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SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, to be used instead of the Psalms for the Day, at the Discretion of

the Minister. SELECTION 1. sumptuous sins, lest they get the salm 19. Cæli enarrant.

dominion over me.

Let the words of my mouth, ITHEheavens declare the glory and the 'meditation of my heart,

1 of God; and the firmament|be alway acceptable in thy sight, showeth his handy work. : 0. Lord, my strength, and my

One day telleth another; and Redeemer: one night certifieth another. ' Psalm 24. Domini est terra.

There is neither speech nor THE earth is the Lord's, and all language ; but their voices are I that therein is; the compass heard among them.

of the world, and they that dweli Their sound is gone out into therein. all lands; and their words into For he hath founded it upon the ends of the world.

the seas, and prepared it upon the In them hath he set a taberna-foods. cle for the sun, which cometh Who shall ascend into the hill forth as a bridegroom out of his of the Lord? or who shall rise up chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant in his holy place? to run his course.

Even he that hath clean hands It goeth forth from the utter- and a pure heart; and that hath most part of the heaven, and run- not lift up his mind unto vanity, neth about unto the end of it nor sworn to deceive his neighagain; and there is nothing hid bour. from the heat thereof.

1. He shall receive the blessing The law of the Lord is an un- from the Lord; and righteousness defiled law, converting the soul; from the God of his salvation. the testimony of the Lord is sure, This is the generation of those and giveth wisdom unto the sim- who seek him; even of those who ple.

seek thy face, O Jacob. The statutes of the Lord are: Lift up your heads, O ye gates, right, and rejoice the heart; the and be ye lift up, ye everlasting commandment of the Lord is doors, and the King of glory shall pure, and giveih light unto the come in. eves.

Who is the King of glory? it is The fear of the Lord is clean, I the Lord strong and mighty,even and endureth for ever; the judg- the Lord mighty in battle. ments of the Lord are true, and Lift up your heads, O ye gates, righteous altogether.

ye lift up,ye everlasting More to be desired are they doors, and the King of glory shall than gold, yea, than much fine come in. gold; sweeter also than honey, Who is the King of glory? even and the honey-comb.

the Lord of hosts, he is the King Moreover, by them is thy ser- of glory. vant taught; and in keeping of Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. them there is great reward. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul,

Who can tell how oft he offend-T and all that is within me, eth? O cleanse thou me from my praise his holy name. secret faults.

Praise the Lord, O my soul; Keep thy servant also from pre- and forget not all his benefits;.

· Who forgiveth all thy sin, and O praise the Lord, ye Angels of healeth all thine infirmities; This, ye that excel in strength; ye

Who saveth thy life from de- that fulfil bis commandment, and struction, and crowneth thee with hearken unto the voice of his mercy and loving kindness; words.

Who satisfieth thy mouth with O praise the Lord, all ye his good things, making thee young hosts; ye servants of his, that do and lusty as an eagle.

bis pleasure. The Lord executeth righteous- o speak good of the Lord, all ness and judgment, for all them ye works of his, in all places of his

that are oppressed with wrong. dominion: Praise thou the Lord, • He showed his ways unto Mo- O my soul.

ses, his works unto the children] of Israel.

SELECTION II, The Lord is full of compassion From Psalm 139. Domine, probasti. and mercy, long-suffering, and o LORD, thou hast searched of great goodness.

U me out, and known me; He will not alway be chiding; thou knowest my down-sitting, neither keepeth he his anger for and mine up-rising; thou underever.

standest my thoughts long before. He hath not dealt with us after! Thou art about my path, and our sins; nor rewarded us accord- about my bed, and spiest out all ing to our wickednesses. my ways.

For look how high the heaven! For so, there is not a word in is in comparison of the earth; so my tongue, but thou, O Lord, great is his mercy also towards knowest it altogether. those who fear him! .

Thou hast fashioned me behind Look how wide also the east is and before, and laid thine band from the west; so far bath he set upon me. our sins from us!

Such knowledge is too wonderYea, like as a father pitieth hisful and excellent for me; I canown children; even so is the not attain unto it. Lord merciful unto them that! Whither shall I go then from fear him.

thy Spirit ? or whither shall I go For he knoweth whereof we then from thy presence? are made; he remembereth that If I climb up into heaven, thou we are but dust.

| art there; if I go down to hell, The days of man 'arę but as thou art there also. grass; for he flourisheth as a flow-t. If I take the wings of the morner of the field.

ling, and remain in the uttermost For as soon as the wind goeth parts of the sea; over it, it is gone; and the place. Even there also shall thy hand thereof shall know it no more. lead me, and thy right hand shall

But the merciful goodness of hold me. the Lord endureth for ever and If I say, Peradventure the dark. ever upon those who fear him; ness shall cover me; then shall and his righteousness upon chilo my night be turned to day. dren's children;

I 'Yea, the darkness is no dark. Even upon such as keep his ness with thee, but the night is covenant, and think upon his as clear as the day; the darkness commandments to do them and light to thee are both alike.

The Lord hath prepared his. For my reins are thine; thou seat in heaven, and his kingdom hast covered me in my mother's ruleth over all.

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I will give thanks unto thee, for The Lord is loyhig anto every i am fearfully and wonderfully man, and his mercy is over all made: Marvellous are thy works, his works. and that my soul knoweth right. All thy works praise thee, o

Lord; and thy saints give thanks My bonesare not hidfrom thee, unto thee. though I be made secretly, and. They show the glory of thy fashioned beneath in the earth. ' kingdom, and talk of thy power;

Thine eyes did see my sub-l That thy power, thy glory, and stance, yet being imperfect; and mightiness of thy kingdom, might in thy book were all my mem-j be known unto men. bers written.

| Thy kingdom is an everlasting Which day by day were fa- kingdom, and thy dominion enshioned, when as yet there was dureth throughoui all ages. none of them.

| The Lord upholdeth all such How dear are thy counsels un- as fall, and lifteth up all those who to me, O God; O how great is the are down. sum of them!

| The eyes of all wait upon thee, If I fell them, they are more in o Lord, and thou givest them number than the sand; when I their meat in due season. wake

m present with thee. Thou openest thine hand, and Try me, o God, and seek the fillest all things living with plen; ground of my heart; prove me, teousness. and examine my thoughts.

The Lord is righteous in all his Look well if there be any way ways, and holy in all his works. of wickedness in me; and lead The Lord is nigh unto all them me in the way everlasting that call upon him; yea, all such Psalm

as call upon him faithfully. 145. 'Exaltabo te, Deus. He will fulfil the desire of those I WILL magnify thee, O God, who fear him; he also will hear I my King, and I will praise thy their cry, and will help them. name for ever and ever.

The Lord preserveth all those Every day will I give thanks who love him; but scattereth as unto thee, and praise thy name broad all the ungodly. for ever an Great is the Lord, and marvel- praise of the Lord; and let all

My mouth shall speak the lous, worthy to be praised ; there Hesh give thanks unto his boly is no end of his greatness. name for ever and ever.

One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare SELECTION III. thy power.

As for me, I will be talking of From Psalm 51. Miserere mei Deus. thy worship, ihy glory, thy praise, LAYE mercy upon me,0 God, and wondrous works;

T11after thy great goodness; ac, So that men shall speak of the cording to the multitude of Uly might of thy mervellous acts; and mercies, do away mine offences, I will also iell of thy greatness. I Wash me thoroughly from my

The inemorial of thine abun- wickedness, and cleanse me from dant kindness shall be showed, my sin and men shall sing of thy right. For I acknowledge my faults, eousness.

and my sin is ever before me. The Lord is gracious and mer- Against thee only have I sinciful; long-suffering, and of great ned, and done this evil in thy goodness.

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fied in thy saying, and clear when I pour out my heart by myself

for I went with the multitude, Behold, I was shapen in Wick and brought them forth into the edness, and in sin hath my mo- house of God, ther conceived me. .

In the voice of praise and But lo, thou requirest truth in thanksgiving, among such as the inward parts, and shalt inake keep holy-day. meto understand wisdom secretly. Why art thou so full of heavi

Thou shalt purge me with hys- ness, O my soul? and why art sop, and I shall be clean; thou thou so disquieted within me? shalt wash me, and I shall be Put thy trust in God; for I will whiter than snow.'

yet give him thanks for the help Thou shalt make mc hear of joy of his countenance. and gladness, that the bones which The Lord hath granted his thou hast broken may rejoice. loving-kindness in the day-time;

Turn thy face from my sins, and in the night-season did I sing and put out all my misdeeds. of him, and made my prayer un

Make me a clean heart, O God, to the God of my life.” and renew a right spirit within. I will say unto the God of my ine.

strength, Why hast thou forg ten Cast me not away from thy me? why go I thus heavily, while presence, and take not thy Holy the enemy oppresseth me? Spirit from me..

Namely, while they say daily O give me the comfort of thy unto me, Where is now thy God? help again, and stablish me with Why art thoả so vexed, O my thy free Spirit.

soul ? and why art thou so disThen shall I teach thy ways quieted within me? unto the wicked, and sinners O put thy trust in God; for I will shall be converted unto thee, yet thank him, who is the help

Deliver me from blood-guilti- of my countenance and my God. Ress, O God, thou that art them God of my health; and my tongue SELECTION IV. shall sing of thy righteousness. Psalm 37. Noli comuluri.

Thou shalt open my lips, O TRET not thyself because of Lord, and my mouth shall show T the ungodly; neither be thou thy praise.

envious against the evil doers: For thou desirest no sacrifice, For they shall soon be cut

it thee; but thou down like the grass, and be with. delightest not in burnt-offerings. ered even as the green herh.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled Put thou thy trust in tbe Lord, spirit:a broken and contrite heart, and be doing good; dwell in the O God, shalt thou not despise. land, and verily thou shalt be From Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. fed. I IKE as the hart desireth the Delight thou in the Lord, and he U water-brooks, so longeth my shall give thee thy heart's desire. soul after thee, O God.

I Commit thy way unto the My soul is athirst for God, yea, Lord, and put thy trust in him, even for the living God: When and he shall bring it to pass. shall I come to appear before He shall make thy righteous. the presence of God?

ness as clear as the light; and My tears have been my meat thy just dealing as the noon-day. day and night; while they daily say Hold thee still in the Lord, and onto me, Where is now thy God? abide patiently upon him; but

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Leave off from wrath, and let go ceptable to himself, displeasure ; fret not thyself, else Though he fall, he shall not be halt thou be moved to do evil. cast away; for the Lord upho

Wicked doers shall be rooted/eth him with his hand. put; and they that patiently abide I have been young, and now he Lord, those shall inherit the am old, and yet saw. I never the and.

righteous forsaken, nor his, seed Yet a little while, and the un. I begging their bread, godly shall be clean gone; thou! The righteous is ever merciful, halé look after his place, and he and lendeth; and his seed is hall be away.

blessed. But the meek spirited shall pos- Flee from evil, and do the thing ess the earth, and shall be refresh that is good, and dwell for ever. d in the multitude of peace. more.

The ungodly seeketh counsel For the Lord loveth the thing gainst the just, and gnasheth that is right; he forsaketh not his ipon him with his teeth:"! that be godly, but they are pre

The Lord shall laugh him to served for ever. corn; for he hath seen that his. The unrighteous shall be pu. day is coming.

nished; as for the seed of the unThe ongodly have drawn out godly, it shall be rooted out. he sword, and have bent their The righteous shall inherit the ow, to cast down the poor and land, and dwell therein for ever. feedy, and to slay such as are of The mouth of the righteous is right conversation.

Jexercised in wisdom, and his Their sword shall go through tongue will be talking of judg. heir own heart, and their bowment. hall be broken.

| The law of his God is in his A small thing that the righteous heart, and his goings shall not ath, is better than great riches of slide. be ungodly;

| The ungodly seeth the righteous, For the arms of the ungodly and seeketh occasion to slay him. hall be broken, and the Lord. The Lord will not leave him in pholdeth the righteous. his hand, nor condemn him when

The Lord knoweth the days of he is judged. he godly; and their inheritance. Hope thou in the Lord, and liall endure for ever.

keep his way, and he shall pro. They shall not be confounded mote thee, that thou shalt possess

the perilous time; and in the the land: when the ungodly shall lays of dearth they shall have perish, thou shalt see it. Though.

II myself have seen the ungodly As for the ungodly, they shallin great power, and Aourishing erish, and the enemies of the like a green bay-tree. Lord shall consume as the fat of}, I went by ambs; yea, even as the smoke I sought him, but his place could

hut his place could well they consume away. no where be found.

The ungodly borroweth, and Keep innocency, and take heed ayeth not again; but the righte. unto the thing that is right; for huis is merciful and liberal. that shall bring a man peace at

Such as are blessed of God, shall the last. Ossess the land; and they that are As for the transgressors, they ursed of him,shall be rootod out. shall perisb together; and the end

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