The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
Bentley, Thomas, student of Gray's Inn., Abergavenny, Frances Nevill, Lady, d. 1576., Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre, 1492-1549. Miroir de l'âme pécheresse. English & French., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Lamentacion of a sinner., Tyrwhit, Elizabeth, Morning and evening prayers., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Prayers or meditacions.

A Psalme to be vsed priuatelie before Euening praier, in the Church.

IN the euening and morning, and at noone daie will I praie, and that in∣stantlie; & he shall heare my voice.

My hart is fixed redie, O God, my hart is fixed redie; I will praise thee and thy faithfulnesse yet more & more with the best member that I haue: euen with all my hart will I thanke thee, and praise thy name for euermore.

My lips be faine to sing vnto thee, and so is my soule, whom thou hast deliuered: yea my soule shall be satis∣fied with marowe and fatnesse, when my mouth prai∣seth thee with ioifull lips.

For it is a good thing to giue thanks vnto the Lord; and to sing praises vnto thy name, O most high; to tell of thy louing kindnesse earlie in the morning, and of thy truth in the euening and night season: yea, a ioi∣full and pleasant thing it is, to be thankfull vnto thee our God alwaie.

Therefore I will sing seuen times a daie, and will praise thy mercie late in the euening, bicause of thy righteous iudgements.

As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glo∣rie, Page  421 thy praise, and woonderous works from time to time. For great art thou, O Lord, and maruelous wor∣thie to be praised, and feared aboue all the gods: yea, thou canst not woorthilie be praised; for there is none end of thy greatnesse nor goodnesse.

Behold now therfore, praise the Lord all ye seruants of the Lord: ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord, euen in the middest of the courts of the house of our God.

Lift vp your hands in the sanctuarie, and praise the Lord together with me. For he is good and gratious, and his mercie endureth for euer.

Yea let euerie good man and woman sing of thy praise, O God: and speake of thine honour in thy tem∣ple, with cheerfull minds, and that without ceasing for euer, and saie:

The Lords name be praised, from the rising vp of the sunne, vnto the going downe of the same: blessed be the Lord God of Israel from euerlasting, & worlds without end,

Glorie be to the Father, &c. As it was in the, &c.