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7 Consider my complaint, for I am brought

8 () deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.

9 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy Name: which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company.

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EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM CXLIII.
EAR my prayer, O Lord, and consider my

desire; hearken unto me, for thy truth and righteousness' sake.

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

3 My spirit is vexed within me, and my heart within me is desolate.

4 Yet do I remember the time past; I muse upon all thy works; yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands. 5 I stretch forth

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hands unto thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.

6 Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth faint; hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

70 let me hear thy loving-kindness betimes in the morning; for in thee is my trust: shew thou me the way that I should walk in; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

8 Deliver me, O Lord, from nine enemies; for I flee unto thee to hide me.

9 Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for thou art my God: let thy loving Spirit lead me. forth into the land of righteousness.

10 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy Name's sake; and for thy righteousness' sake, bring my soul out of trouble.

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PSALM CXLIV. LESSED be the Lord my strength, who teach2 My hope and my fortress; my castle and deliverer; my defender in whom I trust, who subdueth my people that is under me.

3 Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him; or the son of man, that thou so regardest him !

4. Man is like a thing of nought; his time passeth away like a shadow.

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Cast forth thy lightning and tear them; shoot out thine arrows and consume them.

7 Send down thine hand from above; deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange children,

8 Whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of wickedness.

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: thou dost give victory unto kings, and hast delivered David thy servant from the peril of the sword.

10 Save me and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity;

11 That our sons may grow up as the young plants, and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;

12 That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store; that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets.

13 That our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be no decay, no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.

14 Happy are the people that are in such a case: yea, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.

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MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM CXLV.
WILL magnify thee, O God, my King, and I

will praise thy Name for ever and ever. 2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy Name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord and marvellous, worthy to be praised; there is no end of his greatness.

4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.

5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and thy wondrous works:

6 So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts; and I will also tell of thy greatness.

7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be shewed, and men shall sing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, long-suffering, and of great goodness.

9 The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all his works.

10 All thy works praise thee, O Lord, and thy saints give thanks unto thee.

11 They shew the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power.

12 That thy power, thy glory, and the mightiness of thy kingdom, might be known unto men.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.

14 The Lord upholdeth all such as fali, and liftcth up all those that are bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him; yen, all such as call upon him faithfully,

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19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will help them.

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him, but all the ungodly will he destroy.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.

PSALM CXLVI.
RAISE the Lord, () my soul: while I live

will I praise the Lord; yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.

2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man, for there is no help in them.

3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, and then all his thoughts perish.

4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, and whose hope is in the Lord his God;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is; who keepeth his promise for ever.

6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong: who feedeth the hungry.

7 The Lord looseth men out of prison; the Lord giveth sight to the blind.

8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen : the Lord careth for the righteous.

9 The Lord careth for the strangers; he defendeth the fatherless and widow: as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.

10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore, and throughout all generations.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM CXLVII.
PRAISE the Lord; for it is a good thing to

sing praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.

2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.

3 He healcth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.

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4 He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their names.

5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power ; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

6 The Lord setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

7 O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises unto our God.

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men.

9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattlc,' and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.

10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse, neither delighteth he in any man's legs.

11 But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him; and put their trust in his mercy,

12 Praise the Lord, o Jerusalem; praise thy God, o Sion.

13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thce.

14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon the earth, and his word runneth very swiftly.

16 He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoar frost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who is able to abide bis frost ?

'18 He sendeth out his word and melteth them ; he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

19 He shewcth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

PSALM CXLVIII. PRAISE the Lord of heaven; praise him in the height.

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