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Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children : even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear Him.

For He knoweth whereof we are made : He remembereth that we are but dust.

The days of man are but as grass : for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone : and the place thereof shall know it no more.

But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear Him : and His righteousness upon children's children;

Even upon such as keep His covenant : and think upon His commandments to do them.

The Lord hath prepared His seat in heaven : and His kingdom ruleth over all.

O praise the Lord, ye angels of His, ye that excel in strength : ye that fulfil His commandment, and hearken unto the voice of His words.

O praise the Lord, all ye His hosts : ye servants of His that do His pleasure.

O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of His, in all places of His dominion : praise thou the Lord, O my soul.

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.

MONDAY.

PSALM LXI.

Exaudi, Deus. EAR my crying, O God : give ear unto my

prayer. From the ends of the earth will I call upon Thee : when my heart is in heaviness.

O set me up upon the rock that is higher

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than I : for Thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy.

I will dwell in Thy tabernacle for ever : and my trust shall be under the covering of Thy wings.

For Thou, O Lord, hast heard my desires : and hast given an heritage unto those that fear Thy Name.

Thou shalt grant the King a long life : that His years may endure throughout all generations.

He shall dwell before God for ever : 0 prepare Thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve Him.

So will I alway sing praise unto Thy Name : that I may daily perform my vows.

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.

TUESDAY.

PSALM CXLVI.

PRAISE the Lord, O my soul;

Lauda, anima mea.

while I live will I praise the Lord : yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.

O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man : for there is no help in them.

For when the breath of man goeth forth he shall turn again to his earth : and then all his thoughts perish.

Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help : and whose hope is in the Lord his God;

Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is : Who keepeth His promise

for ever ;

Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong : Who feedeth the hungry.

The Lord looseth men out of prison : the Lord giveth sight to the blind.

The Lord helpeth them that are fallen : the Lord careth for the righteous.

The Lord careth for the strangers; He defendeth the fatherless and widow : as for the way of the ungodly, He turneth it upside down.

The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore : and throughout all generations.

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.

WEDNESDAY.

PSALM CXLI.

Domine, clamavi. ORD, I call upon Thee, haste Thee unto me :

Let my prayer be set forth in Thy sight as the incense : and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth : and keep the door of my lips.

0 let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing : let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.

Let the righteous rather smite me friendly : and reprove me.

But let not their precious balms break my head : yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness.

Let their judges be overthrown in stony places : that they may hear my words, for they are sweet.

Our bones lie scattered before the pit : like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.

But mine eyes look unto Thee, O Lord God : in Thee is my trust, О cast not out my soul.

Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me : and from the traps of the wicked doers.

Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together : and let me ever escape them.

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.

THURSDAY.

PSALM LXII.

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cometh my

Nonne Deo? soul truly waiteth still upon God : for of

salvation. He verily is my strength and my salvation : He is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.

How long will ye imagine mischief against every man : ye shall be slain all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.

Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt : their delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.

Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God : for my hope is in Him.

He truly is my strength and my salvation : He is my defence, so that I shall not fall.

In God is my health, and my glory : the rock of my might, and in God is my trust.

o put your trust in Him alway, ye people : pour out your hearts before Him, for God is our hope.

As for the children of men, they are but vanity : the children of men are deceitful upon the weights, they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.

0 trust not in wrong and robbery, give not yourselves unto vanity : if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same : that power belongeth unto God;

And that Thou, Lord, art merciful : for Thou rewardest every man according to his work.

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.

FRIDAY.

THE

PSALM L.

Deus deorum. THE Lord, even the most mighty God, hath

spoken : and called the world, from the rising up of the sun, unto the going down thereof.

Out of Sion hath God appeared : in perfect beauty.

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : there shall go before Him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest shall be stirred up round about Him.

He shall call the heaven from above : and the earth, that He may judge His people.

Gather My saints together unto Me : those that have made a covenant with Me with sacrifice.

And the heaven shall declare His righteousness : for God is Judge Himself.

Hear, O My people, and I will speak : I Myself will testify against thee, O Israel; for I am God, even thy God.

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