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6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Quare fremuerunt gentes?

WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together:
and why do the people imagine a vain

2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the j rulers take counsel together : against the Lord, and against his Anointed.

3 Let us break their bonds asunder : and cast j away their cords from us.

4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them j to scorn : the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath: and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my King : upon my holy hill of Sion.

7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me : Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance : and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron: and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, 0 ye kings : be ness, 0(^ ve£ are jU(jges 0f the earth.

and boa^rve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unto through J reverence.

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perish from the right way: if his wrath be kindled, ii

\:, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.


Domine, quid multiplicati 1

L0ED, how are they increased that trouble
me : many are they that rise against me.

2 Many one there be that say of my soul:
There is no help for him in his God.

3 But thou, 0 Lord, art my defender : thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.

4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice: and he heard me out of his holy hill.

5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again: 'for the Lord sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the ii people : that have set themselves against me 'i round about.

7 Up, Lord, and help me, 0 my God : for thou | smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; j thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord : and thy
blessing is upon thy people.

Cum invocarem.

HEAE me when I call, 0 God of my righteous-
ness : thou hast set me at liberty when I
was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken
unto my prayer.

2 0 ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme

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mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing? j

3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly : when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.

5 0ffer the sacrifice of righteousness : and put your trust in the Lord. ji

6 There be many that say : Who will shew us any good 1

7 Lord, lift thou up : the light of thy countenance upon us. |

8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart : since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil, in- p creased.

9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.

Verba mea auribus.

P0NDER my words, 0 Lord : consider my

2 0 hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God : for unto thee will I make my prayer.

3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, 0 Lord: early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy

j sight : for thou hatest all them that work i !i vanity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and j

j deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy : and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, 0 Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies : make thy way plain

! before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth: « their inward parts are very wickedness.

10 Their throat is an open sepulchre : they flatter with their tongue.

11 Destroy thou them, 0 God; let them perish through their own imaginations : cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have

j rebelled against thee.

12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy

:? Name shall be joyful in thee;

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous : and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.

(Euening frager.


Domine, ne in furore.

L0RD, rebuke me not in thine indignation: neither chasten me in thy displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, 0 Lord, for I am



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