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M. With Him is wisdom and strength:
C. He hath counsel and understanding.
When He giveth quietness, who then can make trouble ?

When He hideth His face who then can behold Him?
Behold, He breaketh down and it cannot be built again;

He shutteth up a man and there can be no opening.
He discovereth deep things out of darkness,

And everything that is hid bringeth He forth to light.
Dominion and fear are with Him;

He maketh peace in His high places.
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place:

He hangeth the earth upon nothing.
He hath compassed the waters with bounds,

Until day and night come to an end.
The pillars of heaven tremble, and are astonished at His

reproof;
He divideth the sea by His power.
By His spirit hath He garnished the heavens:

His hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
Lo, these are a part of His ways, but how little is heard of

Him!

The thunder of His power who can understand ! All. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the

power and the glory forever and ever. Choir. · Amen.

XI.

M.

c.

Oh, Lord, Thou hast searched me and known me;

Thou knowest my down-sitting and my uprising;
Thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art

acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,

But, lo! O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.
Thou besettest me behind and before,

And layest Thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me:

It is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go from Thy spirit ?

Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, Thou are there:

If I make my bed in the grave, behold Thou art there:
If I take the wings of the morning,

And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there shall Thy hand lead me,

And Thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me,

Even the night shall be light about me,
Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee, the night shineth as

the day-
The darkness and the light are both alike to Thee,

M. I will praise Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, c. Marvellous are Thy works, and that my soul knoweth

right well.
How precious are Thy thoughts unto me, O God!

How great is the sum of them,
If I should count them they are more in number than th

sand:
When I awake, I am still with Thee.
Search me, O God! and know my heart;

Try me and know my thoughts;
And see if there be any wicked way in me,

And lead me in the way everlasting.
All. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the

power and the glory forever and ever. Choir. Amen.

OR

All. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart

be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my

Redeemer. Choir. Amen.

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O God! Thou art my God,

Early will I seek Thee.
As the heart panteth after the water brooks,

So thirsteth my soul for Thee, O God !
When Thou saidst, seek ye My face,

Our hearts replied, Thy face Lord will we seek.
Seek the Lord while He may be found,

Call ye upon Him while He is near.
Ye shall seek Me and find Me,

When ye shall search for Me with all your hearts.
Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find,

Knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh unto you.

Cleanse your hands and purify your hearts.
Acquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace,

Commune with your own heart and be still.
Who is wise that he may understand these things?

Prudent, that he may know them?
For the ways of the Lord are right,

And the just shall walk in them.
If thou criest after knowledge,

And liftest up thy voice for understanding,
If thou seekest for it as for silver,

And searchest for it as for hidden treasure,

M. Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord,
C. And find out the knowledge of God.
O God! so teach us to number our days,

That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

And the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
The path of the just is as the shining light,

That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Great peace have they who love Thy law,

And nothing shall offend them.
Mark the perfect man and behold the upright;

The end of that man is peace.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,

Whose heart is stayed on Thee.
Trust in the Lord forever,

For in the Lord our God is everlasting strength.
All. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the

power and the glory forever and ever. Choir. Amen.

OR

AU. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart

be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.

Choir. Amen.

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