The Psalms of David
Day 23. Evening Prayer
In exitu Israel
When Israel came out
of Egypt : and the house of Jacob from among the strange
2 Judah was
his sanctuary : and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw
that, and fled : Jordan was driven back.
mountains skipped like rams : and the little hills like young
5 What aileth
thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest : and thou Jordan, that thou
wast driven back?
mountains, that ye skipped like rams : and ye little hills, like
thou earth, at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of the
God of Jacob;
8 Who turned
the hard rock into a standing water : and the flint-stone into a
Non nobis, Domine
Not unto us, O Lord,
not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise : for thy loving
mercy and for thy truth's sake.
shall the heathen say : Where is now their God?
3 As for our
God, he is in heaven : he hath done whatsoever pleased him.
4 Their idols
are silver and gold : even the work of men's hands.
5 They have
mouths, and speak not : eyes have they, and see not.
6 They have
ears, and hear not : noses have they, and smell not.
7 They have
hands, and handle not; feet have they, and walk not : neither speak
they through their throat.
8 They that
make them are like unto them : and so are all such as put their
trust in them.
9 But thou,
house of Israel, trust thou in the Lord : he is their succour and
10 Ye house
of Aaron, put your trust in the Lord : he is their helper and
11 Ye that
fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord: he is their helper and
12 The Lord
hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us : even he shall
bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.
13 He shall
bless them that fear the Lord : both small and great.
14 The Lord
shall increase you more and more : you and your children.
15 Ye are the
blessed of the Lord : who made heaven and earth.
16 All the
whole heavens are the Lord's : the earth hath he given to the
children of men.
17 The dead
praise not thee, O Lord : neither all they that go down into
18 But we
will praise the Lord : from this time forth for evermore. Praise
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