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SELECTION 78.

I CRIED unto the Lord with my voice; unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

I poured out my complaint before him ; I shewed him my trouble.

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.

Refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

I cried unto thee, O Lord : I said, thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Attend unto my cry; for I am very low.
Bring my soul out of darkness, that I may praise thy

name.

The righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications : in thy faithfulness answer me,

and in thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with thy servant, for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

I remember the days of old, I meditate on all thy works.

I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land.

Hear me speedily, O Lord : my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me.

Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust : cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God : thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Blessed be the Lord, my strength, and my fortress : my

high tower, and my deliverer ; my shield, and he in whom I trust.

Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

I will sing a new song unto thee, O God.

That our sons may be as plants, grown up in their youth ; that our daughters may be as corner-stones, polished after the similitude of a palace.

Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

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

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 79.

I WILL extol thee, my God, O king: and I will bless thy name forever and ever.

Every day will I bless thee : and I will praise thy name forever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts : and I will declare thy greatness.

They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. .

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion ; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power ;

To make known to the sons of men thy mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of thy kingdom.

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

The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The

eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

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

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and save them.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

SELECTION 80.

Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.

While I live will I praise the Lord : I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, in whom is no help.

Their breath goeth forth ; they return to the earth; in that very day their purposes perish.

Happy is he, that hath the God of Jacob for his help; whose hope is in the Lord his God :

Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is : who keepeth truth forever.

The Lord executeth judgment for the oppressed : and giveth food to the hungry.

The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind : the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down : the Lord loveth the righteous :

The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow :

The Lord shall reign forever, even thy God, o Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

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

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 81.

PRAISE ye the Lord : for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is becoming.

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Great is our Lord, and of great power : his understanding is infinite.

The Lord lifteth up the meek:
Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving ;

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

He giveth to the wild beast his food, and to the young ravens that cry.

The Lord taketh pleasure in those who revere him ; in those that hope in his mercy.

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem : praise thy God, o Zion.

For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates ; and hath blessed thy children.

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

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth : his word runneth very swiftly.

He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them; he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.

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

AMEN.

ever.

SELECTION 82.

PRALSE ye the Lord : Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of worshippers.

Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

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