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MY God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me, and art so far from my help, and from the words of my complaint?
O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season also I take no rest.
But thou continuest holy, O thou worship of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in thee; they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.
They called upon thee, and were delivered; they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
But as for me, I am a worm and no man; a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
All they who see me, laugh me to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads saying,
He trusted in God, that he would deliver him; let him deliver him, if he will have him.
But thou art he who brought me into being; thou wast my hope when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.
I have been left unto thee ever since I was born; thou art my God even from my birth.
O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand, and there is none to help me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
For the hunters are come about me; and the counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me.
They have pierced my hands and my feet; I may tell all my bones; they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
But be not thou far from me, O Lord; thou art my succor; haste thee to help me.
Deliver my life from the sword; my soul from the power of the hunter.
SAVE me, O God, for the waters are come in,
even unto my soul.
I sink in the deep mire, where no ground is; I am come into deep waters, where the floods rush
I am weary of crying; my throat is dried; my sight faileth me, for waiting so long upon my God.
They who hate me without a cause, are more than the hairs of my head; they who are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.
Let not those who trust in thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my cause; let not those who seek thee be confounded through me, O God of Israel.
Because for thy sake have I suffered reproach; shame hath covered my face.
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, even an alien unto my mother's children.
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;
and the rebukes of those who rebuked thee are fallen upon me.
Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O Lord, for thy lovingkindness is good; turn thee unto me, according to the multitude of thy mercies.
And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble; O haste thee, and hear me.
Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it; O deliver me, because of mine enemies.
Thou hast known my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; mine adversaries are all in thy sight.
Reproach hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness; I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.
They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink.
As for me, I am poor and in heaviness, but thy help, O God, shall lift me up.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and magnify it with thanksgiving.
The humble shall consider this and be glad; the hearts of those that fear God shall be revived.
For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his people in their bonds.
Let heaven and earth praise him, the sea, and all that moveth therein.
For God will save Zion, and build the cities of
Judah, that men may dwell there, and have it in possession.
The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it; and they who love his name shall dwell therein.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God;
Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever. Amen.
For Easter Bay.
CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us;
therefore let us keep the feast; not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ is risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him, who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Amen.