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gladness, and consecrate the odours of thy morning sacrifice to Him Who giveth light unto the world, Who will accept thy first devotions of this day, and Who can cleanse thee now from every dark spot of sin, as He cleansed thee in the morning of thy life in baptism by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

Anthem or Antiphon.


I may sing of Thy glory and honour all the day long.-Ps. lxxi. 7.

Then the Morning Psalms for the day of the month, as

appointed in the Book of Common Prayer, or the seven Psalms following, or any of them, or one for each day of the week.



Bonum est confiteri. T is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord : Highest;

To tell of Thy loving-kindness early in the morning : and of Thy truth in the night-season;

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute : upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

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 well consider this : and a fool doth not understand it.

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 Highest for evermore.

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

But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn : for I am anointed with fresh oil.

Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies : and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree : and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

Such as are planted in the house of the Lord : shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age : and shall be fat and well-liking.

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

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 immaculati. PLESSED are those that are undefiled in the

way : and walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies : and seek Him with their whole heart.

For they who do no wickedness : walk in His ways.

T'hou hast charged : that we shall diligently keep Thy commandments.

O that my ways were made so direct : that I might keep Thy statutes !

So shall I not be confounded : while I have respect unto all Thy commandments.

I will thank Thee with an unfeigned heart : when I shall have learned the judgements of Thy righteousness.

I will keep Thy ceremonies : 0 forsake me not utterly.

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way : even by ruling himself after Thy word.

With my whole heart have I sought Thee : 0 let me not go wrong out of Thy commandments.

Thy words have I hid within my heart : that I should not sin against Thee.

Blessed art Thou, O Lord : 0 teach me Thy statutes.

With my lips have I been telling : of all the judgements of Thy mouth.

I have had as great delight in the way of Thy testimonies : as in all manner of riches.

I will talk of Thy commandments : and have respect unto Thy ways.

My delight shall be in Thy statutes : and I will not forget Thy word.

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.



Retribue servo tuo.

O and keep unto Twydervant : that I may live,

Thy word. Open Thou mine eyes : that I may see the wondrous things of Thy law.

I am a stranger upon earth : 0 hide not Thy commandments from me.

My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire : that it hath alway unto Thy judgements.

Thou hast rebuked the proud : and cursed are they that do err from Thy commandments.

O turn from me shame and rebuke : for I have kept Thy testimonies.

Princes also did sit and speak against me : but Thy servant is occupied in Thy statutes.

For Thy testimonies are my delight : and my counsellors.

My soul cleaveth to the dust : O quicken Thou me, according to Thy word.

I have acknowledged my ways, and Thou heardest me : 0 teach me Thy statutes.

Make me to understand the way of Thy commandments : and so shall I talk of Thy wondrous works.

My soul melteth away for very heaviness : comfort Thou me according unto Thy word.

Take from me the way of lying : and cause Thou me to make much of Thy law.

I have chosen the way of truth : and Thy judgements have I laid before me.

I have stuck unto Thy testimonies : 0 Lord, confound me not.

I will run the way of Thy commandments : when Thou hast set my heart at liberty.

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.



Domine, quid multiplicati?
ORD, how are they increased that trouble me :


Many one there be that say of my soul : There is no help for him in his God.

But Thon, O Lord, art my defender : Thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.

I did call upon the Lord with my voice : and He heard me out of His holy hill.

I laid me down and slept, and rose up again : for the Lord sustained me.

I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people : that have set themselves against me round about.

Up, Lord, and help me, O my God : for Thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Salvation belongeth unto the Lord : and Thy blessing is upon Thy people.

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.



Dixit Dominus, MHE Lord said unto my Lord : Sit Thou on

Thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of Thy power out of Sion : be Thou ruler, even in the midst among Thine enemies.

In the day of Thy power shall the people offer Thee free-will offerings with an holy worship : the dew of Thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

The Lord sware, and will not repent : Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech.

The Lord upon Thy right hand : shall wound even kings in the day of His wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen; He shall

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