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everlasting 'doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is the King of glory? the Lord strong and mighty; even the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is the King of glory ? even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
O clap your hands together, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
God is gone up with a shout; the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth belong unto God: He is greatly exalted.
From Psalms 2, C8.
I WILL declare the decree; the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Be wise now, therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jan, and rejoice before him.
Thou, O God, sentest a gra nious rain upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst it when it was weary.
The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those that published it.
Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts for men J yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily leadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth: O sing praises unto the Lord;
To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which were of old: Lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
Ascribe the strength unto God; his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places; the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people: Blessed be God.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
The first Day.
Psalm 1. Beatus vir,quimmaJ>iit.
BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, and hath not sat iu the seat of the scornful:
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side, that will bring forth his fruit in due season:
4 His leaf also shall not wither; and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them; but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the Judgment; neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous; apd the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 2. Quarefremueruntgentes?
WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together? and why do the people imagine a vain tiling?
2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his Anointed:
3 Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that dwellelh in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.
ft '-Then snail he speak unto
them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine Inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shall bruise them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now, therefore, O ye kings; be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord in fear, aml rejoice unto him with reverence.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the rightway: if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little, blessed are all they that put their trust in him. Psalm 3. Dcrmim,quidmultiplicati?
LORD, how are they increased that trouble me? many are they that rise against me.
2 Many one there be that say of my soul, There is no help for him in his God.
3 But thou, 0 Lord, art my defender; thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4 1 did call upon the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill
5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not he afraid for ten thousands of the people, that have set themselves against in; round about.
7 Up, Lord, and help me, 0
every night wash I my bed, and 11 My help cometh of God, water my couch with my tears. |who preserveth them that are
7 My beauty is gone for very trouble, and worn away because of all mine enemies.
8 Away from me, all ye that work vanity, for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
V The Lord hath heard my petition; the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed; they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.
Psalm 7. Doinhie, Deus meus.
OLORD, my God, in thee have I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;
2 Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing; or if there be any wickedness in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me; yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;
5 Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me ; yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.
0 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies ; arise up for me in the judgment that thou hast commanded:
7 And so shall the congregation of the people come about thee : for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
8 The Lord shall judge the people: give sentence with me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to the in nocency that is in me.
9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; but guide thou the just.
10 Forthe righteous God trieth the very hearts and reins*
true of heart.
12 God is a righteous judge, strong,and patient; and God is provoked every day.
13 If a man will not turn, he will whet hts sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
15 Behold, he travaileth with mischief; he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.
16 He hath graven and digged up a pit, and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other.
17 For his travail shall come upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness ; and I will praise the name of the Lord most high.
Psalm 8. Drnnva, Domimis noster.
OLORD, our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world; thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 For I will consider thy heavens,- even the works of thy fingers; the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him."
5 Thou madest him lower than the angels, to crown him with glory and worship.
6 Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;
7 All sheep and oxen; yet and the beasts of the field; >>
8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea; and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world!
The second Day.
I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; yea, my songs will I make of thy name, O 1 hou Most Highest.
3 While mine enemies are driven back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence:
4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly; thou host put out their name for ever and ever.
6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end; even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.
7 But the Lord shall endure for ever; he hath also prepared his seat for judgment.
8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness, and minister true judgment unto the people.
9 The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed, even a refuge in due time of trouble.
10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, bast never failed them that seek thee.
110 praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion; show the people of his doings:
12 For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them, and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
18 Have mercy upon me, 0
Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
14 That I may show all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.
16 The Lord is known to execute judgment; the ungodly if trapped in the work of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the people that forget God.
IB For the poor shall not always be forgotten; the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
19 Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand; let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O Lord, that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.
Psalm 10. Cl quid, Domint?
WHY standest thou so far off, O Lord, and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
2 The ungodly, for his own lust, doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire, and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.
4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God, neither is God in all his thoughts.
5 His ways are always grievous: thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down, there shall no harm happen unto me.
7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud; under his