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companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.
15 We took sweet counsel together, and walked in the house of God as friends.
16 Let death come hastily upon them, and let them tjo d Iot quick into hell ; for wiekedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
17 As for me, 1 will call upon Cod, and the Lord shall save me.
18 lu the evening, and morning, and at noon-day, will I pray, and that instantly; and he shall bear my voice.
19 It is he that hath delivered my soul in peace, from the hattle that was against me; for there were many with me.
20 Yea, even God that ondur■ eth for ever, shall hear me, and bring them down ; for they will not turn, nor fear God.
£1 He laid his hands upon such as be at peace with him, and he brake his covenant.
22 The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart; his words were smoother than oil, and yet they be very swords.
23 O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee, and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.
24 And as for them, thou, O Cod, shall bring them into the pit of destruction.
25 The blood-thirsty and de
theirdays: nevertheless, my trust shall be in thee, O Lord
vour me; he is daily fighting and troubling rce.
2 Mine enemies are daily in hand to swallow me up; for they be many that fight against me, 0 thou Most Highest.
3 Nevertheless, though I am sometimes afraid, yet put I my trust in thee.
4 I will praise God because of his word: I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 They daily mistake my words; all that they imagine is to do me evil.
6 They hold all together, and keep themselves close, and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape for their" wickedness? thou, O God, in thy displeasure, shall cast them down.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put my tears into thy hottle: are not these things noted in thy hook •
9 Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: this I know; for God ii on my side.
'10 In God's word will I rejoice; in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
11 Yea, in God have .1 put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; unto thee will I give thanks.
13 For thou hast delivered my
eeitful men shall not live out half soul from death, and my feet from
tailing, that I may walk beforeGod in the light of the living.
Psalm 37. Mxttrert nut,■Deux. TJE merciful unto me, O God.
be merciful unto me ; fortny soul trusteth in thee : and under the shadow of thy wings shall be
my refuge, until this tyranny be overpast.
2 I will call unto the most higl God, even unto the God that shall perform the cause which 1 have in hand.
3 He shall send from heaven and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.
4 God shall send forth his mercy and truth: my soul is among lions.
5 And J lie even amoug the children of men. that are set on fire, whose teeth are spears mid arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
6 Set up thyself, 0 God, ahove the heavens, and thy glory ahove all the earth.
7 They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul; they have digged a pit before me, ana are fallen into the midst of it themselves.
8 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing, and give praise.
9 Awake up, my glory; awake,' luteand harp: I myself will awake right early.
10 I will give thanks unto thee.
0 Lord, among the people; and
1 will sing unto thee among the nations.
11 For the greatness of thy mercy reachuth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
12 Set up thyself. O God, ahove the heavens, and thy glory ahove all the earth.
Pftilm 56. Si vert utiqut. ARE your minds set upon ri;;h""■ teousness, O ye congregation? and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?
2 Yea, ye imagine miach'.ef in your heart upon the earth, aud your hands deal with wickedness.
3 The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb; as soon as they are horn they go aslray aud speak lies.
4 They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent, even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth herears;
5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.
6 Break their teeth, 0 God, in their mouths; smile the jaw-honag of the lions, O Lord: let them fall away like water that runneth apace, and when thev shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out.
7 Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman; and let them not see the sun.
8 Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns, so let indignation vex him. even asathing that israw
9 The righteous shall rejoice, when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.
■ 10 So that a man shall say, Verily, there is a reward for the righteous; douhtless there is a God that judgeth the earth. EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 5'J. Eript me dt hiimiit.
ELIVF.R me from mine enemies, O God; defend me from them that rise up against me.
2 O deliver me from the wicked doers, and save me from the blood-thirsty men.
3 For lo, they lie waiting for my soul; the mighty men are gathered against me, without any offence or fault of me, O Lord.
4 They run and prepare themselves without my fan It; arise thou therefore to help me, and behold.
5 Stand up, O Lord God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit
fill the heathen, and be not merciful unto them that otl'eud of malicious wickedness.
6 They go to and fro in the evening, they grin like a dog, and run about through the city.
7 Behold, they speak with their mouth, and swor'. i are in their lips; for who doth hear?
3 But thou. 0 Lord, shalt have them in derision, and thou shall laugh all the heathen to scorn
9 My strength will I ascribe unto thee; for thou art the God of my refuge.
10 God showeth me his good ness plenteously: and God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget it; but scatter them abroad among the people, and put them down, O Lord, our defence.
12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips. they shall ha taken in their pride: and why? their preaching is of eursing and lies.
13 Consume them in thy wrath; consume them, that they may perish, and know that it is God that ruleth In Jacoh, and unto the ends of the world.
14 And in the evening they will return, grin like a dog, and will go ahout the city.
15 They will run here and there for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16 As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betimes in the morning; for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my strength, Will I sing; for thou, O God, art lay refuge, and nay merciful God.
Psalm 60. Deus, repuhitt not. () God, /thou hast cast us out,
and scattered us abroad; thou hast also been displeased: 0 turn thee unto us again.
2 Thou hast moved the land, mid divided it: heal the sores thereof, for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast showed thy people heavy things; thou hast given us a drink of deadly wine.
4 Thou hast given a token for such as fear thee, that they may trinmph because of the truth.
5 Therefore were thy beloved delivered: help me' with thy right hand, and hear me.
6 God hath spoken F i his holiness, I will rejoice and divide Sicbem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and, Manasses is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver;
8 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will i cast out my shoe; Philistin, be thou glad of me.
9 Who will lead me into the strong city? who will bring me into Edom?
10 Hast not thou cast ns out, 0 God? wilt not thou, O God, go out with our hosts?
11 O be thou our help in trouble; for vain is the help of man.
12 Through God will we do great nets; lor, it is he that shall tread down our enemies.
Psalm 61. Exaudi, Dens. XTEAR my crying, O God, give ear unto my prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth will I call upon thee, when my heart is in heaviness.
S 0 set me up upon the rock that is higher than I; for thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy.
4 [ will dwell in thy tahernacle for ever, and my trust shall he under the covering of thy wings.
5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard my desires, and hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy name.
6 Thou shalt grant the King a long life, that his years may endure throughout all generations.
7 He shall dwell hefore God for ever: O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him.
8 So will I always sing praise dnto thy name, that I may daily perform my vows.
The Twelfth Day.
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 he slain all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye he, and like a hroken 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, hut 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.
8 O put your trust in him alway ye people; pour out your hearts
hefore him ; for God is our hope.
9 As for the children of men, they are hut vanity: the children of men are deceitful upon the weights; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.
10 O trust not in wrong and rohhery ; 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 helongeth unto God;
12 And that thou, Lord, art merciful; for thou rewardest every man according to his work.
Psalm 63. Dm$, Dens meux.
f\ God, thou art my God ; early will I seek thee.
2 My soul thirsteth for thee; my flesh also longeth after thee, in a harren and dry land where no water is.
3 Thus have I looked for thee in holiness, that I might hehold thy power and glory;
4 For thy loving-kindness is hetter 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 name.
6 My soul shall he satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness, when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.
7 Have I not rememhered thee in my hed, and thought upon thee when I was waking?
8 Because thou hast heen 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 he a portion for foxes.
12 But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear hy him shall he commended ; for the mouth of them that speak lies shall he stopped.
Psalm 64. Exau,li, Dcus. TXEAR my voice. O God. in m prayer; preserve my lii 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 hitter 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 dee;) of his heart.
7 But God shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow, that they shall he 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 he glad.
Psalm 65. Tt decet kymenu,
rriHOU, O God, art praised in
x Sion ; and unto thee shall the
vow he performed in Jerusalem.
2 Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3 My nisdeeds prevail against me: O he 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 he 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 hroad sea.
6-Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains, and is girded ahout 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 he afraid at thy tokens, thou that makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to praise thee.
9 Thou visitest the earth, and hlessest it; thou makest it very plenteous.
10 The river of God is full of water: thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest forthe earth.
11 Thou waterest her furrows; thou sendest rain into the little vallies thereof; thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, and hlessest the increase 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 he full at