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4 Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightst be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

5 Behold, I was shapen in wickedness, and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

6 But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

7 Thou shall purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all

my misdeeds.

10 Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

12 O give me the comfort of thy help again, and stablish me with thy free Spirit.

13 Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.

15 Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall shew thy praise.

16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

17 The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

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EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM LV. "EAR my prayer, O God, and hide not thy

self from my petition. 2 Attend unto me, and hear me, how I mourn in my prayer, and am vexed.

3 My heart is disquieted within me, and the fear of death is fallen upon me.

4 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.

5 And I said, Othat I had wings like a dove; for then would I flee away, and be at rest.

6 Lo, then would I get me away far off, and remain in the wilderness.

7 I would make haste to escape, because of the stormy wind and tempest.

8 For it is not an open enemy that hath done me this dishonour; for then I could have borne it;

9 Neither was it mine adversary that did magnify himself against me; for then, peradventure, I would have hid myself from him.

10 But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.

11 We took sweet counsel together, and walked in the house of God as friends.

12 As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.

13 In the evening and morning, and at noonday, will I pray, and that instantly; and he shall hear my voice.

14 It is he that hath delivered my soul in peace, from the battle that was against me; for there were many

with me. 15 Yea, even God, that endureth for ever, shall hear me, and bring them down: for they will not turn, nor fear God.

16 O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he

shall nourish thee, and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.

17 And as for them; thou, O God, shalt bring them into the pit of destruction.

18 The blood-thirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but my trust skall be in thoe, O Lord.

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2 Nevertheless, though I am sometimes afraid, yet put I my trust in thee.

3 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.

4 Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: this I know, for God is on my side.

5 In God's word will I rejoice; in the Lord's word will I cornfort me.

6 Yea, in God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

7 Unto thce, O God, will I pay my vows: unto thee will I give thanks.

8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling; that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM LVII. E merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my

soul trusteth in thee; and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until this tyranny be over-past. 2 I will call unto the most high - God; even

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unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.

3 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.

4 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.

5 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people; and I will sing unto thee among the nations.

6 For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens; and thy truth unto the clouds.

7 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the carth.

PSALM LIX.
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me.

2 O deliver me from the wicked doers, and save ine from the blood-thirsty men.

3 My strength will I ascribe unto thee; for thou art the God of my refuge.

4 God sheweth me his goodness plenteously : and God shall let me see my

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5 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.

6 Unto thee, O my Strength, will I sing; for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.

PSALM LXI.
EAR my cry, 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.

3 O set me up upon the rock that is higher than

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1: for thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy.

4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever, and my trust shall be under the shadow of thy wings.

5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard my desires, and hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy Name.

6 I will always sing praise unto thy Name, that I may daily perforın my vows.

PSALM LXII.
Y 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 My soul, wait thou still upon God; for my hope is in him.

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

5 In God is my health and my glory, the rock of my might, and in God is my trust.

60 put your trust in him alway, ye people : pour out your hearts before him ; for God is our hope.

7 As for the children of men, they are but vanity: the children of men are deceitful in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.

8 Give not yourselves unto vanity: is riches increase, set not your heart upon

thein. 9 God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same, That power belongeth unto God;

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

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EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM LXIII. GOD, thou art my God : early will I seek thee.

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