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Day 1 Morning Prayer

Psalm 1

Beatus vir, qui non abiit, &c.

  1. BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners: and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
  2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
  3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side: that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
  4. His leaf also shall not wither: and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
  5. As for the ungodly, it is not so with them: but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
  6. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement: neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
  7. But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 2

Quare fremuerunt gentes?

  1. WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together: and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
  2. The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
  3. Let us break their bonds asunder: and cast away their cords from us.
  4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.
  5. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath: and vex them in his sore displeasure.
  6. Yet have I set my King: upon my holy hill of Sion.
  7. I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
  8. Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
  9. Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron: and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
  10. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
  11. Serve the Lord in fear: and rejoice unto him with reverence.
  12. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way: if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little), blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalm 3

Domine, quid multiplicati

  1. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me: many are they that rise against me.
  2. Many one there be that say of my soul: There is no help for him in his God.
  3. But thou, O Lord, art my defender: thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
  4. I did call upon the Lord with my voice: and he heard me out of his holy hill.
  5. I laid me down and slept, and rose up again: for the Lord sustained me.
  6. I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people: that have set themselves against me round about.
  7. Up, Lord, and help me, O my God: for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheekbone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
  8. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: and thy blessing is upon thy people.

Psalm 4

Cum invocarem

  1. HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
  2. O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour: and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing?
  3. Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly: when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.
  4. Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
  5. Offer the sacrifice of righteousness: and put your trust in the Lord.
  6. There be many that say: Who will shew us any good?
  7. Lord, lift thou up: the light of thy countenance upon us.
  8. Thou hast put gladness in my heart: since the time that their corn and wine and oil increased.
  9. I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest: for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 5

Verba mea auribus

  1. PONDER my words, O Lord: consider my meditation
  2. O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I make my prayer.
  3. My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord: early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
  4. For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness: neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
  5. Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight: for thou hatest all them that work vanity.
  6. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
  7. But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
  8. Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies: make thy way plain before my face.
  9. For there is no faithfulness in his mouth: their inward parts are very wickedness.
  10. Their throat is an open sepulchre: they flatter with their tongue.
  11. Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations: cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.
  12. And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;
  13. For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous: and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.