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tion of it like the ground which
he hath made continually.
71 He chose David also his servant, and took him away from the sheep-folds:
72 As he was following the ewes great with young ones, he took him, that he might feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
73 So he fed them with a faithful and true heart, and ruled them prudently with all his power.
The sixteenth Day.
Psalm 79. Deus, veiierunt.
10 Wherefore do the heathen say, Where is now their God?
11 0 let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that is shed, be openly showed upon the heathen, in our sight.
12 O let the sorrowful sighing of thepiisoners come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power, preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
13 And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbours have blasphemed thee, reward thou them, O Lord, seven-fold inte their bosom.
OGOD, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air; and the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the land.
3 Their blood have thev shed like water on every side of Jerusalem, and there was no man to bury them.
4 We are become an open shame to our enemies, a very scorn and derision unto them that are round about us.
o Lord, how long wilt thou be angry? shall thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?
6 Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen that have not known thee; and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name:
7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dweflingplace.
8 O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon; for we are come to great misery.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: O deliver us, and be merciful unto out sins, for thy name's sake.
14 So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, and will alway be showing forth thy praise from generation to generation.
Psalm 80. Qui re iris Israel.
HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Jo seph like a sheep; show thyself also, thou that sittest upon the Cherubim:
2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses, stir up thy strength, and come and help us.
3 Turn us again, O God; show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
4 O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth?
5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears, and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.
6 Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours, and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
7 Turn us again, thou God of hosts; show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9 Thou madestroom forit; and when it had taken root, it filled the land.
10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the like the
boughs thereof were
goodly cedar trees.
11 She stretched out her branches unto the sea, and her boughs unto the river.
12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedge, that all they that go by pluck off her grapes?
13 The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up, and the wild beasts of the field devour it.
14 Turn thee again, thou God of hosts, look down from heaven, behold and visit this vine,
15 And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand bath planted, and the branch that thou madest so strong.for thyself.
Hi It is burnt with fire, and cut down: and they shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the son of man, whom thou madest *o strong for thine own self.
IS And so will not we go back from thee: O let us live, and we shall call upon thy name.
19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts; show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
Psalm 81. E.nlitate Deo.
SING we merrily unto God, our strength; make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret, the merry harp, with the lute.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast day.
4 For this was made a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
6 I eased his shoulder from the burden, and his hands were delivered from making the pots.
7 Thou calledst upon me in
troubles, ana I
and heard thee what time as the
storm fell upon thee.
8 1 proved thee also at the waters of strife.
9 Hear, O my people; and I will assure thee, O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me,
10 There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any other god.
11 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.
12 But my people would not hear iny voice; and Israel would not obey me:
13 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts, and let them follow their own imaginations.
14 O that my people would have hearkened unto me; for if Israel had walked in my ways,
15 I should soon have put down their enemies, and turned my hand against their adverseries.
16 The haters of the Lord should have been found liars; but their time should have endured for ever.
17 He should have fed them also with the finest wheat flour; and with honey out of the stony rock should I have satisfied thee.
Ge, standeth in the congre-
2 How long will ye give wrong judgment, and accept the person of the ungodly?
3 Defend the poor and fatherless; see that such as are in need and necessity have right.
4 Deliver the outcast and poor; save them from the band of the ungodly.
5 They will not be learned, r.nr understand, but walk on still in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, Ye are gods, and ye are the children of the Most Highest;
7 But ve shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth; for thou shalt take all heathen to thine inheritance.
Psalm 83. Deus, quis similis?
HOLD not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence: refrain not thyself, O God;
2 For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring; and they that hate thee have lift up their head.
3 They have imagined craftily against thy people, and taken counsel against thy secret ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people, and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have cast theirheads together with one consent, and are confederate against thee;
6 Thetabernaclesof the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; the Moabites, and Hagarcnes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.
8 Assur also is joined with them, and have holpen the children of Lot.
9 But do thou to them as unto the Midianites; unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;
10 Who perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth.
11 Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb; yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;
12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind.
14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.
15 Persecute them even so with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Make their faces ashamed, O Lord, that they may seek thy name.
17 Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more; let them be put to shame, and perish.
18 And they shall know that thou, whose name is Jehovah, art only the Most Highest over all the earth.
Psalm 84. Quam dilecta!
O HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts!
2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young; even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be always praising thee.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways.
6 Who, going through the vale of misery, use it for a well; and the pools are filled with water.
7 They will go from strength to strength, and unto the Godof gods appeureth every one ot them in Sion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob:
9 Behold, O God, our defender, and look upon the face of thine Anointed.
10 For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
11I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, then to dwell in the tents of ungodly
12 For the Lord God is a light and defence; the Lord will give grace and worship; and no good thing shall he witnholdfrom them that live a godly life.
13 O Lord God of hosts, blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.
Psalm 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people, and covered all their sins.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
4 Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.
5 Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever? and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
6 Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
8 I will hearken what the Lord God will say concerning me; for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
9 Forhis salvationis nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall flourish out of the earth, and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
12 Yea, the Lord shall show loving-kindness, and our land shall give her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him, and he shall direct his going in the way.
The samttenth Day.
Psalm 86. Inclina, Domine.
BOW down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me; for I am poor, and in misery.
2 Preserve thou my soul; for I am holy: my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord; for I will call daily upon thee.
4 Comfort the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer, and ponder the voice of my humble desires.
7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee; for thou hearest me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; there is not one that can do as thou doest.
9 All nations whom thou hast made, shall come and worship thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I will walk in thy truth: O knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy name.
12I will thank thee,0 Lord my God, with all my heart; and will praise thy name for evermore.
13 For great is thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me; and the congregations of naughty men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes.
15 But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy. long-suffering,plenteous in goodness and truth.
16 O turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thyatrength unto thyservant,and help the son of thine handmaid.
17 Show some token upon mc for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed, because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
Psalm 87. Fundamenta ejus.
HER foundations are upon the holy hills: the Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
2 Verv excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God.
3 I will think upon Rahab and Babylon,withthem that knowme.
4 Behold yethe Philistines also, and they of Tyre, with the Morians; lo there was he born.
5 And of Sion it shall be reported, that he was born in her; and the Most High shall stablish her.
fi The Lord shall rehearse it, ■when he writeth up the people, that he was born there.
7 The singers also and trum peters shall he rehearse: All my fresh springs shall be in thee. Psalm 88. Dtmine, Deus.
OLORD, Sod of my salvation; I have cried day and night hefore thee: O let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my calling;
i For my soul is full oftrouble, and my life draweth nich unto hell.
3 I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit, and I have Been even as a man that hath no strength.
4 Free among the dead, like unto them that are wounded, and lie in the grave, who are out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand.
5 Thou hast laid me in the lowest nit, in a place of darkness, and in the deep.
6 Thine indignation lietii hard
upon me, and thou hast vexed me with all thy storms.
7 Thou bast put away mine acquaintance far from me, and made me to be abhorred of them.
8 I am so fast in prison,that 1 cannot get forth.
9 My sight faileth for very trouble; Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched forth my hands unto thee.
10 Dost thou show wonders amongthedeadPorshallthe dead rise up again and praise thee?
11 shall thy loving-kindness be showed in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
12 Shall thy wondrous works be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?
13 Unto thee nave I cried, O Lord; and early shall my prayer come before thee.
14 Lord, why abhorrest thou my soul, and hidest thou thy face from me?
15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the point to die; even from my youth up, thy terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind.
16 Thy wrathful displeasure geeth over me, and the fear of thee hath undone me.
17 They came round about me daily like water, and compassed me together on every side.
18 My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight.
EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 89. Misericordias Domini.
MY song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the Lord; with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth,from one generation to another.
2 For 1 have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever, thy truth shalt thou stablish In the heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with