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8 So will I always sing praise unto thy name, that I may daily perform my vows.

THE TWELFTH DAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM 62. Nonne Deo?

MY soul truly waiteth still upon God; for of him cometh my salvation.

2 He verily is my strength and my salvation; he is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.

3 How long will ye imagine mischief against every man? Ye shall be slain all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.

4 Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt; their delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.

5 Nevertheless, my soul wait thou still upon GoD; for my hope is in him.

6 He truly is my strength, and my salvation; he is my defence, so that I shall not fall.

7 In GoD is my health and my glory, the rock of my might; and in GoD is my trust.

80 put your trust in him alway, ye people; pour out your hearts before him; for GOD is our hope.

9 As for the children of men, they are but vanity; the children of men are deceitful upon the weights; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.

10 O trust not in wrong

and robbery; give not yourselves unto vanity: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

11 GOD spake once, and twice I have also heard the same, that power belongeth unto God;

12 And that thou, LORD, art merciful; for thou rewardest every man according to his work.

PSALM 63. Deus, Deus meus. O GOD, thou art my GOD; early will I seek thee.

2 My soul thirsteth for thee; my flesh also longeth after thee, in a barren and dry land where no water is.

3 Thus have I looked for thee in holiness, that I might behold thy power and glory;

4 For thy loving kindness is better than the life itself: my lips shall praise thee.

5 As long as I live will I magnify thee in this manner, and lift up my hands in thy

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6 My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness, when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.

7 Have I not remembered thee in my bed, and thought upon thee when I was waking?

8 Because thou hast been my helper; therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

9 My soul hangeth upon thee; thy right hand hath upholden me.

10 These also that seek the hurt of my soul, they shall go under the earth.

11 Let them fall upon the

edge of the sword, that they may be a portion for foxes.

12 But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him shall be commended; for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

PSALM 64. Exaudi, Deus.

HEAR my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

2 Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers;

3 Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words,

4 That they may privily shoot at him that is perfect: suddenly do they hit him, and fear not.

5 They encourage themselves in mischief, and commune among themselves, how they may lay snares; and say, that no man shall see them.

6 They imagine wickedness, and practise it; that they keep secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.

7 But GoD shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow, that they shall be wounded.

8 Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall; insomuch that whoso seeth them, shall laugh them to scorn.

9 And all men that see it shall say, This hath GOD done; for they shall perceive that it is his work.

10 The righteous shall rejoice in the LORD, and put his trust in him; and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM 65. Te decet hymnus.

THOU, O GOD, art praised in Sion; and unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.

2 Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

3 My misdeeds prevail against me: O be thou merciful unto our sins.

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and receivest unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

5 Thou shalt show us wonderful things in thy righteousness, O GOD of our salvation; thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.

6 Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains, and is girded about with power.

7 Who stilleth the raging of the sea, and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people.

8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth shall be afraid at thy tokens, thou that makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to praise thee.

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9 Thou visitest the earth, and blessest it; thou makest it very plenteous.

10 The river of GOD is full of water: thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.

11 Thou waterest her furrows; thou sendest rain into the little valleys thereof; thou

makest it soft with the drops | proved us; thou also hast tried of rain, and blessest the increase us, like as silver is tried. of it.

12 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness, and thy clouds drop fatness.

13 They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness, and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.

14 The folds shall be full of sheep; the valleys also shall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.

PSALM 66. Jubilate Deo.

O BE joyful in GoD, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honour of his name; make his praise to be glorious.

2 Say unto GoD, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.

3 For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy name,

4 O come hither, and behold the works of GOD; how wonderful he is in his doing towards the children of men!

5 He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice thereof.

6 Нe ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

70 praise our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

8 Who holdeth our soul in life; and suffereth not our feet to slip.

10 Thou broughtest us into the snare; and laidst trouble upon our loins.

11 Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

12 I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings; and will pay thee my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble,

13 I will offer unto thee fat burnt-sacrifices, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks and goats.

14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear GoD; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.

15 I called unto him with my mouth, and gave him praises with my tongue.

16 If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the LORD will not hear me.

17 But God hath heard me, and considered the voice of my prayer.

18 Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.

PSALM 67, Deus misereatur. GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us, and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;

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

3 Let the people praise thee, O GOD; yea, let all the people 9 For thou, O GOD, hast praise thee.

4 O let the nations rejoice and p 7 O God, when thou wentest be glad; for thou shalt judge forth before the people; when the folk righteously, and govern thou wentest through the wilthe nations upon earth. derness;

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

6 Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and GOD, even our own GoD, shall give us his blessing.

7 GOD shall bless us; and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

THE THIRTEENTH DAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God; even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of GoD, who is the God of Israel.

9 Thou, O GOD, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst it when it was weary.

10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein; for thou, O God, hast of thy goodness prepared for the poor.

11 The LORD gave the word; great was the company of the preachers.

12 Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfited, and they of the household di

PSALM 68. Exurgat Deus. LET GOD arise, and let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him flee before him. 2 Like as the smoke vanish-vided the spoil. eth, so shalt thou drive them 13 Though ye have lain away; and like as wax melteth among the pots, yet shall at the fire, so let the ungodly as the wings of a dove that is perish at the presence of GoD. covered with silver wings, and 3 But let the righteous be her feathers like gold. glad, and rejoice before God ; let them also be merry and joyful.

4 O sing unto GoD, and sing praises unto his name; magnify him that rideth upon the heavens, as it were upon an horse; praise him in his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

5 He is a father of the fatherless, and defendeth the cause of the widows; even GoD in his holy habitation.

6 He is the GOD that maketh men to be of one mind in an house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity; but letteth the runagates continue in scarceness.

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14 When the Almighty scattered kings for their sake, then were they as white as snow in Salmon.

15 As the hill of Basan, so is GOD's hill; even an high hill, as the hill of Basan.

16 Why hop ye so, ye high hills? this is God's hill, in the which it pleaseth him to dwell; yea, the LORD will abide in it for ever.

17 The chariots of GoD are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; and the LORD is among them as in the holy place of Sinai.

18 Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive,

and received gifts for men; yea, | Jerusalem; so shall kings bring even for thine enemies, that the presents unto thee. LORD GOD might dwell among them.

eth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

30 When the company of the spear-men, and multitude of the mighty, are scattered abroad

19 Praised be the LORD daily, even the GoD who help-among the beasts of the people, so that they humbly bring pieces of silver; and when he hath scattered the people that de light in war;

20 He is our GoD, even the GOD of whom cometh salvation: GOD is the LORD, by whom we escape death.

21 GOD shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his wickedness.

22 The LORD hath said, I will bring my people again, as I did from Basan, mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea.

23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and that the tongue of thy dogs may be red through the same.

24 It is well seen, O Gon, how thou goest; how thou, my GOD and King, goest in the sanctuary.

25 The singers go before, the minstrels follow after, in the midst are the damsels playing with the timbrels.

26 Give thanks, O Israel, unto God the LORD, in the congregations, from the ground of the heart.

27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of Juda their council; the princes of Zebulon, and the princes of Nephtali.

28 Thy God hath sent forth strength for thee; stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought in us,

29 For thy temple's sake at

31 Then shall the princes come out of Egypt; the Morians' land shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

32 Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the LORD,

33 Who sitteth in the heavens over all, from the beginning: Lo, he doth send out his voice; yea, and that a mighty voice.

34 Ascribe ye the power to GoD over Israel; his worship and strength is in the clouds.

35 O GOD, wonderful art thou in thy holy places: even the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM 69, Salvum me fac. SAVE me, O GOD; for the waters are come in even unto my soul.

2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is; I am come into deep waters, so that the floods run over me.

3 I am weary of crying, my throat is dry; my sight faileth me for waiting so long upon my GOD.

4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.

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