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25 I am poor and needy :

5 Consider and hear me, 0 make haste unto me, O God: Lord my God: lighten mine thou art my help and my de- eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of liverer; O Lord, make no tarry- death : how long, Lord, wilt ing.

thou hide thyself? 26 I am poor and sorrowful: 6 I stretch forth my hands let thy salvation, O God, set unto thee : my soul thirsteth me up on high.

after thee as

a thirsty land. 27 But I am a worm, and no My spirit is overwhelmed with

a reproach of men, and in me: my heart within me is despised of the people.

desolate. 28 Allthey that seeme, laugh

7 Be not far from me; for me to scorn: they shoot out the trouble is near; for there is lip, they shake the head, say- none to help. ing,

8 Lord, I cry unto thee : 29 He trusted on the Lord, make haste unto me; give ear that he would deliver him: let unto my voice when I cry

unto him deliver him, seeing he de- thee. lighted in him.

9 Save me, O God, by thy 30 Mine eye trickleth down, name, and judge me by thy and ceaseth not, without any strength. intermission;

10 Hear my prayer, O God; 31 Till the Lord look down, give ear to the words of my and behold from heaven.

mouth. 32 My prayer is unto thee, 11 But unto thee have I O Lord, in an acceptable time: cried, O Lord; and in the mornO God, in the multitude of thy ing shall my prayer prevent mercy hear me, in the truth of thee. thy salvation.

12 Lord, why castest thou off

my soul ? why hidest thou LESSON CX.

thy face from me?

13 Have mercy upon me, O My God, my God, why hast Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, thou forsaken me? why art heal me; for my bones are thou so far from helping me? vexed.

2 O my God, I cry in the 14 My soul is also sore vexday-time, but thou hearest not; ed : but thou, O Lord, how and in the night-season, and am long? not silent.

15 Return, O Lord, deliver 3 How long wilt thou forget my soul: O save me for thy me, O Lord? for ever? how long mercies' sake. wilt thou hide thy face from 16 Lover and friend hast me?

thou put far from me, and mine 4 How long shall I take acquaintance into darkness. counsel in my soul, having sor- 17 But do thou for me, O row in my heart daily? God the Lord, for thy name's




sake: because thy mercy is

31 O Lord, thou hast pleadgood, deliver thou me.

ed the causes of my soul : thou 18 For I am poor and needy, hast redeemed


life. and my heart is wounded with- 32 O Lord, the Hope of Isin me.

rael, all that forsake thee shall 19 Remember, O Lord, thy be ashamed. tender mercies, and thy loving- 33 Heal me, O Lord, and I kindnesses : for they have been shall be healed : save me, und ever of old.

I shall be saved. 20 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my trans

LESSON CXI. gressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me, for O my God, I am ashamed, and thy goodness' sake, O Lord. blush to lift up my face to thee,

21 I cried unto God with my God: for our iniquities are my voice; even unto God with increased over our head, and my voice: and he gave ear unto our trespass is grown up unto

the heavens. 22 In the day of trouble I 2 Since the days of our fasought the Lord; my soul re- thers have we been in a great fused to be comforted.

trespass unto this day. 23 I remembered God, and 3 And now, grace hath been was troubled: Icomplained, and shewed from the Lord our God; my spirit was overwhelmed. for our God hath not forsaken

24 Thou holdest mine eyes us, but hath extended mercy waking: I am so troubled that

unto us. I cannot speak.

O our God, what 25 I have considered the shall we say after this ? for we days of old, the years of an- have forsaken thy commandcient times.

ments, which thou hast com26 Depart from me, all ye manded by thy servants the workers of iniquity : for the prophets. Lord hath heard the voice of 5 And after all that is come my weeping:

upon us, for our evil deeds, and 27 The Lord hath heard my for our great trespass, seeing supplication; the Lord will re- that thou our God hast punishceive my prayer.

ed us less than our iniquities 28 I called upon thy name, deserve, and hast given us deO Lord, out of the low dun- liverance : geon.

6 Should we again break thy 29 Thou hast heard my voice: commandments, wouldest thou hide not thine ear at my breath- not be angry with us, till thou ing, at my cry.

4 And now,


hadst consumed us, 30 Thou drewest near in the there should be no remnant, nor day that I called upon thee : escaping? thou saidst, Fear not.

7 0 Lord God of Israel, thou

so that

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art righteous, for we remain yet 15 And enter not into judgeescaped, as it is this day: be- ment with thy servant: for in hold we are before thee in our thy sight shall no man living trespasses: for we cannot stand be justified. before thee.

Ý 16 Remember me, O my 18 I beseech thee, O Lord God, and spare me, according God of heaven, the great and to the greatness of thy mercy. terrible God, that keepest co- 17 Thou shalt call, and I venant and mercy for them that will answer thee: thou wilt love thee, and observe thy com- have a desire to the work of mandments :

thine hands. 9 Let thine ear now be at- 18 Withdraw thine hand far tentive, and thine eyes open; from me: and let not thy that thou mayest hear the pray- dread make me afraid. er of thy servant, which I pray 19 I am not worthy of the before thee now, day and night. least of all the mercies, and of

10 We have dealt very cor- all the truth, which thou hast ruptly against thee, and have shewed unto thy servant. not kept the commandments, 20 Wherefore I abhor mynor the statutes, nor the judge- self, and repent in dust and ments which thou command ashes. edst.

21 The Lord is righteous, for 11 Remember, I beseech thee, I have rebelled against his comthe word that thou command- mandments. edst thy servant Moses, saying, 22 How many are mine ini. If ye transgress, I will scatter quities and sins ! make me to you abroad among the nations: know my transgression, and my 12 But if ye return unto me,

sin. and keep my commandments, 23 I have sinned greatly; but and do them; though there now, I beseech thee do away were of you cast out unto the the iniquity of thy servant. uttermost part of the heaven, 24 Icried by reason of mine yet will I gather them from affliction unto the Lord, and he thence, and will bring them un- heard me: out of the depths to the place that I have chosen cried I, and thou heardest my to set my name there.

voice. 13 O Lord, I beseech thee, 25 For thou hadst cast me let now thine ear be attentive to into the deep, in the midst of the

prayer of thy servant, whò the seas; and the floods comdesireth to fear thy name: and passed me about: all thy bilprosper, I pray thee, thy servant, lows and thy waves passed over and grant him mercy.

14 Hear my prayer, O Lord, 26 Then I said, I am cast give ear to my supplications: in out of thy sight; yet will I thy faithfulness answer me, and look again toward thy holy in thy righteousness.




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27 The waters compassed 4 O Lord, righteousness beme about even to the soul, the longeth unto thee, but unto us depth closed me round about, confusion of face, because of the weeds were wrapped about our trespass that we have tresmy head.

passed against thee. 28 I went down to the bot- 5 To the Lord our God be. toms of the mountains : the long mercies and forgivenesses, earth with her bars was about though we have rebelled against me for ever : yet hast thou him ; brought up my life from cor- 6 Neither have we obeyed ruption, O Lord


God. the voice of the Lord our God, 29 When my soul fainted to walk in his laws, which he within me, I remembered the set before us. Lord : and my prayer came in 7 The Lord our God is unto thee, into thine holy tem- righteous in all his works that ple.

he doeth: but we have not 30 Surely after that I turned, obeyed his voice; we have sin- . I repented, and after that I was ned, we have done wickedly. instructed: I was ashamed; yea, 8 Now therefore, O our God, even confounded, because I did hear the prayer of thy servant bear the reproach of my youth. and his supplications, and cause

31 But I will sacrifice unto thy face to shine on thy sanc, thee with the voice of thanks. tuary that is desolate, for the giving; I will pay that that I Lord's sake. have vowed: salvation is of the 9 O my God, incline thine Lord.

ear and hear; open thine eyes

and behold our desolation ; for LESSON CXII. we do not present our suppli,

cations before thee for our O LORD, the great and dread- righteousness, but for thy great ful God, keeping the covenant mercies. and mercy to them that love 10 O Lord, hear; O Lord, him, and to them that keep his forgive; O Lord, hearken and commandments;

do. 2 We have sinned, and have 11 For since the beginning committed iniquity, and have of the world, we have not heard, done wickedly, and have re- nor perceived by the ear, neibelled, even by departing from ther hath the eye seen, O God, thy precepts and from thy beside thee, what thou hast prejudgements;

pared for him that waiteth for 3 Neither have we hearken- thee. ed unto thy servants the pro- 12 Thou meetest him that phets, which spake in thy name rejoiceth and worketh righte. to our kings, our princes, and ousness, those that remember our fathers, and to all the peo- thee in thy ways : behold, thou ple of the land.

art wroth, for we have sinned,


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13 For we are all as an un- salvation, for the glory of thy clean thing; and all our righte- name: and deliver us,


purge ousnesses are as filthy rags; and away our sins, for thy name's we all do fade as a leaf, and sake. our iniquities, like the wind, 25 Hast thou utterly rejecthave taken us away;

ed Judah ? hath thy soul loath14 And there is none that ed Zion? why hast thou smitcalleth upon thy name, that ten us, and there is no healing stirreth


himself to take hold for us? we looked for peace, of thee: for thou hast hid thy and there is no good; and for face from us, and hast con- the time of healing, and behold, sumed us because of our ini- trouble. quities.

26 We acknowledge, O Lord, 15 But now, O Lord, thou our wickedness, and the iniquiart our Father; we are the clay, ty of our fathers : for we have and thou our potter, and we all sinned against thee. are the work of thy hand. 27 Do not abhor us, for thy

16 Be not wroth very sore, name's sake, do not disgrace the O Lord, neither remember ini. throne of thy glory : rememquity for ever : behold, see, we ber, break not thy covenant beseech thee, we are all thy with us. people.

28 Are there any among the 17 O God, thou hast cast us vanities of the Gentiles that off, thou hast scattered us, thou can cause rain ? or can the heahast been displeased : O turn vens give showers ? art thou thyself to us again.

not he, O Lord our God ? there. 18 Thou hast made the fore we will wait upon thee : earth to tremble; thou hast for thou hast made all these broken it: heal the breaches things. thereof, for it shaketh.

29 O Lord, though our ini. 19 Wherefore hidest thou quities testify against us, dethy face ? and forgettest our af- liver us, for thy name's sake: for fliction and our oppression ? our backslidings are many, we

20 For our soul is bowed have sinned against thee. down to the dust: our belly 30 O the Hope of Israel, the cleaveth unto the earth.

Saviour thereof in time of trou. 21 Arise for our help, and ble; why shouldest thou be as redeem us for thy mercy's sake. a stranger in the land, and as

22 For we are consumed by a wayfaring man, that turneth thine anger, and by thy wrath aside to tarry for a night? are we troubled..

31 Why shouldest thou be * 23 remember not against as a man astonished, as a mighty us former iniquities: let thy ten- man that cannot save? yet thou, der mercies speedily prevent us:

O Lord, art in the midst of us, for we are brought very low. and we are called by thy name:

T24 Help us, O God of our leave us not.

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