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into the similitude of a calf that
eateth hay.

21 And they forgat God their
Saviour : who had done so great
things in Egypt ;

22 Wondrous works in the land
of Ham : and fearful things by the
Eed sea.

23 So he said, he would have
destroyed them, had not Moses
his chosen stood before him in
the gap : to turn away his wrath-
ful indignation, lest he should
destroy them.

24 Yea, they thought scorn of
that pleasant land : and gave no
credence unto his word ;

25 But murmured in their tents :
and hearkened not unto the voice
of the Lord.

26 Then lift he up his hand
against them : to overthrow them
in the wilderness ;

27 To cast out their seed among
the nations : and to scatter them
in the lands.

28 They joined themselves unto
Baal-peor : and ate the offerings of
the dead.

29 Thus they provoked him to
anger with their own inventions :



them.

30 Then stood up Phinees and
prayed : and so the plague ceas-
ed.

31 And that was counted unto
him for righteousness : among all
posterities for evermore.

32 They angered him also at
the waters of strife : so that he
punished Moses for their sakes ;

33 Because they provoked his
spirit : so that he spake unad-
visedly with his lips.

34 Neither destroyed they the
heathen : as the Lord commanded
them ;

35 But were mingled among



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THE PSALMS,
and learned their



Day 22.

the heathen
works.

36 Insomuch that they wor-
shipped their idols, which turned



Day 22.



DAT 22. fHornins ^rannr.
PSALM CVII. Conjitemini Domino.



OGIVE thanks unto the Lord,
. j . .,._, . , _. for he is gracious : and his

fered their sons and their daugh- i mercy endureth for ever,
ters unto devils ;

37 And shed innocent blood,
even the blood of their sons and
of their daughters : whom they
offered unto the idols of Canaan ;
and the land was defiled with
blood.

38 Thus were they stained with
their own works : and went a



whoring with their own inven-
tions.

39 Therefore was the wrath of
the Lord kindled against his peo-
ple : insomuch that he abhorred
his own inheritance.

40 And he gave them over into
the hand of the heathen : and
they that hated them were lords
over them.

41 Their enemies oppressed
them : and had them in subjec-
tion.

42 Many a time did he deliver
them : but they rebelled against
him with their own inventions,
and were brought down in their
wickedness.

43 Nevertheless, when he saw
their adversity : he heard their
complaint.

44 He thought upon his cove-
nant, and pitied them, according
unto the multitude of his mercies :
yea, he made all those that led
them away captive to pity them.

45 Deliver us, O Lord our God,
and gather us from among the
heathen : that we may give thanks
unto thy holy Name, and make
our boast of thy praise.

46 Blessed be the Lord God of
Israel from everlasting, and world
without end : and let all the peo-
ple say, Amen.



2 Let them give thanks whom
the Lord hath redeemed : and
delivered from the hand of the
enemy ;

3 And gathered them out of the
lands, from the east, and from the
west : from the north, and from
the south.

4 They went astray in the wil-
derness out of the way : and found
no city to dwell in ;

5 Hungry and thirsty : their
soul fainted in them.

6 So they cried unto the Lord
in their trouble : and he delivered
them from their distress.

7 He led them forth by the
right way : that they might go to
the city where they dwelt.

8 O that men would therefore
praise the Lord for his goodness :
and declare the wonders that he
doeth for the children of men !

9 For he satisfieth the empty
soul : and filleth the hungry soul
with goodness.

10 Such as sit in darkness, and
in the shadow of death : being fast
bound in misery and iron ;

11 Because they rebelled against
the words of the Lord : and lightly
regarded the counsel of the most
Highest ;

12 He also brought down their
heart through heaviness : they fell
down, and there was none to help
them.

13 So when they cried unto the
Lord in their trouble : he delivered
them out of their distress.

14 For he brought them out of
darkness, and out of the shadow
of death : and brake their bonds
in sunder.



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THE PSALMS.



15 O that men would therefore
praise the Lord for his goodness :
and declare the wonders that he
doeth for the children of men !

16 For he hath broken the gates
of brass : and smitten the bars of
iron in sunder.

17 Foolish men are plagued for
their offence : and because of their
wickedness.

18 Their soul abhorred all man-
ner of meat : and they were even
hard at death's door.

19 So when they cried unto the
Lord in their trouble : he delivered
them out of their distress.

20 He sent his word, and healed
them : and they were saved from
their destruction.

21 O that men would therefore
praise the Lord for his goodness :
and declare the wonders that he
doeth for the children of men !

22 That they would offer unto
him the sacrifice of thanksgiving :
and tell out his works with glad-
ness !

23 They that go down to the
sea in ships : and occupy their
business in great waters ;

24 These men see the works of
the Lord : and his wonders in the
deep.

25 For at his word the stormy
wind ariseth : which lifteth up the
waves thereof.

26 They are carried up to the
heaven, and down again to the
deep : their soul melteth away
because of the trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and
stagger like a drunken man : and
are at their wit's end.

28 So when they cry unto the
Lord in their trouble : he deliver-
eth them out of their distress.

29 For he maketh the storm to
cease : so that the waves thereof
are still.

30 Then are they glad, because



they are at rest : and so he bring-
eth them unto the haven where
they would be.

31 that men would there-
fore praise the Lord for his
goodness : and declare the won-
ders that he doeth for the children
of men !

32 That they would exalt him
also in the congregation of the
people : and praise him in the
seat of the elders !

33 Who turneth the floods into
a wilderness : and drieth up the
water-springs.

34 A fruitful land maketh he
barren : for the wickedness of
them that dwell therein.

35 Again, he maketh the wil-
derness a standing water : and
water-springs of a dry ground.

36 And there he setteth the
hungry : that they may build them
a city to dwell in ;

37 That they may sow their
land, and plant vineyards : to
yield them fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them, so that
they multiply exceedingly : and
suffereth not their cattle to de-
crease.

39 And again, when they are
minished, and brought low :
through oppression, through any
plague, or trouble ;

40 Though he suffer them to
be evil intreated through tyrants :
and let them wander out of the
way hi the wilderness ;

41 Yet helpeth he the poor
out of misery : and maketh him
households like a flock of sheep.

42 The righteous will consider
this, and rejoice : and the mouth
of all wickedness shall be stop-
ped.

43 Whoso is wise will ponder
these things : and they shall un-
derstand the loving-kindness of
the Lord.



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Day 22.

DAT 22. CH&ming ^ragcr.
PSALM CVIII. Paratum cor meum.
GOD, my heart is ready, my
heart is ready : I will sing
and give praise with the best
member that 1 have.

2 Awake, thou lute, and harp :
I myself will awake right early.

3 I will give thanks unto tliee,
Lord, among the people : I will
sing praises unto thee among the
nations.

4 For thy mercy is greater than
the heavens : and thy truth reach-
eth unto the clouds.

5 Set up thyself, O God, above
the heavens : and thy glory above
all the earth.

6 That thy beloved may be de-
livered : let thy right hand save
them, and hear thou me.

7 God hath spoken in his holi-
ness : I will rejoice therefore, and
divide Sichem, and mete out the
valley of Succoth.

8 Gilead is mine, and Manasses
is mine : Ephraim also is the
strength of my head.

9 Judah is my law-giver, Moab
is my wash-pot : over Edom will I
cast out my shoe ; upon Philistia
will I triumph.

10 Who will lead me into the
strong city : and who will bring
me into Edom?

11 Hast not thou forsaken us,
O God : and wilt not thou, O God,
go forth with our hosts ?

12 O help us against the enemy :
for vain is the help of man.

13 Through God we shall do
great acts : and it is he that shall
tread down our enemies.



PSALM CIX. Deus laudum.

OLD not thy tongue, O God
of my praise : for the mouth
of the ungodly, yea, the mouth of
the deceitful is opened upon me.



H



THE PSALMS. Day 22.

2 And they have spoken against
me with false tongues : they com-
passed me about also with words
of hatred, and fought against me
without a cause.

3 For the love that I had unto
them, lo, they take now my con-
trary part : but I give myself unto
prayer.

4 Thus have they rewarded me
evil for good : and hatred for my
good will.

5 Set thou an ungodly man to
be ruler over him : and let Satan
stand at his right hand.

6 When sentence is given upon
him, let him be condemned : and
let his prayer be turned into sin.

7 Let his days be few : and let
another take his office.

8 Let his children be fatherless :
and his wife a widow.

9 Let his children be vagabonds,
and beg their bread : let them seek
it also out of desolate places.

10 Let the extortioner consume
all that he hath : and let the
stranger spoil his labour.

11 Let there be no man to pity
him : nor to have compassion upon
his fatherless children.

12 Let his posterity be destroy-
ed : and in the next generation
let his name be clean put out.

13 Let the wickedness of his
fathers be had in remembrance in
the sight of the Lord : and let not
the sin of his mother be done
away.

14 Let them alway be before the
Lord : that he may root out the
memorial of them from off the
earth ;

15 And that, because his mind
was not to do good : but perse-
cuted the poor helpless man, that
he might slay him that was vexed
at the heart.

16 His delight was in cursing,



and it shall happen unto him :



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DAT 23.



Day 23. THE PSALMS.

he loved not blessing, therefore
shall it be far from him

17 He clothed himself with
cursing, like as with a raiment :
and it shall come into his bowels
like water, and like oil into his
bones.

18 Let it be unto him as the
cloke that he hath upon him : and
as the girdle that he is alway
girded withal.

19 Let it thus happen from the
Lord unto mine nemies : and to
those that speak evil against my
soul

20 But deal thou with me,
Lord God, according unto thy
Name : for sweet is thy mercy.

21 deliver me, for I am help-
less and poor : and my heart is
wounded within me.

22 I go hence like the shadow
that departeth : and am driven
away as the grasshopper.

23 My knees are weak through
fasting : my flesh is dried up for
want of fatness.

24 I became also a reproach
unto them : they that looked up-
on me shaked their heads.

25 Help me, O Lord my God : O
save me according to thy mercy ;

26 And they shall know, how
that this is thy hand : and that
thou, Lord, hast done it.

27 Though they curse, yet bless
thou : and let them be confounded
that rise up against me ; but let
thy servant rejoice.

28 Let mine adversaries be
clothed with shame : and let them
cover themselves with their own
confusion, as with a cloke.

29 As for me, I will give great
thanks unto the Lord with my
mouth : and praise him among
the multitude ;

30 For he shall stand at the
right hand of the poor : to save
his soul from unrighteous judges.



Day 23.



fBomtng ^rage
PSALM CX.



Dixit Domimts.

THE Lord said unto my Lord :
Sit thou on my right hand,
until I make thine enemies thy
footstool.

2 The Lord shall send the rod
of thy power out of Sion : be thou
ruler, even in the midst among
thine enemies.

3 In the day of thy power shall
the people offer thee free-will of-
ferings with an holy worship : the
dew of thy birth is of the womb
of the morning.

4 The Lord sware, and will not
repent : Thou art a Priest for ever
after the order of Melchisedech.

5 The Lord upon thy right
hand : shall wound even kings in
the day of his wrath.

6 He shall judge among the
heathen ; he shall fill the places
with the dead bodies : and smite
in sunder the heads over divers
countries.

7 He shall drink of the brook
in the way : therefore shall he lift
up his head.

PSALM CXI. CmfiUbor tibi.

I WILL give thanks unto the
Lord with my whole heart :
secretly among the faithful, and
in the congregation.

2 The works of the Lord are
great : sought out of all them that
have pleasure therein.

3 His work is worthy to be
praised, and had in honour : and
his righteousness endureth for
ever.

4 The merciful and gracious
Lord hath so done his marvellous
works : that they ought to be had
in remembrance.

5 He hath given meat unto
them that fear him : he shall ever
be mindful of his covenant.



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Day 23.



THE PSALMS.



Day 23.



B



C He hath shewed his people
the power of his works : that he
may give them the heritage of
the heathen.

7 The works of his hands are
verity and judgment : all his com-
mandments are true.

8 They stand fast for ever and
ever : and are done in truth and
equity.

9 He sent redemption unto his
people : he hath commanded his
covenant for ever ; holy and reve-
rend is his Name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom : a good un-
derstanding have all they that do
thereafter ; the praise of it endur-
eth for ever.

PSALM CXII. Leatus vir.
LESSED is the man that fear-
eth the Lord : he hath great
delight in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty upon
earth : the generation of the faith-
ful shall be blessed.

3 Kiches and plenteousness shall
be in his house : and his righte-
ousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the godly there ariseth
up light in the darkness : he is
merciful, loving, and righteous.

5 A good man is merciful, and
lendeth : and will guide his words
with discretion.

6 For he shall never be moved :
and the righteous shall be hud la
everlasting remembrance.

7 He will not be afraid of any
evil tidings :for his heart standeth
fast, and believeth in the Lord.

8 His heart is established, and
will not shrink : until he see his
desire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed abroad, and



it shall grieve him : he shall gnash
with his teeth, and consume away ;
the desire of the ungodly shall
perish.

PSALM CXIII. Laudate, pueri.

PRAISE the Lord, ye servants :
O praise the Name of the
Lord.

2 Blessed be the Name of the
Lord : from this time forth for
evermore.

3 The Lord's Name is praised :
from the rising up of the sun unto
the going down of the same.

4 The Lord is high above all
heathen : and his glory above the
heavens.

5 Who is like unto the Lord
our God, that hath his dwelling
so high : and yet humbleth him-
self to behold the things that are
in heaven and earth ?

6 He takcth up the simple out
of the dust : and lifteth the poor
out of the mire ;

7 That he may set him with
the princes : even with the princes
of his people.

8 He maketh the barren woman
to keep house : and to be a joyful
mother of children.



DAT 23. Cbrning

PSALM CXIV. In exitu Israel
HEN Israel came out of
Egypt : and the house of
Jacob from among the strange
people,

2 Judah was his sanctuary :and
Israel his dominion.

3 The sea saw that, and fled :
Jordan was driven back.

4 The mountains skipped like
rams : and the little hills like
young sheep.



given to the poor : and his righte- " 5 What aileth thee, O thou

ousness remaineth for ever; his sea, that thou rleddest : and thou

horn shall be exalted with honour. Jordan, that thou wast driven

10 The ungodly shall see it, and back ?

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Easter IJav,
E. Pr.
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Dag 24.

6 Ye mountains, that ye skip-
ped like rams : and ye little hills,
like young sheep ?



THE PSALMS.

fear the Lord
great.



7 Tremble, thou earth, at the
presence of the Lord : at the pres-
ence of the God of Jacob ;

8 Who turned the hard rock
into a standing water : and the
flint-stone into a springing-well.

PSALM CSV. 2?on noWs, Domine.

NOT unto us, O Lord, not unto
us, but unto thy Name give
the praise : for thy loving mercy,
and for thy truth's sake.

2 Wherefore shall the heathen
say : Where is now their God ?

3 As for our God, he is in hea-
ven : he hath done whatsoever
pleased him.

4 Their idols are silver and
gold : even the work of men's
hands.

5 They have mouths, and speak
not : eyes have they, and see
not.

6 They have ears, and hear
not : noses have they, and smell
not.

7 They have hands, and handle
not ; feet have they, and walk
not : neither speak they through
their throat.

8 They tbat make them are
like unto them : and so are all
such as put their trust in them.

9 But thou, house of Israel,
trust thou in the Lord : he is their
succour and defence.

10 Ye house of Aaron, put your
trust in the Lord : he is their
helper and defender.

11 Ye that fear the Lord, put
your trust in the Lord : he is their
helper and defender.

12 The Lord hath been mindful
of us, and he shall bless us : even
he shall bless the house of Israel,
he shall bless the house of Aaron.

13 He shall bless them that



Day 24.
both small and



14 The Lord shall increase you
more and more : you and your
children.

15 Ye are the blessed of the
Lord : who made heaven and
earth.

16 All the whole heavens are
the Lord's : the earth hath he
given to the children of men.

17 The dead praise not thee, O
Lord : neither all they that go
down into silence.

18 But we will praise the Lord :
from this time forth for evermore.
Praise the Lord.

DAT 24. fHorning ^Pragrr.

PSALM CXTI. Dikxi, quaniam.

I AM well pleased : that the
Lord hath heard the voice of
my prayer ;

2 That he hath inclined his ear
unto me : therefore will I call upon
him as long as I live.

3 The snares of death compass-
ed me round about : and the pains
of hell gat hold upon me.

4 I shall find trouble and heavi-
ness, and I will call upon the Name
of the Lord : O Lord, I beseech
thee, deliver my soul.

5 Gracious is the Lord, and
righteous : yea, our God is mer-
ciful.

6 The Lord preserveth the sim-
ple : I was in misery, and he help-
ed me.

7 Turn again then unto thy rest,

my soul : for the Lord hath re-
warded thee.

8 And why T thou hast delivered
my soul from death : mine eyes
from tears, and my feet from
falling.

9 I will walk before the Lord :
in the land of the living.

10 I believed, and therefore will

1 speak ; but I was sore troubled :



284



Day 24. THE PSALMS. Day 24.

I said in my haste, All men are trouble : and the Lord heard me

at large.

6 The Lord is on my side : I
will not fear what man doeth un-
to me.

7 The Lord taketh my part with
them that help me : therefore
shall I see my desire upon mine
enemies.



liars.

11 \Yhat reward shall I give
unto the Lord : for all the benefits
that he hath done unto me?

12 I will receive the cup of sal-
vation : and call upon the Name
of the Lord.

13 I will pay my vows now in
the presence of all his people :
right dear in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his saints.

14 Behold, O Lord, how that
I am thy servant : I am thy ser-
vant, and the son of thine hand-
maid ; thou hast broken my bonds
in sunder.

15 I will offer to thee the sacri-
fice of thanksgiving : and will call
upon the Name of the Lord.

16 I will pay my vows unto the
Lord, in the sight of all his peo-
ple : in the courts of the Lord's
house, even in the midst of thee,
O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

PSALM CXVII. Laudate Dominum.

O PRAISE the Lord, all ye

heathen : praise him, all ye
nations.

2 For his merciful kindness

is ever more and more towards

us : and the truth of the Lord

endureth for ever. Praise the
Lord.

PSALM CXVIII. Confitemini Domino.

OGIVE thanks unto the Lord,
for he is gracious : because
his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let Israel now confess, that
he is gracious : and that his mercy
endureth for ever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now



8 It is better to trust in the
Lord : than to put any confidence
in man.

9 It is better to trust in the
Lord : than to put any confidence
in princes.

10 All nations compassed me
round about : but in the Name of
the Lord will I destroy them.

11 They kept me in on every
side, they kept me in, I say, on
every side : but in the Name of
the Lord will I destroy them.

12 They came about me like
bees, and are extinct even as the
fire among ttye thorns : for in the
Name of the Lord I will destroy
them.

13 Thou hast thrust sore at me,
that I might fall : but the Lord
was my help.

14 The Lord is my strength,
and my song : and is become my
salvation.

15 The voice of joy and health
is in the dwellings of the righte-
ous : the right hand of the Lord
bringeth mighty things to pass.

16 The right hand of the Lord
hath the pre-eminence : the right
hand of the Lord bringeth mighty
things to pass.

171 shall not die, but live : and
declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened



confess : that his mercy endureth and corrected me : but he hath



for ever.



not given me over unto death.



4 Yea, let them now that fear 19 Open me the gates of righte-
the Lord confess : that his mercy ousness : that I may go into
endureth for ever. them, and give thanks unto the

5 I called upon the Lord in Lord.

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Day 24. THE PSALMS. Day 24.

20 This is the gate of the Lord : | 71 will thank thee with an un-
the righteous shall enter into it. ' feigned heart : when I shall have

21 I will thank thee, for thou '. learned the judgments of thy righ-
hast heard me : and art become ! teousness.

8 I will keep thy ceremonies :
O forsake me not utterly.



my salvation.

22 The same stone which the
builders refused : is become the
head-stone in the corner.

23 This is the Lord's doing :
and it is marvellous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the
Lord hath made : we will rejoice
and be glad in it.

25 Help me now, O Lord : O
Lord, send us now prosperity.

26 Blessed be he that cometh
in the Name of the Lord : we have
wished you good luck, ye that are
of the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord who hath
shewed us light : bind the sacri-
fice with cords, yea, even unto the
horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will
thank thee : thou art my God, and
I will praise thee.

29 give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is gracious : and his mercy
endureth for ever.

DAT 24. Cfanuns 13raoer.

PSALM CXIX. Beati immaculali.

BLESSED are those that are
undefiled in the way : and
walk in the law of the Lord.

2 Blessed are they that keep
his testimonies : and seek him
with their whole heart.

3 For they who do no wicked-
ness : walk in his ways.

4 Thou hast charged : that we
shall diligently keep thy com-
mandments.

5 that my ways were made
so direct : that I might keep thy
statutes I

6 So shall I not be confounded :
while I have respect unto all thy
commandments.



In quo corriget f

T17HEREWITHAL shall a
VV young man cleanse his way:
even by ruling himself after thy
word.

10 With my whole heart have
I sought thee : O let me not go
wrong out of thy commandments.

11 Thy words have I hid within
my heart : that I should not sin
against thee.

12 Blessed art thou, O Lord : O
teach me thy statutes.

13 "With my lips have I been
telling : of all the judgments of
thy mouth.

14 I have had as great delight
in the way of thy testimonies : as
in all manner of riches.

15 I will talk of thy command-
ments : and have respect unto thy
ways.

16 My delight shall be in thy
statutes : and I will not forget thy
word.

Rctribuc servo tuo.

ODO well unto thy servant :
that I may live, and keep thy
word.

18 Open thou mine eyes : that
I may soe the wondrous tilings of
thy law.

19 I am a stranger upon earth :
O hide not thy commandments
from me.

20 My soul breaketh out for the
very fervent desire : that it hath
alway unto thy judgments.

21 Thou hast rebuked the proud :
and cursed are they that do err
from thy commandments.

22 turn from me shame and



Day 25. THE PSALMS. Day 25.

rebuke : for I have kept thy tes- they behold vanity : and quicken

timonies. thou me in thy way.

23 Princes also did sit and speak 38 O stablish thy word in thy
against me : but thy servant is servant : that I may fear thee.
occupied in thy statutes. 39 Take away the rebuke that



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