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promote thee, that thou shalt and look, whatsoever he doeth, possess the land : when the it shall prosper. ungodly shall perish, thou shalt As for the ungodly, it is not see it.

so with them, but they are like I myself have seen the un- the chaff which the wind scatgodly in great power, and tereth away from the face of flourishing like a green bay- the earth. tree.

Therefore the ungodly shall I went by, and lo, he was not be able to stand in the gone : I sought him, but his judgment, neither the sinners place could nowhere be found. in the congregation of the

Keep innocency, and take righteous. heed unto the thing that is right; But the LORD knoweth the for that shall bring a man peace way of the righteous ; and the at the last.

way of the ungodly shall perish. As for the transgressors, they shall perish together : and the

Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit? end of the ungodly is, they shall LORD, who shall dwell in be rooted out at the last.

thy tabernacle? or who shall But the salvation of the rest upon thy holy hill ? righteous cometh of the LORD, Even he that leadeth an un who is also their strength in corrupt life, and doeth the thing the time of trouble.

which is right, and speaketh the And the LORD shall stand by truth from his heart: them, and save them; he shall He that hath used no deceit deliver them from the ungodly, in his tongue, nor done evil to and shall save them, because his neighbour, and hath not they put their trust in him. slandered his neighbour :

He that setteth not by himself,

but is lowly in his own cyes, SELECTION V.

and maketh much of them that

fear the LORD: Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit.

He that sweareth unto his BLESSED is the man that neighbour, and disappointeth hath not walked in the counsel him not, though it were to his of the ungodly, nor stood in own hindrance : the way of sinners, and hath He that hath not given his not sat in the seat of the money upon usury, nor taken scornful :

reward against the innocent: But his delight is in the law Whoso doeth these things, of the LORD; and in his law shall never fall. will he exercise himself day

Psalm 91. Qui habitat. and night.

And he shall be like a tree WHOSO dwelleth under the planted by the water-side, that defence of the Most High, shall will bring forth his fruit in due abide under the shadow of the

Almighty. His leaf also shall not wither; I will say unto the LORD,

season.

eyes shalt

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Thou art my hope, and my him in trouble; I will deliver strong hold; my God, in him him, and bring him to honour. will I trust.

With long life will I satisfy For he shall deliver thee from him, and show him my salvation the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence.

SELECTION VI. He shall defend thee under

FROM Psalm 32. Beati, quorum. his wings, and thou shalt be

BLESSED is he whose safe under his feathers ; his faithfulness and truth shall be unrighteousness is forgiven,

and whose sin is covered. thy shield and buckler.

Blessed is the man unto whom Thou shalt not be afraid for

the Lord imputeth no sin, and any terror by night, nor for the

in whose spirit there is no guile. arrow that flieth by day ;

I will acknowledge my sin For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the

unto thee; and mine unright

eousness have I not hid. sickness that destroyeth in the

I said, I will confess my sins noon-day.

A thousand shall fall beside unto the LORD; and so thou thee, and ten thousand at thy forgavest the wickedness of my

sin. right hand; but it shall not

For this shall every one that come nigh thee. Yea, with thine

is godly make his prayer unto

time when thou thou behold, and see the reward thee, in of the ungodly.

mayest be found; but in the For thou, Lord, art my hope; great water floods they shall thou hast set thine house of

not come nigh him. defence very high.

Thou art a place to hide There shall no evil happen

me in; thou shalt preserve unto thee, neither shall

me from trouble ; thou shalt

any plague come nigh thy dwelling compass me about with songs For he shall give his angels

of deliverance.

I will inform thee, and teach charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

thee in the way wherein thou They shall bear thee in their shalt go; and I will guide thee

with mine eye. hands; that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

Great plagues remain for the Thou shalt go upon the lion ungodly; but whoso putteth and adder: the young lion and his trust in the Lord, mercy

embraceth him on every side. the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

Be glad, O ye righteous, and Because he hath set his love rejoice in the LORD; and be upon me, therefore will I joyful, all ye that are true of

heart. deliver him; I will set him up, because he hath known my

Psalm 130. De profundis.

OUT of the deep have I He shall call upon me, and I called unto thee, Õ LORD; will hear him; yea, I am with LORD, hear my voice.

name.

O let thine ears consider well

SELECTION VII. the voice of my complaint. If thou, LORD, wilt be ex

PSALM 23. Dominus regit me. treme to mark what is done THE LORD is my shepherd ; amiss, O LORD, who may abide therefore can I lack nothing. it ?

He shall feed me in a green For there is mercy with pasture, and lead me forth thee; therefore shalt thou be beside the waters of comfort. feared.

He shall convert my soul, I look for the LORD ; my and bring me forth in the paths soul doth wait for him; in his of righteousness for his name's word is my trust.

sake. My soul fleeth unto the LORD Yea, though I walk through before the morning watch ; the valley of the shadow of I say, before the morning death, I will fear no evil: for watch.

thou art with me; thy rod and O Israel, trust in the LORD ; thy staff comfort me. for with the LORD there is Thou shalt prepare a table mercy, and with him is plen- before me against them that teous redemption.

trouble me; thou hast anointed And he shall redeem Israel my head with oil, and my cup from all his sins.

shall be full.

But thy loving kindness and Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos.

mercy shall follow me all the I WILL lift up mine eyes days of my life; and I will unto the hills, from whence dwell in the house of the LORD cometh my help.

for ever. My help cometh even from

PSALM 34. Benedicam Domino the LORD, who hath made heaven and earth.

I WILL alway give thanks He will not suffer thy foot unto the LORD; his praise shall to be moved, and he that keep- ever be in my mouth. eth thee will not sleep.

My soul shall make her boast Behold, he that keepeth Israel in the LORD ; the humble shall shall neither slumber nor sleep. hear thereof, and be glad.

The LORD himself is thy O praise the LORD with me; keeper ; the LORD is thy defence and let us magnify his name upon thy right hand :

together. So that the sun shall not I sought the Lord, and he burn thee by day; neither the heard me; yea, he delivered me moon by night.

out of all my fear. The LORD shall preserve thee They had an eye unto him, from all evil; yea, it is even he and were lightened ; and their that shall keep thy soul. faces were not ashamed.

The LORD shall preserve thy Lo, the poor crieth, and the going out and thy coming in, LORD heareth him; yea, and from this time forth for ever- saveth him out of all his The angel of the LORD tar- they that put their trust in him rieth round about them that shall not be destitute. fear him, and delivereth them.

troubles.

more,

PSALM 65. Te decet hymnus. O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is : blessed is the man THOU, O GOD, art praised that trusteth in him.

in Sion; and unto thee shall O fear the LORD, ye that are the vow be performed in Jeruhis saints; for they that fear salem. him lack nothing.

Thou that hearest the prayer, The lions do lack, and suffer unto thee shall all flesh come. hunger ; but they who seek the My misdeeds prevail against LORD shall want no manner of me: O be thou merciful unto thing that is good.

our sins. Come, ye children, and heark- Blessed is the man whom en unto me; I will teach you thou choosest, and receivest the fear of the LORD.

unto thee: he shall dwell in thy What man is he that lusteth court, and shall be satisfied with to live, and would fain see good the pleasures of thy house, even days ?

of thy holy temple. Keep thy tongue from evil, Thou shalt show us wonder. and thy lips, that they speak ful things in thy righteousness, no guile.

O God of our salvation; thou Eschew evil, and do good ; that art the hope of all the ends seek peace, and ensue it. of the earth, and of them that

The eyes of the LORD are remain in the broad sea. over the righteous, and his ears Who in his strength setteth are open unto their prayers. fast the mountains, and is

The countenance of the LORD girded about with power. is against them that do evil, to Who stilleth the raging of root out the remembrance of the sea, and the noise of his them from the earth.

waves, and the madness of the The righteous cry, and the people. Lord heareth them, and deliver- They also that dwell in the eth them out of all their troubles. uttermost parts of the earth

The LORD is nigh unto those shall be afraid at thy tokens, who are of a contrite heart, and thou that makest the out-goings will save such as are of an of the morning and evening to humble spirit.

praise thee. Great are the troubles of Thou visitest the earth, and the righteous; but the LORD blessest it; thou makest it very delivereth him out of all. plenteous.

He keepeth all his bones, so The river of God is full of that not one of them is broken. water: thou preparest their

But misfortune shall slay the corn, for so thou providest for ungodly; and they that hate the earth. the righteous shall be desolate. Thou waterest her furrows;

The LORD delivereth the thou sendest rain into the little souls of his servants; and all valleys thereof; thou makest it

year with

soft with the drops of rain, and For one day in thy courts is blessest the increase of it. better than a thousand. Thou crownest the

I had rather be a door-keeper thy goodness, and thy clouds in the house of my God, than drop fatness.

to dwell in the tents of ungodThey shall drop upon the liness. dwellings of the wilderness, For the LORD God is a light and the little hills shall rejoice and defence; the LORD will give on every side.

grace and worship ; and no The folds shall be full of good thing shall he withhold sheep; the valleys also shall from them that live a godly stand so thick with corn, that life, they shall laugh and sing. O LORD God of hosts, blessed

is the man that putteth his trust

in thee, SELECTION VIII.

PSALM 85. Benedixisti, Domine, FROM PSALM 84. Quam dilecta !

LORD, thou art become O HOW amiable are thy gracious unto thy land; thou dwellings, thou LORD of hosts! hast turned away the captivity

My soul hath a desire and of Jacob. longing to enter into the courts Thou hast forgiven the offence of the LORD; my heart and of thy people, and covered all my flesh rejoice in the living their sins. God.

Thou hast taken away all thy Yea, the sparrow hath found displeasure, and turned thyself her an house, and the swallow from thy wrathful indignation. a nest, where she may lay her Turn us then, O God our young ; even thy altars, O LORD Saviour, and let thine anger of hosts, my King and my cease from us. God.

Wilt thou be displeased at us Blessed are they that dwell for ever? and wilt thou stretch in thy house; they will be out thy wrath from one generaalway praising thee.

tion to another ? Blessed is the man whose Wilt thou not turn again, and strength is in thee; in whose quicken us, that thy people may heart are thy ways.

rejoice in thee? Who going through the vale Show us thy mercy, O LORD of misery, use it for a well; and grant us thy salvation. and the pools are filled with I will hearken what the Lord water.

God will say concerning me; They will go from strength for he shall speak peace unto to strength, and unto the God his people, and to his saints, of gods appeareth every one that they turn not again. of them in Sion.

For his salvation is nigh O LORD God of hosts, hear them that fear him; that glory my prayer; hearken, O God may dwell in our land, of Jacob.

Mercy and truth are met

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