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O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.
My soul doth praise the LORD,
to the whole creation,
soul, body, and estate,
for all benefits received,
for any good thing done ;
safety, gentle estate, quiet. Thou hast not cut off as a weaver my life, nor from day even to night made an end of me. He hath vouchsafed me life and breath
until this hour,
even unto age.
fully waiting my conversion,
shame, horror, grief,
for my past sins ;
of their remission,
and the mysteries in Thy Church.
Wherefore day by day
which I remember,–
which I have let slip
for those which I wished, knew and asked,
I confess and give thanks to Thee,
I pray with my whole soul,
and with my whole mind I pray.
for all Thy Divine perfections in them; for Thine incomprehensible and unimaginable goodness,
and thy pity towards sinners
and unworthy men,
Yea, O LORD, through this, and through the rest, glory to Thee, and praise, and blessing, and thanksgiving,
with the voices and concert of voices
of Angels and of men,
of all Thy saints in heaven,
and of me, beneath their feet,
Thy abject creature,
and for ages upon ages.
THE FOURTH DAY.
Introduction. I have thought upon Thee, O LORD,
when I was waking,
Blessed art Thou, O LORD,
greater and lesser,
and the stars
to rule over day night.
(1) Con- Behold, Thou art angry, for we have sinned. fession.
We are all as an unclean thing
as filthy rags.
have taken us away.
Be not wroth very sore,
we are all Thy people.
do Thou it for Thy Name's sake ;
Yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us,
leave us not.
O Hope of Israel, The Saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest Thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside
to tarry for a night? why shouldest Thou be as a man astonished,
as a mighty man that cannot save ? Be merciful to our unrighteousnesses, and our iniquities remember no more.
LORD, I am carnal,
sold under sin ;
no good thing;
I delight in it after the inner man ;
Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through JESUS CHRIST,
that where sin abounded,
grace hath much more abounded. O LORD, Thy goodness leadeth me to repentance :
O give me sometime repentance
at his will.
to have done the will of lusts, walking in lasciviousness, revelling, drunkenness,
and in other excess of profligacy.
in that Blood,
and in that very Name,
given among men,
LORD, Thou knowest all my desire,
O Lord God of hosts,
be ashamed for my cause ; let not those that seek Thee be confounded through me,
O Lord God of Israel.
and out of the deep waters ;
neither let the deep swallow me up,
[Defend me from] for grace : Pride
Amorite (against envy
Hittite. deadly wrath.
Perizzite. sins.) gluttony
Hivite. (covetousness.) the cares of life .
Canaanite. (sloth.) lukewarm indifference. Jebusite.