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SELECTION 68.

Thy word, O Lord, is established forever, like the heavens ;

Thy faithfulness is unto all generations : thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

They continue this day according to thine ordinances : for they are all subject to thee.

Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

I will never forget thy precepts : for with them thou hast quickened me.

I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

I have seen an end of all perfection : but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wise : for they are ever with me.

I have more understanding than my teachers : for thy testimonies are my meditation.

I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

I have not departed from thy judgments : for thou hast taught me.

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Through thy precepts I get understanding : therefore I fly from every false way.

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

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 69.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Accept, I b:seech thee, the free-will offering of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

My soul is continually in peril ; yet do I not forget thy law.

The wicked have laid a snare for me : yet I erred not from thy precepts.

Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end.

I abhor vain thoughts : but thy law do I love.

Thou art my hiding-place and my shield; I hope in thy word.

Depart from me, ye evil-doers : for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe ; and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

I am thy servant: give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I abhor every false way.

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

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 70.

Thy testimonies are wonderful : therefore doth my soul keep them.

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

Order my steps in thy word : and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judg

ments.

Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous, and very faithful.

Thy word is very pure; therefore thy servant loveth it.

Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth.

When trouble and anguish have taken hold on me, thy commandments are my delights.

The righteousness of thy testimony is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

I cry with my whole heart: hear me, O Lord : I will keep thy statutes.

I cry unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; I trust in thy word.

Hear my voice, according to thy loving-kindness; O Lord, quicken me according to thy mercy.

Thou art near to me, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.

Concerning thy laws, I have known of old that thou hast founded them forever.

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

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 71.

CONSIDER mine affliction, and deliver me; for I do not forget thy law.

Plead my cause, and redeem me; quicken me according to thy word.

Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgments.

I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved ; because they kept not thy word.

Behold how I love thy precepts : revive me, O Lord, according to thy loving-kindness.

Thy word is true from the beginning : and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever.

I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great riches.
I hate and abhor lying ; but thy law do I love.

Many times a day do I praise thee; because of thy righteous judgments.

Great peace bave they who love thy law; and nothing shall offend them.

Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies : all my ways are known unto thee.

Let my cry come before thee, O Lord : give me understanding according to thy word.

Let my supplication come before thee : deliver me according to thy word.

My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

My tongue shall speak of thy word; for all thy commandments are righteousness.

Let thy hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

I have longed for thine aid, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.

Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant ; for I do not forget thy commandments.

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

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 72.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

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