The Psalms of David
Day 1. Evening Prayer
Domine, ne in furore
O Lord, rebuke me
not in thine indignation : neither chasten me in thy
2 Have mercy
upon me, O Lord, for I am weak : O Lord, heal me, for my bones are
3 My soul
also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish
4 Turn thee,
O Lord, and deliver my soul : O save me for thy mercy's sake.
5 For in
death no man remembereth thee : and who will give thee thanks in
6 I am weary
of my groaning; every night wash I my bed : and water my couch with
7 My beauty
is gone for very trouble : and worn away because of all mine
8 Away from
me, all ye that work vanity : for the Lord hath heard the voice of
9 The Lord
hath heard my petition : the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 All mine
enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed : they shall be turned
back, and put to shame suddenly.
Domine, Deus meus
O Lord my God, in
thee have I put my trust : save me from all them that persecute me,
and deliver me;
2 Lest he
devour my soul, like a lion, and tear it in pieces : while there is
none to help.
3 O Lord my
God, if I have done any such thing : or if there be any wickedness
in my hands;
4 If I have
rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me : yea, I have
delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;
5 Then let
mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me : yea, let him tread my
life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.
6 Stand up, O
Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation
of mine enemies : arise up for me in the judgement that thou hast
7 And so
shall the congregation of the people come about thee : for their
sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
8 The Lord
shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O Lord : according
to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in
9 O let the
wickedness of the ungodly come to an end : but guide thou the
10 For the
righteous God : trieth the very hearts and reins.
11 My help
cometh of God : who preserveth them that are true of heart.
12 God is a
righteous Judge, strong and patient : and God is provoked every
13 If a man
will not turn, he will whet his sword : he hath bent his bow, and
made it ready.
14 He hath
prepared for him the instruments of death : he ordaineth his arrows
against the persecutors.
15 Behold, he
travaileth with mischief : he hath conceived sorrow, and brought
16 He hath
graven and digged up a pit : and is fallen himself into the
destruction that he made for other.
17 For his
travail shall come upon his own head : and his wickedness shall
fall on his own pate.
18 I will
give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness : and I
will praise the Name of the Lord most High.
Domine, Dominus noster
O Lord our Governor,
how excellent is thy Name in all the world : thou that hast set thy
glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the
mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength,
because of thine enemies : that thou mightest still the enemy and
3 For I will
consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers : the moon and
the stars, which thou hast ordained.
4 What is
man, that thou art mindful of him : and the son of man, that thou
5 Thou madest
him lower than the angels : to crown him with glory and
6 Thou makest
him to have dominion of the works of thy hands : and thou hast put
all things in subjection under his feet;
7 All sheep
and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowls
of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh
through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord our
Governor : how excellent is thy Name in all the world!
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