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together : righteousness and His lightnings gave shine unto peace have kissed each other. the world; the earth saw it,
Truth shall flourish out of the and was afraid. earth, and righteousness hath The hills melted like wax at looked down from heaven. the presence of the LORD ; at
Yea, the LORD shall show the presence of the LORD of the loving kindness; and our land whole earth. shall give her increase.
The heavens have declared Righteousness shall go before his righteousness, and all the him; and he shall direct his people have seen his glory. going in the way.
Confounded be all they that
worship carved images, and PSALM 93. Dominus regnavit.
that delight in vain gods : THE LORD is king, and worship him, all ye gods. hath put on glorious apparel ; Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; the Lord hath put on his and the daughters of Juda were apparel, and girded himself with glad, because of thy judgments, strength.
O LORD. He hath made the round
For thou, LORD, art higher world so sure, that cannot be than all that are in the earth; moved.
thou art exalted far above all Ever since the world began, gods. hath thy seat been prepared : O ye that love the LORD, see Thou art from everlasting. that ye hate the thing which is
The floods are risen, O LORD, evil : the LORD preserveth the the floods have lift up their souls of his saints; he shall voice; the floods lift up their deliver them from the hand of
the ungodly. The waves of the sea are There is sprung up a light mighty, and rage horribly; but for the righteous, and joyful yet the LORD, who dwelleth on gladness for such as are true. high, is mightier.
hearted. Thy testimonies, O LORD,
Rejoice in the LORD, ye are very sure : holiness be- righteous, and give thanks for cometh thine house for ever.
a remembrance of his holiness. Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit.
THE LORD is king, the earth SELECTION IX. may be glad thereof; yea, the
PSALM 8. Domine, Dominus noster. multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.
O LORD, our Governor, how Clouds and darkness are excellent is thy name in all the round about him; righteousness world ; thou that hast set thy and judgment are the habitation glory above the heavens ! of his seat.
Out of the mouth of very There shall go a fire before babes and sucklings hast thou him, and burn up his enemies ordained strength, because of on every side.
thine enemies, that thou might
est still the enemy and the He gathereth the waters of avenger.
the sea together, as it were For I will consider thy upon an heap ; and layeth heavens, even the works of thy up the deep, as in a treasurefingers; the moon and the stars house. which thou hast ordained.
Let all the earth fear the What is man, that thou art LORD; stand in awe of him, all mindful of him ? and the son of ye that dwell in the world : man, that thou visitest him ? For he spake, and it wa
Thou madest him lower than done ; he commanded, and i the angels, to crown him with stood fast. glory and worship.
Thou makest him to have From Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum. dominion of the works of thy O PRAISE the Lord, for it hands; and thou hast put all is a good thing to sing praises things in subjection under his unto our God; yea, a joyful feet;
and pleasant thing it is to be All sheep and oxen; yea, and thankful. the beasts of the field;
The LORD doth build up The fowls of the air, and the Jerusalem, and gather together fishes of the sea; and what the outcasts of Israel. soever walketh through the He healeth those that are paths of the seas.
broken in heart, and giveth O LORD, our Governor, how medicine to heal their sickness. excellent is thy name in all the
He telleth the number of the world !
stars, and calleth them all by
their names. FROM PSALM 33. Exultate, justi.
Great is our LORD, and great REJOICE in the Lord, O ye is his power ; yea, and his righteous ; for it becometh well wisdom is infinite. the just to be thankful.
The LORD setteth up the Praise the Lord with harp; meek, and bringeth the ungodly sing praises unto him with the down to the ground. lute, and instrument of ten O sing unto the Lord with strings.
thanksgiving; sing praises upon Sing unto the Lord a new the harp unto our God; song ; sing praises unto him Who covereth the heaven with a good courage.
with clouds, and prepareth rain For the word of the Lord for the earth; and maketh the is true, and all his works are grass to grow upon the mounfaithful.
tains, and the herb for the use He loveth righteousness and of men ; judgment; the earth is full of Who giveth fodder unto the the goodness of the Lord. cattle, and feedeth the young
By the word of the LORD ravens that call upon him. were the heavens made, and all The Lord's delight is in the hosts of them by the breath those who fear him, and put of his mouth.
their trust in his mercy.
Praise the LORD, O Jerusa
SELECTION X. lem; praise thy God, O Sion.
FROM PSALM 96. Cantate Domino. For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath O SING unto the LORD a blessed thy children within thee. new song; sing unto the LORD,
He maketh peace in thy all the whole earth. borders, and filleth thee with Sing unto the LORD, and the flour of wheat.
praise his name; be telling He sendeth forth his com- of his salvation from day to mandment upon earth, and his day. word runneth very swiftly.
Declare his honour unto the He giveth snow like wool, heathen, and his wonders unto and scattereth the hoar-frost all people. like ashes.
For the Lord is great, and He casteth forth his ice like cannot worthily be praised; he morsels; who is able to abide is more to be feared than ali his frost?
gods. He sendeth out his word,
PSALM 148. Laudate Dominum. and melteth them : he bloweth with his wind, and the waters O PRAISE the LORD of flow.
heaven; praise him in the He showeth his word unto height. Jacob, his statutes and ordi- Praise him, all ye angels of nances unto Israel.
his; praise him, all his host. He hath not dealt so with Praise him, sun and moon; any nation; neither have the praise him, all ye stars and heathen knowledge of his laws. light.
Praise him, all ye heavens, FROM PSALM 57. Miserere mei, Deus.
and ye waters that are above SET up thyself, O God, above the heavens. the heavens; and thy glory Let them praise the name of above all the earth.
the LORD; for he spake the My heart is fixed, O God, my word, and they were made; he heart is fixed; I will sing and commanded, and they were give praise.
created. Awake up, my glory; awake, He hath made them fast for lute and harp; I myself will ever and ever; he hath given awake right early.
them a law which shall not be I will give thanks unto thee, broken. O LORD, among the people ; Praise the Lord upon earth, and I will sing unto thee among ye dragons, and all deeps ; the nations.
Fire and hail, snow and vaFor the greatness of thy mer- pours, wind and storm, fulfilling ey reacheth unto the heavens, his word; and thy truth unto the clouds. Mountains and all hills; fruit
Set up thyself, O God, above ful trees and all cedars; the heavens; and thy glory Beasts and all cattle; worms above all the earth.
and feathered fowls;
Kings of the earth and alljet Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at people; princes and all judges Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and
Fasts, instead of the Venite Exultemus, of the world ;
when any of the foregoing Selections are Young men and maidens, old to follow instead of the Psalms, as in the men and children, praise the name of the LORD; for his name
CHRISTMAS-DAY, only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.
FROM PSALMS 45, 89, 110, He shall exalt the horn of THY seat, O God, endureth his people : all his saints shall for ever; the sceptre of thy praise him ; even the children kingdom is a right sceptre. of Israel, even the people that Thou hast loved righteousserveth him,
ness, and hated iniquity; where
fore God, even thy God, hath FROM Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. anointed thee with the oil of O SING unto the LORD a
gladness above thy fellows. new song; let the congregation the loving kindness of the Lord;
My song shall be alway of of saints praise him. Let Israel rejoice in him
with my mouth will I ever be that made him; and let the showing thy truth, from one children of Sion be joyful in generation to another. their King.
For I have said, Merey shall Let them praise his name in'
be set up for ever; thy truth
shalt thou establish in the the dance ; let them sing praises
heavens, unto him with tabret and harp. For the Lord hath pleasure the Holy One of Israel is our
The LORD is our defence; in his people, and helpeth the
Thou spakest sometime in PSALM 150. Laudate Dominum.
visions unto thy saints, and
saidst, I have laid help upon O PRAISE God in his holi- one that is mighty, I have ness ; praise him in the firma- exalted one chosen out of the ment of his power.
people. Praise him in his noble acts; I will set his dominion in the praise him according to his sea, and his right hand in the excellent greatness.
floods. Praise him in the sound of And I will make him my first the trumpet; praise him upon born, higher than the kings of the lute and harp.
the earth. Praise him in the cymbals
The LORD said unto my and dances ; praise him upon LORD, Sit thou on my right the strings and pipe.
hand, until I make thine enemies Praise him upon the well thy footstool. tuned cymbals ; praise him The LORD shall send the rod upon the loud cymbals. of thy power out of Sion; be
Let every thing that hath thou ruler, even in the midst breath praise the LORD.
among thine enemies.
In the day of thy power shall GOOD-FRIDAY. the people offer thee free-will
FROM Psalms 22, 69, 40. offerings with an holy worship: the dew of thy birth is of the MY God, my God, look upon womb of the morning,
me: why hast thou forsaken The LORD sware, and will not me? and art so far from my repent, Thou art a priest for health, and from the words of ever, after the order of Mel- my complaint ? chizedec.
But thou art holy, 0 thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
I am a worm, and no man; ASH-WEDNESDAY. a reproach of men, and despised
of the people. FROM Psalms 32, 38, 130.
All they that see me laugh BLESSED is he whose me to scorn; they shoot out the unrighteousness is forgiven, lip, they shake the head, saying, and whose sin is coyered. He trusted in God, that he
Blessed is the unto would deliver him ; let him whom the LORD imputeth no deliver him, if he will have him. sin, and in whose spirit there is The counsel of the wicked no guile.
layeth siege against me; they Put me not to rebuke, o pierced my hands and my feet. LORD, in thine anger ; neither They part my garments chasten me in thy heavy dis- among them, and cast lots upon pleasure :
my vesture. For thine arrows stick fast in But be not thou far from me, me, and thine hand presseth O LORD : O my strength, haste
thee to help me. My wickednesses are gone Thy rebuke hath broken my over my head, and are like a heart; I am full of heaviness": sore burden, too heavy for me I looked for some to have pity to bear.
on me, but there was no man; I will confess my wickedness, neither found I any to comfort and be sorry
sin. Haste thee to help me, O They gave me gall to eat; Lord God of my salvation. and when I was thirsty, they
Out of the deep have I called gave me vinegar to drink. unto thee, O LORD; LORD, hear Sacrifice and meat-offering
thou wouldest not; but mine Let thine ears be attentive to ears hast thou opened. the voice of my supplications. Burnt-offerings and sacrifice
If thou, LORD, shouldest for sin hast thou not required : be extreme to mark what is Then said I, Lo, I come; done amiss, O LORD, who shall In the volume of the book it stand ?
is written of me, that I should But there is forgiveness fulfil thy will, O GOD: I am with thee, that thou mayest be content to do it; yea, thy law feared.
is within my heart.