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as a tottering wall shall ye be, and Thine adversaries roar in the like a broken hedge.

midst of Thy congregations : and Their device is only how to put set up their banners for tokens. him out whom God will exalt : He that hewed timber afore out their delight is in lies; they give of the thick trees : was known to good words with their mouth, but bring it to an excellent work. curse with their heart.

But now they break down all the Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou carved work thereof : with axes still upon God : for my hope is in and hammers. Him.

They have set fire upon Thy holy He truly is my strength and my places : and have defiled the dwellsalvation : He is my defence, so ing place of Thy Name, even unto that I shall not fall.

the ground. In God is my health, and my Yea, they said in their hearts, glory : the rock of my might, and Let us make havock of them alin God is my trust.

together : thus have they burnt up O put your trust in Him alway, all the houses of God in the land. ye people : pour out your hearts We see not our tokens, there is before Him, for God is our hope. not one prophet more : no, not one

As for the children of men, they is there among us, that understandare but vanity : the children of men eth any more. are deceitful upon the weights, they O God, how long shall the adare altogether lighter than vanity versary do this dishonour : how itself.

long shall the enemy blaspheme O trust not in wrong and rob- Thy Name, for ever? bery, give not yourselves unto Why withdrawest Thou Thy vanity : if riches increase, set not hand : why pluckest Thou not Thy your heart upon them.

right hand out of Thy bosom to God spake once, and twice I consume the enemy? have also heard the same : that For God is my King of old : power belongeth unto God; the help that is done upon earth

And that Thou, Lord, art mer- He doeth it Himself. ciful : for Thou rewardest every

Thou didst divide the sea through man according to His work. Thy power : Thou brakest the heads The Church's trust in God in time

of the dragons in the waters.

Thou smotest the heads of Leof trouble.

viathan in pieces : and gavest him Psalm 74.

to be meat for the people in the

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sent from us so long : why is Thou broughtest out fountains Thy wrath so hot against the sheep and waters out of the hard rocks : of Thy pasture ?

Thou driedst up mighty waters. O think upon Thy congregation : The day is Thine, and the night whom Thou hast purchased and is Thine : Thou hast prepared the redeemed of old.

light and the sun. Think upon the tribe of Thine Thou hast set all the borders of inheritance and mount Sion, the earth : Thou hast made sumwherein Thou hast dwelt.

mer and winter. Lift up Thy feet, that Thou Remember this, O Lord, how mayest utterly destroy every ene- the enemy hath rebuked : and how my : which hath done evil in Thy the foolish people hath blasphemed sanctuary.

Thy Name.

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0 deliver not the soul of Thy firmity : but I will remember the turtle-dove unto the multitude of years of the right hand of the most the enemies : and forget not the Highest. congregation of the poor for ever. I will remember the works of the

Look upon the covenant : for all Lord : and call to mind Thy wonthe earth is full of darkness, and ders of old time. cruel habitations.

I will think also of all Thy 0 let not the simple go away works : and my talking shall be of ashamed : but let the poor and Thy doings. needy give praise unto Thy Name. Thy way, O God, is holy : who

Arise, O God, maintain Thine is so great a God as our God ? own

: remember how the Thou art the God that doeth foolish man blasphemeth Thee wonders : and hast declared Thy daily.

power among the people. Forget not the voice of Thine Thou hast mightily delivered Thy enemies : the presumption of them people : even the sons of Jacob and that hate Thee increaseth ever more Joseph. and more.

The waters saw Thee, O God,

the waters saw Thee, and were Struggle between distrust and afraid : the depths also were trou. faith.


The clouds poured out water, the Psalm 77.

air thundered : and Thine arrows WILL cry unto God with my went abroad.

voice : even unto God will I The voice of Thy thunder was cry with my voice, and He shall heard round about : the lightnings hearken unto me.

shone upon the ground; the earth In the time of my trouble I was moved, and shook withal. sought the Lord : my sore ran, and Thy way is in the sea, and Thy ceased not in the night-season ; my paths in the great waters : and Thy soul refused comfort.

footsteps are not known. When I am in heaviness, I will Thou leddest Thy people like think upon God : when my heart sheep : by the hand of Moses and is vexed, I will complain.

Aaron. Thou holdest mine eyes waking :

PSALM 73. I am

God is Is old : and the years that are past. a clean heart.

I call to remembrance my song : Nevertheless, my feet were almost and in the night I commune with

gone : my treadings had well-nigh mine own heart, and search out my slipt. spirits.

And why? I was grieved at the Will the Lord absent Himself wicked : I do see the ungodly in for ever : and will He be no more such prosperity. intreated ?

For they are in no peril of death : Is His mercy clean gone for ever : but are lusty and strong. and is His promise come utterly to They come in no misfortune like an end for evermore ?

other folk neither are they Hath God forgotten to be gra- plagued like other men. cious : and will He shut up His And this is the cause that they loving-kindness in displeasure ? are so holden with pride : and over

And I said, It is mine own in- whelmed with cruelty.


Their eyes swell with fatness : | Thee : and there is none upon earth and they do even what they lust. that I desire in comparison of Thee.

They corrupt other, and speak of My flesh and my heart faileth : wicked blasphemy : their talking is but God is the strength of my heart, against the most High.

and my portion for ever. For they stretch forth their mouth For lo, they that forsake Thee unto the heaven : and their tongue shall perish : Thou hast destroyed goeth through the world.

all them that commit fornication Therefore fall the people unto against Thee. them : and thereout suck they no But it is good for me to hold fast small advantage.

by God, to put my trust in the Tush, say they, how should God Lord God : and to speak of all I hy perceive it : is there knowledge in works in the gates of the daughter the most High ?

of Sion. Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, and these

The vanity of human life. have riches in possession : and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart


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ways that I offend not in All the day long have I been tongue. punished : and chastened every I will keep my mouth as it were morning.

with a bridle : while the ungodly is Yea, and I had almost said even in my sight. as they : but lo, then I should have I held my tongue, and spake no. condemned the generation of Thy thing : I kept silence, yea, even children.

from good words; but it was pain Then thought I to understand and grief to me. this : but it was too hard for me, My heart was hot within and

Until I went into the sanctuary while I was thus musing the fire of God : then understood I the end kindled : and at the last I spake of these men ;

with my tongue; Namely, how Thou dost set them Lord, let me know mine end, in slippery places : and castest them and the number of my days : that down, and destroyest them. I may be certified how long I have

Oh, how suddenly do they con- to live. sume : perish, and come to a fear- Behold, Thou hast made my days ful end!

as it were a span long : and mine Yea, even like as a dream when age is even as nothing in respect of one awaketh : so shalt Thou make Thee; and verily every man living their image to vanish out of the is altogether vanity. city.

For man walketh in a vain shaThus my heart was grieved : and dow, and disquieteth himself in it went even through my reins. vain : he heapeth up riches, and

So foolish was I, and ignorant : cannot tell who shall gather them. even as it were a beast before Thee. And now, Lord, what is my hope :

Nevertheless, I am alway by truly my hope is even in Thee. Thee : for Thou hast holden me by Deliver me from all mine of. my right hand.

fences : and make me not a rebuke Thou shalt guide me with Thy unto the foolish. counsel : and after that receive me I became dumb, and opened not with glory.

my mouth : for it was Thy doing. Whom have I in heaven but Take Thy plague away from me


I am even consumed by the means men be so strong that they come of Thy heavy hand.

to fourscore years : yet is their When Thou with rebukes dost strength then but labour and sorchasten man for sin, Thou makest row ; so soon passeth it away, and his beauty to consume away, like we are gone. as it were a moth fretting a gar- But who regardeth the power of ment : every man therefore is but Thy wrath : for even thereafter as a vanity.

man feareth, so is Thy displeasure. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and O teach us to number our days with Thine ears consider my call- that we may apply our hearts unto ing : hold not Thy peace at my wisdom. tears.

Turn Thee again, O Lord, at the For I am a stranger with Thee : last : and be gracious unto Thy and a sojourner, as all my fathers servants.

O satisfy us with Thy mercy, and O spare me a little, that I may that soon : so shall we rejoice and recover my strength : before I go be glad all the days of our life. hence, and be no more seen.

Comfort us again now after the

time that Thou hast plagued us : Psalm 90.

and for the years wherein we have


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fuge : from generation to Shew Thy servants Thy work : another.

and their children Thy glory. Before the mountains

And the glorious Majesty of the brought forth, or ever the earth and Lord our God be upon us : prosper the world were made : Thou art Thou the work of our hands upon God from everlasting, and world us, Oprosper Thou our handy. without end.

work. Thou tumest man to destruction : again Thou sayest, Come again, ye

THE TE DEUM. children of men.

E praise Thee, O God : we For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday : seeing Lord. that is past as a watch in the All the earth doth worship Thee: night.

the Father everlasting. As soon as Thou scatterest them To Thee all Angels cry aloud : the they are even as a sleep : and fade Heavens, and all the Powers therein. away suddenly like the grass. To Thee Cherubin, and Seraphin:

In the morning it is green, and continually do cry, groweth up : but in the evening it Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of is cut down, dried up, and withered. Sabaoth; For we consume away in Thy

Heaven and earth are full of the displeasure : and are afraid at Thy Majesty : of Thy Glory. wrathful indignation.

The glorious company of the Thou hast set our misdeeds be- Apostles : praise Thee. fore Thee : and our secret sins in The goodly fellowship of the the light of Thy countenance. Prophets : praise Thee.

For when Thou art angry all our The noble army of Martyrs : days are gone : we bring our years praise Thee. to an end, as it were a tale that is The holy Church throughout all told.

the world : doth acknowledge Thee; The days of our age are three- The Father : of an infinite Mare years and ten ; and though | jesty ;

Son ;

Thine honourable, true : and only | Thy servants : whom Thou hast

redeemed with Thy precious blood. Also the Holy Ghost : the Com- Make them to be numbered with forter.

Thy Saints : in glory everlasting. Thou art the King of Glory : 0 O Lord, save Thy people : and Christ.

bless Thine heritage. Thou art the everlasting Son : of Govern them : and lift them up the Father.

for ever. When Thou tookest upon Thee Day by day : we magnify Thee ; to deliver man : Thou didst not And we worship Thy Name : abhor the Virgin's womb.

ever world without end. When Thou hadst overcome the Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep this sharpness of death : Thou didst day without sin. open the Kingdom of Heaven to O Lord, have mercy upon us : all believers.

have mercy upon us. Thou sittest at the right hand of O Lord, let Thy mercy lighten God : in the Glory of the Father.

upon us

trust is in We believe that Thou shalt come: Thee. to be our Judge.

O Lord, in Thee have I trusted : We therefore pray Thee, help let me never be confounded.

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Ere we

For the Morning. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, THE star of morn to night suc

The God whom we adore, ceeds,

Be glory as it was, is now, We therefore meekly pray,

And shall be evermore. May God in all our words and deeds

Keep us from harm this day. May He in love restrain us still,

For the Evening. From tones of strife and words of ill,

OW that the daylight dies away, And wrap around and close our eyes

lie down and sleep, To earth's absorbing vanities. Thee, Maker of the world, we pray

To own us and to keep. May wrath, and thoughts that gender shame,

Let dreams depart and visions fly, Ne'er in our breasts abide,

The offspring of the night, And holy abstinences tame

Keep us like shrines beneath Thine Of wanton flesh the pride.

eye, So when the weary day is o'er, Pure in our foe's despite. And night and stillness come once more,

This grace on Thy redeemed confer, Blameless, and clear from spot or Father, co-equal Son, stain,

And Holy Ghost, the Comforter, We may repeat the solemn strain. Eternal Three in One.

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