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Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness:
and Thy law is the truth.

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet
Thy commandments are my delights.

The righteousnes^s of Thy testimonies is everlasting :
give me understanding, and I shall live.

XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo.

I CRIED with my whole heart : hear me, O Lord ;
I will keep Thy statutes.

I cried unto Thee : save me, and I shall keep Thy

I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried :
I hoped in Thy Word.

Mine eyes prevent the night watches : that I might
meditate in Thy Word.

Hear my voice according unto Thy lovingkindness :
Lord, quicken me according to Thy judgment.

They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are
far from Thy law.

Thou art near, O Lord : and ivH Thy commandments
are truth.

Concerning Thy testimonies, I have known of old :
that Thou hast founded them for ever.

XX. Vide kumUitniem.

CONSIDER mine affliction, and deliver me : for I do
not forget Thy law.
Plead my cause, and deliver me : quicken me accord-
ing to Thy Word.

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Salvation is far from the wicked : for they seek not
Thy statutes.

Great are Thy tender mercies, O Lord : quicken me
according to Thy judgments.

Many are my persecutors and mine enemies : yet do
I not decline from Thy testimonies.

I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved : because
they kept not Thy Word.

Consider how I love Thy precepts : quicken me, O
Lord, according to Thy lovingkindness.

Thy Word is true from the beginning: and every
one of Thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

XXI. Principes perseciUi mnt,

PKINCES have persecuted me without a cause : but
my heart standeth in awe of Thy Word.

I rejoice at Thy Word: as one that findeth great

I hate and abhor lying: but Thy law do I love.

Seven times a day do 1 praise Thee : because of Thy
righteous judgments.

Great peace have they which love Thy law: and
nothing shall offend them.

Lord, I have hoped for Thy salvation: and done
Thy commandments.

My soul hath kept Thy testimonies : and I love them

I have kept Thy precepts and Thy testimonies : for
all my ways are before Thee.

XXII. Appropinquet deprecatio.

LET my cry come near before Thee, O Lord : give
me understanding according to Thy Word.
Jjet my supplication come before Thee : deliver me
according to Thy Word.

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My lips shall utter praise : when Thou hast taught
me Thy statutes.

My tongue shall speak of Thy Word : for all Thy
commandments are righteousness.

Let Thine hand help me: for I have chosen Thy

I have longed for Thy salvation, O Lord : and Thy
law is my delight.

Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee : and let "
Thy judgments help me.

1 have gone astray like a lost sheep : seek Thy ser-
vant; for I do not forget Thy commandments.

Psalm 121. LeiXLvi oculos.

I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills : from whence
Cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord : Which made heaven
and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : He that
keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, He that keepeth Israel : shall neither slum-
ber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade
upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day : nor the moon
by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : He shall
preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy
coming in: from this time forth, and even for ever-


Psahn 122. Lcetatiis sum.

WAS glad when they said unto me : Let us go into
the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand within Thy gates : O Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem is bu ikied: as a city that is compact
together ;

Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord :
unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the
Name of the Lord.

For there are set thrones of judgment : the thrones
of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper
that love Thee.

Peace be within Thy walls: and prosperity within
Thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions' sakes : I will now
say, Peace be within Thee.

Because of the house of the Lord our God : I will
seek Thy good.

Psalm 124. Nisi quia Domimts.

IF it had not been the Lord who was on our side :
now may Israel say ;

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side :
when men rose up against us;

Then they had swallowed us up quick : when their
wrath was kindled against us.

Then the waters had overwhelmed us: the stream
had gone over our soul.

Then the proud waters : had gone over our soul.

Blessed be the Lord : Who hath not given us as a
prey to their teeth.

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the
fowlers : the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Our help is in the Name of the Lord : Who made
heaven and* earth.

Psalm 125. Qui confidant

THEY that trust in the Lord shall be as mount
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As the mountains are round about Jerusalem : so the
Lord is round about His people from henceforth even
for ever.

For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the
lot of the righteous : lest the righteous put forth their
hands unto iniquity.

Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good : and to
them tliat are upright in their hearts.

As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways :
the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of
iniquity; but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 126. In convei-tendo.

WHEN the Lord turned again the captivity of
Zion; we were like them that dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter; and our
tongue with singing.

Then said they among the heathen : The Lord hath
done great things for them.

The Lord hath done great things for us : whereof
we are glad.

Turn again our captivity, O Lord : as the streams
in the south.

They that sow in tears : shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious
seed : shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bring-
ing his sheaves with him.

Psalm IdO. De prqfundis.

OUT of the depths : have I cried unto Thee, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice : let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications.

If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities : O Lord,
who shall stand ?

But there is forgiveness with Thee : that Thou may-
eat be feared.

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I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait : and in His
Word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that
watcn for the morning: I say, more than they that
watch for the morning.

Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the Lord
there is mercy : and with Him is plenteous redemption.

And He shall redeem Israel : from all His iniquities.

Psalm 132. Memento, Domini.

LORD, remember David : and all his afflictions ;
How he sware unto the Lord : and vowed unto
the mighty God of Jacob ;

Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my
house: nor go up into my bed;

I will not give sleep to mine eyes: or slumber to
mine eyelids.

Until I find out a place for the Lord : an habitation
for the mighty God of Jacob.

Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : we found it in the
fields of the wood.

We will go into His tabernacles : we will worship at
His footstool.

Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest: Thou, and the ark
of Thy strength.

Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness : and
let Thy saints shout for joy.

For Thy servant David's sake: turn not away the
face of Thine anointed.

The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David : He will
not turn from it ;

Of the fruit of thy body : will I set upon thy throne.

If thy children will keep My covenant and My testi-
mony that I shall teach them : their children shall also
sit upon tliy throne for evermore.

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For the Lord hath chosen Zion : He hath desired it
for His habitation.

This is My rest for ever : here will I dwell ; for I
have desired it.

I will abundantly bless her provision : I will satisfy
her poor with bread.

I will also clothe her priests with salvation : and her
saints shall shout aloud for joy.

There will I make the horn of David to bud : I have
ordained a lamp for Mine Anointed.

His enemies will I clothe with shame : but upon him-
self shall his crown flourish.

Psalm 136. Con/UeminL

OGIVE thanks unto the Lord ; for He is good : for
His mercy endureth for ever.

give thanks unto the God of gods : for His mercy
endureth for ever.

O give thanks unto the Lord of lords : for His mercy
endureth for ever.

To Him who alone doeth great wonders: for His
mercy endureth for ever.

To Him that by wisdom made the heavens : for His
mercy endureth for ever.

To Him that stretched out the earth above the
waters: for His mercy endureth for ever.

To Him that made great lights: for His mercy
endureth for ever;

The sun to rule by day : for His mercy endureth for

The moon and stars to rule by night : for His mercy
endureth for ever.

To Him that smote Egypt in their firstborn : for His
mercy endureth for ever ;

And brought out Israel from among them : for His
mercy endureth for ever ;

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With a strong hand, and with a stretched-out arm :
for His mercy endureth for ever.

To Him which divided the Red Sea into parts : for
His mercy endureth for ever ;

And made Israel to pass through the midst of it : for
His mercy endureth for ever ;

But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea :
for His mercy endureth for ever.

To Him which led His people through the wilder-
ness: for His mercy endureth for ever.

To Him which smote great kings: for His mercy
endureth for ever;

And slew famous kings : for His mercy endureth for

Sihon king of the Amorites: for Hb mercy endureth
for ever ;

And Og the king of Bashan : for His mercy endureth
for ever ;

And gave their land for an heritage : for His mercy
endureth for ever ;

Even an heritage unto Israel His servant : for His
mercy endureth for ever.

Who remembered us in our low estate: for His mercy
endureth for ever ;

And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for His
mercy endureth for ever.

Who giveth food to all flesh : for His mercy endureth
for ever.

give thanks unto the God of heaven : for His mercy
endureth for ever.

Psalm 138. Ckmfitehor tibu

I WILL praise Thee with my whole heart : before the
gods will I sing praise unto Thee.

1 will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise
Thy Name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth :

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for Thou hast magnified Thy Word above all Thy

In the day when I cried Thou answeredst me : and
strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise Thee, O Lord :
when they hear the words of Thy mouth.

Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord : for
great is the glory of the Lord.

Though the Lord be high, yet hath He respect unto
the lowly : but the proud He knoweth afar off.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt
revive me : Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against
the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall
save me.

The LoiiD will perfect that which concerneth me:
Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; forsake not
the works of Thine own hands.

Psalm 139. Domine, probastL

OLORD, Thou hast searched me ; and known me :
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising ;
Thou underetandest 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 in my tongue: but, lo, O
Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.

Thou hast beset me behind and before : and laid
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 art there : if I make
my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.

If I take the wings of the morning: and dwell in the
uttermost parts of the sea ;

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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; but the
night shineth as the day : the darkness and the light
are both alike to Thee.

For Thou hast possessed my reins : Thou hast covered
me in my mother's womb.

I will praise Thee ; for I am fearfully and wonder-
fully made : marvellous are Thy works ; and that my
soul knoweth right well.

My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was
made in secret: and curiously wrought in the lowest
parts of the earth.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unper-
fect ; and in Thy book all my members were written.

Which in continuance were fashioned : when as yet
there was none of them.

How precious also 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 the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee.

Surely Thou wilt slay the wicked, O God : depart
from me therefore, ye bloody men.

For they speak against Thee wickedly: and Thine
enemies take Thy Name in vain.

Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate Thee ? : and
am not I grieved with those that rise up against Thee?

I hate them with perfect hatred : I count them mine

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.

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Psalm 143. Domine, exaudi,

HEAR my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my suppli-
cations: in i'hy faithfulness answer me* and in
Thy righteousness.

And enter not into judgment with Thy servant : for
in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath
smitten my life down to the ground : he hath made me
to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me : my
heart within me is desolate.

I remember the days of old ; I meditate on all Thy
works : I muse on the work of Thy hands.

I stretch forth my hands unto 'Thee : my soul thirst-
eth after Thee, as a thirsty land.

Hear me speedily, O Lord ; my spirit faileth : hide
not Thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go
down into the pit.

Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morn-
ing; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way
wherein I should walk ; for I lift up my soul unto Thee.

Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies : I flee unto
Thee to hide me.

Teach me to do Thy will ; for Thou art my God :
Thy Spirit is good ; lead me into the land of up-

Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy Name's sake : for Thy
righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

And of Thy mercy cut off mine enemies: and destroy
all them that afflict my soul ; for I am Thy servant.

Psalm 145. ExcUtabo te, Deus.


WILL extol Thee, my God, O King : and I will
bless Thy Name for ever and ever.

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Every day will I bless Thee : and I will praise Thy
Name fcr ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised : and
His greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise Thy works to another :
and shall declare Thy mighty acts.

I will speak of the glorious honor of Thy majesty :
and of Thy wondrous works.

And men shall speak of the might of Thy terrible
acts: and I will declare Thy greatness.

They shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy
great goodness : and shall sing of Thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion : slow
to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all : and His tender mercies are
over all His works.

All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord : and Thy
saints shall bless Thee.

They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom : and
talk or Thy power ;

To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts :
and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom: and Thy
dominion endureth throughout all generations.

The Lord upholdeth all that fall : and raiseth up all
those that be bowed down.

The eyes of all wait upon Thee : and Thou givest
them their meat in due season.

Thou openest Thine hand : and satisfiest the desire
of every living thing.

The Lord is righteous in all His ways : and holy in
all His works.

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him :
to all that call upon Him in truth.

He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him : He
also will hear their cry, and will save them.

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The Lord preserveth all them that love Him : but
all the wicked will He destroy.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and
let all flesh bless His holy Name for ever and ever.

Psalm 140* Lavda, anima mea.

PRAISE ye the Lord : Praise the Lord, O my soul.
While I live will I praise the Lord : I will sing
praises unto my God while I have any being.

Put not your trust in princes : nor in the son of man,
in whom there is no help.

His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth : in
that very day his thoughts perish.

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help :
whose hope is in the Lord his God ;

Which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
therein is : Which keepeth truth for ever ;

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed : Which
giveth food to the hungry.

The Lord looseth the prisoners : the Lord openeth
the eyes of the blind.

The Lord raiseth them that are bowed down : the
Lord loveth the righteous.

The Lord preserveth the strangers; He relieveth
the fatherless and widow : but the way of the wicked
He turneth upside down.

The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O
Zion, unto all generations: Praise ye the Lord.

Psalm 147. Latidate Dominum.

PRAISE ye the Lord, for it is good to sing praises
unto our God: for it is pleasant; and praise is

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : He gathereth
together the outcasts of Israel.

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He healeth the broken in heart: and bindeth up
their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars : He calleth them
all by their names.

Great is our Lord, and of great power : His under-
standing is infinite.

The Lord lifleth up the meek: He casteth the
wicked down to the ground.

Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving : sing praise
upon the harp unto our God ;

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, Who pre-
pareth rain for the earth : Who maketh grass to grow
upon the mountains.

He giveth to the beast his food : and to the young
ravens which cry.

He delighteth not in the strength of the horse : He
taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him :
in those that hope in His mercy.

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem : praise Thy God, O

For He hath strengthened the bars of thy gates : He
hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders: and fiUeth thee
with the finest of the wheat.

He sendeth forth His commandment upon earth :
His Word runneth very swiftly.

He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoar
frost like ashes.

He casteth forth His ice like morsels : who can stand
before His cold ?

He sendeth out His Word, and melteth them : He
causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.

He sheweth His Word unto Jacob : His statutes and
His judgments unto Israel.

He hath not dealt so with any nation : and as for

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His judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye
the Lord.

Psalm 14S. Laudate Dominum.

PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from
the heavens: praise Him in the heights.

Pr^se ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all
His hosts.

Praise ye Him, sun and moon : praise Him, all ye
stars of light.

Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens : and ye waters
that be above the heavens.

Let them praise the Name of the Lord : for He com-
manded, and they were created.

He hath also stablished them for ever and ever : He
hath made a decree which shall not pass.

Praise the Lord from the earth : ye dragons, and all
deeps ;

Fire, and hail ; snow, and vapor : stormy wind ful-
filling His Word;

Mountains, and all hills: fruitful trees, and all
cedars ;

Beasts, and all cattle: creeping things, and flying

Kings of the earth, and all people : princes, and all
judges of the earth ;

Both young men, and maidens: old men, and
children ;

Let them praise the Name of the Lord: for His
Name alone is excellent ; His glory is above the earth
and heaven.

He also exalteth the horn of His people, the praise
of all His saints: even of the children of Israel, a
people near unto Him. Praise ye the Lord.

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Psalm l^O* Laiuiate Dominum,

PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanc-
tuary : praise Him in the firmament of His power.

Praise Him for His mighty acts : praise Him accord-
ing to His excellent greatness.

Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet : praise
Him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise Him with the timbrel and dance : praise Him
with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise Him upon the loud cymbals : praise Him upon
the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord :
Praise ye the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and
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1, Maynificat. St. Luke i.

MY soul doth magnify the Lord : and my spirit hath
rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For He hath regarded : the low estate of His hand-

For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall
call me blessed.

For He that is mighty hath done to me great things :
and holy is His Name.

And His mercy is on them that fear Him : from
generation to generation.

He hath showed strength with His arm: He hath
scattered the proud in tlie imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seats : and
exalted them of low degree. •

He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the
rich He hath sent empty away.

He hath holpen His servant Israel, in remembrance
of His mercy : as He spake to our fathers, to Abraham,
and to his seed, for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the
Holy Ghost ;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall
be: world without end. Amen.


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2. Nunc DimittU. St. Luke ii.

LORD, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace:
according to Thy Word ;
For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation : which Thou
hast prepared before the face of all people ;

A light to lighten the Gentiles: and the glory of
Thy people Israel.

6lory be to the Father, etc.

3. Te Deum Laudamus.

WE praise Thee, O God : we acknowledge Thee to
be the Lord.

All the earth doth worship Thee : the Father ever-

To Thee all Angels cry aloud : the heavens, and all
the powers therein.

To Thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually do

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth ;

Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of Thy

The glorious company of the Apostles : praise Thee.

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise Thee.

The noble army of Martyrs : praise Thee.

The holy Church throughout all the world : doth
acknowledge Thee ;

The Father : of an infinite Majesty ;

Thine adorable, true : and only Son ;

Also the Holy Ghost : the Comforter.

Thou art the King of Glory : O Christ.

Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father.

When Thou tookest upon Thee to deliver man : Thou
didst humble Thyself to be born of a Virgin.

When Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death :
Thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

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Thou sittest at the right hand of God : in the glory
of the Father.

We believe that Thou shalt come : to be our Judge.

We therefore pray Thee, help Thy servants : whom
Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with Thy saints : in glory

O Lord, save Thy people : and bless Thine heritage.

Govern them : and lift them up for ever.

Day by day : we magnify Thee.

And we worship Thy Name : ever, world without end.

Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.

O Lord, let Thy mercy be upon us : as our trust is
in Thee.

O Lord, in Thee have I trusted : let me never be

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