Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

But yet I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me.

In the evening, and morning, and at noonday will I pray, and that instantly; and he shall hear my voice.

O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain thee, and will not suffer the righteous to fall utterly.

And then, instead of the Psalms for the Day of the Month, shall be said the following Psalms.

PSALM VI.

Penitential Psalm.
LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation ;

neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones tremble.

My soul also is sore troubled ; but thou, O Lord, how long ?

Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul; O save me for thy mercies' sake.

Depart from me, all ye who work vanity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my petition; the Lord will receive my prayer.

PSALM XLII.

Longings of an exile for God's house. AS the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so

longeth my soul after thee, O God. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my food day and night; while they continually say unto me, “Where is now thy God ?”

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in grief; how I once walked with the multitude to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with the multitude that kept holy day.

Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul ; and why art thou so disquieted within me;

Put thy trust in God; for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.

Once the Lord granted his loving-kindness in the day-time; and in the night season did I sing unto him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.

Now I say unto the God of my strength, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, “Where is now thy God?”

Why art thou so cast down, O my soul ; and why art thou so disquieted within me?

O put thy trust in God; for I will yet thank him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

[ocr errors]

Prayer for deliverance in a time of calamity. H EAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that

leadest Joseph like a flock; shine forth, thou that sittest between the cherubim.

Turn us again, O God, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

O Lord, God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Thou feedest them with the bread of tears, and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.

Turn us again, thou God of hosts, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

Thou didst bring a vine out of Egypt; thou didst cast out the heathen, and plantedst it.

Thou madest room for it; and when it had taken root, it filled the land.

The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedar trees.

She stretched out her branches unto the sea, and her boughs unto the river.

Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, that all those who go by pluck off her grapes ?

The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up, and the wild beasts of the field devour it.

Turn thee again, thou God of hosts, look down from heaven; behold, and visit this vine;

And the vineyard that thy right hand planted, and the branch that thou madest so strong for thyself.

It is burnt with fire and cut down ; they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

Let thy hand uphold the man of thy right hand, and the son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thyself.

So will not we go back from thee; O let us live, and we will call upon thy name.

Turn us again, O Lord, God of hosts, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

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

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

Then may follow an Anthem or a Voluntary on the

Organ; and then the Minister shall read the FIRST LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the Old Testament : Isaiah lviii. Hosea

xiv. Joel ii. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth

the First Lesson. Then shall be said, or sung, the following portion of the 103d Psalm.

PSALM CIII. THE Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long

suffering, and of great goodness. He will not always chide ; neither keepeth he his anger forever.

He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Yea, like as a father pitieth his children ; even so the Lord pitieth those who fear him.

For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are but dust. 29

449

The days of man are but as grass ; he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon those who fear him, and his righteousness upon children's children,

Even upon such as keep his covenants, and think upon his commandments to do them.

Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the New Testament : St. Matt. vi. 1 to 19. St. Mark

ii. 15 to 21. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth

the Second Lesson. Then shall be said or sung the following Psalm.

Psalm LXVII. . COD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and

U show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase ;

« AnteriorContinuar »