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seek thee be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.

5 And why? for thy sake have I suffered reproof: shame hath covered my face.

6 I am become a stranger unto my brethren; even an alien unto my mother's children.

7 For the zeal of thine house hath even eaten me; and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee, are fallen upon me.

8 I wept and chastened myself with fasting; and that was turned to my reproof.

9 But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee in an acceptable time.

10 Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy; even in the truth of thy salvation.

11 Take me out of the mire, that I sink not: 0 let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

12 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

13 Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable: turn thee unto me, according to the multitude of thy mercies;

14 And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble: O haste thee, and hear me,

15 Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it: O deliver me, because of mine enemies.

16 Thou hast known my reproof, my shame, and my dishonour; mine adversaries are all in thy sight.

17 Reproach hath broken my heart, I am full of heaviness: I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found la

any. comfort me.

18 They gave me gall to eat: and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink.

19 But as for me, when I am poor and in hea. viness, thy help, O God, shall lift me up.

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20 I will praise the Name of God with a song, and magnify it with thanksgiving.

21 The humble shall hear thereof and be glad: seek ye after God, and your soul shall live.

22 For the Lord heareth the poor; and despiseth not his prisoners.

23 Let heaven and earth praise him; the sea, and all that moveth therein.

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MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM LXX.
ASTE thee, O God, to deliver me; make

haste to help me, O Lord. 2 Let all those that seek thce be joyful and glad in thee; and let all such as delight in thy salvation, say alway, The Lord be praised.

3 As for me, I am poor and in misery: haste thou to help me, O Lord.

4 Thou art my Helper and my Redeemer: 0 Lord, make no long tarrying.

PSALM LXXI. TN thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me

never be put to confusion; but rid me and deliver me in thy righteousness: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

2 Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort: thou hast promised to help me; for thou art my house of defence, and

my

castle. 3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

4. For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for; thou art my hope, even from my youth.

5 Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born: thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise shall be always of thee.

6 I am become, as it were, a monster unto many; but ny sure trust is in thee.

7 let my mouth be filled with thy praise, that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long. 8 Cast me not away in the time of age;

forsake me not when my strength faileth me.

9 Go not far from me, O God; my God, haste thee to help me.

10 As for me, I will patiently abide alway; and will praise thee more and more.

11 My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation; for I know no end thereof.

12 I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God, and will make mention of thy righteousness only.

13 Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now; therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works. 14 Forsake me not, O God, in mine old

age, when I am grey-headed, until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.

15 Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, and great things are they that thou hast done; O God, who is like unto thee?

16 O what great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed me! and yet didst thou turn and refresh me; yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.

17 Thou bast brought me to great honour, and comforted me on every side.

18 My lips will be glad, when I sing into thee; and so will my soul which thou hast delivered.

19 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long.

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PSALM LXXIII.
VRULY God is loving unto Israel, even unto

such as are of a clean heart. 2 Nevertheless, my feet were almost gone, my treadings had well nigh slipped.

3 And why? I was grieved at the wicked; I do also see the ungodly in such prosperity.

4 Then thought I to understand this, but it was too hard for me.

5 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I the end of these men;

6 Namely, how thou dost set them in slippery places, and castest them down and destroyest them.

7 O how suddenly do they consume, perish, and come to a fearful end.

8 Yca, even like as a dream when one awaketh, so shalt thou make their image to vanish out of the city. 9 Thus

my heart was grieved, and it went even through my reins.

10 So foolish was I and ignorant, even as it were a beast before thee.

11 Nevertheless, I am alway by thee; for thou hast holden me by my right hand.

12 Thou shalt guide me by thy counsel, and after that receive me to glory.

13 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of thee.

14 My flesh and my heart faileth ; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for

ever.

PSALM LXXV. 'NTO thee, O God, do we give thanks; yea, unto thce do we give thanks.

2 Thy name also is so near; and that do thy wondrous works declare.

3 When I receive the congregation, I shall judge according unto right.

4 I said unto the fools, Deal not so madly; and to the ungodly, Set not up your horn.

5 Set not up your horn on high, and speak not with a stiff neck.

6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south.

7 And why? God is the Judge; he putteth down one, and setteth

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another. 8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full mixed, and he poureth out of the same.

9 As for the dregs thereof, all the ungodly of the earth shall drink them, and suck them out.

10 But I will talk of the God of Jacob, and praise him for ever.

11 All the horns of the ungodly also will I break; and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

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MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM LXXVI.
HOU, cven thou, O God, art to be feared;

and who may stand in thy sight when thou art angry?

2 Thou didst cause thy judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth trembled, and was still,

3 When God arose to judgment, and to help all the meek upon earth.

4. The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise, and the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

5 Vow and pay unto the Lord your God, all ye that are round about him: bring prescnts unto him that ought to be feared.

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