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4 Portions of Psalms, to be Lord, Sit thou on my right

sung or said, at Morning band, until I make thine enePrayer, on certain Feasts mies thy foot-stool. and Fasta, instead of the The Lord shall send the Venite Exultemus,when any rod of thy power out of Sion ; of the foregoing Selections be thou ruler, even in the are to follow instead of the midst among thine enemies. Psalms, as in the Table. In the day of thy power

shall the people offer thee freeCHRISTMAS-DAY. will offerings with an holy From Psalms xlv. lxxxix. cx.

worship : the dew of thy birth

is of the wombof the morning. THY seat, o God, endur

The Lord' sware, and will eth for ever; the sceptre of not repent, Thou art a priest thy kingdom is a right sceptre, for ever, after the order of

Thou hast loved righteous-Melchizedech. ness, and hated iniquity ; wherefore God, even thy God,

ASH WEDNESDAY. bath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fel. From Psalms xxxii. xxxviii.

LESSED is he whose unthe loving kindness of the righteousness is forgiven, Lord; with my mouth will I and whose sin is covered. everbe showing thy truth,from Blessed is the man unto one generation to another. whom the Lord imputeth no

For I have said, mercy shall sin, and in whose spirit there be set up for ever; thy truth is no guile. shalt thou establish in the hea Put me not to rebuke, O vens.

Lord, in thine anger; neither The Lord is our defence ; chasten me in thy heavy disthe holy One of Israel is our pleasure : king.

For thine arrows stick fast Thou spakest some time in in me, and thine hand pressvisions unto thy saints, and eth me sore. saidst, I have laid help upon My wickednesses are gone one that is mighty, I have ex- over my head, and are like a alted one chosen out of the sore burden, too heavy for people.

me to bear. I will set his dominion in the I will confess my wickedsea, and his right hand in the ness, and be sorry for my sin. floods.

Haste thee to help me, O And I will make liim my Lord God of my salvation. first born, higher than the Out of the deep have I cal, kings of the earth.

led unto thee, O Lord; Lord, The Lord said unto my hear my voice.

Let thine ears be attentive They gave me gall to eat ;' to the voice of my supplica- and when I was thirsty, they tions.

gave me vinegar to drink. If thou, Lord, shouldest be Sacrifice and meat-offering extreme to mark what is thou wouldst not ; but mine done amiss, O Lord, who ears hast thou opened. shall stand ?

Burnt-offerings and sacri. But there is forgiveness fice for sin hasť thou not rewith thee, that thou mayest quired : Then said I, Lo, I be feared.

come ; GOOD FRIDAY.

In the volume of the book From Psalms xxii. Ixix. xl. should fulfil thy will, O my

it is written of me, that I M

Y God, my God, look God: I am content to do it';

upo! mt; why hast thou forsaken me? and art so heart.

yea, thy law is within my! far from my health, and from the words of my complaint ?

But thou art holy, O thou ASCENSION-DAY. that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

From Psalıns xxiv. xlvii. I am a vorm, and no man;

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IFT up your heads, O ye a reproach of men, and de gates; and be

ye spised of the people. ye everlasting doors, and the

All they that see me langh King of glory shall come in. me to scorn; they shoot out Who is the King of glory? the lip, they shake the head, the Lord strong and mighty : saying,

even the Lord mighty in battle He trusted in God, that he Lift up your heads, 0 ye would deliver him ; let him gates; and be ye

lift

up, ye deliver him, if he will have everlasting doors, and the him.

King of glory shall come in. The counsel of the wicked Who is the King of glory! layeth siege against me; they even the Lord of hosts he is pierced my hands and iny feet the King of Glory.

They part my garments O clap your hands together, among them, and cast lots all ye people ; shout unto God upon my vesture.

with the voice of triumph. But be thou not far from For the Lord most high is me, O Lord : O my strength, terrible ; he is a great King haste thee to help me. over all the earth.

Thy rebuke hath broken God is gone up with a my heart; I am full of heavi- shout ; the Lord with the ness ; I looked for some to sound of a trumpet have pity on me, but there Sing praises to God, sing was no man, neither found I praises ; sing praises unto our any to comfort me. King, sing praises.

lift up,

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God reigneth over the hea-l The Lord gave the word ; then : God sitteth upon the great was the company of those throne of his holiness. that published it.

The princes of the people. Though ye have lain among are gathered together, even the pots, yet shall ye be as the the people of the God of Abra- wings of a dove, covered with ham ; for the shields of the silver, and her feathers with Earth belong unto God : He is yellow gold. greatly exalted.

Thou hast ascended on high;

Athou hast led captivity captive ; WHITSUNDAY.

thou hast received gifts for From Psalms ii. Ixviii.

men ; yea, for the rebellious I God might

the Lord hath said unto me, dwell among them. Thou art my son, this day Blessed be the Lord, who; have I begotten thee.

daily loadeth us with benefits ; Desire of me, and I shallgiveleven the God of our salvation. thee the heathen for thine in. Sing unto God ye kingdoms heritance, and the utmost parts of the earth : O sing praises of the earth for thy possession. Junto the Lorrl;

Be wise now, therefore, o To him that rideth upon the ye kings ; be instructed, ye heaven of heavens, which were judges of the earth.

of old : Lo, he doth send out Serve the Lord with fear, his voice, and that a nighty and rejoice with trembling. voice.

Sing unto God, sing praises Ascribe ye strength unto to his name : extol him that God ; his excellency is over rideth upon the heavens by his Israel, and his strength is in name Jah, and rejoice before the clouds. him.

O God, thou art terrible out Thou, O God, sentest a gra-of thy holy places; the God cious rain upon thine inher-of Israel is he that giveth itance, and refreshedst it when strength and power unto his

people : Blessed be God.

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The First Day. Psalm ii. Quare fremuerunt MORNING PRAYER.

gentes?

HY do the heathen so Psalm i. Beatus vir, qui non furiously rage together? abiit.

and why do the people imagine LESSED is the man that a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth counsel of the ungodly, nor stand up, and the rulers take stood in the way of sinners. counsel together against the and hath not sat in the seat of Lord, and against his Anointed: the scornful :

3 Let us break their bonds 2 But his delight is in the asunder, and cast away their law of the Lord, and in his cords from us. law will he exercise himself 4 He that dwelleth in hea. day and night.

ven shall laugh them to scoon; 3 And he shall be like a tree the Lord shall have them in planted by the water-side, that dcision. will bring forth his fruit in due 5 Then shall he speak unto

them in his wrath, and vex 4. His leaf also shall not them in his sore displeasure. wither; and look, whatsoever 6 Yet have I set my King he doeth, it shall prosper.

upon my holy bill of Sion. 5 As for the ungodly, it is 7 I will preach the law, not so with them; but they whereof the Lord hath said are like the chaff, which the unto me. Thou art my Son, wind scattereth away from the this day have I begotten thee. face of the earth.

8 Desire of me, and I shall 6 Therefore the ungodly give thee the heathen for thine shall not be able to stand in the inheritance, and the utmost judgment; neither the sinners parts of the earth for thy posin the congregation of the session. righteous.

9 Thou shalt bruise them 7 But the Lord knoweth with a rod of iron, and break the way of the righteous; and them in pieces like a potter's the way of the ungodly shall vessel. perish.

10 Be wise now therefore,

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O ye kings; be learned, ye thou hast set me at liberty, that are judges of the earth. when I was in trouble ; have

11 Serve the Lord in fear, mercy upon me, and hearken and rejoice unto him with unto my prayer. reverence.

2 O ye sons of men, how 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be long will ye blaspheme mine angry, and so ye perish from honour, and have such pleathe right way: if his wrath sure in vanity, and seek after be kindled, yea but a little, falsehood? blessed are all they that put 3 Know this also, that the their trust in him.

Lord hath chosen to himself Psalm iii. Domine, quid

the man that is godly : when

I call upon the Lord he will multiplicati ?

hear me. ORD, how are they in 4 Stand in awe, and sin not ;

creased that trouble me? commune with yourown heart, many are they that rise against and in your chamber, and be

still. 2 Many one there be that 5 Offer the sacrifice of righsay of my soul, There is no teousness, and put your trust help for him in his God. in the Lord. 3 But thou, O Lord, art my

6 There be many that say, defender; thou art my worship, Who will show us any good ? and the lifter up of my head. 7 Lord, lift thou up the light

4 I did call upon the Lord of thy countenance upon us. with my voice, and he heard 8 Thou hast put gladness in me out of his holy hill. my heart, since the time that

5 I laid me down and slept, their corn, and wine, and il and rose up again ; for the increased. Lord sustained me.

9 I will lay me down in 6 I will not be afraid for ten peace, and take my rest; for thousands of the people, that it is thou Lord only that makhave set themselves against est me dwell in safety. me round about.

Psalm v. Verba mea auribus. 7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God; for thou smitest PONDER my words, o all mine enemies upon the Lord, consider my medicheek-bone : thou hast broken tation. the teeth of the ungodly. 2 O hearken thou unto the

8 Salvation belongeth unto voice of my calling, my King, the Lord; and thy blessing is and my God : for unto thee upon thy people.

will I make my prayer. Psalm iv. Cum invocarem.

3 My voice shalt thou hear

betimes, O Lord; early in the EAR me, when I call, O morning will I direct my prayGod of my righteousness: er unto thee, and will look up.

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