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Be Thou nigh at hand, O Lord for all Thy commandments are true.

As concerning Thy testimonies, I have known long since that Thou hast grounded them for ever.

O consider mine adversity, and deliver me : for I do not forget Thy law.

Avenge Thou my cause, and deliver me : quicken me, according to Thy word.

Health is far from the ungodly

for they re

gard not Thy statutes.

Great is Thy mercy, O Lord Thou art wont.

quicken me, as

Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me yet do I not swerve from Thy testimonies.

It grieveth me when I see the transgressors : because they keep not Thy law.

Consider, O Lord, how I love Thy commandments quicken me, according to Thy lovingkindness.

Thy word is true from everlasting : all the judgements of Thy righteousness endure for ever


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.



Principes persecuti sunt.


RINCES have persecuted me without a cause : but my heart standeth in awe of Thy word. I am as glad of Thy word as one that findeth great spoils.

As for lies, I hate and abhor them but Thy law do I love.

Seven times a day do I praise Thee because of Thy righteous judgements.

Great is the peace that they have who love Thy law and they are not offended at it.

Lord, I have looked for Thy saving health and done after Thy commandments.

My soul hath kept Thy testimonies

and loved

them exceedingly.

I have kept Thy commandments and testimonies for all my ways are before Thee.

Let my complaint come before Thee, O Lord give me understanding, according to Thy word.

Let my supplication come before Thee deliver me, according to Thy word.

My lips shall speak of Thy praise when Thou hast taught me Thy statutes.

Yea, my tongue shall sing of Thy word for all Thy commandments are righteous.

Let Thine hand help me

for I have chosen

Thy commandments.

I have longed for Thy saving health, O Lord : and in Thy law is my delight.

O let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee : and Thy judgements shall help me.

I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost : O seek Thy servant, for I do not forget Thy commandments.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.



Beati, quorum.


LESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven and whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin and in whose spirit there is no guile.

For while I held my tongue, my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.

For Thy hand is heavy upon me day and night : and my moisture is like the drought in summer. I will acknowledge my sin unto Thee mine unrighteousness have I not hid.


I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord : and so Thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.

For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto Thee, in a time when Thou mayest be found but in the great water-floods they shall not come nigh him.

Thou art a place to hide me in, Thou shalt preserve me from trouble: Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go and I will guide thee with Mine eye.

Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon thee.

Great plagues remain for the ungodly but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.

Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.




Deus, Deus meus.

Y God, My God, look upon Me; why hast health, and from the words of My complaint? O My God, I cry in the day-time, but Thou

and in the night-season also I take

hearest not no rest.

And Thou continuest holy: O Thou worship of Israel.

Our fathers hoped in Thee: they trusted in Thee, and Thou didst deliver them.

They called upon Thee, and were holpen : they put their trust in Thee, and were not confounded.

But as for Me, I am a worm, and no man : a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.

All they that see Me laugh Me to scorn : they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,

He trusted in God, that He would deliver Him: let Him deliver Him, if He will have Him.

But Thou art He that took Me out of My mother's womb Thou wast My hope, when I hanged yet upon My mother's breasts.

I have been left unto Thee ever since I was born: Thou art My God even from My mother's womb.

O go not from Me, for trouble is hard at hand : and there is none to help Me.

Many oxen are come about Me: fat bulls of Basan close Me in on every side.

They gape upon Me with their mouths as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.

I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint: My heart also in the midst of My body is even like melting wax.

My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue cleaveth to My gums: and Thou shalt bring Me into the dust of death.

For many dogs are come about Me: and the council of the wicked layeth siege against Me.

They pierced My hands and My feet; I may tell all My bones: they stand staring and looking upon Me.

They part My garments among them and cast lots upon My vesture.

But be not Thou far from Me, O Lord: Thou art My succour, haste Thee to help Me.

Deliver My soul from the sword: My darling from the power of the dog.

Save Me from the lion's mouth: Thou hast heard Me also from among the horns of the unicorns.

I will declare Thy Name unto My brethren : in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee.

O praise the Lord, ye that fear Him magnify Him, all ye of the seed of Jacob, and fear Him, all ye seed of Israel;

For He hath not despised, nor abhorred, the low estate of the poor: He hath not hid His face from Him, but when He called unto Him He heard Him.

My praise is of Thee in the great congregation : My vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear Him.

The poor shall eat, and be satisfied they that seek after the Lord shall praise Him; your heart shall live for ever.

All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Him.

For the kingdom is the Lord's and He is the Governour among the people.

All such as be fat upon earth: have eaten, and worshipped.

All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before Him and no man hath quickened his own soul.


My seed shall serve Him they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.

They shall come, and the heavens shall declare His righteousness: unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

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