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7 I have stuck unto thy testimonies; O LORD, confound me not!

8 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou hast set my heart at liberty.



Morning Prayer.
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EACH me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end.

2 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.

3 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein is my desire.

4 Incline mine heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

5 O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

6 O stablish thy word in thy servant, that I may fear thee.

7 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; for thy judgments are good.

8 Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; O quicken me in thy righteousness.


Et veniat super me.


ET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according unto thy word. 2 So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; for my trust is in thy word.

3 Ŏ take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth; for my hope is in thy judgments.

4 So shall I alway keep thy law; yea, for ever and


5 And I will walk at liberty; for I seek thy commandments.

6 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings, and will not be ashamed.

7 And my delight shall be in thy commandments, which I have loved.

8 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and my study shall be in thy statutes.



Memor esto servi tui.

THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, wherein thou hast caused me to put my

2 The same is my comfort in my trouble; for thy word hath quickened me.

3 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; yet have I not shrinked from thy law.

4 For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O LORD, and received comfort.

5 I am horribly afraid, for the ungodly that forsake thy law.

6 Thy statutes have been my songs, in the house of my pilgrimage.

7 I have thought upon thy Name, O LORD, in the night-season, and have kept thy law.

8 This I had, because I kept thy commandments. Portio mea, Domine.

THOU art my portion, O LORD; I have promised

to keep thy law.

2 I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart; O be merciful unto me, according to thy word..

3 I called mine own ways to remembrance, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

4 I made haste, and prolonged not the time, to keep thy commandments.

5 The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me; but I have not forgotten thy law.

6 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments.

7 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and keep thy commandments.

8 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy. mercy: 0 teach me thy statutes!

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Bonitatem fecisti.

LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant, according unto thy word.

2 O learn me true understanding and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.

3 Before I was troubled, I went wrong; but now have I kept thy word.

4 Thou art good and gracious; O teach me thy statutes!

5 The proud have imagined a lie against me; but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart. 6 Their heart is as fat as brawn; but my delight hath been in thy law.

7 It is good for me that I have been in trouble; that I may learn thy statutes.

8 The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Evening Prayer.

Manus tuæ fecerunt me.

HY hands have made me and fashioned me: O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

2 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have put my trust in thy word.

3 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.

4 O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

5 O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight.

6 Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me; but I will be occupied in thy commandments.

7 Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies, be turned unto me.

8 0 let my heart be sound in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.


Defecit anima mea.

Y soul hath longed for thy salvation, and I have a good hope because of thy word.

2 Mine eyes long sore for thy word; saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?

3 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

4 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me?

5 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

6 All thy commandments are true: they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.

7 They had almost made an end of me upon earth; but I forsook not thy commandments.

8 O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.

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In æternum, Domine.

LORD, thy word endureth for ever in heaven. 2 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another; thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.

3 They continue this day according to thine ordinance; for all things serve thee.

4 If my delight had not been in thy law, I should have perished in my trouble.

5 I will never forget thy commandments; for with them thou hast quickened me.

6 I am thine O save me, for I have sought thy commandments.

7 The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

8 I see that all things come to an end; but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Quomodo dilexi!

ORD, what love have I unto thy law! all the is

2 Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me. 3 I have more understanding than my teachers; for thy testimonies are my study.

4 I am wiser than the aged; because I keep thy commandments.

5 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep thy word.

6 I have not shrunk from thy judgments; for

thou teachest me.

7 O how sweet are thy words unto my throat; yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!

8 Through thy commandments I get understanding: therefore I hate all evil ways.

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