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4 It is the Lord, that ruleth
the sea ; the voice of the Lord is
mighty in operation : the voice of
the Lord is a glorious voice.

5 The voice of the Lord break-
eth the cedar-trees : yea, the Lord
breaketh the cedars of Libanus.

6 He maketh them also to skip

destroy me with the ungodly and i like a calf : Libanus also, and
wicked doers : which speak friend- j Sirion, like a young unicorn.

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Day 6.


Day 6.

7 The voice of the Lord divid-
eth the flames of fire; the voice
of the Lord shaketh the wilder-
ness : yea, the Lord shaketh the
wilderness of Cades.

8 The voice of the Lord maketh
the hinds to bring forth young,
and discovereth the thick bushes :
in his temple doth every man
speak of his honour.

9 The Lord sitteth above the
water-flood : and the Lord re-
maineth a King for ever.

10 The Lord shall give strength
unto his people : the Lord shall
give his people the blessing of

DAT 6. ffiarnintj $rager.
PSALM XXX. Exaltabo te, Domine.

I WILL magnify thee, Lord,
for thou hast set me up : and
not made my foes to triumph
over me.

2 Lord my God, I cried unto
thee : and thou hast healed me.

3 Thou, Lord, hast brought my
soul out of hell : thou hast kept
my life from them that go down
to the pit.

4 Sing praises unto the Lord, O
ye saints of his : and give thanks
unto him for a remembrance of
his holiness.

5 For his wrath endureth but
the twinkling of an eye, and in his
pleasure is life : heaviness may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said,
I shall never be removed : thou,
Lord, of thy goodness hast made
my hill so strong.

7 Thou didst turn thy face from
me : and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto thee, O
Lord : and gat me to my Lord
right humbly.

9 What profit is there in my
blood : when I go down to the pit ?

10 Shall the dust give thanks
unto thee : or shall it declare thy
truth ?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have
mercy upon me : Lord, be thou
my helper.

12 Thou hast turned my heavi-
ness into joy : thou hast put off
my sackcloth, and girded me with

13 Therefore shall every good
man sing of thy praise without
ceasing : O my God, I will give
thanks unto thee for ever.

PSALM XXXL In te, Domine, speravi.

IN thee, O Lord, have I put my
trust : let me never be put to
confusion, deliver me in thy right-

2 Bow down thine ear to me :
make haste to deliver me.

3 And be thou my strong rock,
and house of defence : that thou
mayest save me.

4 For thou art my strong rock,
and my castle : be thou also my
guide, and lead me for thy Name's

5 Draw me out of the net, that
they have laid privily for me : for
thou art my strength.

6 Into thy hands I commend
my spirit : for thou hast redeemed
me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

7 I have hated them that hold
of superstitious .vanities : and my
trust hath been in the Lord.

8 I will be glad, and rejoice in
thy mercy : for thou hast con-
sidered my trouble, and hast
known my soul in adversities.

9 Thou hast not shut me up
into the hand of the enemy : but
hast set my feet in a large room.

10 Have mercy upon me, O
Lord, for I am in trouble : and
mine eye is consumed for very
heaviness ; yea, my soul and my


Day 6.


Day 6.

11 For my life is waxen old with , keep them secretly in thy taber-

heaviness : and my years with

12 My strength faileth me, be-

cause of mine iniquity
bones are consumed.

and my

13 I became a reproof among
all mine enemies, but especially
among my neighbours : and they
of mine acquaintance were afraid
of me ; and they that did see me
without conveyed themselves from

14 I am clean forgotten, as a
dead man out of mind : I am be-
come like a broken vessel.

15 For I have heard the blas-
phemy of the multitude : and fear
is on every side, while they con-
spire together against me, and
take their counsel to take away
my life.

1G But my hope hath been in
thee, O Lord : I have said, Thou
art my God.

17 My time is in thy hand ; de-
liver me from the hand of mine
enemies : and from them that per-
secute me.

18 Shew thy servant the light
of thy countenance : and save me
for thy mercy's sake.

19 Let me not be confounded,
Lord, for I have called upon
thee : let the ungodly be put to
confusion, and be put to silence
in the grave.

20 Let the lying lips be put to
silence : which cruelly, disdainful-
ly, and despitefully, speak against
the righteous.

21 O how plentiful is thy good-

nacle from the strife of tongues.

23 Thanks be to the Lord : for
he hath shewed me marvellous
great kindness in a strong city.

24 And when I made haste, I
said : I am cast out of the sight
of thine eyes.

25 Nevertheless, thou heardest
the voice of my prayer : when I
cried unto thee.

26 O love the Lord, all ye his
saints : for the Lord preserveth
them that are faithful, and plen-
teously rewardeth the proud doer.

27 Be strong, and he shall es-
tablish your heart : all ye that put
your trust in the Lord.

DAT 6. Cbtnins $3rajjer.

PSALM XXXII. Beali, quorum.

BLESSED is he whose unright-
eousness is forgiven : and
whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom
the Lord imputeth no sin : and in
whose spirit there is no guile.

3 For while I held my tongue :
my bones consumed away through
my daily complaining.

4 For thy hand is heavy upon
me day and night : and my mois-
ture is like the drought in sum-

5 I will acknowledge my sin
unto thee : and mine unrighte-
ousness have I not hid.

6 I said, I will confess my sins
unto the Lord : and so thou for-
gavest the wickedness of my sin.

7 For this shall every one that
is godly make his prayer unto

ness, which thou hast laid up for thee, in a time when thou mayest
them that fear thee : and that bu found : but in the great water-
thou hast prepared for them that floods they shall not come nigh
put their trust in thee, even be- j him.
fore the sons of men !

22 Thou shalt hide them privi-
ly by thine own presence from the

provoking of all men : thou shalt

8 Thou art a place to hide me
in, thou shalt preserve me from
trouble : thou shalt compass me
about with songs of deliverance.

Ash \Vf dnes.
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Day 6.

9 I will inform thee, and teach
thee in the way wherein thou shalt
go : and I will guide thee with
mine eye.

10 Be ye not like to horse and
mule, which have no understand-
ing : whose mouths must be held
with bit and bridle, lest they fall
upon thee.

11 Great plagues remain for the
ungodly : but whoso putteth his
trust in the Lord, mercy embrac-
eth him on every side.

12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and
rejoice in the Lord : and be joy-
ful, all ye that are true of heart.

PSALM XXXIII. Eteultate, jueti.

REJOICE in the Lord, ye
righteous : for it becometh
well the just to be thankful.

2 Praise the Lord with harp :
sing praises unto him with the lute,
and instrument of ten strings.

3 Sing unto the Lord a new
song : sing praises lustily unto
him with a good courage.

4 For the word of the Lord is
true : and all his works are faithful.

5 He loveth righteousness and
judgment : the earth is full of the
goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were
the heavens made : and all the
hosts of them by the breath of his

7 He gathereth the waters of the
sea together , as it were upon an
heap : and layeth up the deep, as
in a treasure-house.

8 Let all the earth fear the
Lord : stand in awe of him, all ye
that dwell in the world.

9 Forhespake.and it was done :
he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord bringeth the coun-
sel of the heathen to nought : and
maketh the devices of the people
to be of none effect, and casteth
out the counsels of princes.


11 The counsel of the Lord shall
endure for ever : and the thoughts
of his heart from generation to

12 Blessed are the people, whose
God is the Lord Jehovah : and
blessed are the folk, that he hath
chosen to him to be his inheritance.

13 The Lord looked down from
heaven, and beheld all the chil-
dren of men : from the habitation
of his dwelling he considereth all
them that dwell on the earth.

14 He fashioneth all the hearts
of them : and understandeth all
their works.

15 There is no king that can
be saved by the multitude of an
host : neither is any mighty man
delivered by much strength.

16 A horse is counted but a
vain thing to save a man : neither
shall he deliver any man by his
great strength.

17 Behold, the eye of the Lord
is upon them that fear him : and
upon them that put their trust in
his mercy ;

18 To deliver their soul from
death : and to feed them in the
time of dearth.

19 Our soul hath patiently tar-
ried for the Lord : for he is our
help, and our shield.

20 For our heart shall rejoice
in him : because we have hoped
in his holy Name.

21 Let thy merciful kindness,
Lord, be upon us : like as we
do put our trust in thee.

PSALM XXXIV. Bencdicam Domino.

I WILL alway give thanks unto
the Lord : his praise shall ever
be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast
in the Lord : the humble shall
hear thereof, and be glad.

3 praise the Lord with me : and
let us magnify his Name together.


Day 6.

4 I sought the Lord, and he
heard me : yea, he delivered me
out of all my tear.

5 They had an eye unto him,
and were lightened : and their
faces were not ashamed.

6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the
Lord heareth him : yea, and sav-
eth him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord tar-
rieth round about them that fear
him : and delivereth them.

8 O taste, and see, how gracious
the Lord is : blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.

9 O fear the Lord, ye that are
his saints : for they that fear him
lack nothing.

10 The lions do lack, and suffer
hunger : but they who seek the
Lord shall want no manner of

thing that is good.

11 Come, ye children, and heark-
en unto me : I will teach you the
fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that lusteth
to live


13 Keep thy tongue from evil :


20 He keepeth all his bones : so
that not one of them is broken.

21 But misfortune shall slay
the ungodly : and they that hate
the righteous shall be desolate.

22 The Lord delivereth the souls
of his servants : and all they that
put their trust in him shall not be

DAY 7. fHornina $ragtr.
PSALM XXXV. Judica, Domine.

PLEAD thou my cause, Lord,
with them that strive with
me : and fight thou against them
that fight against me.

2 Lay hand upon the shield and
buckler : and stand up to help

3 Bring forth the spear, and
stop the way against them that

persecute me : say unto my soul,
I am thy salvation.

4 Let them be confounded, and
put to shame, that seek after my
soul : let them be turned back,

and would fain see good and brought to confusion, that
imagine mischief for me.

5 Let them be as the dust before

and thy lips, chat they speak no

14 Eschew evil, and do good :
seek peace, and ensue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are
over the righteous : and his ears
are open unto their prayers.

16 The countenance of the Lord
is against them that do evil : to
root out the remembrance of them
from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the
Lord heareth them : and deliver-
eth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a contrite heart : and
will save such as be of an hum-
ble spirit.

19 Great are the troubles of the
righteous : but the Lord deliver-
eth him out of alL

the wind : and the angel of the
Lord scattering them.

6 Let their way be dark and
slippery : and let the angel of the
Lord persecute them.

7 For they have privily laid
their net to destroy me without
a cause : yea, even without a cause
have they made a pit for my soul.

8 Let a sudden destruction come
upon him unawares, and his net,
that he hath laid privily, catch
himself : that he may fall into his
own mischief.

9 And, my soul, be joyful in
the Lord : it shall rejoice in his

10 All my bones shall say, Lord,
who is like unto thee, who deli-
verest the poor from him that is
too strong for him : yea, the poor,


Day 7.


Day 7.

and 'him that is in misery, from
him that spoileth him ?

11 False witnesses did rise up :
they laid to my charge things that
I knew not.

12 They rewarded me evil for
good : to the great discomfort of
my soul.

13 Nevertheless, when they were
sick, I put on sackcloth, and hum-
bled my soul with fasting : and
my prayer shall turn into mine
own bosom.

14 I behaved myself as though
it had been my friend, or my bro-
ther : I went heavily, as one that
mourneth for his mother.

15 But in mine adversity they
rejoiceil, and gathered themselves
together : yea, the very abjects
came together against me una-
wares, making mouths at me, and
ceased not.

16 With the flatterers were busy
mockers : who gnashed upon me
with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou
look upon this : O deliver my
soul from the calamities which
they bring on me, and my darling
from the lions.

18 So will I give thee thanks
in the great congregation : I will
praise thee among much people.

19 O let not them that are mine
enemies triumph over me ungod-
ly : neither let them wink with
their eyes that hate me without a

20 And why ? their communing
is not for peace : but they imagine
deceitful words against them that
are quiet in the land.

21 They gaped upon me with
their mouths, and said : Fie on
thee, fie on thee, we saw it with
our eyes.

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord :
hold not thy tongue then, go not
far from me, Lord.

23 Awake, and stand up to
judge my quarrel : avenge thou
my cause, my God, and my Lord.

24 Judge me, O Lord my God,
according to thy righteousness :
and let them not triumph over

25 Let them not say in their
hearts, There, there, so would we
have it : neither let them say, We
have devoured him.

26 Let them be put to confu-
sion and shame together, that
rejoice at my trouble : let them
be clothed with rebuke and dis-
honour, that boast themselves
against me.

27 Let them be glad and re-
joice, that favour my righteous
dealing : yea, let them say alway,
Blessed be the Lord," who hath
pleasure in the prosperity of his

28 And as for my tongue, it
shall be talking of thy righteous-
ness : and of thy praise all the day

PSALM XXXVI. Dixit inJHStus.

~\/f Y heart sheweth me the wick-
JLfJL edness of the ungodly : that
there is no fear of God before his

2 For he flattereth himself in
his own sight : until his abomin-
able sin be found out.

3 The words of his mouth are
unrighteous, and full of deceit :
he hath left off to behave himself
wisely, and to do good.

4 He imagineth mischief upon
his bed, and hath set himself in
no good way : neither doth he
abhor any thing that is evil.

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reach-
eth unto the heavens : and thy
faithfulness unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteousness standeth
like the strong mountains : thy
judgments are like the great deep.


Day 7.


Day 7.

7 Thou, Lord, shall save both
man and beast ; How excellent is
thy mercy, O God : and the chil-
dren of men shall put their trust
under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They shall be satisfied with
the plenteousn ess of thy house :
and thou shall give them drink
of thy pleasures, as out of the

9 For with thee is the well of
life : and in thy light shall we see

10 O continue forth thy loving-
kindness unto them that know
thee : and thy righteousness unto
them that are true of heart.

11 let not the foot of pride
come against me : and let not the
hand of the ungodly cast me down.

12 There are they fallen, all
that work wickedness : they are
cast down, and shall not be able
to stand.

DAT 7. flrbcnintj ^ragrr.
PSALM XXXVII. yoli ctmulari.

FRET not thyself because of
the ungodly : neither be thou
envious against the evil doers.

2 For they shall soon be cut
down like the grass : and be wi-
thered even as the green herb.

3 Put thou thy trust in the
Lord, and be doing good : dwell
in the land, and verily thou shall
be fed.

4 Delight thou in the Lord :
and he shall give thee thy heart's

5 Commit thy way unto the
Lord, and put thy trust in him :
and he shall bring it to pass.

6 He shall make thy righteous-
ness, as clear as the light : and thy
just dealing as the noon-day.

7 Hold thee still in the Lord,
and abide patiently upon him :
but grieve not thyself at him,
whose way doth prosper, against

the man tliat doeth after evil

8 Leave off from wrath, and
let go displeasure : fret not thy-
self, else shall thou be moved to
do evil.

9 Wicked doers shall be rooted
out : and they that patiently abide
the Lord, those shall inherit the

10 Yet a little while, and the
ungodly shall be clean gone : thou
shall look after his place, and he
shall be away.

11 But the meek-spiriled shall
possess the earth : and shall be
refreshed in the multitude of

12 The ungodly seeketh coun-
sel against the just : and gnasheth
upon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh him
to scorn : for he hath seen that
his day is coming.

14 The ungodly have drawn
out the sword, and have bent
their bow : to cast down the poor
and needy, and to slay such as are
of a right conversation.

15 Their sword shall go through
their own heart : and their bow
shall be broken.

Id A small thing that the righ-
teous hath : is better than great-
riches of the ungodly.

17 For the arms of the ungodly
shall be broken : and the Lord
upholdeth the righteous.

18 The Lord knoweth the days
of the godly : and their inherit-
ance shall endure for ever.

19 They shall not be confound-
ed in the perilous time : and in
the days of dearth they shall have

20 As. for the ungodly, they
shall perish ; and the enemies of
the Lord shall consume as the fat
of lambs : yea, even as the smoke^
shall they consume away.


Day 7.


Day 8.

21 The ungodly borroweth, and
payeth not again : but the righte-
ous is merciful, and liberal.

22 Such as are blessed of God
shall possess the land : and they
that are cursed of him shall be
rooted out.

23 The Lord ordereth a good
man's going : and make t h his way
acceptable to himself.

24 Though he fall, he shall not
be cast away : for the Lord up-
holdeth him with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now
am old : and yet saw 1 never the
righteous forsaken, nor his seed
begging their bread.

26 The righteous is ever mer-
ciful, and lendeth : and his seed
is blessed.

27 Flee from evil, and do the
thing that is good : and dwell for

28 For the Lord loveth the
thing that is right : he forsaketh
not his that be godly, but they
are preserved for ever.

29 The unrighteous shall be
punished : as for the seed of the
ungodly, it shall be rooted out.

30 Therighteous shall inherit the
land : and dwell therein for ever.

31 The mouth of the righteous
is exercised in wisdom : and his
tongue will be talking of judg-

32 The law of his God is in his
heart : and his goings shall not

33 The ungodly seeth the righ-
teous : and seeketh occasion to
slay him.

34 The Lord will not leave him
in his hand : nor condemn him
when he is judged.

35 Hope thou in the Lord, and
keep his way, and he shall pro-
mote thee, that thou shalt possess
the land : when the ungodly shall
perish, thou shalt see it.

36 I myself have seen the
ungodly in great power : and
flourishing like A green bay-tree.

37 I went by, and lo, he was
gone : I sought him, but his place
could no where be found.

38 Keep innocency, and take
heed unto the thing that is right :
for that shall bring a man peace
at the last

39 As for the transgressors, they
shall perish together : and the end
of the ungodly is, they shall be
rooted out at the last.

40 But the salvation of the
righteous cometh of the Lord :
who is also their strength in the
time of trouble.

41 And the Lord shall stand by
them, and save them : he shall
deliver them from the ungodly,
and shall save them, because they
put their trust in him.

DAT 8. Corning ^ragrr.

PSALM XXXVI II. Dontine, ne M

|3IJT me not to rebuke, O Lord,
-L in thine anger : neither chas-
ten me in thy heavy displeasure.

2. For thine arrows stick fast in
me : and thy hand presseth me

3 There is no health in my
flesh, because of thy displeasure :
neither is there any rest in my
bones, by reason of my sin.

4 For my wickednesses are gone
over my head : and are like a sore
burden, too heavy for me to bear.

5 My wounds stink, and are
corrupt : through my foolishness.

6 I am brought into so great
trouble and misery : that I go
mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are tilled with
a sore disease : and there is no
whole part in my body.

8 I am feeble, and sore smit-
ten : I have roared for the very
disquietness of my heart.


Day 8.


Day a

desire : and my groaning is not
hid from thee.

10 My heart panteth, my strength
hath failed me : and the sight of
mine eyes is gone from me.

11 My lovers and my neigh-
bours did stand looking upon my
trouble : and my kinsmen stood
afar off.

12 They also that sought after
my life laid snares for me : and
they that went about to do me
evil talked of wickedness, and
imagined deceit all the day long.

13 As for ine, I was like a deaf
man, and heard not : and as one
that is dumb, who doth not open
his mouth.

141 became even as a man that
heareth not : and in whose mouth
are no reproofs.

15 For in thee, Lord, have I
put my trust : thou shall answer
ibr me, O Lord my God.

16 I have required that they,
even mine enemies, should not
triumph over me : for when my
foot slipped, they rejoiced greatly
against me.

17 And I, truly, am set in the
plague : and my heaviness is ever
in my sight.

18 For 1 will confess my wick-
edness : and be sorry for my sin.

19 But mine enemies live, and
are mighty : and they that hate me
wrongfully are many in number.

20 They also that reward evil
for good are against me : because
1 follow the thing that good is.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord my
God : l>e not thou far from me.

22 Haste thee to help me : O
Lord (iod of my salvation.

PSALM XXXIX. Dixi, custodian.

I SAID, I will take heed to my
ways : that I offend not in my

2 I will keep my mouth as it
were with a bridle : while the
ungodly is in my sight.

3 I held my tongue, and spake
nothing : I kept silence, yea, even
from good words ; but it was pain
and grief to me.

4 My heart was hot within me,
and while I was thus musing the
fire kindled : and at the last I
spake with my tongue ;

5 Lord, let me know mine end,
and the number of my days : that
I may be certified how long I have
to live.

6 Behold, thou hast made my
days as it were a span long : and
mine age is even as nothing in
respect of thee ; and verily every
man living is altogether vanity.

7 For man walketh in a vain
shadow, and disquieteth himself
in vain : he heapeth up riches,
and cannot tell who shall gather

8 And now, Lord, what is my
hope : truly my hope is even in

9 Deliver me from all mine
offences : and make me not a
rebuke unto the foolish.

10 I became dumb, and opened
not my mouth : for it was thy

11 Take thy plague away from
me : I am even consumed by the
means of thy heavy hand.

12 When thou with rebukes
dost chasten man for sin, thou
makest his beauty to consume
away, like as it were a moth fret-
ting a garment : every man there-
fore is but vanity.

13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and
with thine ears consider my call-
ing : hold not thy peace at my

14 For I am a stranger with
thee : and a sojourner, as all my
fathers were.



Good Fridav,
M Pr.


Day 8.

150 spare me a little, that I
may recover my strength : before
I go hence, and be no more seen.


Expectant expectavi.
for the

I WAITED patiently
Lord : and he inclined unto
me, and heard my calling.

2 He brought me also out of
the horrible pit, out of the mire
and clay : and set my feet upon
the rock, and ordered my go-

3 And he hath put a new song
in my mouth : even a thanksgiv-
ing unto our God.

4 Many shall see it, and fear :
and shall put their trust in the

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