of hypocritical friends. vv. 5−9.
5 Lit. When will he die, and his name have perished? 6 His heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
19 "Day by day we magnify Thee."-Te Deum. 20 Poor, lit. afflicted.
Ps. XLI. 1 Blessed; the first and last psalm of the First Book begin with this word. Considereth; i. e. careth for. The Heb. word for "poor" in this verse and in the places quoted is used of all forms of suffering and affliction. The words "and needy "—are not in the Heb. 3 "Thou art wont to soothe him as one soothes a sick man, who turns his whole bed over and over that he may lie softer and get some rest."-Bellarmine quoted by Bp. Álexander. 4 Hy. 71. 6 Vanity; better, falsehood.
35:20 7 All mine enemies whisper together against me: even against me do they imagine this evil.
8 Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him: and now that he lieth, let him rise up no
9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend whom I trusted: who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.
9:13 10 But be thou merciful unto
146:8 me, O LORD: raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them. II By this I know thou favour18:19 est me that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.
26:1 12 And when I am in my 16:12 health, thou upholdest me: and 17:16 shalt set me before thy face for
72:19 13 Blessed be the LORD God 89:50 06:46 of Israel: world without end.
V. 1, Offertory Sentence. Sar. Vig. Dead. Rom., Off. Dead; vv. 1, 4, 1st Sun. af. Pent. ; v. 3, Visit. Sick; v. 12, Bur. Children. V.