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WHY do the heathen rage? and why do the nations imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed;

Let us break, say they, their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He who dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.

He shall speak unto them in his wrath, and rebuke them in his sore displeasure.

I myself have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree; the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be admonished, ye who are judges of the earth.

Serve the Lord in fear; and rejoice before him with reverence.

Submit to the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way. Blessed are all they who put their trust in him.


O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is

gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever. Let Israel now confess that his mercy endureth for ever.

Let the house of Aaron now confess that his mercy endureth for ever.

Yea, let those now who fear the Lord confess that his mercy endureth for ever.

I called upon the Lord in trouble, and the Lord heard and delivered me.

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear; what can man do unto me?

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in princes.

The Lord is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation.

The voice of joy and salvation is in the dwellings of the righteous; the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.

The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

The Lord hath chastened and corrected me; but he hath not given me over unto death.

Open me the gates of holiness, that I may go in by them, and give thanks unto the Lord.

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This is the gate of the Lord, through which the righteous shall enter.

I will thank thee, for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

The same stone which the builders refused is become the head-stone of the corner.

This is the Lord's doing; and it is marvellous in our eyes.

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

O Lord; O Lord, send us now pros

Save now,


Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord; we bless you, ye who are of the house of

the Lord.

Thou art my God, and I will thank thee; thou art my God, and I will praise thee.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God;

Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever.


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For Whitsunday.


GIVE thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name; tell the people what things he

O let your songs be of him, and praise him; and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face for evermore.

The Lord gave the word, and great was the company of those who published it.

His salvation is nigh unto those who fear him, that glory may dwell in the land.

Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Truth shall flourish on the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will give unto his people the blessing of peace.

Blessed are the people whose strength is from thee, and in whose heart are thy ways.

Teach us to do thy will, for thou art our God; O let thy good spirit lead us into the paths of righteousness.



LET God arise, and let his enemies be scattered;

let those also who hate him flee before him. Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away; and like as wax melteth at the fire, so shall the ungodly perish at the presence of God.

But let the righteous be glad, and rejoice before God; yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his name; magnify him who rideth upon the heavens; praise him in his name Jehovah, and rejoice before him.

He is a Father of the fatherless, and defendeth the cause of the widows; even God in his holy habitation.

God restoreth the solitary to their families, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity; but letteth the rebellious continue in a dry land.

O God, when thou wentest forth before the people, when thou didst march through the wilderness;

The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God; even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst it when it was weary.

Thy people dwelt in the midst of thy food; for

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