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3 For he hath not despised, or abhorred the low estate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from him; but when he called unto him, he heard him.

4 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: my vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear him.

5 The poor shall eat, and be satisfied :. they that seek the Lord, shall praise him: your heart shall live for ever.

6 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.

7 For the kingdom is the Lord's, and he is the Governor among the people.

8 All they that go down into the dust, shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

9 A seed shall serve him: they shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

1.0 They shall, come, and the heavens shall declare his righteousness, unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

PSALM XXlit.

THELord is my shepherd; therefore can Ii luck nothing.

2 He shall fcetfmein a green pasture, and lead, me forth beside the waters of comfort..

3 He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness, for his Name's sake..

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.

5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me:, thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.

6 Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell

vin the house of the Lord for ever.

PSALM XXIV.

THE earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is: the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord; or who shall rise up in his holy place?

4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; and that hath not lifted up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord; and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him ^ even of that seek thy face, O Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is the King of glory? It is the Lord, strong and mighty, even the Lord, mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is the King of glory? Even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.

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MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM XXV.

UNTO thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.

2 For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed; but such as transgress without a cause, shall be put to confusion.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require: even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle: yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.

6 And now shall he lift up mine head above mine enemies round about me.

7 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness: I will sing, and speak praises unto the Lord.

8 Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto thee: have mercy upon me, and hear me.

9 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face: my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

10 O hide not thou thy face from me, nor cast thy servant away in displeasure.

11 Thou hast been my succour: leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

12 When my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord taketh me up.

13 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.

14 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries; for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.

15 I should utterly have fainted, but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

16 O tarry thou the Lord's leisure: be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.

PSALM XXVIII.

UNTO thee will I cry, O Lord, my strength: think no scorn of me; lest if thou make as though thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2 Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when I cry unto thee: when I hold up my hands towards the mercy-seat of thy holy temple.

3 O pluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers, who speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mischief in their hearts.

4 Praised be the Lord, for he hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.

5 The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise him.

6 The Lord Is my strength, and he is the wholesome defence of his Anointed.

7 O save thy people, and give thy blessing unto thine inheritance: feed them, and set them up for ever.

MORNING PRAYER.
PSALM XXIX.

ASCRIBE unto the Lord, Oye mighty, ascribe unto the Lord glory and strength.

2 Give the Lord the honour due unto his Name: worship the Lord with holy worship.

3 It is the Lord that commandeth the waters; it is the glorious God that maketh the thunder.

4 It is the Lord that ruleth the sea; the voice of the Lord is mighty in operation; the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedartrees: yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.

6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf: Li* banus also, and Sirion like a young unicorn.

7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; yea, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

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8 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bringforth young, and discoverelh the thick bushes: in his temple doth every man speak of his honour.

9 The Lord sitteth above the water-flood: and the Lord remaineth a King for ever.

10 The Lord shall give strength unto his people: the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

PSALM XXX.

I WILL magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me up, and not made my foes'to triumph over me.

2 O Lord, my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

3 Thou, Lord, hast brought my soul out of hell: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing praises unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks unto him for a remembrance of his holiness.

5 For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye; and in his pleasure is life: heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed: thou, Lord, of thy goodness hast made my hill so strong.

7 Thou didst turn thy face from me, and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto thee, O Lord, and gat me to my Lord right humbly.

: 9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?

10 Shall the dust give thanks unto thee? or shall it declare thy truth?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.

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