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for that shall bring a man peace at the last. 39 As for the transgressors, they shall perish together; and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be rooted out at the last. 40 But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the Lord, who is also their strength in the time of trouble. / 41 And the Lord shall stand by them, and save them; he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and shall save them, because they put their trustin him.

The eighth Day. MORNING PRAYER.

Psalm xxxviii. Domine, ne in furore.

UT me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure: 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth ine SOre. 3 There is no health in my flesh, because of thy displeasure; neither is there any rest in my bones, by reason of my Slil : 4. For my wickednesses are gone over my head, and are like a sore burthen, too heavy for me to bear. 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt, through my foolishheSS. 6 I am brought into so great trouble and misery, that I go mourning all the day long: 7 For my loins are filled with a sore disease, and there is no whole part in my body. 8 I am feeble and sore smitten ; I have roared for the very disquietness of my heart. 9 Lord, thou knowest all my

desire; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

10 My heart panteth, my

strength hath failed me, and the sight of mine eyes is gone from In C. 11 My lovers and my neighbours did stand looking upon my trouble, and my kinsmen stood afar off. 12 They also that sought after my life, laid Snares for me; and they that went about to do me evil, talked of wickedness, i. imagined deceit all the Öy Ong. 13 As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not ; and as one that is dumb, who doth not open his mouth. 14 I became even as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15 For in thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; thou shalt answer for me, O Lord, my God. 16 I have required that they, even mine enemies, should not triumph over me; for when my foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly against me. 17 And I truly am set in the plague, and my heaviness is ever in my sight: 18 For I will confess my wickedness, and be sorry for my sin. 19 But mine enemies live, and are mighty; and they that hate me wrongfully are many in number. 20. They also that reward evil for good are against me; because I follow the thing that good is. 21 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God; be not thou far from 111C. 22 Haste thee to help me, O Lord, God of my salvation.

Psalm xxxix. Diaci, Custodiam. Said, I will take heed to my ways, that I offend not in my tongue. 2 I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle, while the ungodly is in my sight. 3 I held my tongue, and spake nothing : I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me. 4 My heart was hot within me: and while I was thus musing the fire kindled, and at the last I spake with my tongue: 5 Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days, that I may be certified how long I have to live. 6 Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity: 7 For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them. 8 And now, Lord, what is my hope? truly my hope is even in thee. . . 9 Deliver me from all mine offences, and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish. 10 I became dumb, and opened not my mouth; for it was thy doing. 11 Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by the means of thy heavy hand

12 When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.

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IngS. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even a thanksgiving unto our God. 4 Many shall see it, and fear, and shall put their trust in the Lord. 5 Blessed is the man that hath set his hope in the Lord, and turned not unto the proud, i. to such as go about with ICS. 6 O Lord, my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done; like as be also thy thoughts, which are to usward; and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee. 7 If I should declare them and speak of them, they should be more than I am able to express. 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not, but mine ears hast thou opened. 9 Burnt-offerings, and sacrifice for sin hast thou not required: then said I, Lo, I COIT1C. 10 In the volume of the book

it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my God: I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart. 11 I have declared thy righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that thou knowest. 12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation. 13 I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth from the great congregation. 14 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O Lord; let thy loving kindness and thy truth alway preserve me. 15 For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up; yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.

16 O Lord, let it be thy

leasure to deliver me; make aste, O Lord, to help me. 17 Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil. 18 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame, that say unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee. 19 Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee; and let such as love thy salva

tion, say alway, The Lord be

praised. 20 As for me, I am poor and needy; but the Lord careth for

In C. 21 Thou art my helper and

redeemer; make no long tarry

ing, O my God.

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EVENING PRAYER.

Psalm xli. Beatus qui intelligit.

LESSED is he that considereth the poor and needy; the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble. 2 The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth; and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies. 3 The Lord comfort him when he lieth sick upon his bed; make thou all his bey in his sickness. 4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me; heal my soul, for 1 have sinned against thee. 5 Mine enemies speak evil of me; When shall he die, and his name perish? 6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity, and his heart conceiveth falsehood with. in himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth it. 7 All mine enemies Whisper, together against me, even inst me do they imagine this CW11. 8 Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him, and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more. 9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend whom I trusted, who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me. 10 But be thou merciful unto me, O Lord ; raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them. 11 By this I know thou favourest me, that mine enemy doth not triumph against me. 12 And when I am in my health, thou upholdest me, and shalt set me before thy face for eVer,

13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, world without end. Amen. Psalm xlii. 6]uemadmodum. IKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God: When shall I come to appear before the presence of God? 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God? 4. Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself; for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the house of God; 5 In the voice of praise and thanksgiving, among such as keep holy-day. 6 Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me? 7. Put thy trust in God; for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance. 8 My God, my soulis vexed within me; therefore will fre: member thee concerning the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Hermon. 9 One deep calleth another, because of the noise of the water-pipes; all thy waves and Storms are gone Over me. 10 The Lord hath granted his loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night-season did i sing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life. 11 I will say unto the God of my strength, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me? 12 My bones are smitten

asunder as with a sword, while mine enemies that trouble me cast me in the teeth; 13 Namely, while they say daily unto me, Where is now thy God? 14 Why art thou so vexed, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me? 15 Q put thy trust in God; for I will yet thank him, which is the help of my countenance, and my God. Psalm xliii. Judica me, Deus. IVE sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people; Q deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man; 2 For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou P. me from thee? and why go so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me? 3 O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me, and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling. 4 And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness; and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God, my God. 5 Why art thou so heavy, O my soul?, and why art thou so disquieted within me? 6 O put thy trust in God; for I will §: give him thanks, which is the help of my coun. tenance, and my God.

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2 How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in; how thou hast destroyed the nations and cast them out. 3 For they gat not the land in their possession through their own sword, neither was it their own arm that helped them; 4. But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance; because thou hadst a favour unto them. 5 Thou art my King, O God; send help unto Jacob. 6 Through thee will we overthrow our enemies, and in thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. 7 For I will not trust in my bow; it is not my sword that shall help me. 8 But it is thou that savest us from our enemies, and puttest them to confusion that hate ll.S. 9 We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy name for ever. 10 But now thou art far off, and puttest us to confusion; and goest not forth with our armies. 11 Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, so that they which hate us spoil our goods. 12 Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, and hast scattered us among the heathen. 13 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and takest no money for them. 14 Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours, to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us. 15 Thou makest us to be a by-word among the heathen,

and that the people shake their heads at us. 16 My confusion is daily before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me; 17 For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, for the enemy and avenger. 18 And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee, nor behave ourselves frowardly in thy covenant. . . 19 Our heart is not turned back, neither our steps gone out of thy way; 20 No, not when thou hast smitten us into the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death. 21 If we have forgotten the name of our God, and holden up our hands to any strange god, shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart. 22 For thy sake also are we killed all the day long, and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain. 23. Up, Lord, why sleepest thou? awake, and be not absent from us for ever. 24. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our misery and trouble? 25 For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the ground. 26 Arise, and help us, and deliver us, forthy mercies’ sake.

Psalm xlv. Eructavit cor meum.

M. heart is inditing of a good matter; I speak of the things which I have made unto the King. 2 My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 3 Thou art fairer than the

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