Ghostly Psalms and Spiritual Songs

Coverdale, Miles

STC 5892
Ringler 5892 [and 42 TP entries]. Forty-one translations by Miles Coverdale from German hymns by Martin Luther and others, with the possible exception of "Let go the whore of Babilon", which may be Coverdale's own. The leaves containing the verse texts are foliated i-lvi. Ed. G. Pearson, _The Remains of Bishop Coverdale_ Parker Soc. (Cambridge, 1846); ed. George Rylands, 1926; selections ed. E. Clapton and G. C. Richards, _Our Prayer Book Psalter_, 1934. Forty-one songs, with music; perhaps the earliest metrical version of the Psalms in English. The majority of these songs appeared in the _Enchiridia_ of 1524-25. See E. R. Riegler, "Printing, Protestantism and Politics; Thomas Cromwell and Religious Reform", Unpub. UCLA PhD. Diss., 1978. UMI microfilm reel 879.

Goostly psalmes and spirituall songes drawen out of the holy Scripture
London: [John Rastell for] John Gough,1535? [STC].

Composition Date: 1524-25?.

¶And by this we maye perceaue what causeth vs to be so vnthankfull as we are: namely, because we do not call to mynde, nether consydre that we are clensed (as this man dyd). For yf we wold open oure eyes, and remembre well what kyndnesse it is that the father of mercy hathe shewed vs in Christe, and what great benefites he hath done and daylye doth for vs in hym and for his
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sake, we wolde not onely fall downe vpon oure faces and geue hym thankes, but with loude voyces wolde we prayse hym, and in the myddes of the congregacyon wolde we extolle his name, as Dauid and Asaph do almost in euery Psalme. For doutles who-so beleueth thatGod loueth hym and feleth by his fayth that he hath forgeuen him all his synnes, and careth for hym, and delyuereth hym from all euell, who-so-euer he be (I saye) that feleth this in his hert, shalbe compelled by the sprete of God to breake out in-to prayse and thankesgeuynge therfore: Yee he shall not be content, nor fully satisfied in his mynde, tyll other men knowe also what God hath done for hym, but shall crye and call vpon them, as Dauid doth, sayenge: Psal. 33 .a. Psal. 65 .b.prayse] pryase 1535 Psal. 50 .b. Exo. 15 1. Reg. 2 .a. Iu. 5 .a Luc. 1 d Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. O prayse the Lorde with me, and let vs magnyfie his name together. I sought the Lorde, and he herde me, yet he delyuered me out of all my feare. And in the same Psalme: O taist and se how frendly the Lorde is: blessed is the man that trusteth in hym. And in another place: Psal. 65 .b.prayse] pryase 1535 Psal. 50 .b. Exo. 15 1. Reg. 2 .a. Iu. 5 .a Luc. 1 d Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. O come hither and harken (all ye that feare God) I wyll tell you what he hath done for my soule. etc. ¶O that men wolde pr[ay]seprayse] pryase 1535 Psal. 50 .b. Exo. 15 1. Reg. 2 .a. Iu. 5 .a Luc. 1 d Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a.the goodnesse of the Lorde, and the wonders that he doth for the chyldren of men. O that we wolde remembre what great thinges the father of mercy hath done, doth dayly, and is euer ready to do for oure soules. O that mens Psal. 50 .b. Exo. 15 1. Reg. 2 .a. Iu. 5 .a Luc. 1 d Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. lippes were so opened, that theyr mouthes myght shewe the prayse of God. Yee
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wolde God that oure mynstrels had none other thynge to playe vpon, nether oure carters and plowmen other thynge to whistle vpon, saue Psalmes, hymnes, and soch godly songes as Dauid is occupied with-all. And yf women syttynge at theyr rockes, or spynnynge at the wheles, had none other songes to passe theyr tyme withall, than soch as Exo. 15 1. Reg. 2 .a. Iu. 5 .a Luc. 1 d Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a.Moses sister, Elchanas wife, Debbora, and Mary the mother of Christ haue song before them, they shulde be better occupied, then with hey nony nony, hey troly loly, and soch-lyke fantasies. ¶Yf yonge men also that haue the gyfte of syngynge, toke theyr pleasure in soch wholsome balettes, as Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. the thre chyldren synge in the fyre, and as Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a.Iesus the sonne of Syrac doth in his last chapter, it were a token, both that they felt some sparke of Gods loue in theyr hertes, and that they also had some loue vnto hym, For truly as we loue, so synge we: and where oure affeccyon is, thence commeth oure myrth and ioye. Whan oure hertes are tangled with the vaine lustes of this corrupte worlde, than, yf we be mery and are desposed to gladnesse, oure myrth is nothynge but wantonesse and inordinate pastyme, And when we are sad, oure heuynes is ether desperacyon, or els some carefulnes of this vayne worlde. ¶ Contrary-wyse, yf oure myndes be fyxed vpon God, and we subdued to the holy desyres of his sprete, then, lyke as oure hertes are occupied in the meditacyon of his goodnes and loue whiche
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he beareth towarde vs, Euen so are our tonges exercysed in the prayse of his holy name: So that when we are mery, oure pastyme and pleasure, oure ioye, myrth and gladnesse is all of hym. And as for our heuines, when we are sad (as euery-thyng muste haue a tyme) Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. it is eyther pacience in trouble, repentaunce for offences done in tyme past, compassyon vpon other men, or els mournynge for oure owne infirmities, because oure body of synne prouoketh vs so oft to do the wyll of the fleshe. And thus God causeth both the myrth and sorowe of them that loue hym, to worke for theyr profite, Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. as all other thynges turne to theyr best. ¶Seynge then that ( Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. as the prophete Dauid sayeth) it is so good and pleasaunt a thynge to prayse the Lorde, and so expedient for vs to be thankfull, Therfore to geue oure youth of Englonde some occasion to chaunge theyr foule and corrupte balettes into swete songes and spirituall Hymnes of Gods honoure, and for theyr owne consolacion in hym, I haue here (good reader) set out certayne comfortable songes grounded on Gods worde, and taken some out of the holy scripture specyally out of the Psalmes of Dauid, At whom wolde God that oure Musicians wolde lerne to make theyr songes: and that they which are disposed to be mery, wolde in theyr myrth folowe the councell of sayntPaule and sayntIames, Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. and not to passe theyr tyme in naughty songes of fleshly loue and wantonesse, but with syngynge of Psalmes
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and soch songes as edifye, and corruppecorruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. not mens conuersacyon. ¶As for the comen sorte of balettes which now are vsed in the world, I reporte me to euery good mans conscience what wycked frutes they brynge. Corruppe they not the maners of yonge persones? Do they not tangle them in the snares of vnclennesse? Yes truly, and blynde so the eyes of theyr vnderstondynge, that they can nether thynke wel in theyr hertes, nor outwardly entre into the waye of godly and vertuous lyuynge. I nede not rehearce what euell ensamples of ydelnesse, corrupte talkyng (and all soch vyces as folowe the same) are geuen to yonge people thorowe soch vnchristen songes. Alas the worlde is all to full of vicious and euell lyuers alredy. It is no nede to cast oyle in the fyre. Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. Oure owne nature prouoketh vs to vyces (God knoweth) all to sore. No man nedeth entysynge therto. ¶Seyng then that we are 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. commaunded, not to loue this world nether the lustes therof: seyng (I saye) that all the pleasures and ioyes that the worlde can imagyn, Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. are but vanite, and vanyshe awaye as doth the smoke: what cause haue we then to reioyse so moch therin? why do we not rather take these worldly lustes for oure very enemyes, that stoppe the waye betwixte vs and that euerlasting ioye which is prepared for vs in heauen? why do we not rather seke the thynges that are aboue, where Christe is at the ryght hande of God Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. as sayntPaule sayeth?
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¶wherfore Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. Let not the wyseman reioyse in his wysedome, nor the stronge man in his strength nether the ryche man in his ryches (Yee I dare be bolde to warne them that wyll be counceled) let not the courtyer reioyse in his balettes, let not youth take theyr lust and pastyme in wantones and ignoraunce of God, or in myspendynge the frutes of theyr fathers laboure: but let vs altogether (from the most vnto the least) be glad, reioyce and be mery euen from our herte-rotes, that we haue gotten the knowlege of the Lorde among vs, that we are sure of his loue and fauoure, and Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. that oure names are written i[n] heauen. ¶The chyldren of Israel in the olde tyme Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. whanGod had delyuered them from theyr enemyes, gaue thankes vnto hym, and made theyr songe of hym, as thou seist by Moses,Barac,Dauid, and other mo. Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. why shulde not we then make oure songes and myrth of God as well as they? Hath he not done as moche for vs as for them? Hath he not delyuered vs from as great troubles as them? Yes doutlesse. why shulde he not then be oure pastyme as well as theyrs? ¶As for soche Psalmes as the scripture descrybeth, (besyde the great consolacyon that they brynge into the herte of the spiritual synger) they do not only cause hym to spende his tyme well by exercysynge hym-selfe in the swete worde of God. but thorow soch ensamples they prouoke other men also vnto the prayse of God and vertuous lyuynge. And this is the very ryght vse wherfore
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Psalmes shulde be songe: Namely, to conforte a mans herte in God, to make hym thankfull, and to exercyse hym in his worde, to corage hym in the waye of godlynesse, and to prouoke other men vnto the same. By this thou mayest perceaue, what spirituall edifienge commeth of godly Psalmes and songes of Gods worde: and what inconuenience foloweth the corrupte ballettes of this vayne worlde. ¶ Now (beloued Reader) thou seist the occasyon of this my small laboure. wherfore yf thou perceauest, that the very worde of God is the master therof, I praye the accepte it, vse it, and prouoke youth vnto the same. And yf thou felest in thine hert, that all the lordes dealynge is very mercy and kyndnes, cease not then to be thankfull vnto hym therfore: but in thy myrth be alwaye syngyng of him, that his blessed name may be praysed now and euer. Amen. Ro. 3 .b Psal. 117 .a.loose: =lose
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Goostly psalmes and spirituall songes drawen out of the holy Scripture, for the conforte and consolacyon of soch as loue to reioyse in God and his worde.

Psal. c.xlvi. O prayse the Lorde, for it is a good thinge to synge prayses vnto oure God.
Collo. iii. Teach and exhorte your awne selues with Psalmes and Hymnes and spirituall songes. awne: =own
Iaco. v. Yf eny of you be mery, let him singe Psalmes

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To the boke.

¶Go lytle boke, get the acquaintaunce
Amonge the louers of Gods worde
Geue them occasyon the same to auaunce
And to make theyr songes of the Lorde
5 That they may thrust vnder the borde
All other balettes of fylthynes
And that we all with one accorde
May geue ensample of godlynes

¶Go lytle boke amonge mens chyldren
10 And get the to theyr companye
Teach them to synge the commaundementes ten
And other balettes of Gods glorye
Be not ashamed I warande the
Though thou be rude in songe and ryme
15 Thou shalt to youth some occasion be
In godly sportes to passe theyr tyme.
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Myles_Couerdale Unto the Christen reader.

IT greueth me (most deare Reader) whan I consydre the vnthankfulnesse of men, notwithstondynge the great abundaunt mercy and kyndnesse of almyghty God, whiche so plenteously is heaped vpon vs on euery syde. For though Christe oure Sauioure goeth now aboute from place to place, as diligently as euer he dyd, teachynge in euery countre, and preachynge Math. 4 .c. Mar. 1 .c. Luc. 17 .b. Psal. 33 .a. Psal. 65 .b.prayse] pryase 1535 Psal. 50 .b. Exo. 15 1. Reg. 2 .a. Iu. 5 .a Luc. 1 d Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. the Gospell of the kyngdome, healyng al maner of sicknesses and diseases both of body and conscience amonge the people: Yet is the vnthankfulnesse of the worlde so great, that where ten are clensed, and haue remission of theyr synnes, there is scarse one that commeth agayne vnto Christ, and sayeth: Lorde gramercy, As the poore Samaritane dyd in the gospell of Luke. Luc. 17 .b. Psal. 33 .a. Psal. 65 .b.prayse] pryase 1535 Psal. 50 .b. Exo. 15 1. Reg. 2 .a. Iu. 5 .a Luc. 1 d Dan. 3 Eccle., 51 .a. Eccle. 3 .a. Ro 8 .d Psal. 148 .a. Coll. 3. Iac. 5.corruppe: =corrupt Gen. 6. 1. Io. 2. Psal. 61. b. Col. 3. Ier. 9. Luc. 10 Exo. 15 Iudi. 5 2. Reg. 22 .a. which whan he sawe that he was clensed, turned back agayne, and with a loude voyce praysed God, and fell downe vpon his face at Christes fete, and gaue hym thankes.

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¶To the holy-Goost.
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¶O holy spirite our comfortoure
For grace and help lorde now we call
Teach vs to knowe Christ our sauyoure
And his fathers mercy ouer-all
5 From his swete worde let vs not fall
But lyft
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vp our hertes alway to the
That we may receaue it thankfully.

¶Nowe seynge we are come together
To heare the wordes of verite
10 In vnderstandynge be thou guyder
That we may folowe the voyce of the
From straunge lernynge lorde kepe vs fre
That we thorowe them be not begyled
Kepe our vnderstandynge vndefyled

15 ¶We praye the also blessed lorde
Enflame our hertes so with thy grace
That in our lyues we folowe thy worde
And one forgeue anothers trespace
To amende our lyues lorde geue vs space
20 With thy godly frutes endewe vs all
That from thy worde we neuer fall

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¶Let vs not haue thy worde onely
In our mouthe and in our talkynge
But both in dede and verite
25 Let vs shewe it in our lyuynge
Make vs frutefull in euery-thynge
And in good workes so to encreace
That whyle we lyue we may the please.

¶O lorde lende vs thy strength and power
30 To mortifie all carnall luste
In all our trouble sende vs succour
That we faynt not in the to truste
And make vs stronge to suffre with Christe
Beynge pacient in aduersite
35 And in all thynges thankfull to the.

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Come holy spirite moste blessed lorde
Fulfyl oure hartes nowe with thy grace
And make
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our myndes of one accorde
Kyndle them with loue in euery place
5 O Lorde thou forgeuest our trespace
And callest the folke of euerye countre
To the ryght fayth and truste of thy
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That they may gyue thankes and synge to the.
Alleluya / Alleluya.

10 O holy lyght moste principall
The worde of lyfe shewe vnto vs
And cause vs to knowe God ouer-all
For our owne father moste gracious
Lorde kepe vs from lernyng venymous
15 That we folowe no masters but Christe
He is the verite, his worde sayth thus
Cause vs to set in hym our truste
Alleluya / Alleluya.

O holy fyre and conforth moste swete conforth: =comfort
20 Fyll our hertes with fayth and boldnesse
To abyde by the in colde and hete
Content to suffre for ryghtuousnesse
O lorde geue strengthe to our weaknesse
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And sende vs helpe euery houre
25 That we may ouercome all wyckednesse
And brynge this olde Adam vnder thy power
Alleluya / Alleluya.

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Thou holy spirite we pray to the
Strengthe our fayth and increace it alway
Comforth our hertes in aduersite
With trewe beleue bothe
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nyght and daye.
5 Kirieleyson.

¶Thou worthy lyght that art so cleare
Teache vs Christe_Iesu to knowe alone
That we haue neuer cause to feare
In hym to haue redempcyon.
10 Kirieleyson.

¶Thou swete loue graunt vs altogether
To be vnfayned in charite
That we may all loue one another
And of one mynde alwaye to be.
15 Kirieleyson.

¶Be thou our confortoure in all nede
Make vs to feare nether death nor shame
But in the treuth to be stablyshed
That Sathan put vs not to blame.
20 Kirieleyson.

Unto the Trenite
Trenite: =Trinity
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God the father dwel vs by
And let vs neuer
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do amysse
Geue vs grace with wyll to dye
and make vs redy to thy blysse
5 From the deuels myght and power
Kepe vs in fayth euery houre
And euer let vs buylde on the
With hole herte
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trustynge stedfastly
Our fleshe is weake
10 The deuell is stronge
He wolde ouerthrowe vs euer amonge
Without the can we neuer spede
Nowe helpe vs therfore in our nede
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Amen let it be so
15 Then shall we synge Alleluya.

Iesu_Christ now dwell vs by
And let vs neuer do amysse. etc.

¶Holy Goost now dwell vs by
And let vs neuer do amysse. etc.

The ten commaundementes of God
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These are the holy commaundementes ten
Which God our lorde gaue so strately
By mo
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his seruaunte vnto all men
Vpon the hygh hyll of Sinai.
5 Kirieleyson.

*¶Thou shalt haue none other God but me Exo. 20 .a.
Set thou thy trust in me alone
Loue and dred me vnfaynedly
With harte and mynde at all season.
10 Kirieleyson

¶*Thou shalt not take my name in vayne Deut. 5 .b.
But call on it in all thy nede
From othes and lyes thou shalt refrayne
That my name be not dishonoured
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¶The Saboth day halowe thou to me
*As I rested fro my workynge Heb, 4 .b.
So cease thou from all vanite
That I maye worke in the all-thynge
20 Kirieleyson.

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*¶Honoure thy father and mother also Ephe. 6 .a.
With men that are in auctorite
‡Obeye them all where-euer thou go Roma. 13 .a.
So shall thy lyfe be longe truely.
25 Kirieleyson.

*¶Thou shalt not kyll nor hate any man Math. 5 .c.
Nor yet beare malyce in thy mynde
‡Do thy enemyes the best thou can Roma. 12 .c. Math. 5 .e.
And to all men se thou be kynde.
30 Kirieleyson.

¶Thy wedlocke shalt thou kepe truly
And helpe other men to do the same
*That whordome and dishonestie Hebre. 13 .a.
Maye be distroyed and put to blame
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¶Thou shalt not steale thy neghbours good
Nor get it with false marchaundyse
*But worke with thyne hande to get thy food Ephe. 4 .c.
And to sustayne the poore helplesse.
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¶Agaynst no man beare false witnesse
And speake no euell to hurte his name.
*But yf he fall thorowe his weaknesse Gal. 6 .a.
Do thou thy best to couer his shame.
45 Kirieleyson.

¶Thou shalt not thy neghbours house desyre
His wyfe, seruaunt, nor mayde also
But shalt be glad his good to forbeare
*As thou thy-selfe woldest be do[n]e to. Math. 7 .a.
50 Kirieleyson.

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Man *wylt thou lyue ryght vertuously Math. 19 .c.
And with god reygne eternally
Then must thou kepe these commaundementes ten
That god commaunded to all men.
5 Kirieleyson.

*¶I am thy god and lorde alone Exo. 20 .a.
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Without me shalt thou other haue none
Thy harte shall trust on me alwaye
Loue and feare me both nyght and daye
10 Kirieleyson

¶Thou shalt honoure my name with spede
And call on it in all thy nede
Thou shalt halowe the Saboth daye Heb. 4 b.
That I maye worke in the alwaye
15 Kirieleyson.

*¶Honoure thy father and mother also math, 15 .a.
Obey thou them where-euer thou go
‡No mans persone desyre to kyll math. 5 .c.
*And thy wedlocke shalt thou fulfyll Heb. 13 .a.
20 Kirieleyson.

‡From thy neghboure steale thou nothynge Ephe. 4 .c.
*Nor false witnesse agaynst hym brynge Exo. 20 .b.
Thy neghbours house thou shalt not desyre
His wyfe and good shalt thou forbeare
25 Kirieleyson.

The Crede.
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We beleue all vpon one God
Maker of he
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uen and erth he is truly
Oure father deare he hath hym made
Yt we all his chyldren myght be
5 He prouydeth for vs dayly
Body and soule defendeth he strongly
Al mysfortune shal from vs fle
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No harme shall happen to any of vs
He careth for vs both day and nyght
10 He is oure keper most gracyous
Al thynges stonde in his power and myght.

¶We beleue all on Christe_Iesu
His owne sonne and oure lorde most deare
*Which in godhead, power and vertue Iohnn . 14 .a.
15 Is alway lyke to his father
‡Of the glorious virgyn Mary Luc. [2] .a.
Was he borne a man vndoutedly
*Thorowe the holy-goostes workyng fre Math. 1 .c.
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‡For vs deed and buried truely mar. 15 .d. e.
20 *He rose vp the thyrde daye alone * mar. 16 .a.
‡To heauen ascended he myghtely Luc. 42 .d.
*And shall come to iudge vs echone, * math. 25 [.]c.

¶We beleue all on the holy-goost
*Lyke the father and sonne in Trenite *1. Io 5 .a.
25 In all our trouble oure conforte most
And in all oure aduersite
‡One holy church beleue we all Eph. 4 .a.
Which is fylled with sayntes great and small
And for synne can it neuer fall
30 *Of synnes there is clene remission * Ioh. 20 .c.
‡Oure flesh shall aryse without doutynge 1. Cor 15 .c.
There is prepared for vs euerychone
*A lyfe that is euerlastynge.

Another of the same.
IDNO=GooPSS8 [=Ringler TP 898]

This stanza is accompanied by musical notation.
In God I trust, for so I must
He hath made heauen and earth also
My father is he, his
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chylde am I
My conforte he is / I haue no mo.
5 In all my nede he maketh me spede
His power is with me alwaye
To helpe me euery daye.
There is no euell can haue his wyll
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gaynst my health nor yet my wealth
10 But it muste come to my furtheraunce.
He is my kynge that ruleth all-thynge
Ye deuell can make no hynderaunce.

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¶So do I trust on Iesu_Christ
His sonne *conceaued on the holy-goost math. 1 .c.
15 ‡Borne of Marye a virgin fre Lu. 2 .a
For all my synnes to paye the cost
*For deed was he and buried truely mar. 15 .d.e.
The gates of hell hath he broken
And heauen hath he made open
20 *He rose truely, the thyrde daye fre 1, Cor. 15 .a.
‡He went vp ryght, to the father of myght
*And shall apeare at domes-daye mar. 16 .c.
‡For iudge shall he, all the worlde truely Act. 1 .b.
And dryue myne enemyes all a_waye.

25 ¶I also truste, on the holy-goost
*Lyke the father and sonne in Trenite 1. Ioh. 5 .a.
My conforth best in all euell rest
In all my nede my chefest remedie
A church holy, I beleue truely
30 Which is but one generall
For synne can it neuer fall
A company of sayntes they be
Of synfulnesse *true forgyuenesse Ioh. 20 .c,
Is from amonge them neuer
35 *Oure fleshe verely shall ryse in glory 1. Cor, 15 .e.
So shall we lyue with God for euer.

Of the Pater-noster.
IDNO=GooPSS9 [=Ringler TP 1263]

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O father ours celestiall
We praye to the
Thou wylt haue vs on the to call
In spirite and verite
5 Thy godly name be sanctified
In great honoure / amonge vs all
And halowed / also eue
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ry houre.
The kyngdome of thy grace drawe nye
That thou mayst dwell alwaye in vs
10 With thy holy spirite continually
That we remayne not vicious
But as thou hast geuen vs thy sprete sprete: =sprite, 'spirit'
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So let vs euer do good thorowe it.

¶We praye the also blessed Lorde
15 *Let thy wyll be done Act. 21 .b. Math. 6 .b. Luc. 11 .a.
Amongst vs here with one accorde
As in heauen all season
And let vs neuer oure wyll fulfyll
But thyne alwaye
20 *For ours is wycked and geuen to euell Gene. 6 .a.
Truely both nyght and daye
‡And geue vs euer oure dayly bred Math. 6 .b. Luke 11 .a.
Both for oure body and soule also
And let vs with thy worde be fed
25 That we be neuer kepte therfro
Lorde sende vs true sheperdes therfore
To fede vs thy shepe euermore

*¶Forgeue oure dettes and synfulnesse Math. 6 .b.
Lorde we the praye
30 Where we haue greued the more or lesse
Ether by nyght or daye
*For we forgeue them that greue vs Math. 18 .c.
Or do vs euell
Trustynge that thou wylt be gracyous
35 *Thy promyse to fulfyll Math. 6 .b.
In no tentacyon Lorde vs brynge
Nor suffre vs for to fall from the
But be oure helpe in euery-thynge
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And kepe vs from all ioperdy ioperdy: =jeopardy
40 Both of our body and soule also
And delyuer vs where-euer we go. Luc. 11 .a.

Another of the same.
IDNO=GooPSS10 [=Ringler TP 1360]

This stanza is accompanied by musical notation.
O oure father celestiall /
Now are we come to praye to the
We are thy chyldren therfore we call
Hear vs father mercyfully.
5 Now blessed
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be thy godly name
and euer amonge vs sanctified
There is none other but this same
Wherby mankynde must be saued.

10 *¶Thy kyngdome come / reigne thou in vs Mathe 6 .b.
For to expell all synne a_waye
Let not Sathan dwell in thy house
To put the forth by nyght nor day
*Fulfylled be thy godly wyll Luc. 11 .a. Act. 21.
15 Amonge vs all for it is ryght
As they in heauen do it fulfyll
So let vs do both daye and nyght

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*¶Oure dayly bred geue vs this daye Luc. 11 .a.
20 And let vs neuer perysh for nede
*The litle byrdes thou fedest alwaye Math. 6 .c.
Thyne owne chyldren than must thou fede
‡Oure dettes are great forgeue vs Lorde Math. 18 .c
As we oure detters all forgeue
25 And let vs alwaye be restored
To thy mercy that we may lyue.

Tentacyon is sore in vse
And strongly now are we proued
30 Good Lorde thou mayst vs not refuse
We praye the with vs to abyde
Nat that alone, but helpe vs out
From parels all and ioperdy parels: =perils
Let no euell sprete put vs in doute
35 Of thy fauoure and great mercy.

Be glad now all ye Christen men.
IDNO=GooPSS11 [=Ringler TP 208]

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Be glad now all ye christen men
And let vs reioyse vnfaynedly.
The kyndnesse can not be
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written with penne
That we haue receaued of gods mercy
5 Whose loue towarde vs hath neuer ende
He hath done for vs as a frende
Now let vs thanke hym hartely.

¶I was a prysoner of the deuell
*With death was I also vtterly lost Ro. 5 .b
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10 My synnes droue me dayly to hell
*Therin was I borne this may I bost Psal. 50 .a.
I was also in them ouer-ryfe
*There was no vertue in my lyfe Psal. 13 .a.
To take my pleasure I spared no cost.

15 ¶Unto my workes I trusted to sore
*But they coulde not helpe nor yet fre-wyll Roma. 3 .b. Ro. 3 .c.
My herte was not the better therfore
*For I was alwaye geuen to euell Gene. 6 .a.
My conscience droue me to despayre
20 It was so vexed all with feare
There was no helpe but synke to hell.

¶Than God eternall had pitie on me
To ryd me fro my wyckednesse
*He thought of his plenteous great mercy Luc. i. f.
25 ‡And wolde not leaue me comfortlesse Ephe. 1 .a.
He turned to me his fatherly herte
And wolde I shulde with hym haue parte
Of all his costly ryches.

¶He spake to his deare beloued sonne
30 The tyme is nowe to haue mercye
Thou must be mans redempcyon
And lowse hym from captiuite lowse: =loose
Thou must hym helpe from trouble of synne
From paynfull death thou must hym wynne
35 That he may lyue eternally

Gods sonne was redy so to do [P]hil. [2] .a.
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‡Into this worlde he cam to me 1. Tim. 1 .c.
*Borne of a virgyn pure also Lu. 2 .a
Because he thought my ‡brother to be heb. 2 .c
40 *For in my shape he dyd apeare Phil. 2 .a.
Me to delyuer whole from feare
And from all euell to make me fre

These louynge wordes he spake to me
I wyll delyuer thy soule from payne
45 I am desposed to do for the
*And to myne owne selfe the to retayne Ioh 14 .a.
Thou shalt be with me for thou art myne
And I with the for I am thyne
Soch is my loue I can not layne

50 ¶They wyll shed out my precyous bloude
And take a_way my lyfe also
Which I wyll suffre all for thy good
Beleue this sure where-euer thou go
*For I wyll yet ryse vp agayne Math. 20 .b.
55 Thy synnes I beare though it be payne
To make the safe and fre from wo.

*I wyll go from this worldly lyfe Ioh. 16 .a.
To my deare father with hym to lyue
Yet am I with the in batell and stryfe
60 Oure spirite of trueth I wyll the geue
Which shall the conforte in heuynes
And lede the into godlynes
Thus wyll I all thy synnes forgyue

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*¶Soch thynges as I haue taught and done Math. 28 .c.
65 Shalt thou both teach and do also
Geue thankes for thy redempcyon
And knowlege my worde where-euer thou go
And kepe the well from straunge lernynge
Which maye the to destruction brynge
70 So wyll I neuer departe the fro.

Now is oure helth come from aboue
IDNO=GooPSS12 [=Ringler TP 1231]

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Now is oure helth come from aboue
For god hath shewed vs his mercy
We can not deserue to haue his loue
Yet Christ hath brought vs li
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5 From al our sinnes and wickednes
Our naughtie lyfe and wantonnes
and wyl not condemne vs truly

¶What god had commaunded in the lawe
*Were we not sufficient for to do Act. 15 .b.
10 For oure stomakes it was to rawe
*Gods wrath reigned in vs also Ephe. 2 .a.
‡Oure flesh was weake it had no myght Rom. 8 .a.
We coulde not geue the sprete his ryght
Oure flesh wolde not consent therto.

15 ¶Yet had we a false meanyng therbye
And thought the lawe was geuen therfore
As who saye we were all so fre
Gods lawe to fulfyll euermore
*The lawe is but a scolemaster, Gal. 3 .d.
20 Which doth oure naturall euell declare
That causeth vs to synne so sore.

¶For all this must the lawe be done
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Els had we ben all vtterly lost
*Therfore hath god sent his deare sonne Gal. 4 .a.
25 Which was made man to paye the cost
‡The hole lawe hath he well fulfylled Math. 5 .b.
His fathers anger hath he stylled
To do it els no man coulde boost

*¶The lawe therfore sheweth vs oure synne Rom. 7 .b.
30 And smytteth oure conscience to the grounde
But whan the gospell commeth therin
It lyfteth vs vp and maketh vs sounde
*Oure synne is great but mercy is more Ro. 5 .c
Oure conscience oft doth greue vs sore
35 But Christe hath stopped that bloudy wounde.

¶Whan I consyder this in my mynde
What God in Christ hath done for me
I can in no wyse be vnkynde
Nor vse my-selfe vnchristenly
40 I am compelled godly to lyue
My neghbours fautes to forgeue
*As Christ dyd for me mercyfully Ephe. 4 .c,

¶So are good workes the very frute
Of hym that beleueth stedfastly
45 A good tre with good frutes breaketh out
*As the gospell doth testifie
For lyke as fayth hangeth whole on God
[S]o shulde oure workes do other men good So] To 1535
*For fayth without them can not be Math. 7 .b.

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50 ¶ O heuenly father graunt thy grace
*Thy name in vs to be sanctified Math. 6 .b, Luc. 11 .a.
Thy kyngdome come / thy wyll alwayes
Amonge vs all be fulfylled
Fede vs and forgeue all oure euell
55 Lede vs not in tentacion styll
From euell delyuer vs at oure nede.

Christ is the only sonne of god.
IDNO=GooPSS13 [=Ringler TP 306]

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Christ is the only sonne of God
The father eternall
We haue in Iesse founnde this rod
God and man naturall
5 He is the mornynge-starre
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His beames sendeth he out farre
Beyonde other starres all.

*¶He was for vs a man borne Lu. 2 .a
In the last parte of tyme
10 Yet kepte she maydenheade vnforlorne
His mother that bare hym
He hath hell-gates broken
And heauen hath he made open
Bryngynge vs lyfe agayne.

15 ¶Thou onely maker of all-thynge
Thou euerlastynge lyght
From ende to ende all rulynge
By thyne owne godly myght.
Turne thou oure hartes vnto the
20 And lyghten them with the verite
That they erre not from the ryght

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¶Let vs increace in loue of the
And in knowlege also
That we beleuynge stedfastly
25 *Maye in spirite serue the so Ioh. 4 .c.
That we in oure hartes maye sauoure
Thy mercy and thy fauoure
And to thyrst after no mo.

¶Awake vs lorde we praye the
30 Thy holy spirite vs geue
Which maye oure olde man mortifie
That oure new man maye lyue
So wyll we alwaye thanke the
That shewest vs so great mercye
35 And oure synnes dost forgeue.

Media vita.
IDNO=GooPSS14 [=Ringler TP 924]

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In the myddest of oure lyuynge
Death compaseth vs rounde about
Who shuld vs now sucour
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By whose grace we maye come out
5 Euen thou lorde Iesu alone.
It doth our hartes sore greue truly
That we haue offended the
O lorde god most holy
O lord god most migh
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10 O holy and mercyfull Sauioure
Thou most worthy god eternall
Suffre vs not at oure last houre
For any death from the to fall.

15 ¶In the myddest of oure dyenge
We are vexed with helles payne
Who shulde helpe vs out of this thynge
With stronge fayth to resyste it agayne
Euen thou lorde Iesu alone
20 For whan we crye and call on the
Thou art moued than with mercye
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O lorde god most holy
O lorde god most myghtye
O holy and mercyfull Sauioure
25 Thou most worthy god eternall
Suffre vs not at oure last houre
For any hell from the to fall.

¶In the myddest of oure helles payne
30 Oure owne synnes vexe vs greatly
Who shulde saue vs from despayre agayne
That we maye holde by thy mercy?
Euen thou lorde Iesu alone
For thy deare bloude ryght plenteously
35 Was shed out for oure synnes frely
O lorde god most holy
O lorde god most myghtie
O holy and mercyfull Sauioure
Thou most worthy god eternall
40 Suffre vs not at oure last houre
Thorow despare from the to fall

By Adams fall.
IDNO=GooPSS15 [=Ringler TP 283]

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By Adams fall was so forlorne
The whole na
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ture of mankynde
Yt we were poysoned or we were borne
and no helpe therto could we fynde
5 Tyll Christ_Iesu
By his vertue
For oure dette his deare bloude had spent
That we were
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By Adams synne
10 Whan he brake gods commaundement.

*¶Seynge Eue was sore begyled Ge. 3 .a
By the serpentes tentacyon
Because she gods worde despysed
Brought mankynde to destruccyon
15 Agaynst this dede
It was great nede
That god shulde vs to comforte geue
*His owne deare sonne Ro. 8 .d
And ‡mercy-troane troane: =throne Ro. 3 .b

20 By whose death we all myght lyue.

*Lyke as in Adam a straunge det Ro. 5 .b
Had brought vs to destruccyon
So are we now delyuered from it
In Christ oure ryght saluacyon
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25 Lyke as we all
By Adams fall
Were ordened with ryght to dye
So in gods sonne
30 Haue we founde eternally.

*¶So dyd he then geue vs his sonne Ro. 5 .a
When we were yet his enemyes
‡Which for vs on the crosse was done Math. 27 .d.
*And so the thyrde daye dyd aryse 1. Cor. 15 .a.
35 ‡To iustifie Ro 4 .d
All vs that trust fast on his myght
Why shulde we than
Drede any payne
40 He is now oure owne by ryght

¶He is his fathers eternall worde
*The waye / the lyfe / the verite Ioh. 14 .a.
He is the Sauioure and the lorde
Whom he hath geuen vs frely
45 To be oure health
Oure helpe and wealth
*And not to truste in any man Psal. 61 .b.
For there is none
But he alone
50 That vs sucoure or comforth can

*¶Man is all wicked by nature Ge. 6 .a
There is no helpe with hym to fynde
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Who seketh helpe in a creature
And not in god with harte and mynde
55 He buyldeth on sonde
And may not stonde
Whan tyme cometh of tentacyon
*Therfore to trest trest: =trest, 'trust' Psal. 117 .a.

On god in best
60 And the most sure foundacyon.

*¶He that hopeth on god stedfastly Roma. 10 .b.
Shall neuer be confounded
For doutles gods worde can not ley
Though all men shulde resist it
65 Great trouble and care
Is euery-where
This worldes sorowe is infinite
Yet sawe I neuer
Hym perysh for euer
70 That fast on gods worde trusted

¶O lorde I praye the hartely
For thy great mercyfull kyndnesse
*Thy wholsome worde take not fro me Psal. 118 .f.
Because of my vnthankfulnesse
75 *My synne is great Psal. 37 .a.
I knowlege it
‡But thy mercy excelleth all-thynge Psal. 144 .a. Ecclesiastes. 2.
Therfore wyll I
Hope styll in the
80 To thy blysse that thou mayest me brynge.

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IDNO=GooPSS16 [=Ringler TP 2092]

The title is omitted from this section.

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Wake vp wake vp in gods name
Thou worthy fayre christente christente: =Christianity, 'Christendom'
And shewe thy brydgromes great fame
For that he hath done to the
5 Which hath his worde now sent
And opened
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it once agayne
As thou mayest se in many a place
Where now is preached his grace
So truly and so playne.

10 ¶Thy olde enemye that Sathan
*The father of all lesynge Io. 8 .d.
Seketh all the meanes that he can
The verite downe to brynge
If any man speake therof
15 It must cost hym his bloude
For many soch men he dryueth awaye
And some he slayeth now euery daye
Yet all doth hym no good.

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20 He can not leaue his cruelnesse
But threateneth daye and nyght
His mynde is whole the to oppresse
That thou mayest feare his myght
But stonde thou fast in god
25 O worthy fayre Christente
He is thy helpe and sucoure
Who-so doth the displeasure
*He toucheth gods owne eye. zacha. 2

¶Beholde how god hath euer done
30 For Israell in theyr nede
*He drowned kynge Pharao ryght sone Exo. 14 .f.
With all that them troubled
‡The walles of Hierico fell Iosua. 6 .d.
So sone as gods folke came
35 Thy lorde god is so myghty
That he can helpe the swyftly
And put thy foes to blame.

¶The Madianites dyd all theyr best
To trouble gods people deare
40 The Amaleckes wolde not let them rest
But helde them styll in feare
Israell cryed to god
Which helped them louyngly
By Gedeon his seruaunt
45 *There fell a hundreth thousande Iudicum 9 .c.
And twenty thousande truly.

¶Remembre how god kepte Dauid
*From Saul that wicked kynge 1. Reg. 23 .e.
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How oft he hym delyuered
50 ‡Which caused Dauid to synge 2. Reg, 22 .a.
*He had also great harme 2. Reg. 15 .b.
Euen of his naturall sonne
That made great laboure hym to slaye
But god delyuered hym alwaye
55 *And hanged fayre Absalon. 2, Reg. 18 .b.

¶Note also how god helped
The good kynge Abia
And hym strongly delyuered
From Hieroboam alwaye
60 Though he was sore vexed
Of hym a longe season
*As sone as he complayned 2. Par. 13 .c.
Fyue hundreth thousande were slayne deed
And all destroyed ryght sone

65 ¶So hath god helped ryght well
Assa that faythfull kynge
That we his sucoure myght fele
In euery troublous thynge
His enemyes were many
70 And stronge in all mens syght
*A thousande tymes a thousand 2. Pa. 14 .c.
Yet were they not so stronge to stande
But fell all thorow gods myght.

¶Consyder how god delyuered
75 The kynge Ezechiam
Which was very oft sore threatened
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With Sennacherib by name
*Of thousandes euen an hundreth 4. Re. 19 .g. Esa. 27 .f. 2. Par. 32 .d.
Foure score and .v. he brought
80 Yet were they sone destroyed than
Gods aungell slewe them euery man
And brought them all to nought.

¶Heare to how strongly god fought
For his kynge Iosaphat
85 *When Ammon all his power brought 2. Par. 20 .a.
And Moabs hoost was therat
Israel called to God
He was theyr helpe onely
The heythen were so plaged
90 That one dyd slaye another deed
Gods folke gat the victory.

¶Thus all gods enemyes peryshed
God slewe them all sodenly
His hande is not yet shortened
95 O worthy fayre Christente
He can the well defende
Thy heeres are tolde truly
Let Sathan do all that he maye
Yf thou holde fast gods worde alwaye
100 He shall not forsake the.

I call on the lorde Iesu_Christe.
IDNO=GooPSS17 [=Ringler TP 733]

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I call on the lorde Iesu_Christ
I haue none other helpe but the.
My herte is neuer set at rest
Tyll thy swete worde haue comforted me.
5 A stedfast fayth graunt me therfore
To holde
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by thy worde euermore
Aboue all-thynge
Neuer resistynge
But to increace in fayth more and more.

10 ¶Yet once agayne I call on the
Heare my request o mercyfull lorde
I wolde fayne hope on thy mercye
And can not be therto restored
Excepte thou with thy grace oppresse
15 My blynde and naturall weaknesse
Cause me therfore
To hope euermore
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On thy mercy and swete promises

¶Lorde prynte into my harte and mynde
20 Thy holy spirite with feruentnesse
That I to the be not vnkynde
But loue the without faynednesse
Let nothynge drawe my mynde from the
But euer to loue the earnestly
25 Let not my harte
Unthankfully departe
From the ryght loue of thy mercye

¶Geue me thy grace lorde I the praye
To loue myne enemyes hartely
30 How-be-it they trouble me alwaye
And for thy cause do slaundre me
Yet Iesu_Christ for thy goodnesse
Fyll my harte with forgeuenesse
That whyle I lyue
35 I maye them forgeue
That do offende me more or lesse.

¶I am compased all rounde aboute
With sore and stronge tentacyon
Therfore good lorde delyuer me out
40 From all this wycked nacyon
The deuell / the worlde / my fleshe also
Folowe vpon me where I go
Therfore wolde I
Now fayne delyuered be
45 Thy helpe I seke lorde and no mo.

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¶Now seist thou lorde what nede I haue
I haue none els to complayne to
Therfore thy holy-goost I craue
To be my guyde where-euer I go
50 That in all my aduersite
I forget not the loue of the
But as thou lorde
Hast geuen me thy worde
Let me therin both lyue and dye.

Of the byrth of Christ.
IDNO=GooPSS18 [=Ringler TP 1220]

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Now blessed be thou Christ_Iesu
Thou art man borne this is true
The Aungels made a mery noyse
Yet haue we more cause to re
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5 Kirieleyson.

¶The blessed sonne of god onely
*In a crybbe full poore dyd lye Lu. 2 .a
With oure poore flesh and oure poore bloude
Was clothed that euerlastynge good
10 Kirieleyson.

¶He that made heauen and earth of nought
In oure fleshe hath oure health brought
*For oure sake made he hym-selfe full small Phil. 2 .a.
That reigneth lorde and kynge ouer-all
15 Kirieleyson.

*Eternall lyght doth now apeare 1. Io. 1.
To the worlde both farre and neare
It shyneth full cleare euen at mydnyght
Makynge vs chyldren of his lyght
20 Kirieleyson.

¶The lorde Christ_Iesu gods sonne deare
Was a gest and a straunger here
Us for to brynge from mysery
That we myght lyue eternally
25 Kirieleyson.

*¶Into this worlde ryght poore came he
To make vs ryche in mercye
Therfore wolde he oure synnes forgeue
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That we with hym in heauen myght lyue
30 Kirieleyson.

All this dyd he for vs frely
For to declare his great mercy
All christendome be mery therfore
And geue hym thankes euermore
35 Kirieleyson.

Of the Resurrection.
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Christe is now rysen agayne
From his death and all his payne
Therfore wyll we mery be
And reioyse with [h]ym gladly. hym] wym 1535
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5 Kirieleyson.

*¶Had he not rysen agayne 1. Cor. 15 .b.
We had ben lost this is playne
But sen he is rysen in-dede sen ='seeing or considering that', a chiefly Scots and northern word, q.v. OED
Let vs loue hym all with spede
10 Kirieleyson.

¶Now is tyme of gladnesse
To synge of the lordes goodnesse
Therfore glad now wyll we be
And reioyse in hym onely.
15 Kirieleyson.

Another of the same.
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Christ dyed and suffred great payne
For oure synnes and wyckednesse
But he is now rysen
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To make vs full of gladnesse.
5 Let vs all reioyse therfore
And geue hym thankes for euermore
Synging to him
Alleluya / Alleluya.

¶There was no man that coulde ouerwynne
10 The power of death nor his myght
And all this came thorow oure synne
Wherfore we were dampned by ryght
By occasyon of which thynge
*Death toke vs into his kepynge Ro. 5 .b
15 We coulde not escape out of his syght.

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¶But the lorde Iesu gods owne sonne
Takynge on hym oure weake nature
*Hath put a_waye oure synnes alone Io. 1 .d
20 And ouercome death thorow his power
As for death and his great myght
Christ hath ouercome it all by ryght
It can do vs no displeasure

25 It was a maruelous great thynge
To se how death with death dyd fyght
For the one death gat the wynnynge
And the other death lost his myght
*Holy scripture speaketh of it 1. Cor. 15 [.]f. Ose. 13 Heb. 2 .b
30 How one death another wolde byte
The death of Christ hath wonne by ryght

*¶This same is the ryght Paschall lambe Ro. 4 .d
That was ones offred for oure synne
35 Into this worlde mekely he came
From Sathans power vs to wynne
*For oure wickednesse wolde he dye
And rose vs for to iustifie
The mercy of god was great therin
40 Alleluya.

Gloria in excelsis deo .
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To god the hyghest be glory alwaye
For his
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great kyndnes and mercy
That doth prouyde both nyght and daye
Both for oure soule and oure body
5 To mankynde hath god great pleasure
Now is great peace euery-where
God hath
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put out all enmyte.

Ad Patrem.

¶We loue and prayse and honoure the
For thy great glory we thanke thy grace
10 That thou god father eternally
Art oure defender in euery place
*Thou art to vs a mercyfull father Ro. 8 .b
And we thy chyldren altogether
Therfore we geue the thankes alwayes

Ad filium.

15 ¶O Iesu_Christ thou onely sonne
Of god almyghtye thy heauenly father
*Oure full and whole redempcyon R[o] Ro] Ra 1535. 3. 1. Io[.] 2Ro] Ra 1535
Thou that hast stilled gods displeasure
‡O gods lambe that takest synne a_waye Io. 2 .d
20 When we haue nede helpe vs alwaye
Graunt vs thy mercy altogether.

Ad Spiritum sanctum.

¶O holy-goost oure confortoure
In all oure trouble and heuynesse
Defende vs all from Sathans power
25 Whome Christ hath bought from wofulnesse
Kepe oure hertes in the verite
In oure tentacion stonde vs by
And strength alwaye oure weake bodies.

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Magnificat] Mognificat 1535
/ which is the songe of the virgin Mary.. Luc .j.
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My soule doth magnyfie the Lorde
My spret reioyseth greatly
In God my Sauioure and his worde
For he hath sene the lowe degre
5 Of me his handmayden truly
Beholde now after this day
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Al generacyons shall speake of me
And cal me blessed alwaye.

¶For he that is onely of myghte,
10 Hath done great thynges for me:
And holy is his name by ryghte
As for his endles mercy
It endureth perpetually
In euery generacyon
15 On them that feare hym vnfaynedly
Without dissimulacyon.

¶He sheweth strength with his great arme
Declaryng hymselfe to be of power
He scatereth the proude to theyr owne harme
20 Euen with the wicked behauoure
Of theyr owne hertes euery houre
*He putteth downe the myghtye
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From theyr hye seate and great honoure
Exaltynge them of lowe degre.

25 ¶The hongrye fylleth he with good
And letteth the ryche go emptie
Where his owne people want no foode
He thynketh vpon his mercye
And helpeth his seruaunt truly
30 Euen Israel as he promysed
Unto oure fathers perpetually
*Abraham and to his sede.

Nunc dimittis / which is the songe of Simeon. Luc .ij.
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With peace and with ioyfull gladnesse
And with a mery harte
Accordynge to the swete
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Lorde let me now departe.
5 Now geue me leaue that I may dye
For I wolde be present with the.

¶For myne eyes haue sene the Sauioure
That is sent out from the
Thou hast satisfied my harte therfore
10 That thou hast shewed hym me
Which is oure only saluacyon
Oure helth and oure redempcion.

¶Whome thou hast prepared ryght well
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And shewed hym openly
15 Before the face of all people
Preachynge thy worde planely
Kepynge no man from thy kyngdome
That thorow hym wyll therin come.

¶He is the true and onely lyght
20 Which moued with mercy
Restoreth the gentyls to theyr syght gentyls: =gentiles
Lyghtenynge theyr hartes truly
He is the glory of Israel
Thy people whom thou louest so well.

¶The .xi. Psalme of Dauid. Saluum me fac Domine. ¶Agaynst false doctryne and ypocrites.
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Helpe now o Lorde and loke on vs
How we are brought in lowe degre
Thy saintes are dryuen
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from euery house
*There are fewe faythfull lefte truly Mich. 7 .a.
5 Men wyll not suffre thy trueth to be knowen
Thy fayth is all-most ouerthrowen
Amonge mens chyldren piteously.

*It is but lyes and vanite Ose, 7 .a.
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That one preacheth now to his brother
10 They flatter with theyr lyppes falsely Ier. 8 .b. et .9.
And one dyssembleth with another
Thus shewe they with theyr mouth one thynge
And yet haue they another meanynge
Within theyr hertes altogether.

15 ¶O that the Lorde wolde once rote out
All soch disceatful lyppes speakynge
Which wyll not haue that men shulde doute
In thynges that are of theyr makynge
*We ought to speake by auctorite Iude. 1
20 Oure tonge shulde preuayle (they say proudly
Who shulde rule vs or oure doynge?

¶Therfore sayeth the Lorde / now wyll I ryse
I se the poore are oppressed
Theyr sore complaynte wyll I not despyse
25 But wyll them helpe shortly in-dede
I wyll set them at lybertie
My worde shalbe preached planely
They shall no more be disceaued.

*¶Syluer seuen tymes tryed in the fyre Psal. 17 .c.
30 Is purified and made cleare therby
So is gods worde alwaye nearer
Whan it is persecute cruelly
The Lordes wordes are pure and ryght
And wyll not be kepte downe by myght
35 But wyll apeare the more planely.

¶O Lorde defende thou them therfore
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And preserue vs gracyously
From this generacyon euermore
That persecute vs so cruelly
40 For whan vanite and ydilnesse
Is set by amonge men, doutles
All are full of the vngodly.

The seconde Psalme of Dauid.Quare fremuerunt gentes.
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*Wherfore do the heithen now rage thus Act. 4. Psal. 70 .a. et. 82 .a.
Conspyryng together so wyckedly?
Wherfore are the people so malicious
Vayne thynges to y
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magyn so folyshly?
5 The kynges of the earth stonde vp together
and worldly rulers do conspyre
Agaynst the lorde and his Christ truly.

*¶They saye / let vs breake vp theyr bondes The enmyes.
And let vs cast theyr yocke awaye yocke: =yoke
10 Theyr lawes wyll make vs lose oure londes
Therfore none soch wyll we obeye
*But he that in heauen hath residence The prophete.
Shall laugh them to scorne and theyr pretence
*The lorde shall mocke them nyght and daye. Pro. 1.

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15 ¶The Lorde shall talke with them together
In his great anger and wrath truly
And also he shall trouble them euer
Thrugh his displeasure at them daylye
*Yet haue I ordened and set my kynge God the father.
20 On my hyll Syon to haue rulynge
Theyr heade and gouernoure for to be

*¶I wyll shewe forth the commaundement Christ the son,
Wherof the Lorde hath sayd to me
*Thou art my sonne, whome I haue sent God the father.
25 ‡This daye haue I begotten the Hebr. 1. .b. et. 5 .b Act. 13
Axe me and I shall geue the soone
All Heithen in possession
Thorow-out the worlde where-euer they be.

¶Forsoth thou shalt rule them together
30 *With a rodde of yron made strongly Apo. 2 .d. et. 14
‡Lyke erthen vessell brent in the fyre Esa 30
Shalt thou them breake that resyst the
*Therfore ye kynges now vnderstonde The prophete.
Be wyse and resyst not the Lordes honde
35 Be content ye Iudges warned to be.

¶With feare se that ye serue the Lorde
Reioyse before hym all with drede
Kysse ye the sonne and his swete worde
The lorde wyll els be sore greued
40 Than shall ye peryshe from the verite
His wrath shalbe kyndled shortly
*They that truste in hym are all blessed. Ier. 17

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The .xlv. Psalme of Dauid. Deus noster refugium.
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Oure God is a defence and towre
A good armoure and good weapen
He hath ben euer oure helpe and sucoure
In all the troubles that we haue ben in
5 Therfore wyl we neuer drede
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For any wonderous dede
By water or by londe
In hilles or the see-sonde
Our god hath them al in his hond

10 *¶Though we be alwaye greatly vexed 2. Cor. 1 .a.
With many a great tentacyon
Yet thanked be god we are refreshed
His swete worde conforteth oure mansion
*It is gods holy place Io. 14
15 He dwelleth here by grace
*Amonge vs is he Psal. 2. Act. 4.
Both nyght and daye truly
He helpeth vs all and that swyftly.

The wicked heithen besege vs straytly
20 And many great kyngdomes take theyr parte
*They are gathered agaynst vs truly Psal. 65 .b.
And are sore moued in theyr herte
But gods worde as cleare as daye
Maketh them shrenke a_waye. shrenke: =shrink
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25 The lorde god of power
Stondeth by vs euery houre
The god of Iacob is oure stronge towre

*¶Come hether now beholde and se Psal. 65 .a.
The noble actes and dedes of the lorde
30 What great thynges he doth for vs daylye
And conforteth vs with his swete worde
For whan oure enemyes wolde fyght
Than brake he theyr myght
Theyr bowe and theyr speare
35 (So that we nede not feare)
And brent theyr charettes in the fyre.

¶Therfore sayeth god / take hede to me
Let me alone and I shall helpe you Let me alone ='I may be trusted'; see OED s.v. let v1, 18d
Knowe me for youre god I saye onely
40 Amonge all heithen that reigne now
*Wherfore than shulde we drede Psal. 26 .a.
Seynge we haue no nede
*For the lorde god of power Ro. 8 .d
Stondeth by vs euery houre
45 The God of Iacob is oure stronge towre.

The .C.xxiii. Psalme of Dauid.Nisi quia Dominus.
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Except the lorde had bene with vs
Now maye
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Israel say boldly
Excepte the lorde had ben with vs
When men rose vp agaynst vs fearsly
5 *They had deuoured vs quyck doutlesse Pro. 1.
and had ouerwonne vs confortles
They were so wroth
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at vs truly.

¶The wawes of waters had wrapped vs in wawes: =waws, 'waves'
Oure soule had gone vnder the floode
10 The depe waters of these proude men
Had ronne oure soules ouer where they stode
The Lorde be praysed euery houre
That wolde not suffre them vs to deuoure
Nor in theyr tethe to sucke oure bloude

15 ¶Oure soule is delyuered from theyr power
They can not haue that they haue sought
As the byrde from the snare of the fouler
So are we from theyr daungers brought
The snare is broken and we are fre
20 *Oure helpe is in the lordes name truly Pro. 18 Psal. 120 .a.
Which hath made heauen and earth of nought.

The .C.xxvi. Psalme. ¶Super flumina Babilonis .
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At the *ryuers of Babilon
There sat we downe
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ryght heuely Eze. 1 .a. et. 3 .b
Euen whan we thought vpon Sion
We wept together sorofully
5 For we were in soch heuynes
Yt we forgat al our merynes
and left of all oure sporte and playe
On the
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willye-trees that were therby willye: =willow
We hanged vp our harpes truly
10 and morned sore both night and day.

¶They that toke vs so cruelly
And led vs bounde into pryson
Requyred of vs some melody
With wordes full of derision
15 When we had hanged our harpes a_waye
This cruell folke to vs coulde saye
Now let vs heare some mery songe
Synge vs a songe of some swete toyne toyne: =tone
As ye were wont to synge at Sion
20 Where ye haue lerned to synge so longe

¶To whom we answerd soberly
Beholde now are we in youre honde
How shulde we vnder captiuite
Synge to the lorde in a straunge londe
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25 Hierusalem I say to the
Yf I remembre the not truly
My honde playe on the harpe no more
Yf I thynke not on the alwaye
Let my tonge cleue to my mouth for aye
30 And let m[e] loose my speache therfore. me] my 1535loose: =lose

¶Yee aboue all myrth and pastaunce
Hierusalem I preferre the
Lorde call to thy remembraunce
*The sonnes of Edom ryght strately Ier. 49 Eze. 25 Abd. 1.
35 In the daye of the destruction
Which at Hierusalem was done
For they sayd in theyr cruelnes
Downe with it, downe with it, destroye it all
Down with it soone, that it may fall
40 Laye it to the grounde all that there is.

*¶O thou cite of Babilon Esa. 13 Ie[r] Ier] Iee 1535. 50Ier] Iee 1535
Thou thy-selfe shalt be destroyed
Truly blessed shalbe that man
Which euen as thou hast deserued
45 Shall rewarde the with soch kyndnesse
As thou hast shewed to vs gyltlesse
Which neuer had offended the
Blessed shall he be that for the nones
Shall throwe thy chyldren agaynst the stones
50 To brynge the out of memorie.

The .C.xxvii. Psalme. ¶Beati omnes qui timent Dominum.
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*Blessed are all that feare the lorde Psal. 33 .b.
Worshippynge hym both nyght and daye
Ordrynge [t]heyr lyfe after his worde theyr] heyr 1535
And walkyng euer in his waye
5 And walkynge euer in his waye.

*¶For thou shalt get thyne owne lyuynge Gen. 3.
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And eate thy bred without ydelnesse
Euen with thy handes laborynge
So shalt thou haue prosperous increase.

10 ¶Thy wyfe as the vyn[e] shalbe frutefull
Within the walles of thy dwellynge
Thy chyldren shall stonde about thy table
Lyke Olyue-braunches floryshynge.

¶Lo thus shall that man be blessed
15 And happye shall he be alwaye
That leadeth his lyfe in the lordes drede
And feareth hym both nyght and daye.

*¶From Sion shall the lorde blesse the Nu 6 .d
And pleasure shalt thou haue amonge
20 Beholdynge the great prosperite
Of Hierusalem all thy lyfe longe.

¶The lorde shall so prolonge thy lyfe Iob. 42 .c. Tob. 14 .a.
That thy chyldres chyldren thou shalt se
I[n] Israel shalt thou se no stryfe
25 But peace and great felicite[.] .] ? 1535

¶The same Psalme. ¶Beati omnes.
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Blessed are all that feare the lorde Psal. 33 .b.
Worshippynge hym both nyght and daye
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Ordrynge theyr lyfe after his worde
and walkynge euer in his waye
5 For thou shalt get thin owne lyuing
and eat thy bred without ydelnes
Euen with thin owne handes
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And shalt haue prosperous increace
And want nothynge to thy hartes ease

10 ¶Thy wyfe also shalbe frutefull
Within the walles of thy dwellynge
As the vyne-tre plenteous and full
Shall she fayre chyldren to the brynge
Which rounde aboute thy table shall stonde
15 Lyke fayre plantes of the Olyue-tre
Lo, thus shall he blessed be founde
That worshippeth and feareth the lorde truly
Hauynge Gods lawe before his eye

¶The lorde shall do the good alwaye
20 From the holy hyll of Syon
Thou shalt delyte both nyght and daye
Beholdynge the prosperous fortune
Of Hierusalem all thy lyfe longe
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*And thy chyldres chyldren shalt thou se Iob. 42 .c. Tob. 14 .a.
25 Thus shall the lorde thy dayes prolonge
To se the peace and felicite
Wherin all Israel shalbe.

¶The .L. Psalme of Dauid.Miserere mei Deus .
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O lorde god haue thou mercy on me
After thy maruelous great pite
As thou art ful of mercy
Do away all my iniquite.
5 *And washe me from
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all fylthynesse Psal. 31 .a. Iob. 13 .b. Lu. 18.
Of my great synnes and wantonesse
For they are many within me
And euer I fele them heuye
My synne is alwaye before myne eye
10 I haue alone offended the
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the haue I lyued synfully
In thy worde stondest thou stedfastly
Thoughe thou be iudged wrongfully.

¶Se how I am conceaued in synne
15 My mother hath brought me forth therin
*A chylde of wrathe by nature borne Ephe. 2 a.
And without the lorde am forlorne
To the treuth thou hast a pleasure alwaye
And helpest my blyndnesse euery daye
20 To knowe thy wysedome gracyously
That thou hast hyd so secretly
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With ysope fayre sprenkle thou me
Washe thou me clene / so shall I be
Whyter then snowe / mende thou my cheare
25 My weery bones to helpe from feare
Which thou thy-selfe hast brused so neare.

¶Loked not vpon my wreched lyfe
Forgeue my synnes that are so ryfe
*Lorde make in me a ryght pure harte Eze. 36 Act. 2.
30 A good conscience let be my parte
A godly spirite renew in me
And cast me not away from the
Thy holy spirite let me haue styll
To be my conforte in all euell
35 And let me haue euer the gladnesse
Of thy health in all heuynesse
Thy myghtie spirite holde thou in me
I wyll helpe synners turne to the
Thy waye wyll I teache them hartely.

40 God rydde me from bloudgyltynesse
Thou god of all my healthfulnesse
So shall my tonge geue prayse to the
Thy ryghtuousnesse to honoure in me
Lorde open thou these lippes of myne
45 That my mouthe maye to thy prayse inclyne
*Thou hast no pleasure in offrynge Mich. 6 .b.
For els I thought them the to brynge
Burntoffrynges are not to thy paye
They please not the though they be gaye
50 They are nothynge worth in thy syght
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Gods offrynge is of moche more myght
A spirite all troubled is his ryght.

*¶A contrite harte that is brought lowe Esa 66
Shalt thou lorde god awaye not throwe
55 That dost thou alwaye so regarde
That it shall euer of the be harde. harde: =heard
To Sion lorde be gracyous
After thy kyndnesse plenteous
That the walles of Hierusalem
60 Maye be buylded and brought from shame
*Then shalt thou be pleased doutlesse Ro. 12.
With the offrynge of ryghtuousnes
With the brentoffrynges of thy wyll
Then shall good men theyr calues kyll
65 Therwith thyne altare to fulfyll.

The Same Psalme. ¶Miserere mei Deus .
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O god be mercyfull to me
Accordynge to thy great pitie
*Washe of make clene my iniquite Psal. 31 .a.
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I knowlege my synne and it greueth me
5 Agaynst the agaynst the only haue I synned
Which is before myne eye.
Though thou be iudged in mans syght
*Yet are thy wordes Ro. 3.
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founde true and ryght.

¶Beholde, I was borne all in synne
10 My mother conceaued me therin
But thou louest treuth, and haste shewed me
Thy wysedome hyd so secretly
With fayre ysope lorde sprenkle thou me
Washe thou me clene / so shall I be
15 Whyter than snowe / cause me reioyse
Make my bones mery whom thou madest lowse. lowse: =loose, 'free, released'

¶Lorde turne thy face fro my wickednesse
Clense me from all vnryghtuousnesse
*A pure harte lorde make thou in me Eze. 36 .e. Act. [2].
20 Renewe a ryght spirite in my body
Cast me not out away from the
Nor take thy holy-goost fro me
Make me reioyse in thy sauynge health
Thy myghty spirite strength me for my wealth

25 ¶Thy waye shall I shewe to men full of vyce
And enstructe them well [i]n thy seruice in] tn 1535
That wicked men and vngodly
Maye be conuerted vnto the
O god, o god my sauioure
30 Delyuer me from the synne of murther
My tonge shall reioyse in thy mercye
Open my lippes / and my mouth shal prayse the

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*¶Thou wylt haue no bodely offrynge Mich. 6 .b.
I thought them els to the to brynge
35 Gods sacrifice is a troubled spirite
*Thou wilt not dispise a harte contrite Esa. 66
With Sion (o god) deale gently
That Hierusalem walles may buylded be
Than shalt thou delyte in the ryght offrynge
40 Which men shall with theyr calues brynge.

The .Cxxix. Psalme. ¶De profundis.
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Out of the depe crye I to the
O lorde lorde heare my callynge.
Oh let thyne eares enclyned be
To the voyce of my complaynynge.
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5 *Yf thou (lorde) wylt deale with stratenesse Iob. 9. Psal. 142 .a.
To marke all that is done amysse
Lorde who may abyde that rekenynge?

*¶But there is mercy euer with the Exo. 34 .a. Psal. 102 .a.
That thou therfore mayest be feared
10 I wyll abyde the lorde paciently
My soule loketh for hym vnfaynted
And in his worde is all my trust
So is my hope and conforte most
His promysse shalbe fulfylled.

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15 ¶As the watche-men in the mornynge
Stonde lokynge longe desyrously
That they myght se the fayre day-sprynge
So wayteth my soule for the lorde dayly
Therfore let Israel wayte styll
20 Untyll it be the lordes wyll
To lowse them from aduersite

*¶For with the lorde there is mercy Psal. 85 .c.
And great plenteous redempcyon
*All-though we synne oft wickedly 1. Io. 2
25 Yet hath he for vs a sure pardon
*He shall redeme poore Israel Esa. 43 .d.
And hym shall he delyuer full well
From all the synnes that he hath done.

The .xxiiii. Psalme of Dauid.Ad te Domine leuaui.
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I lyft my soule lord vp to the
My god I trust on the alone
Let me neuer confounded be
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enemyes els wyll mocke me soone
5 *They shall not be shamed that trust on the Ro. 9. Esa. 28 Psal. 30 .a.
But they that scornefull despysers be
Those shall be put to confusyon.

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¶Shewe me o lorde thy godly wayes Psal. 118
And lerne me the ryght pathes to the
10 In thy verite leade me alwayes
Thou are god my sauioure truly
Lerne me, for in the is all my trust
My hope, my beleue, and conforte most
All the daye longe continually.

15 ¶Remembre lorde thy great mercy
And thy great plenteous kyndnesse
Call to thy mynde lorde we praye the
Thy gracious fauoure and gentylnesse
For in these thynges thou excellest greatly
20 Euen from the begynnynge eternally
Thou art so ryche in mercyfulnesse.

¶My fautes and my vngodlynesse
My synfull youth and euell bearynge
As thou art lorde full of goodnesse
25 Remembre not this my euell lyuynge
But after thy mercy thynke on me
And after thy great benignite
Forgyue thou all my mysdoynge.

¶The lorde is iuste full of goodnesse
30 To synners that leaue theyr euell lyuynge
*For though they fall ofte thorow weaknesse Psal. 36 .d.
Yet to his waye he wyll them brynge
He shall lerne meke men his gracyous wyll
And teach them his waye to come thertyll
35 And set theyr fete fast for slippynge.

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¶All wayes of the lorde are full truly
Both of mercy and faythfulnesse
*For as he promyseth mercyfully
So payeth he all without doubylnesse
40 To soch as regarde his worde and wyll
And are euer redy to fulfyll
Theyr couenaunt with hym and theyr promesse

¶For thy names sake lorde I praye the Esa. 43 .d. Ier. 31
Forgeue me my great wickednesse
45 The lorde shall lerne that man truly
That feareth hym with all lowlynesse
He shalbe teachynge hym euer the waye
That pleaseth hym both nyght and daye
His conscience shalbe in quyetnesse

50 His chyldren shall possesse the londe
It shalbe theyr heretage and ryght
*They shall neuer want by see nor sonde Psal. 36 .d.
The lorde wyll fede them thorow his myght
He is a defence both louynge and deare
55 For euery man that hym doth feare
Shewynge them his couenaunte daye and nyght.

¶Myne eyes shall on the lorde be set
Tyll he se his tyme and seaso[n]
To drawe my fete out of this net
60 That holdeth me so fast in prison
Beholde thou and haue mercy on me
For I am forsaken in mysery
And full of great affliction.

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¶The cares of my harte and sorofulnesse
65 Increase euer dayly more and more
Leade me out of my heuynesse
And my poore state beholde therfore
Forgeue thou all my synnes and se
How many they are that trouble me
70 And persecute me with furiousnesse.

¶Preserue my soule and delyuer me
Lest I be brought to confusion
For I haue put my trust in the
Let godlynesse kepe me all season
75 My hope is in the, and shalbe styll
Oh god delyuer poore Israell
From all theyr trouble and affliction.

¶The .lxvii. Psalme. ¶ Deus misereatur nostri.
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God be mercyfull vnto vs
And sende ouer vs his blessynge
Shewe vs his presence glorious
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and be euer to vs louynge
5 Yt men on earth may knowe thy waye
Thy sauynge health and ryghteousnesse
That they be not led by nyght nor day
Thorowe the pretexte of trewe iustice
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seke saluacyon where none is.

10 ¶Therfore the people mought magnyfie the
O god let all folke honoure thy name
Let all the people reioyse gladly
Because thou dost ryght without blame
The people dost thou iudge truly
15 And ordrest euery nacyon
Thou hast directe the earth iustly
Euer sense the fyrst creacyon
With thy godly prouision

¶O god let the people prayse the
20 All people (god) mought geue the honoure
The earth also ryght plenteously
Mought increase euer more and more
And god which is oure god ouer-all
Mought do vs good and pleasure
25 God blesse vs now both great and small
And all the worlde hym honoure
Fearynge alwaye his myght and power

The .xiii. Psalme of Dauid.Dixit insipiens.
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The foolysh wicked men can saye
They holde of god ryght perfectly.
Yet are they farre out of the way
For in theyr hartes they hym deny
5 Corrupte and abhominable are they also
In al
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the thynges that they do
There wyll not one do good truly.

*¶The lorde dyd loke here downe from heauen Gen. 11 b. et. 18.
Men to consyder and theyr doynge
10 To se yf any men were geuen
To gods knowlege aboue all-thynge
Yf there were any that perfectly
Regarded god so earnestly
To folowe his worde in his lyuynge[.]

15 Then sayd god these wordes moreouer
Is euery man gone so farre by
Swarued so farre now all-together
From the ryght waye so parlously
So vnprofitable and peryshed
20 That no man wyll do good in-dede
*No not so moche as one truly. Ro. 13.

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¶Are they out of theyr myndes so farre
All these workes of wickednesse
Beholde now / for they nothynge care
25 My people to deuoure for gredynesse
As one shulde eat a pece of bread
The lordes feare is out of theyr heade
They do not regarde it moch doutlesse.

Wherfore they shalbe feared truly feared ='frightened, made afraid'
30 With feare incomparable and endlesse
O ryghtuous man thou mayst be mery
For they that beseged the gyltles
Theyr bones hath god shaken altogether
Now shalt thou despyse them for euer
35 For god hath left them confortles.

God is in iust mens company
And in the ryghtuous nacyon
But wicked men mocke them dayly
For none other cause nor reason
40 But for-because they folowe the mynde
Of the poore afflicte which was Gods frende
To trust in the lordes redempcyon.

¶O wolde God that the sauynge health Esa. 59 Ro. 11.
Wolde come from the hyll of Sion
45 That Israel myght haue his wealth
And God to lowse hym from preson
Then shulde Iacob be full of ioye
And Israel shulde make full mery
Because of his redempcyon.

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The .C.xlvii. Psalme. ¶Lauda Hierusalem dominum.
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Prayse thou the lorde Hierusalem
Prayse thou thy god o Sion
For all thy strength stondeth whole in hym
He barreth and kepeth thy gates alone
5 Endewyng thy chyldren in the
Wt goodly
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gyftes plenteously
Blessyng thy congregacion

¶He doth endewe thy borders all
Rounde about the with peace and rest
10 His prouision for the is not small
With wheate he feadeth the of the best
He sendeth his worde into the earth
*Swyftly renneth his commaundement forth Ge. 1 .a Psal. 32 .b. et 148 .a.
All thynges obeye hym most and least.

15 ¶Lyke woll doth he cast downe the snowe
Scatrynge the frost lyke as asshes
Lyke morsels of bread his haile doth he throwe
That no man maye byde the coldnesse
With a worde meltynge them all agayne
20 And leadeth his wynde backe to geue rayne
So droppe the waters downe with moystnes[s]e. moystnesse] moystneste 1535

¶This same is he that tolde ryght well
*His pleasures to Iacob his deare frende Exo. 20 .a.
His lawes and decrees to Israell
25 That they myght kepe them in theyr mynde
*With no nacyon hath he dealte thus Deu. 4
Nor bene to them so gracyous
His godly worde them for to sende.

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The .C.xxxiii. Psalme. ¶Ecce quam bonum.
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Beholde and se forget not this
How ioyfull and pleasaunt a thynge it is
Brethren to dwell all-together
And to be of one mynde euer.

5 ¶For they are lyke that precious vnction
Which beynge powred on the head of Aaron
Ran in his bearde into Aarons bearde
And to his skirtes it descended.

¶This brotherly loue is so noble vertue
10 That it is lykened vnto the dew
Which fell on the hyll of Hermon
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And on the fayre hill of Sion.

¶For there the lorde gaue his blessynge
And shewed his lyfe euerlastynge
15 So where-as loue is vnfayned
There is the lordes blessynge in-dede.

Christe qui lux.
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O Christ thou art the lyght and day
Thou discouerst the darknes of nyght discouerst ='remove, withdraw'; see OED s.v. discover v, 2
Ye lyght of lyghtes thou art alwaye
Preachyng euer the blessed lyght.

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5 ¶Thou holy lorde to the we praye
Defende vs all in this darke nyght
Let vs haue rest in the alwaye
And graunt vs all a quyet nyght.

¶Let not heuye slepe on vs fall
10 Nor let the feynde take vs a_waye
Let not oure fleshe consent with-all
To make vs gyltie by nyght nor daye.

¶Let oure eyes take theyr slepe naturall
But let oure hartes wake to the styll
15 With thy ryght honde defende vs all
Thy serua[u]ntes true that loue the well.

¶Loke on vs lorde oure defender
Put them downe that wolde vs no good
Kepe thy seruauntes in good ordre
20 Whom thou hast bought with thy deare bloude.

¶Lorde call vs now vnto thy mynde
In this body that is so heuy
Thou that doest euer oure soule defende
Be present now with thy mercy.

25 God the father for euermore
With Iesu_Christ his sonne only
And the holy-goost oure confortoure
Be thanked alwaye hartely. Amen

O heuenly lorde.
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O heauenly lorde / thy godly worde
Hathe longe bene kepte awaye from vs
But thorow thy grace now in oure dayes
Thou hast shewed the so plenteous
5 That very well / we can now tell
What thy Apostles haue
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written al
And now we se / thy worde openly
Hath geuen Anthechrist a great fall.

¶It is so cleare / as we may heare
10 No man by ryght can it deny
That many a yeare / thy people deare
Haue bene begyled perlously
With men spirituall / as we them call
But not of thy spirite truly
15 For more carnall / are no[n]e at all
Than many of these spirites be.

¶They haue bene euer / sworne altogether
Theyr owne lawes for to kepe alwaye
But mercyfull lorde / of thy swete worde
20 There durst no man begynne to saye
They durst them call / great heretikes all
That dyd confesse it stedfastly
For they charged / it shulde be hyd
And not be spoken of openly.

25 ¶O mercyfull god / where was thy rod
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In punyshynge soch great tyranny
Why slepte thou then / knowynge these men
Resist openly the verite
But the prophetes saye / thou art alwaye
30 Full of mercy and gentylnesse
For nyght and day / thou suffrest that they
Myght turne from theyr olde wickednesse.

¶Neuerthelesse / they dyd oppresse
Thy worde and thy true preachers
35 For theyr euell syght / thou sent thy lyght
Yet slewe they all soch teachers
Then seynge they / resisted alway
Thy grace offred so louyngly
Thou madest it mete / for the poore in sprite
40 That now receaue it thankfully.

¶For there are none / but they alone
That knowe the for theyr sauioure
All other withstonde / thy godly honde
And slaundre thy worde euery houre
45 Well is hym therfore / that feleth his sore
Sekynge no helpe but in thy bloude
Receauynge grace / of the alwayes
Knowynge of hym-selfe to haue no good.

¶We thanke the lorde / for thy swete worde
50 And for thy kyndnesse shewed therin
For thy mercy / lorde we praye the
Strength vs therwith agaynst all synne
And lorde oppresse / vnthankfulnesse
That we neuer do fo[r]get the forget] foget 1535
55 Graunt vs thy spirite / to lyue thorowe it
In vertue euer whyle we dye

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Let go the whore of Babilon.
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Let go the whore of Babilon
Her kyngdome falleth sore
Her marchauntes begyne to make theyr mone
The Lorde be praysed therfore.
5 Theyr ware is naught / it wyll not be
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Great falsheed is found therin
Let go the whore of Babilon
The mother of al synne.

¶No man wyll drynke her wyne any [m]ore
10 The poyson is come to lyghte
That maketh her marchauntes to wepe so sore
The blynde haue gotten theyr syghte
For now we se / gods grace frelye
In Christ offred vs so fayre
15 Let go the whore of Babilon
And bye no more her ware.

¶Of Christen bloude so moch she shed
That she was dronken withall
But now Gods worde hath broken her head
20 And she hath gotten a fall
God hath raysed / some men in-dede
To vtter her great wickednesse
Let go the whore of babilon
And her vngodlynesse.

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25 ¶Ye ypocrites what can ye saye?
Wo be vnto you all
Ye haue begyled vs many a daye
Heretikes ye dyd vs call
For louynge the worde / of Christ the Lorde
30 Whom ye do alwaye resiste
Let go the whore of Babilon
That rydeth vpon the beast.

¶Ye proude and cruell Egipcians
That dyd vs so great wronge
35 The lorde hath sent vs delyueraunce
Thoughe ye haue troubled vs longe
Youre Pharao / with other mo
Is drowned in the reed_see
Let go the whore of Babilon
40 With her captiuite.

¶Ye Cananites ye enemyes all
Though ye were many in-dede
Yet hath the lorde geuen you a fall
And vs delyuered
45 Euen in youre londe / do we now stonde
Oure lorde god hath brought vs in
Let go the whore of Babilon
And fle from all her synne.

Dagon Dagon that false ydoll
50 The Philistines god
Which hath deceaued many a soule
In soch honoure he stode
But now the lorde / with his swete worde
Hath broken hym downe before the Arke
55 Let go the whore of Babilon
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And forsake the beestes marke.

Balaam Balaam thou false prophet
Thou hast cursed vs ryght sore
Yet in-to a blessynge hath god turned it
60 No thanke to the therfore
For thy belye / thou woldest lye
Though god make the to saye the soth
Let go the whore of Babilon
And turne you to the trueth.

65 ¶Thy god be praysed o Daniel
For his goodnesse so great
The gredy prestes of the Idoll Bel
Were wonte to moche to eate
And that priuely / no man dyd se
70 But now the kynge hath spied theyr cast
Let go the whore of Babilon
For Bell is destroyed at the last.

¶O glorious god full of mercye
We thanke the euermore
75 Thou hast shewed vs thy verite
Thy name be praysed therfore
For thy swete worde / O gracious lorde
Let vs be euer thankfull to the
And sende the whore of Babilon
80 In-to captiuite.

¶Reioyse with me thou heauen aboue
And ye Apostles all
Be glad ye people for Christes loue
That the whore hath gotten a fall
85 Be thankfull now I requyre you
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Amende youre lyues whyle ye haue space
Let go the whore of Babilon
And thanke god of his grace.

¶The songes conteyned in this boke,

Thre songes of the holy-goost. fo .i.
Another of the Trenite. fo .iiii.
Two of the .x. commaundementes. fo .v.
Two of the Crede. fo .vii.
Two of the Pater-no[ster]noster] no 1535. fo .xi.
Be glad now al ye christen men. fo .xiii.
Now is oure health. fo .xv.
Christ is the only sonne of. fo .xvii.
Media vita. fo .xviii.
By Adams fal. fo .xix.
wake vp. fo .xxii
I cal on the. fo ,xxiiii.
Of Christes byrth. fo .xxvi
Two of the Resurrection. fo .xxvii.
Gloria in excelsis deo . fo .xxviii.
Magnificat. fo .xxx.
Nunc dimittis. fo .xxxi.
The ,ix, Psalme. Saluum me fac, fo .xxxii.
The .ii. psalme. Quare fremuerunt. fo .xxxiii.
The .xlv. psalme. Deus noster refugium. fo .xxxv.
The .Cxxiii. psal. Nisi quia dominus. fo .xxxvi.
The .Cxxxvi. psalme. Super flumina babi[lonis] babilonis] babi 1535 . fo .xxxvii.
The .Cxxvii. [psalme]psalme] 1535 omits Beati omnes,
Another of the same. fo .xxxix.
The .L. psalme. Miserere mei deus.
Another of the same. fo .xli.
The .Cxxix. psalme, De pro[f]undisprofundis] proundis 1535 fo .xliiii.
The .xxiiii. psalme. Ad te domine leua[ui]leuaui] leua 1535 . fo .xlv.
The .lxvii. psal. Deus misereatur. fo .xlvii.
The .xiii. psal, Dixit insipiens. fo .xlix.
The .C.xlvii. psal. Lauda hierusalem . fo .l,
The ,C,xxxiii, Ecce quam bonum , fo ,li,
O heauenly lorde, fo ,liii,
Let go the whore of babilon, fofo] fo, fo 1535 ,lvi,
Imprynted by me Iohan_Gough.
Cum priuilegio Regalj.