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soft with the drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it.

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness, and thy clouds drop fatness.

They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness, and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.

The folds shall be full of sheep; the valleys also shall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.

SELECTION VIII. FROM PSALM 84. Quam dilecta! O HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou LORD of hosts! My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living GOD.

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young; even thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my GOD.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be alway praising thee.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways.

Who going through the vale of misery, use it for a well; and the pools are filled with water.

They will go from strength to strength, and unto the GOD of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.

O LORD GOD of hosts, hear my prayer; hearken, O GOD of Jacob.

For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand,

I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

For the LORD GOD is a light and defence; the LORD will give grace and worship; and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.

O LORD GOD of hosts, blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.

PSALM 85.

Benedixisti, Domine.

LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.

Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people, and covered all their sins.

Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.

Turn us then, O GOD our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.

Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever? and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?

Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?

Show us thy mercy, O LORD and grant us thy salvation.

I will hearken what the LORD GOD will say concerning me; for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.

For his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

Mercy and truth are met

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together righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Truth shall flourish out of the earth, and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.

Yea, the LORD shall show loving kindness; and our land shall give her increase. Righteousness shall go before him; and he shall direct his going in the way.

PSALM 93. Dominus regnavit. THE LORD is king, and hath put on glorious apparel; the LORD hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.

He hath made the round world so sure, that it cannot be moved.

Ever since the world began, hath thy seat been prepared: Thou art from everlasting.

The floods are risen, O LORD, the floods have lift up their voice; the floods lift up their

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His lightnings gave shine unto the world; the earth saw it, and was afraid.

The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD; at the presence of the LORD of the whole earth.

The heavens have declared his righteousness, and all the people have seen his glory.

Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.

Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; and the daughters of Juda were glad, because of thy judgments,

O LORD.

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SELECTION IX.

PSALM 8. Domine, Dominus noster. O LORD, our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world; thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens!

Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou might

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still the enemy and the He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were For I will consider thy upon an heap; and layeth heavens, even the works of thy up the deep, as in a treasurefingers; the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Thou madest him lower than the angels, to crown him with glory and worship.

Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands; and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;

All sheep and oxen; yea, and the beasts of the field;

house.

Let all the earth fear the LORD; stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world:

For he spake, and it wa done; he commanded, and i stood fast.

FROM PSALM 147. Laudate Dominum.

O PRAISE the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our GoD; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.

The LORD doth build up The fowls of the air, and the Jerusalem, and gather together fishes of the sea; and what-the outcasts of Israel. soever walketh through the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world!

FROM PSALM 33. Exultate, justi. REJOICE in the LORD, O ye righteous; for it becometh well the just to be thankful.

Praise the LORD with harp; sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.

Sing unto the LORD a new song; sing praises unto him with a good courage.

For the word of the LORD is true, and all his works are faithful.

He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.

He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their names.

Great is our LORD, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

The LORD setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

O sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our GOD;

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and the herb for the use of men;

Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.

The LORD's delight is in those who fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Sion.

For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, and his word runneth very swiftly.

He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels; who is able to abide his frost?

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

FROM PSALM 57. Miserere mei, Deus.

SET up thyself, O GOD, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.

My heart is fixed, O GOD, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.

Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp; I myself will awake right early.

I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the people; and I will sing unto thee among the nations.

SELECTION X.

FROM PSALM 96. Cantate Domino.

O SING unto the LORD a new song; sing unto the LORD, all the whole earth.

Sing unto the LORD, and praise his name; be telling of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his honour unto the heathen, and his wonders unto all people.

For the LORD is great, and cannot worthily be praised; he is more to be feared than ali gods.

PSALM 148. Laudate Dominum.

O PRAISE the LORD of heaven; praise him in the height.

Praise him, all ye angels of his; praise him, all his host.

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light.

Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the LORD; for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

He hath made them fast for ever and ever; he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.

Praise the LORD upon earth, ye dragons, and all deeps; Fire and hail, snow and va

his word;

For the greatness of thy mer-pours, wind and storm, fulfilling ey reacheth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. Set up thyself, O GOD, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.

Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars;

Beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls;

Kings of the earth and all¶T Portions of Psalms, to be sung or said, at people; princes and all judges of the world;

Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the name of the LORD; for his name only is excellent, and his praise! above heaven and earth.

He shall exalt the horn of his people: all his saints shall praise him; even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him,

FROM PSALM 149. Cantate Domino.

O SING unto the LORD a

new song; let the congregation of saints praise him.

Morning Prayer, on certain Feasts and Fasts, instead of the Venite Exultemus, when any of the foregoing Selections are to follow instead of the Psalms, as in the Table.

CHRISTMAS-DAY,

FROM PSALMS 45, 89, 110. THY seat, O GOD, endureth for ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

the loving kindness of the LORD; My song shall be alway of with my mouth will I ever be

Let Israel rejoice in him that made him; and let the showing thy truth, from one children of Sion be joyful generation to another. their King.

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Let them praise his name in ' the dance; let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp. For the LORD hath pleasure in his people, and helpeth the meek-hearted.

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For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever; thy truth shalt thou establish in the

heavens.

The LORD is our defence; the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

I will set his dominion in the sea, and his right hand in the floods.

And I will make him my first born, higher than the kings of the earth.

The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The LORD shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion; be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.

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