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me for good, that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed; because thou, Lord, hast holden me, and comforted me.


MY song shall be alway of the loving kindness of the Lord; with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth from one generation to another.

For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever; thy truth shalt thou establish in the heavens.

O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works, and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.

For who is he in the heavens, that shall be be compared unto the Lord?

And who is he among the gods, that shall be likened unto the Lord?

God is very greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all those who are round about him.

O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee?

thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side.

Thou rulest the raging of the sea; thou stillest the waves thereof, when they rise. Thou hast subdued Egypt, and destroyed it; thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.

The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is. ·

Thou hast made the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Thou hast a mighty arm; strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy throne; mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Blessed is the people, O Lord, who know the joyful sound; they shall walk in the light of thy


Their delight shall be daily in thy name; and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.

For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy loving kindness we shall greatly prosper.

For the Lord is our defence; the Holy One of Israel is our King.

Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honor and glory, &c.

The Fifteenth Day.


LORD, thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God.

Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of


For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or a watch in the night.

As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass.

In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

For we consume away in thy displeasure, and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.

Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee, and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

For when thou art angry, all our days are gone ; we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

But who regardeth the power of thy wrath? or feareth thy displeasure as he ought?

So teach us to number our days, that we may

apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last, and be gracious unto thy ser


O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon; so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Comfort us again, now after the time that thou hast afflicted us, and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

Show thy servants thy work, and their children thy glory.

And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us; prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; O prosper thou our handy work.

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They shall bear thee in their hands, that thou hurt not thy foot against

To tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning, and of thy truth in the night season.

For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy works; and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.

O Lord, how glorious are thy works! thy thoughts are very deep!

An unwise man doth not consider this; and a fool doth not understand it.

a stone.

Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him up, because he hath known my name.

He shall call upon me, and I will hear him; yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honor.

With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honor and glory, &c.



IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises

When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish, then shall they be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art the Most High for evermore.

For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies shall perish; and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree; and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.

Such as are planted in

the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

They shall bring forth fruit even in their age; and shall be full of sap and flourishing.

That they may show how true the Lord my strength is, and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

Lord, are very sure; holiness becometh thine house for ever.

Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honor and glory, &c.


THE Lord is king, and hath put on glorious apparel; the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.

He hath made the world so sure, that it cannot be moved.

Ever since the world began, hath thy throne been prepared; thou art from everlasting.

The floods have lifted, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly; but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.

Thy testimonies,


The Sixteenth Day.



O LORD God, God, to whom vengeance belongeth; thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth, arise!

Arise thou Judge of the world, and reward the proud after their deserving.

Lord, how long shall the ungodly, how long shall the ungodly triumph?

How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully, and make such proud boasting?

They smite down thy people, O Lord, and trouble thine heritage.

They murder the widow and the stranger, and

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