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7 I am a companion of all them that fear thee : and keep thy commandments.

8 The earch O Lord, is full of thy mercy : O teach me thy statutes.

Bonitatem fecifti.
Lord, thou hast dealt graciousy with thy servant : ac--

cording unto thy word.
2 O learn me true understanding and knowledge : for I
have believed thy commandments.

3 Before I was troubled, I went wrong': but now have I kept thy word.

4 Thou art good and gracious : O teach me thy statutes.

5 The proud have imagined a lie against me : but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.

6 Their heart is as fat as brawn: but my delight hath been in thy law.

7 It is good for me that I have been in trouble: that I may learn thy statutes.

8 The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me : than thousands of gold and silver.



Manus tuæ fecerunt me.
WHY hands have made me and falhioned me: o give

me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

2 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me : bccause I have put my trust in thy word.

3 1 know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right : and that thou of very faithfulness haft cauted me to be troubled.

4 O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort : according to thy word unto thy servant.

5 let thy loving mercies conie unto me, that I may live : for thy law is my delight.

6 Let the proud, bé confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me : but I will be occupied in thy commandments.

7 Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies : be turned unto me.

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8 O let my heart be found in thy statutes : that I be riot alhamed.

Defecit anima mea.
Y soul hath longed for thy salvation : and I have a

good hope because of thy word. 2 Mine eyes long fore for thy word : saying, 0 when wilt thou comfort me?

3 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke : yet do I hot forget thy statutes.

4 How many are the days of thy servant : when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me.

5 The proud have digged pits for me : which are not af. ter thy law.

6 áll thy commandments are true : they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.

7 They had almost made an end of me upon earth : but I forsook not thy commandments.

8 O quicken me after thy loving-kindness i and so Ihall I keep the teftimonies of thy mouth.

In æternum, Domine.
Lord, thy word: endurech for ever in heaven.

2 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another : thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.

3 They continue this day according to thine ordinance : for all things serve thee.

4 If my delight had not been in thy law: I should have perished in my trouble.

5 I will never forget thy commandments : for with them thou hast quickened me.

6 I am thine ; O save me : for I have fought thy commandments.

7 The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me : but I will consider thy testimonies.

8 I see that all things come to an end: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

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Lily needs in vit have I unto thy law : all the day long


ILLUSTRATED AND EXPLAINED. 2 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies : for they are ever with me.

3 I have more understanding than my teachers : for thy testimonies are my ftudy.

4 I am wiser than the aged : because I keep thy commandments.

5 I have refrained my feet from every evil way : that I may keep thy word.

6. I have not shrunk from thy judgments : for thou teachest me.

7 O how sweet are thy words unto my throat : yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouch !

8 Through thy commandments I get understanding : therefore I hate all evil ways.

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Lucerna pedibus meis.
WHY word is a lantern unto my feet: and a light unto

my paths.
2 I have sworn and am stedfastly purposed : to keep thy
righteous judgments-

3 I am troubled above measure : quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.

4 Let the free-will-offerings of my mouth please thee : O Lord: and teach me thy judgments.

5 My soul is alway in my hand : yet do I not forget thy

6 The ungodly have laid a snare for me: but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.

7 Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever : and why ? they are the very joy of my heart.

8 I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway: even unto the end.

Iniquos odio bahui.
Hate them that imagine evil things : but thy law do I



2 Thou art my defence and shield : and my trust is in thy word.

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3 Away from me, ye wicked : I will keep the commandments of my God.

O ftablish me according to thy word, that I may live : and let me not be disappointed of my hope.

5 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe : yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.

6 Thou haft troden down all them that depart from thy statutes : for they imagine but deceit.

7. Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross : therefore I love thy testimonies.

8 My Aesh trembleth for fear of thee : and I am afraid of thy judgments.

Feci judicium. Deal with the thing that is lawful and right: 0 Give me not over unto mine oppressors.

2 Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good : that the proud do me no wrong.

3 Mine eyes are wafted away with looking for thy health : and for the word of thy righteousnefs.

4 O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy : and teach me thy statutes.

5 I am thy servant; O grant me understanding : that I may know thy teftimonies.

6 It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand : for they have destroyed thy law.

7 For I love thy commandments : above gold and precious stone.

8 Therefore hold I straight all thy commandiments : and all false ways 1 utterly abhor.

WHY testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul

keep chem. 2 When thy word goeth forth : it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.

3 I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath : for my delight was in thy commandments.

4 O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me: * thou ufest to do unto those that love thy Name.

5. Order my steps in thy word : and fo Ahall no wicked nels have dominion dyer me.

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555 6 O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men : and so shall I keep thy commandments.

7 Shew the light of thy countenance upon thy servant : and teach me thy ftatuces.

8 Mine eyes gush out with water : because men keep not thy law.

Justus es, Domine.
Ighteous art thou, O Lord : and true is thy judgment.

2 The teftimonies that thou hast commanded : are exceeding righteous and true,

3 My zeal hath even consumed me : because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

4 Thy word is tried to the uttermoft ; and thy servant lovech it.

51 am small and of no reputation ; yet do I not forget thy commandments.

6 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness : and thy law is the truth.

z Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me: yet is my delight in thy commandments.

8 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: 0 grant me understanding, and'I shall live.



Clamavi in toto corde meo. Call with my whole heart : hear me, O Lord; I will keep thy statutes. 2 Yea, even unto thee do I call : help me, and I shall keep thy teftimonies.

3 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee : for in thy word is my trust.

4 Mine eyes prevent the night-watches : that I might be occupied in thy words.

5 Hear my voice, O Lord, according unto thy lovingkindness: quicken me according as thou art wont.

6 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me: and are far from thy law.

7 Be thou nigh at hand, O Lorc : for all thy commandments are crue.

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