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14 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in thee: they shall walk in the light of tly. countenance.

15 Their delight shall be daily in thy Name; and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.

16 For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy loving-kindness thou shalt lift up our horns.

17 For the Lord is our defence: the Holy One of Israel is our King.

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EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM XC.
ORD, thou hast been our refuge from one

generation to another. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction: again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight.are but as yesterday : seeing that is past, as a watch in the night.

5 As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass.

6 In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

7 For we consume away in thy displeasure; and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.

8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee, and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

9 For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: we bring our years to an end as it were a tale that is told. 10 The days of our age

threescore ten; and though men be so strong, that they come

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to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow: so soon it passeth away, and we are gone.

11 But who regardeth the power of thy wrath ? for even according to thy fear, so is thy displeasure.

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last, and be gracious unto thy servants.

14 ( satisfy us with thy inercy, and that soon; so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

15. Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us, and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

16 Shew thy servants thy work, and their children thy glory.

17 And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, o prosper thou our handy-work.

PSALM XCI.
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most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold, my God, in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence.

4. He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers : his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night, or for the arrow that flieth by day:

6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, or for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.

7 A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come

nigh thee.

8 Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the reward of the ungodly. 9 Because thou hast made the Lord, who is

my refuge, even the most digh, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil happen unto thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee in their hands, that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trcad. under thy feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: yea, I am with thee in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

MORNING PRAYER.

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PSALM XCII.
T is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,

and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most: Highest.

2 To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning, and of thy truth in the night-season.

3 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy works; and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.

4 O Lord, how glorious are thy works ! thy thoughts are very deep.

5 An unwise man doth no well consider this, and a fool doth not understand it.

6 When the ungodly are green as the grass,

and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish, then they shall be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art the most Highest for evermore,

7 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies shall perish, and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.

8 The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree, and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

9 Such as are planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

10 They also shall bring forth more fruit in their old age; and shall be fat and flourishing.

11 That they may shew how true the Lord my strength is; and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

PSALM XCIII. THE Lord is King, and hath put on a glorious

apparel: the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.

2 He hath made the round world so sure, that it cannot be moved.

3 Thy throne hath been established of old: thou art from everlasting.

4 The floods have risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice: the floods lift

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their waves. 5 The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly; but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.

6 Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure : holiness becometh thinc house for ever.

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EVENING PRAYER.

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PSALM XCV. COME, let us sing unto the Lord, let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salva

tion.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.

3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4. In his hand are all the corners of the earth; and the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.

6 O come let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker;

7 For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

8 To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, and as in tlie day of temptation in the wilderness;

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways.

11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest.

PSALM XCVI.
SING unto the Lord a new song: sing unto

the Lord, all the whole earth. 2 Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name: be telling of his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his honour unto the heathen, and his wonders unto all people;

4 For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised : he is more to be feared than all gods.

5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols: but it is the Lord that made the heavens.

6 Glory and majesty are before him : strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7 Ascribe unto the Lord, o ye kindreds of the people, ascribe unto the Lord glory and power.

8 Ascribe unto the Lord the hononr due unto

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