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Psalm LXXXV. I ORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land;
thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people, and covered all their sins.
Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
Turn us then, O God, our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.
Wilt thou be displeased at us forever? and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another ?
Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace to his people and his saints; only let them not return to their folly again.
For his salvation is nigh those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth shall meet together; righteousness and peace shall kiss each other.
Truth shall flourish out of the earth ; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yea, the Lord shall show his loving-kindness; and our land shall yield her increase.
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall keep his path continually.
Now unto the King eternal, etc.
THE Lord said unto my lord, Sit thou on my
1 right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
The Lord shall extend the sceptre of thy power out of Sion ; rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with a holy worship ; thy youth shall come forth like dew from the womb of the morning.
The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedeck.
The Lord at thy right hand shall destroy even kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall judge among the nations; he shall fill the places with dead bodies, and shall wound the heads of his enemies over many countries.
Thou shalt drink of the brook in the way, and lift up thy head on high.
PSALM CXXXII. T ORD, remember David, and all his troubles ;
How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of Jacob;
“I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house, nor climb up into my bed ;
“I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber;
“Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.”
We will go into his tabernacle, we will worship before his footstool.
Arise, O Lord, into thy resting-place; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
For thy servant David's sake, turn not away thy face from thine anointed.
The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall not shrink from it ;
“Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
“If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon thy throne forevermore.”
For the Lord hath chosen Sion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
“This shall be my rest forever ; here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
“I will bless her provision with increase ; and will satisfy her poor with bread.
“I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall rejoice and sing.”
Now unto the King eternal, etc.
FOR GOOD FRIDAY.
THE people stood up, and the rulers took coun
1 sel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.
They cast their heads together with one consent, and were confederate against him.
They spake against him with false tongues, and encompassed him about with words of hatred, and fought against him without a cause.
False witnesses also did rise up against him ; they laid to his charge things that he knew not.
For the sins of the people, and the iniquity of the priests, they shed the blood of the just, in the midst of Jerusalem.
He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
But thou, Lord, hast highly exalted him, and given him a name that is above every name;
That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Christ Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
W 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.