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shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.

22 For thy sake also are we killed all the day long and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.


23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou awake, and be not absent from us for ever.

24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face: and forgettest our misery and trouble?

25 For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust our belly cleaveth unto the ground. 26 Arise, and help us and deliver us, for thy mercy's sake.


PSALM 45. Eructavit cor meum.

My heart

of the things which I have made unto the King.

2 My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 3 Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.

4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Most Mighty: according to thy worship and renown.

5 Good luck have thou with thine honour: ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee: even in the midst among the King's enemies.

7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

9 All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and


cassia out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

10 Kings' daughters were among thy honour. able women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.

11 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear: forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.

12 So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty: for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.

13 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift: like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.

14 The King's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

15 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework: the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.

16 With joy and gladness shall they be brought and shall enter into the King's palace. 17 Instead of thy fathers, thou shalt have children whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.

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18 I will remember thy Name from one generation to another: therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.

PSALM 46, Deus noster refugium.

God is our hope and strength : a very pres

ent help in trouble.

2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea;

3 Though the waters thereof rage and swell: and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.

4 The rivers of the flood thereof shall make

glad the city of God: the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most Highest.

5 God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed : God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved but God hath showed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 O come hither, and behold the works of the LORD: what destruction he hath brought upon the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease in all the world: he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.

10 Be still then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The LORD of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Evening Prayer.

PSALM 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.

CLAP your hands together, all ye people : O sing unto God with the voice of melody. 2 For the LORD is high, and to be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth.

3 He shall subdue the people under us: and the nations under our feet.

4 He shall choose_out an heritage for us: even the worship of Jacob, whom he loved. 5 God is gone up with a merry noise: and the LORD with the sound of the trump.

6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God: O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.

7 For God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding.

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon his holy seat.


9 The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend the earth, as it were with a shield.


PSALM 48. Magnus Dominus.

REAT is the LORD, and highly to be praised: in the city of our God, even upon his holy

2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth upon the north side lieth the city of the great King; God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.

3 For lo, the kings of the earth: are gathered, and gone by together.

4 They marvelled to see such things: they were astonished, and suddenly cast down.

5 Fear came there upon them, and sorrow : as upon a woman in her travail.

6 Thou shalt break the ships of the sea : through the east-wind.

7 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God God upholdeth the same for



8 We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God: in the midst of thy temple.

9 O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the world's end: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughter of Judah be glad : because of thy judgments.

11 Walk about Sion, and go round about her and tell the towers thereof.

12 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses: that ye may tell them that come after.

13 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he shall be our guide unto death.

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PSALM 49. Audite hæc, omnes.

HEAR ye this, all ye people: ponder it with your ears, all ye that dwell in the world;

2 High and low, rich and poor: one with another.


3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom and my heart shall muse of understanding.

4 I will incline mine ear to the parable: and show my dark speech upon the harp.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of wickedness: and when the wickedness of my heels compasseth me round about?

6 There be some that put their trust in their goods and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.


7 But no man may deliver his brother: nor make agreement unto God for him;

8 For it cost more to redeem their souls : so that he must let that alone for ever;

9 Yea, though he live long : and see not the grave.

10 For he seeth that wise men also die and perish together: as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their riches for other.

11 And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever: and that their dwellingplaces shall endure from one generation to another; and call the lands after their own


12 Nevertheless, man will not abide in hon. our seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.

13 This is their foolishness: and their posterity praise their saying.

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