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Who layeth the beams of his He watereth the mountains from chambers in the waters;

his chambers: Who maketh the clouds his char The earth is satisfied with the iot;

fruit of thy works. Who walketh upon the wings of

He causeth the grass to grow for the wind:

the cattle, Who maketh winds his messen

And herb for the service of man; gers;

That he may bring forth food His ministers a flaming fire: out of the earth:

Who laid the foundations of the And wine that maketh glad the earth,

heart of man, That it should not be moved for And oil to make his face to shine, ever.

And bread that strengtheneth Thou coveredst it with the deep man's heart. as with a vesture;

The trees of the Lord are satisThe waters stood above the fied; mountains.

The cedars of Lebanon, which he At thy rebuke they fled;

hath planted; At the voice of thy thunder they

Where the birds make their nests : hasted away;

As for the stork, the fir trees are They went up by the mountains, her house. they went down by the valleys, The high mountains are for the

Unto the place which thou hadst wild goats; founded for them.

The rocks are a refuge for the Thou hast set a bound that they conies. may not pass over;

He appointed the moon for seaThat they turn not again to cover sons: the earth.

The sun knoweth his going down. He sendeth forth springs into the Thou makest darkness, and it is valleys;

night; They run among the mountains: Wherein all the beasts of the for

They give drink to every beast of est do creep forth. the field;

The young lions roar after their The wild asses quench their prey, thirst.

And seek their food from God. By them the birds of the heavens The sun ariseth, they get them have their habitation,

away, and lay them down in their They sing among the branches. dens.

Man goeth forth unto his work I will sing unto the Lord as long and to his labour until the evening. as I live:

O LORD, how manifold are thy I will sing praise to my God works!

while I have any being. In wisdom hast thou made them

Let my meditation be sweet unto all:

him: The earth is full of thy riches. I will rejoice in the Lord.

Yonder is the sea, great and Let sinners be consumed out of wide,

the earth, Wherein are things creeping in And let the wicked be no more. numerable,

Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Both small and great beasts. Praise ye the Lord.
There go the ships;
There is leviathan, whom thou

SELECTION 47 hast formed to take his pastime THE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY therein.

MORNING WORSHIP These wait all upon thee,

PSALM 107:1-31 That thou mayest give them their O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for food in due season.

he is good : That thou givest unto them they For his mercy endureth for ever. gather;

Let the redeemed of the LORD say Thou openest thy hand, they are satisfied with good.

Whom he hath redeemed from Thou hidest thy face, they are the hand of the adversary; troubled ;

And gathered them out of the Thou takest away their breath, lands, they die, and return to their dust. From the east and from the west,

Thou sendest forth thy spirit, from the north and from the south. they are created;

And thou renewest the face of the They wandered in the wilderness ground.

in a desert way; Let the glory of the LORD endure They found no city of habitation.

Hungry and thirsty, their soul Let the Lord rejoice in his works: fainted in them.

Who looketh on the earth, and it Then they cried unto the Lord in trembleth;

their trouble, and he delivered them He toucheth the mountains, and out of their distresses. they smoke.

He led them also by a straight


for ever;

way, that they might go to a city of Their soul abhorreth all manner of habitation.

food; Oh that men would praise the And they draw near unto the Lord for his goodness, and for his gates of death. wonderful works to the children of Then they cry unto the Lord in men!

their trouble, and he saveth them For he satisfieth the longing soul, out of their distresses.

And the hungry soul he filleth He sendeth his word, and healeth with good.

them, and delivereth them from

their destructions. Such as sat in darkness and in Oh that men would praise the the shadow of death, being bound in Lord for his goodness, and for his affliction and iron;

wonderful works to the children of Because they rebelled against the men! words of God,

And let them offer the sacrifices And contemned the counsel of the of thanksgiving, Most High:

And declare his works with singTherefore he brought down their ing. heart with labour;

They fell down, and there was They that go down to the sea in none to help.

ships, Then they cried unto the Lord in That do business in great waters; their trouble, and he saved them out These see the works of the LORD, of their distresses.

And his wonders in the deep. He brought them out of darkness For he commandeth, and raiseth and the shadow of death, and brake the stormy wind, their bands in sunder.

Which lifteth up the waves thereOh that men would praise the

of. Lord for his goodness, and for his They mount up to the heaven, wonderful works to the children of they go down again to the depths: men!

Their soul melteth away because For he hath broken the gates of

of trouble. brass,

They reel to and fro, and stagger And cut the bars of iron in sunder. like a drunken man, and are at their

wits' end. Fools because of their transgres- And they cry unto the Lord in sion, and because of their iniquities, their trouble, and he bringeth them are afflicted.

out of their distresses.


He maketh the storm a calm, so The works of his hands are truth that the waves thereof are still. and justice;

Then are they glad because they All his precepts are sure. be quiet;

They are established for ever and So he bringeth them unto their ever, desired haven.

They are done in truth and upOh that men would praise the rightness. Lord for his goodness, and for his He hath sent redemption unto his wonderful works to the children of people; men!

He hath commanded his covenant

for ever: SELECTION 48

Holy and reverend is his name.

The fear of the Lord is the beginTHE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY

ning of wisdom;

A good understanding have all PSALM 111 Praise ye the Lord. I will give they that do thereafter:

His praise endureth for ever. thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart,

Psalm 112 In the council of the upright, and PRAISE ye the LORD. Blessed is in the congregation.

the man that feareth the LORD, The works of the LORD are great, That delighteth greatly in his

Sought out of all them that have commandments. pleasure therein.

His seed shall be mighty upon His work is honour and majesty: earth:

And his righteousness endureth The generation of the upright for ever.

shall be blessed. He hath made his wonderful Wealth and riches are in his works to be remembered:

house: The Lord is gracious and full of And his righteousness endureth compassion.

for ever. He hatlı given food unto them Unto the upright there ariseth that fear him:

light in the darkness : He will ever be mindful of his He is gracious, and full of comcovenant.

passion, and righteous. He hath shewed his people the Well is it with the man that dealpower of his works,

eth graciously and lendeth; In giving them the heritage of the He shall maintain his cause in nations.


For he shall never be moved ; The Lord is high above all na

The righteous shall be had in tions, everlasting remembrance.

And his glory above the heavens. He shall not be afraid of evil Who is like unto the LORD our tidings:

God, that hath his seat on high, His heart is fixed, trusting in the That humbleth himself to behold Lord.

the things that are in heaven and in His heart is established, he shall the earth? not be afraid,

He raiseth up the poor out of the Until he see his desire upon his dust, adversaries.

And lifteth up the needy from the He hath dispersed, he hath given dunghill; to the needy;

That he niay set him with princes, His righteousness endureth for Even with the princes of his peoever:

ple. His horn shall be exalted with

Psalm 114 honour.

WHEN Israel went forth out of The wicked shall see it, and be Egypt, grieved;

The house of Jacob from a people He shall gnash with his teeth, and of strange language;

Judalı became his sanctuary, The desire of the wicked shall Israel his dominion. perish.

The sea saw it, and fled;

Jordan was driven back.

The mountains skipped like rams,

The little hills like young sheep. MORNING WORSHIP

What aileth thee, O thou sea, that PSALM 113: 1-8

thou fleest? PRAISE ye the LORD.

Thou Jordan, that thou turnest Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, back? praise the name of the Lord.

Ye mountains, that ye skip like Blessed be the name of the LORD

rams; from this time forth and for ever Ye little hills, like young sheep? more.

Tremble, thou earth, at the presFrom the rising of the sun unto ence of the Lord, the going down of the same the At the presence of the God of Lord's name is to be praised. Jacob;

melt away:

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