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Jacob, both the chariot and 7 Will the Lord absent himhorse are fallen.

self for ever; and will he be no 7 Thou, even thou art to be more intreated? feared; and who may stand in 8 Is his mercy clean gone for thy sight, when thou art angry? ever; and is his promise come

8 Thou didst cause thy judg- utterly to an end for evermore? ment to be heard from heaven; 9 Hath God forgotten to be the earth trembled, and was gracious; and will he shut up still,

his loving kindness in displea9' When God arose to judg- sure ? ment, and to help all the meek 10 And I said, It is mine

own infirmity ; but I will re10 The fierceness of man member the years of the right shall turn to thy praise, and the hand of the most Highest. fierceness of them shalt thou 11 I will remember the refrain.

works of the Lord, and call to 11 Promise unto the Lord mind the wonders of old time. your God, and keep it, all ye 12 I will think also of all thy that are round about him; bring works, and my talking shall be presents unto him that ought of thy doings. to be feared.

13 Thy way, O God, is 12 He shall refrain the spirit holy: who is so great a God as of princes, and is wonderful our God? among the kings of the earth. 14 Thou art the God that Psalm lxxvii . Voce mea ad doeth wonders, and hast de.

clared thy power among the Dominum.

people. I Willeery went ou God with my

15 Thou hast mightily deli. voice; even unto God will vered thy people, even the sons I crywith my voice, and he of Jacob and Joseph. shall hearken unto me.

16 The waters saw thee, O 2 In the time of my trouble God, the waters saw thee, and I sought the Lord: my sore were afraid; the depths also ran, and ceased not in the night. were troubled. season ; my soul refused com. 17 The clouds poured out fort.

water, the air thundered, and 3 When I am in heaviness, thine arrows went abroad. I will think upon God; when 18 The voice of thy thunder my heart is vexed, I will com was heard round about: the plain,

lightnings shone upon the 4 Thou holdest mine eyes ground; the earth was moved, waking: I am so feeble that I and shook withal. cannot speak.

19 Thy way is in the sea, 5 I have considered the days and thy paths in the great waof old, and the years that are ters, and thy foot-steps are not past. 6 I call to remembrance my

20 Thou leddest thy people song, and in the night I com- like sheep, by the hand of mune with mine own heart, and Moses and Aaron. search out my spirits.

known.

HEAR my law, O my peo

EVENING PRAYER. 13 Marvellous things did he Psalm lxxviii. Attendite,

in the sight of our forefathers, popule.

in the land of Egypt, even in the field of Zoan.

14 He divided the sea, and ple; incline your ears un- let them go through; he made to the words of my mouth. the waters to stand on an

2 I will open my mouth in a heap. parable; I will declare hard 15 In the day time also he led sentences of old.

them with a cloud, and all the 3 Which we have heard and night through with a light of known, and such as our fathers fire. have told us;

16 He clave the hard rocks 4. That we should not hide in the wilderness, and gave them from the children of the them drink thereof, as it had generations to come; but to been out of the great depth. show the honour of the Lord, 17 He brought waters out his mighty and wonderful of the stony rock, so that it works that he hath done. gushed out like the rivers.

5 He made a covenant with 18 Yet for all this, they sin. Jacob, and gave Israel a law, ned more against him, and prowhich he commanded our fore- voked the most Highest in the fathers to teach their children. wilderness.

6 That their posterity might 19 They tempted God in know it, and the children which their hearts, and required meat were yet unborn;

for their lust. 7 To the intent that when 20 They spake against God they came up, they might show also, saying, Shall God prepare their children the same; a table in the wilderness?

8 That they might put their 21 He smote the stony rock trust in God; and not to forget indeed, that the water gushed the works of God, but to keep out, and the streams Aowed his commandments;

withal ; but can he give bread 9 And not to be as their fore- also, or provide flesh for his fathers, a faithless and stubborn people ? generation; a generation that set 22 When the Lord heard not their heart aright, and whose this, he was wroth; so the fire spirit cleaveth not steadfastly was kindled in Jacob, and there unto God;

came up heavy displeasure 10 Like as the children of against Israel; Ephraim; who being harnas 23 Because they believed not sed, and carrying bows, turned in God, and put not their trust themselves back in the day of in his help. battle.

24 So he commanded the 11 They kept not the cove- clouds above, and opened the nant of God, and would not doors of heaven. walk in his law;

25 He rained down Manna 12 But forgat what he had also upon them for to eat, and done, and the wonderful works gave them food from heaven. that he had showed for them. 26 So man did eat angels'

food; for he sent them meat 40 For he considered that enough.

they were but flesh, and that 27

He caused the east wind they were even a wind that pasto blow under heaven; and seth away, and cometh not through his power he brought again. in the south-west wind.

41 Many a time did they pro28 He rained flesh upon them voke him in the wilderness, and as thick as dust, and feathered grieved him in the desert. fowls like as the sand of the sea. 42 They turned back, and

29 He let it fall among their tempted God; and moved the tents, even round about their Holy One in Israel. habitation.

43 They thought not of his 30 So they did eat and were hand, and of the day when he filled; for he gave them their delivered them from the hand of own desire: they were not dis- the enemy. appointed of their lust.

44 How he had wrought his 31 But while the meat was miracles in Egypt, and his wonyet in their mouths, the heavy ders in the field of Zoan. wrath of God came upon them, 45 He turned their waters and slew the wealthiest of them; into blood, so that they might yea, and smote down the chosen not drink of the rivers. men that were in Israel.

46 He sent lice among them, 32 But for all this, they sin. and devoured them up, and ned yet more, and believed not frogs to destroy them. his wondrous works.

47 He gave their fruit unto 33 Therefore their days did the caterpillar, and their labour he consume in vanity, and their unto the grashopper. years in trouble.

48 He destroyed their vines 34 When he slew them, they with hail-stones, and their mulsought him, and turned them berry-trees with the frost. early, and inquired after God. 49 He smote their cattle also

35 And they remembered with hail-stones, and their flocks that God was their strength, with hot thunder-bolts. and that the high God was their 50 He cast upon them the Redeemer.

furiousness of his wrath, anger, 36 Nevertheless, they did displeasure, and trouble; and but flatter him with their mouth, sent evil angels among them. and dissembled with him in 51 He made a way to his in

dignation, and spared not their 37 For their heart was not soul from death; but gave their whole with him, neither conti- life over to the pestilence; nued they steadfast in his co 52 And smote all the first venant.

born in Egypt, the most princi38 But he was so merciful, pal and mightiest in the dwelthat he forgave their misdeeds, lings of Ham. and destroyed them not.

53 But as for his own people, 39. Yea, many a time turned he led them forth like sheep, and he his wrath away, and would carried them in the wilderness not suffer his whole displeasure like a flock. to arise,

54 He brought them out

their tongue.

safely, that they should not fear, of Joseph, and chose not the and overwhelmed their enemies tribe of Ephraim; with the sea.

69 But chose the tribe of 55 And brought them within Judah, even the hill of Sion, the borders of his sanctuary, which he loved. even to his mountain, which he 70 And there he built his purchased with his right hand. temple on high, and laid the

56 He cast out the heathen foundation of it like the ground also before them, caused their which he hath made continuland to be divided among them ally. for an heritage, and made the 71 He chose David also his tribes of Israel to dwell in their servant, and took him away tents.

from the sheep-folds: 57 So they tempted and dis 72 As he was following the pleased the most high God, and ewes great with young ones, he kept not his testimonies; took him, that he might feed

58 But turned their backs, Jacob his people, and Israel his and fell away like their forefa- inheritance. thers; starting aside like a bro 73 So he fed them with a ken bow.

faithful and true heart, and 59 For they grieved him with ruled them prudently with all their hill-altars, and provoked his power. him to displeasure with their images.

60 When God heard this, he The sixteenth Day. was wroth; and took sore dis

MORNING PRAYER. pleasure at Israel;

61 So that he forsook the ta- Psalm lxxix. Deus, venerunt. bernacle in Silo, even the tent that he had pitched among men. O , 62 He delivered their power

into thine inheritance; thy into captivity, and their beauty hoiy temple have they defiled, into the enemies hand.

and made Jerusalem an heap of 63 He gave his people over stones. also unto the sword, and was

2 The dead bodies of thy wroth with his inheritance. servants have they given to be

64 The fire consumed their meat unto the fowls of the air, young men, and their maidens and the flesh of thy saints unto were not given to marriage. the beasts of the land.

65 Their priests were slain 3 Their blood have they shed with the sword, and there were like water on every side of Jeno widows to make lamenta- rusalem, and there was no man tion,

to bury them. 66 So the Lord awaked as 4 We are become an open one out of sleep, and like a shame to our enemies, a very giant refreshed with wine. scorn and derision unto them

67 He smote his enemies in that are round about us. the hinder parts, and put them 5 Lord, how long wilt thou to a perpetual shame.

be angry? shall thy jealousy 68 He refused the tabernacle burn like fire for ever?

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6 Pour out thine indignation thy strength, and come and upon the heathen that have not help us. known thee; and upon the king 3 Turn us again, O God; doms that have not called upon show the light of thy countethy name:

nance, and we shall be whole. 7 For they have devoured 4 O Lord God of hosts, how Jacob, and laid waste his dwel. long wilt thou be angry with thy ling-place.

people that prayeth ? 8 o remember not our old 5 Thou feedest them with sins, but have mercy upon us, the bread of tears, and givest and that soon; for we are come them plenteousness of tears to to great misery.

drink. 9 Help us, O God of our

6 Thou hast made us a very salvation, for the glory of thy strife unto our neighbours, and name: O deliver us, and be our enemies laugh us to scorn. merciful unto our sins, for thy 7 Turn us again, thou God name's sake.

of hosts; show the light of thy 10 Wherefore do the hea- countenance, and we shall be then say, Where is now their whole. God?

8 Thou hast brought a vine 11 O let the vengeance of thy out of Egypt; thou hast cast servant's blood that is shed, be out the heathen, and planted it. openly showed upon the hea 9 Thou madest room for it; then, in our sight.

and when it had taken root, it 12 O let the sorrowful sigh- filled the land. ing of the prisoners come be 10 The hills were covered fore thee; according to the with the shadow of it, and the greatness of thy power, pre- boughs thereof were like the serve thou those that are ap- goodly cedar trees. pointed to die.

11 She stretched out her 13 And for the blasphemy branches unto the sea, and her wherewith our neighbours have boughs unto the river. blasphemed thee, reward thou 12 Why hast thou then bro. them, O Lord, seven-fold into ken down her hedge, that all their bosom.

they that go by pluck off her 14 So we that are thy peo- grapes ? ple, and sheep of thy pasture,

13 The wild boar out of the shall give thee thanks for ever, wood doth root it up, and the and will alway be showing forth wild beasts of the field de. thy praise from generation to vour it. generation.

14 Turn thee again, thou Psalm lxxx. Qui regis Israel. heaven, behold and visit this

God of hosts, look down from (EAR, O thou Shepherd of vine,

Israel, thou that leadest 15 And the place of the vine. Joseph like a sheep; show thy- yard that thy right hand hath self also, thou that sittest upon planted, and the branch that the Cherubim:

thou madest so strong for thy2 Before Ephraim, Benja. self. min, and Manasses, stir up 16 It is burnt with fire, and

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