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113:4 lasting doors: and the King of glory shall come in.


8 Who is the King of glory: 89:14,20 It is the LORD strong and mighty, even the LORD mighty in battle.


9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is the King of glory: Even the LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.



Prop. Ps. Asc. E. Am. P. B., in Sel. I., Proces. at Cons. Ch. (also Irish P. B. Sar. & Rom.) vv. 7-10 in Anth. Asc. Int. Sex. Rom., Circ., Easter Even. Trin., Michaelmas, All Saints, Days Martyrs; vv. 1, 7 Christmas Eve. Gk. Bur. L. P. (Mon.) Hy. 117,121. In Temple, 1st Day


PSALM XXV. Ad te, Domine, levavi.

86:4 UNTO thee, O LORD, will I lift


31:1 34:8 up my soul; my God, I have put 35:4 my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.

5:12,13 2 For all they that hope in thee 37:9,10, shall not be ashamed: but such


as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.

5:8 27:13 143:8,10

3 Show me thy ways, O LORD: and teach me thy paths.

4 Lead me forth in thy truth, 23:2-6 24:5 and learn me: for thou art the

27:16 God of my salvation; in thee hath been my hope all the day long.


36:7 5 Call to remembrance, O 1067 LORD, thy tender mercies: and thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.

for I have seen God face to face" Gen. 32:30. "O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD" Is. 2:5. "Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified" Is. 49:3.

7 Verse 9. Pss. 93, 97, 99. "So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God" S. Mar. 16:19.

8 Verse 10, "The LORD is a man of war" Ex. 15:3. "The armies in heaven followed him" Rev. 19:14.

Verse 7.

9 Even lift them up, ye everlasting doors.

Io Who is this King of glory? Selah (at end). Verse 8.




(A Psalm) of David.

A Penitential Prayer for help in adversity, and deliverance from enemies.


1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

Verse 19. Ps. 70.

2 Lit. They shall be ashamed who are faithless without cause. "The scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed " Rom. 10:11. "We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed" Rom. 5:3-5.

3-4 Verses 7-9. Ps. 119.

3 Lit. Make me to know thy ways, O LORD. "Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight" Ex. 33:13.


4 On thee do I wait all the day. Verse 20. Verse 9. For they have been ever of old. "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee" Is. 49:15. "I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses" Is. 63:7.

7-10 This part of the psalm was evidently designed to be sung responsively. 10 LORD of hosts, i. e. Lord of Sabaoth; see Rom. 9:29; S. Jas. 5:4; Te Deum. (First used in the of Hannah; 1 Sam. 1:11.)

Ps. XXV. This is the first of the strictly "alphabetical" psalms, i. e. those in which the successive verses, (with a few exceptions,) begin in the Heb. with the letters of the alphabet in order. 1 Confounded, K. J. ashamed.

51:1,2,9 86:3,5

6 O remember not the sins and offences of my youth: but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O LORD, for thy goodness. 7 Gracious and righteous is the 32 LORD: therefore will he teach 119:137 sinners in the way.



8 Them that are meek shall he guide in judgment: and such as are gentle, them shall he learn his way.

9 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth: unto such 99:7 as keep his covenant, and his


32:9 37:11



85:10 89:15

31:4 79:9


10 For thy Name's sake, O LORD be merciful unto my sin ; for it is great.



II What man is he that feareth 37:23 the LORD: him shall he teach in


173 the way that he shall choose.



12 His soul shall dwell at ease : 37:3,11, and his seed shall inherit the land. 13 The secret of the LORD is among them that fear him and he will show them his covenant. 14 Mine eyes are ever looking 1231 unto the LORD: for he shall pluck 31:5 my feet out of the net.

121: 1,2




15 Turn thee unto me, and 86:16 have mercy upon me: for I am desolate, and in misery.

18:3-5 88:2


16 The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles.

17 Look upon my adversity and misery and forgive me all my


18 Consider mine enemies, how

6 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD. Verses 10, 17. "The good LORD pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers" 2 Chr. 30:18, 19. "We have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day" Jer. 3:25. "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy "Rom 9:16.

7-9 Verses 3-4.

7 Good and upright is the LORD.

8 Lit. May he lead the meek in judgment; and teach the meek his way. 66 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths" Prov. 4:11.

9 Verse 5. Ps. 119. "Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" S. Jo. 1:17.

Verses 6, 17.

10 Pardon mine iniquity. "The LORD descended in the cloud, . and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and sin " Ex. 34:5-7. "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins 1s. 43:25.

11 Lit Him doth he teach the way he should choose. "Thou mark'st him out Thy way."-Keble.

12 His soul shall lodge in goodness, (i. e. abide in prosperity). "The fear of the LORD tendeth to life and he that hath it shall abide satisfied" Prov. 19:23. "If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely" Lev. 26:3-5. See Deut. 28:1-14. "Blessed are the poor in spirit for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth" S. Mat.

5:3, 5.

13 Lit. And his covenant doth he make him know. "His secret is with the righteous" Prov. 3:32. "" Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" Amos 3:7: "All things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you "S. Jo. 15:15. "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine" S. Jo. 7:17. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it" Rev. 2:17.

15 Ps. 22.

17 Verses 6, 10.

18 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

7 The word "good" in "Good Lord, deliver us" in the Litany was inserted in 1544, and is peculiar to the Litany of the Anglican Church. "Will he teach" lit. doth he teach. Sinners; not the wilfully impenitent, but those who "have erred and strayed" from God's way through natural sinfulness. 9 Mercy; rather, loving-kindness.

many they are: and they bear a tyrannous hate against me.

19 O keep my soul, and deliver me let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in thee.

20 Let perfectness and righteous dealing wait upon me: for my hope hath been in thee.


21 Deliver Israel, O God: out 132:1 of all his troubles. 136:23

Sar. Vig. Dead & Bur. Armenian Ch. before Bapt. (at door of church). Rom. Off. Dead. V. 6, beginning Reminiscere, as the Int. for 2d Sun. in Lent gave its name to the day; and v. 14, beginning Oculi, gave its name to the 3d Sun. in Lent. Vv. 1, 2, 10th Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 1-3, 1st in Adv. ; vv. 1, 5, 16, 17, 21, 2d in Lent.; vv. 1, 15, 3d in Lent. vv. 1, 15, 17, 3d af. Pent. P. (Tues.) T. Gk. 3d H. Hy. 243.

PSALM XXVI. Fudica me, Domine, (quoniam).

7:8 15:1 27:3 43:1

Be thou my Judge, O LORD, for 10:3 I have walked innocently 31:16 trust hath been also in the LORD, therefore shall I not fall.


25:1 28:8

7:10 17:3 66:9

2 Examine me, O LORD, and 139:23 prove me: try out my reins and my heart.


3 For thy loving-kindness is 25:6 ever before mine eyes and I will 36:5-10 walk in thy truth.


1:1 6:8

4 I have not dwelt with vain 101:4,6, persons: neither will I have fellowship with the deceitful.



5 I have hated the congrega10:5 tion of the wicked: and will not 22 sit among the ungodly.


6 I will wash my hands in inno


28:7 cency, O LORD: and so will I go to thine altar;


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