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29 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect. 30 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet; and setteth me upon high places. 31 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. 32 Light is sown for the

righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

33 The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

34 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance : feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

35 Let them shout for joy, and be glad: for their redeemer is mighty: he shall plead their CauSe.

SECTION XIX.-Penitence.

LESSON CVI.

HAve mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only have I sinned, and done evil in thy sight: 5 That thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear of joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. , 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it : thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise,

* 18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. • 20 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. 21 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. 22 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me; heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. 23 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. 24 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me: 25 For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity: for it is great. 26 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid: I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. * 27 Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 28 And I said, my strength and my hope is perished from the Lord; 29 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. 30 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. 31 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. *|| 32 It is of the Lord's mer

cies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 33 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 34 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. 35 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 36 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. 37 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope. 38 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him ; he is filled full with reproach. 39 For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 40 For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men. 41 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins 2 42 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. 43 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. 44 We have transgressed and have rebelled : the crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us that we have sinned. 45 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim. 46 Wherefore, O Lord, dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time * 47 Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned: renew our days as of old.

LESSON CVII.

As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, sopantethmysoul after thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4. When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me; for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God; with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. 6 Deep calleth unto deep, at the noise of thy water-spouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 7 Yet the Lord will command his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. 8 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy 9 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me: while they said daily unto me, Where is thy God? 10 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou

disquieted within me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God. 11 For thou art the God of my strength; why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy 12 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 13 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God. 14 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

LESSON CVIII.

O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath : neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thine hand presseth me SOre. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh, because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones, because of my sin. 4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5 I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly: I go mourning all the day long. 6 I am feeble and sore broken; I have cried by reason of the disquietness of my heart. * 7 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. 8 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me : as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. 9 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from me; and my kinsmen stand afar off. - 10 As a deaf man, I heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. ll Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 12 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. 13 I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my Sun. 14 For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. 15 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preServe me. 16 For innumerable evils have compassed me about ; mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up : they are more than the hairs of mine head; therefore my heart faileth me. 17 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me : O Lord, make haste to help me. 18 Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from tne,

19 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation. * 20 Hearmyprayer, OLord, and let my cry come unto thee. 21 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble ; incline thine ear unto me : in the day when I call, answer me speedily. 22 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burnt as a hearth. 23 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. 24 By reason of the voice of mygroaning, my bones cleave to my skin. 25 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. 26 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top. 27 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping. 28 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me. * 29 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. 30 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise : 31 My heart is sore pained within me : and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 32 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. 33 And I said, O that I had wings like a dove 1 for then would I fly away, and be at rest. 34 Lo then would I wander

far off, and remain in the wilderness:

35 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

LESSON CIX.

O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: 2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 3 For my soul is full of trouble, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. 4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength. 5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more : and they are cut off from thy hand. 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them : I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. 10 Help me, O Lord my God: O save me, according to thy mercy: 11 That they may know that this is thy hand: that thou, Lord, hast done it.

12 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. T13 Save me, OCod: for the waters are come in unto my soul. 14 Isinkin deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 15 Let not the water-flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. 16 Hear me, O Lord ; for thy loving-kindness is good : turn unto me, according to the multitude of thy tender mercies: 17 And hide not thyfacefrom thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. 18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it. 19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour. 20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none ; and for comforters, but I found none. *I 21 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 22 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. 23 Look upon mine affliction and my pain, and forgive all my Slns. 24 O keep my soul and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. H

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