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10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; the praise of it endureth for ever.

Psalm cxii. Beatus vir.

BLESSED is the man that feareth the LORD; he hath great delight in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.

3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house; and his righteousness endureth for


4 Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness; he is merciful, loving, and righteous.

5 A good man is merciful, and lendeth; and will guide his words with discretion.

6 For he shall never be moved: and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings; for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the LORD.

8 His heart is stablished, and will not shrink, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor, and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him; he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm cxiii. Laudate, pueri.

PRAISE the LORD, ye servants; O praise

the Name of the LORD.

2 Blessed be the Name of the LORD from this time forth for evermore.

3 The LORD's Name is praised from the rising up of the sun unto the going down of the same.

4 The LORD is high above all heathen, and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, that hath his dwelling so high, and yet humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth!

6 He taketh up the simple out of the dust, and lifteth the poor out of the mire;

7 That he may set him with the princes, even with the princes of his people.

8 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.

Evening Prayer.

Psalm cxiv. In exitu Israel.

WHEN Israel came out of Egypt, and the house of Jacob from among the strange


2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

3 The sea saw that, and fled; Jordan was driven back.

4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like young sheep.

5 What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? and thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? and ye little hills, like young sheep? 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord; at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8 Who turned the hard rock into a standing water, and the flint-stone into a springing well.

Psalm cxv. Non nobis, Domine.


OT unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise; for thy loving mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

2 Wherefore shall the heathen say, Where is now their God?

3 As for our God, he is in heaven: he hath done whatsoever pleased him.

4 Their idols are silver and gold, even the work of men's hands.

5 They have mouths, and speak not; eyes have they, and see not.

6 They have ears, and hear not; noses have they, and smell not.

7 They have hands, and handle not; feet have they, and walk not; neither speak they through their throat.

8 They that make them are like unto them; and so are all such as put their trust in them.

9 But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the LORD; he is their succour and defence. 10 Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the LORD; he is their helper and defender.

11 Ye that fear the LORD, put your trust in the LORD; he is their helper and defender.

12 The LORD hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us; even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.

13 He shall bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

15 Ye are the blessed of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

16 All the whole heavens are the LORD's; the earth hath he given to the children of


17 The dead praise not thee, O LORD, neither all they that go down into silence.

18 But we will praise the LORD, from this time forth for evermore. Praise the Lord.


Morning Prayer.

Psalm cxvi. Dilexi, quoniam.

I AM well pleased that the LORD hath

heard the voice of my prayer;

2 That he hath inclined his ear unto me; therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

3 The snares of death compassed me round about, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.

4 I shall find trouble and heaviness, and I will call upon the Name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.

7 Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath rewarded thee.

8 And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

10 I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled: I said in my haste, All men are liars.

11 What reward shall I give unto the

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