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P.SALMS OF DAVID.
THE FIRST DAY.
in the way
Morning Prayer. PSALM I. Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c. BLE LESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood
sinners : and hath not sat in the seat of the scorpful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side : that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
4 His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
PSALM II. Quare fremuerunt gentes ? WHX do the heathen so furiously rage to
gether : and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together : against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
3 Let us break their bonds asunder : and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn : the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath : and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my King : upon my holy hill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me : Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance : and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron : and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, 0 ye kings : be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
PSALM III. Domine, quid multiplicati! LORD, how are they increased that trouble
me : many are they that rise against me. 2 Many one there be that say of my soul : There is no help for him in his God.
3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender : thou art my worship, and the lifter
head. 4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice : and he heard me out of his holy hill,
5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again: for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people : that have set themselves against me round about.
7 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.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord : and thy blessing is upon thy people.
PSALM IV. Cum invocarem. HEA
EAR me when I call, O God of my right
eousness : thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer,
2 0 ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing ?
3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly : when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness : and put your trust in the Lord.
6 There be many that say : Who will shew us any good ?
7 Lord, lift thou up : the light of thy countenance upon us. 8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart : since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil, increased.
9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
PSALM V. Verba mea auribus. PONDER my words, O Lord : consider my
20 hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God : for unto thee will I make my prayer.
3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord : early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight : for thou hatest all them that work vanity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing : the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy : and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies : make thy way plain before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth : their inward parts are very wickedness.
10 Their throat is an open sepulchre : they flatter with their tongue.
11 Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations : cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness ; for they have rebelled against thee.
12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;
13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous : and with thy favourable kinduess wilt thou defend him as with a shield.
PSALM VI. Domine, ne in furore. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation :
chasten 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak : 0 Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?
4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul : 0 save me for thy mercy's sake.
5 For in death no man remembereth thee : and who will give thee thanks in the pit ?
6 I am weary of my groaning; every night wash I my bed : and water my couch with my tears.
7 My beauty is gone for very trouble : and worn away because of all mine enemics.
8 Away from me, all ye that work vanity : for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my petition : the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed : they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.
PSALM VII. Domine, Deus meus. O
LORD my God, in thee have I put my
trust : save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;
2 Lest he devour my soul, like a lion, and tear it in pieces : while there is none to help.