The Psalms of David
Day 25. Morning Prayer
Teach me, O Lord,
the way of thy statutes : and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me
understanding, and I shall keep thy law : yea, I shall keep it with
my whole heart.
35 Make me to
go in the path of thy commandments : for therein is my desire.
36 Incline my
heart unto thy testimonies : and not to covetousness.
37 O turn
away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity : and quicken thou me in
38 O stablish
thy word in thy servant : that I may fear thee.
39 Take away
the rebuke that I am afraid of : for thy judgements are good.
40 Behold, my
delight is in thy commandments : O quicken me in thy
Et veniat super me
Let thy loving mercy
come also unto me, O Lord : even thy salvation, according
unto thy word.
42 So shall I
make answer unto my blasphemers : for my trust is in thy word.
43 O take not
the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth : for my hope is in
44 So shall I
alway keep thy law : yea, for ever and ever.
45 And I will
walk at liberty : for I seek thy commandments.
46 I will
speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings : and will not be
47 And my
delight shall be in thy commandments : which I have loved.
48 My hands
also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved : and
my study shall be in thy statutes.
Memor esto servi tui
O think upon
thy servant, as concerning thy word : wherein thou hast caused me
to put my trust.
50 The same
is my comfort in my trouble : for thy word hath quickened me.
51 The proud
have had me exceedingly in derision : yet have I not shrinked from
52 For I
remembered thine everlasting judgements, O Lord : and received
53 I am
horribly afraid : for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
statutes have been my songs : in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have
thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night-season : and have kept
56 This I had
: because I kept thy commandments.
Portio mea, Domine
Thou art my portion,
O Lord : I have promised to keep thy law.
58 I made my
humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart : O be merciful
unto me, according to thy word.
59 I called
mine own ways to remembrance : and turned my feet unto thy
60 I made
haste, and prolonged not the time : to keep thy commandments.
congregations of the ungodly have robbed me : but I have not
forgotten thy law.
midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee : because of thy
63 I am a
companion of all them that fear thee : and keep thy
64 The earth,
O Lord, is full of thy mercy : O teach me thy statutes.
O Lord thou
hast dealt graciously with thy servant : according unto thy
66 O learn me
true understanding and knowledge : for I have believed thy
67 Before I
was troubled, I went wrong : but now have I kept thy word.
68 Thou art
good and gracious : O teach me thy statutes.
69 The proud
have imagined a lie against me : but I will keep thy commandments
with my whole heart.
heart is as fat as brawn : but my delight hath been in thy law.
71 It is good
for me that I have been in trouble : that I may learn thy
72 The law of
thy mouth is dearer unto me : than thousands of gold and
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