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And he shall judge the

world in righteousness, and minister true judgment unto the people. The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed, even a refuge in time of trouble. And they who know thy name, will put their trust in thee; for thou, Lord, hast never failed those who seek thee. O praise the Lord who dwelleth in Sion ; show the people of his doings. F. when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them, and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor. The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made ; in the same net which they hid privily, is their own foot taken. The Lord -is known to execute judgment; the ungodly is ensnared in the work of his own hands. The wicked shall be turned into the pit, and all the people who forget God. For the poor shall not always be forgotten; the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for eVer. Arise, O Lord, and let not man prevail; let the

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shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall be the portion of their cup. For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance will behold the thing that is just.

Ps ALM 12. HELP, Lord, for the

godly man ceaseth, for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour; they do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart. The Lord shall root out all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things; Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; we are they who ought to speak; who is lord over us?

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earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord ; thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

PsALM 15.

LORD, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle 7 or who shall rest upon thy holy hill 2 Even he who leadeth an uncorrupt life, and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart. He who hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour, nor slandered his neighbour. He who despiseth a worthless person, but honoureth those who fear the Lord. He who sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not, though it were to his own hindrance. He who hath not given his money upon usury, nor taken a bribe against the innocent. Whoso doeth these things shall never fall.

PSALM 16, PRESERVE me, O

God; for in thee have I put my trust.

O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my God; my good deeds are nothing unto thee; But to the saints who are on the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. They who run after another god, shall have great trouble. Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer; neither make mention of their names with my lips. The Lord himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; thou shalt maintain my lot. The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will thank the Lord for giving me warning; my secret thoughts also instruct me in the night seaSOI). I have set the Lord alway before me; for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall. Wherefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also shall rest in hope. For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in the grave; neither shalt thou suffer

thy holy one to see corruption. Thou shalt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fulness of joy; and at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Now unto the King eternal, &c. Be honour and glory, &c.

The Third Day. MoRNING PRAYER.

PSALM 18.

I WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength; the Lord is my rock, and my defence ; my Saviour, my God, and my might, in whom I will trust; my buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be safe from mine enemies.

When the waves of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid;

When the sorrows of the grave surrounded me, and the toils of death overtook me;

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God. So he heard my voice out of his holy temple; and my complaint came before him, even into his ears. Then the earth trembled and quaked; the very foundations also of the hills shook, and were removed, because he was wroth. There went a smoke out in his presence, and a consuming fire out of his mouth; so that coals were kindled at it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and it was dark under his feet. He rode upon the cherubim, and did fly; he came flying upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his pavilion; his tent round about him was dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness of his presence black clouds swept along, bolts of fire were kindled. The Lord also thundered in the heaven, and the Highest gave his voice, hailstones, and coals of fire. He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; he

cast forth lightnings, and

destroyed them. The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered at thy chiding, O Lord, at the blasting of the breath of thy displeasure. He sent down from above; he took me, he drew me out of many waterS. He delivered me from my strongest enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me. They assaulted me in the day of my trouble; but the Lord was my upholder. He brought me forth also into a place of liberty ; he brought me forth, even because he had a favour untO me. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteous dealings; according to the cleanness of my hands did he recompense me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. I was also upright before him; and I kept myself from iniquity. . Therefore hath the Lord rewarded me according to my righteous dealing, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight. With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt show thyself upright. With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure, and with the froward thou wilt deal according to their frowardness. For thou wilt save the people who are in adversity; and wilt bring down the high looks of the proud. Thou also wilt light my candle; the Lord my God will make my darkness to be light. The way of God is an undefiled way; the word of the Lord is tried; he is the defender of all who put their trust in him. For who is God, but the Lord? or who hath any strength, except our God? It is God who girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation; thy right hand also hath holden me up, and thy loving

correction hath made me great. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, so that my feet shall not slide. The Lord liveth, and blessed be my strong helper; and praised be the God of my salvation. It is he who delivereth me from mine enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries; thou shalt rid me from the wicked man. For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and sing praises unto thy Iname. Now unto the King etermal, &c. Be honour and glory, &c.

EveNING PRAYER.

PsALM 19.

THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handy work. Day unto day uttereth speech; night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their sounds are gone out into all lands; and

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