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SELECTION 34.

O God, thon art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsteth for thee, my heart longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is ;

To see thy power and thy glory, as I look toward thee in thy sanctuary.

Because thy loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Thus will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name.

My soul shall be satisfied, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips :

When I remember and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul followeth close after thee; thy right hand uphold

eth me.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God, Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, forever and

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 35

PRAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion; and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Iniquities are heavy upon me; but as for my transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts : 0 satisfy us with the goodness of thy house, ever of thy holy temple.

By wonderful things in righteousness dost thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the

sea :

Who in thy strength settest fast the mountains ; being girded with power :

Thou stillest the noise of the sea, the roar of its waves, and the tumult of the people.

They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens; thou makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it; thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God; thou preparest us corn, when thou hast thus provided for it.

Thou waterest the ridges therefore abundantly; thou settest the furrows thereof; thou makest it soft with showers ; thou blessest the springing thereof.

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness; and the little hills rejoice on every side.

The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys are covered with corn ; yea, they sing for joy.

SELECTION 36.

Make a joyful noise unto God, all

ye

lands : Sing forth the honor of his name ; make his praise glori

ous.

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; it shall celebrate thy name.

Come and see the works of God; he is wonderful in his doing toward the children of men.

He ruleth by his power forever ; his eyes behold the nations ; let not the rebellious exalt themselves.

O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard :

He holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

I will go into thy house with offerings; I will pay thee my vows.

Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for

my

soul. I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.

If I have regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me :

But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

Blessed be God, who hath not turned away from my prayer, nor taken his

mercy

from me. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God,

Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, forever and ever. AMEN.

SELECTION 37.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause thy face to shine upon us.

That thy way may be known upon earth, and thy saving power among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy ; for thou shalt judge the people righteously; and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Then shall the earth yield her increase ; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

SELECTION 38.

Let the righteous be glad ; let them rejoice before God : yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Sing unto God; Jehovah is his name, rejoice before him.

The father of the fatherless, and a protector of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

God setteth the solitary in families; he bringeth to prosperity those that are bound with chains : but the rebellious dwell in a barren land.

O God, when thou didst go forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness ;

The earth shook ; the heavens also dropped at the pres

ence of God: Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, 'thou didst strengthen thy people when they were weary.

The Lord gave the word; and great was the company of those that published it.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.

Our God is the God of our salvation; and unto the Lord belongs deliverance from death.

Ascribe ye strength unto God; his majesty is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

O God, thou art wonderful in thy holy place : the God of Israel giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God, Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, forever and

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 39.

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

O God, thou knowest my offences, and my sins are not hid from thee.

Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed through me; let not those that seek thee through me, be confounded, O God of Israel.

Yet I will address my prayer to thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

and let me not sink : let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Deliver me,

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