The Psalms of David
Day 14. Morning Prayer
In te, Domine, speravi
In thee, O Lord,
have I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion : but rid me
and deliver me in thy righteousness, incline thine ear unto me, and
2 Be thou my
strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort : thou hast promised to
help me, for thou art my house of defence and my castle.
3 Deliver me,
O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly : out of the hand of the
unrighteous and cruel man.
4 For thou, O
Lord God, art the thing that I long for : thou art my hope, even
from my youth.
thee have I been holden up ever since I was born : thou art he that
took me out of my mother's womb; my praise shall be always of
6 I am become
as it were a monster unto many : but my sure trust is in thee.
7 O let my
mouth be filled with thy praise : that I may sing of thy glory and
honour all the day long.
8 Cast me not
away in the time of age : forsake me not when my strength faileth
9 For mine
enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul take
their counsel together, saying : God hath forsaken him; persecute
him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
10 Go not far
from me, O God : my God, haste thee to help me.
11 Let them
be confounded and perish that are against my soul : let them be
covered with shame and dishonour that seek to do me evil.
12 As for me,
I will patiently abide alway : and will praise thee more and
13 My mouth
shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation : for I know
no end thereof.
14 I will go
forth in the strength of the Lord God: and will make mention of thy
15 Thou, O
God, hast taught me from my youth
up until now : therefore will I tell of thy
16 Forsake me
not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray-headed : until I have
shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them
that are yet for to come.
righteousness, O God, is very high : and great things are they that
thou hast done; O God, who is like unto thee?
18 O what
great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed me, and yet didst
thou turn and refresh me : yea, and broughtest me from the deep of
the earth again.
19 Thou hast
brought me to great honour : and comforted me on every side.
will I praise thee and thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon an
instrument of musick : unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou
Holy One of Israel.
21 My lips
will be fain when I sing unto thee : and so will my soul whom thou
22 My tongue
also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long : for they
are confounded and brought unto shame that seek to do me evil.
Give the King thy
judgements, O God : and thy righteousness unto the King's son.
2 Then shall
he judge thy people according unto right : and defend the poor.
mountains also shall bring peace : and the little hills
righteousness unto the people.
4 He shall
keep the simple folk by their right : defend the children of the
poor, and punish the wrong-doer.
5 They shall
fear thee, as long as the sun and moon endureth : from one
generation to another.
6 He shall
come down like the rain into a fleece of wool : even as the drops
that water the earth.
7 In his time
shall the righteous flourish : yea, and abundance of peace, so long
as the moon endureth.
dominion shall be also from the one sea to the other : and from the
flood unto the world's end.
9 They that
dwell in the wilderness shall kneel before him : his enemies shall
lick the dust.
10 The kings
of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents : the kings of
Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts.
11 All kings
shall fall down before him : all nations shall do him service.
12 For he
shall deliver the poor when he crieth : the needy also, and him
that hath no helper.
13 He shall
be favourable to the simple and needy : and shall preserve the
souls of the poor.
14 He shall
deliver their souls from falsehood and wrong : and dear shall their
blood be in his sight.
15 He shall
live, and unto him shall be given of the gold of Arabia : prayer
shall be made ever unto him, and daily shall he be praised.
shall be an heap of corn in the earth, high upon the hills : his
fruit shall shake like Libanus, and shall be green in the city like
grass upon the earth.
17 His Name
shall endure for ever; his Name shall remain under the sun among
the posterities: which shall be blessed through him; and all the
heathen shall praise him.
18 Blessed be
the Lord God, even the God of Israel : which only doeth wondrous
blessed be the Name of his majesty for ever : and all the earth
shall be filled with his majesty. Amen, Amen.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
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