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11 They kept me in on every

26 Blessed be he that cometh side, they kepi me in, I say, on in the name of the Lord: we every side; but in the name of have wished you good luck, ye the Lord will I destroy them. that are of the house of the

12 They came about me like Lord. bees, and are extinct even as 27 God is the Lord, who the fire among the thorns; for hath showed us light: bind the

the name of the Lord I will sacrifice with cords, yea, even destroy them.

unto the horns of the altar. 13 Thou hast thrust sore at 28 Thou art my God, and I ine, that I might fall; but the will thank thee; thou art my Lord was my help.

God, and I will praise thee. 14 The Lord is my strength 29 O give thanks unto the and my song; and is become Lord; for he is gracious, and my salvation,

his mercy endureth for ever. 15 The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the

EVENING PRAYER. righteous; the right hand of the Psalm cxix. Beati immaculati. Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.

LESSED are those that are 16 The right hand of the undefiled in the way, and Lord hath the pre-eminence; walk in the law of the Lord. the right hand of the Lord 2 Blessed are they that keep bringeth mighty things to pass. his testimonies, and seek him

17 I shall not die, but live, with their whole heart. and declare the works of the 3 For they who do no wickLord.

edness, walk in his ways. 18 The Lord hath chastened 4 Thou hast charged, that and corrected me; but he hath we shall diligently keep thy not given me over unto death. commandments.

19 Open me the gates of 5 O that my ways were made righteousness, that I may go so direct, that I might keep thy into them, and give thanks unto statutes ! the Lord.

6 So shall I not be confound. 20 This is the gate of the ed, while I have respect unto Lord, the righteous shall enter thy commandments. into it.

7 I will thank thee with an 21 I will thank thee; for unfeigned heart, when I shall thou hast heard me, and art be- have learned the judgments of come my salvation.

thy righteousness. 22 The same stone which 8 I will keep thy ceremothe builders refused, is become nies; O forsake me not utterly. the head-stone in the corner. 23 This is the Lord's doing,

In quo corriget ? .

HEREWITHAL shall a 24 This is the day which the young man cleanse his Lord hath made; we will re- way ? even by ruling himself joice and be glad in it.

after thy word. 25 Help me now, O Lord: 0 2 With my whole heart have Lord, send us now prosperity. I sought thee; O let me not go

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wrong out of thy command

2 I have acknowledged my ments.

ways, and thou heardest me: 3 Thy words have I hid O teach me thy statutes. within my heart, that I should 3 Make me to understand not sin against thee.

the way of thy commandments; 4 Blessed art thou, O Lord; and so shall I talk of thy wonO teach me thy statutes. drous works.

5 With my lips have I been 4. My soul melteth away for telling of all the judgments of very heaviness; comfort thou thy mouth.

me according unto thy word. 6 I have had as great delight

5 Take from me the way of in the way of thy testimonies, lying, and cause thou me to as in all manner of riches. make much of thy law.

7 I will talk of thy com- 6 I have chosen the way of mandments, and have respect truth, and thy judgments have unto thy ways.

I laid before me. 8 My delight shall be in thy 7 I have stuck unto thy tes. statutes, and I will not forget timonies; O Lord, confound thy word.

me not. Retribue servo tuo.

8 I will run the way of thy

commandments, when thou Do well unto thy servant; hast set my heart at liberty.

that I may live, and keep thy word.

2 Open thou mine, eyes; The twenty-fifth Day. that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

MORNING PRAYER. 3 I am a stranger upon earth; O hide not thy commandments

Legem pone. from me.

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way of thy statutes, and I the very fervent desire that it shall keep it unto the end. hath alway unto thy judgments. 2 Give me understanding,

5 Thou hast rebuked the and I shall keep thy law; yea, proud; and cursed are they that I shall keep it with my whole do err from thy command heart. ments.

3 Make me to go in the path 6 O turn from me shame of thy commandments; for and rebuke ; for I have kept therein is my desire. thy testimonies.

4 Incline mine heart unto thy 7 Princes also did sit and testimonies, and not to covetspeak against me; but thy ser- ousness. vant is occupied in thy statutes. 5 O turn away mine eyes,

8 For thy testimonies are my lest they behold vanity; and delight, and my counsellors. ,

quicken thou me in the way. Adhæsit pavimento.

6 Ostablish thy word in thy

servant, that I may fear thee. Y soul cleaveth to the 7 Take away the rebuke that

dust; O quicken thou me, I am afraid of; for thy judgaccording to thy word,

ments are good.

4 My soul breaketh out for TEACH me, O Lord, the


2. So shall be make answer THOM art my portional to

8 Behold, my delight is in my songs, in the house of my thy commandments; O quicken pilgrimage. me in thy righteousness. 7 I have thought upon thy Et veniat super me.

name, O Lord, in the night

season, and have kept thy law. ET thy loving mercy come

8 This I had, because I kept also unto me, O Lord, even thy commandments. thy salvation, according unto

Portio mea, Domine.

, thy word. I

, O unto my blasphemers;

Lord; I promised trust is in thy word.

keep thy law. 3 O take not the word of thy 2 I made my humble peti. truth utterly out of my mouth; tion in thy presence with my for my hope is in thy judg- whole heart; O be merciful ments.

unto me, according to thy 4 So shall I alway keep thy word. law : yea, for ever and ever. 3 I called mine own ways to

5 And'I will walk at liberty; remembrance, and turned my for I seek thy commandments. feet unto thy testimonies.

6 I will speak of thy testi- 4 I made haste, and prolongmonies also, even before kings, ed not the time, to keep thy and will not be ashamed. commandments.

7 And my delight shall be 5 The congregations of the in thy commandments, which ungodly have robbed me; but I have loved.

I have not forgotten thy law. 8 My hands also will I lift 6 At midnight I will rise to up unto thy commandments, give thanks unto thee; because which I have loved; and my of thy righteous judgments. study shall be in thy statutes. 7 I am a companion of all

them that fear thee, and keep Memor esto servi tui.

thy commandments.

upon thy servant, 8 The earth, O Lord, is full as concerning thy word, of thy mercy: O teach me thy wherein thou hast caused me statutes. to put my trust.

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2 The same is my comfort
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ciously , 3 The proud have had me according unto thy word. exceedingly in derision; yet 2 O learn me true underhave I not shrinked from thy standing and knowledge ; for I law.

have believed thy command. 4 For I remembered thine ments. everlasting judgments, O Lord, 3 Before I was troubled, I and received comfort.

went wrong; but now have I 5 I am horribly afraid, for kept thy word. the ungodly that forsake thy 4 Thou art good and gra. law.

cious: O teach me thy statutes. 6 Thy statutes have been 5 The proud have imagined

in my trouble for thy word O Lord, thou hast, dealt gra

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a lie against me; but I will keep 2 Mine eyes long sore for thy commandments with my thy word; saying, O when wilt whole heart.

thou comfort me? 6 Their heart is as fat as 3 For I am become like a brawn; but my delight hath bottle in the smoke; yet do I been in thy law.

not forget thy statutes. 7 It is good for me that I 4 How many are the days of have been in trouble ; that I thy servant? when wilt thou be may learn thy statutes.

avenged of them that persecute 8 The law of thy mouth is me? dearer unto me than thousands 5 The proud have digged of gold and silver.

pits for me, which are not after


6 All thy commandments are Manus tuæ fecerunt me. true: they persecute me falsely; THY HY hands have made me, O be thou my help.

and fashioned me: O give 7 They had almost made an me understanding, that I may end of me upon earth; but I learn thy commandments. forsook not thy command

2 They that fear thee will be ments. glad when they see me; be- 8 O quicken me after thy cause I have put my trust in loving kindness; and so shall I thy word.

keep the testimonies of thy 3 I know, O Lord, that thy mouth. judgments are right, and that thou of very faithfulness hast

In æternum, Domine. caused me to be troubled. 4 O let thy merciful' kind. O Lord, thy word endureth

for ever in heaven. ness be my comfort, accord- 2 Thy truth also remaineth ing to thy word unto thy ser. from one generation to another; vant.

thou hast laid the foundation of 5 O let thy loving mercies the earth, and it abidech. come unto me, that I may live; 3 They continue this day acfor thy law is my delight. cording to thine ordinance; for

6 Let the proud be confound- all things serve thee. ed, for they go wickedly about 4 If my delight had not been to destroy me; but I will be in thy law, I should have peoccupied in thy command- rished in my trouble. ments.

5 I will never forget thy com7 Let such as fear thee, and mandments; for with them thou have known thy testimonies, hast quickened me. be turned unto me.

6 I am thine: O save me,

for 8 O let my heart be sound I have sought thy commandin thy statutes, that I be not ments. ashamed.

7 The ungodly laid wait for Defecit anima mea.

me, to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

8 I see that all things come to salvation, and I have a an end; but thy commandment

a good hope because of thy word. is exceeding broad.

My soul hath longed for thy

Quomodo dilexi !

7 Thy testimonies have I ORD, what love have I un- claimed as mine heritage for

to thy law! all the day long ever; and why ? they are the is my study in it.

very joy of my heart. 2 Thou, through thy com- 8 I have applied my heart to mandments, hast made me wiser fulfil thy statutes alway, even than mine enemies; for they unto the end. are ever with me. 3 I have more understanding

Iniquos odi habui.

than my teachers; for thy testi- I Hate them that imagine evil

do I 4 I am wiser than the aged; love. because I keep thy command- 2 Thou art my defence and ments.

shield; and my trust is in thy 5 I have refrained my feet word. from every evil way, that I 3 Away from me, ye wicked; may keep thy word.

I will keep the commandments 6 I have not shrunk from thy of my God. judgments; for thou teachest

40 stablish me according to me.

thy word, that I may live; and 7 O how sweet are thy words let me not be disappointed of unto my throat; yea, sweeter my hope. than honey unto my mouth! 5 Hold thou me up, and I

8 Through thy command- shall be safe; yea, my delight ments I get understanding: shall be ever in thy statutes. therefore I hate all evil ways. 6 Thou hast trodden down

all them that depart from thy The twenty-sixth Day.

statutes; for they imagine but


7 Thou puttest away all the Lucerna pedibus meis. ungodly of the earth like dross; HY word is a lantern unto therefore I love thy testimo

my feet, and a light unto nies. my paths.

8 My flesh trembleth for fear 2 I have sworn, and am stead of thee; and I am afraid of thy fastly purposed, to keep thy judgments. righteous judgments.

Feci judicium. 3 I am troubled above measure; quicken me, O Lord, ac- Deal with the thing that is cording to thy word.

lawful and right; O give me 4 Let the free-will offerings not over unto my oppressors. of my mouth please thee, O 2 Make thou thy servant to Lord; and teach me thy judg- delight in that which is good, ments.

that the proud do me 5 My soul is alway in my wrong: hand; yet do I not forget thy

3 Mine eyes are wasted away law.

with looking for thy health, and 6 The ungodly have laid a for the word of thy righteoussnare for me; but yet I swerved ness. not from thy commandments. 4 O deal with thy servant ac.




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