Refrain:    Arise, O Lord, into your resting place.

1    Lord, remember for David  

all the hardships he endured;

2    How he swore an oath to the Lord  

and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3    ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house,  

nor climb up into my bed;

4    ‘I will not allow my eyes to sleep,  

nor let my eyelids slumber,

5    ‘Until I find a place for the Lord,  

a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.’ [R]

6    Now, we heard of the ark in Ephrathah  

and found it in the fields of Ja-ar.

7    Let us enter his dwelling place  

and fall low before his footstool.

8    Arise, O Lord, into your resting place,  

you and the ark of your strength.

9    Let your priests be clothed with righteousness  

and your faithful ones sing with joy.

10  For your servant David’s sake,  

turn not away the face of your anointed. [R]

11  The Lord has sworn an oath to David,  

a promise from which he will not shrink:

12  ‘Of the fruit of your body  

shall I set upon your throne.

13  ‘If your children keep my covenant

and my testimonies that I shall teach them,  

their children also shall sit upon your throne for evermore.’

14  For the Lord has chosen Zion for himself;  

he has desired her for his habitation: [R]

15  ‘This shall be my resting place for ever;  

here will I dwell, for I have longed for her.

16  ‘I will abundantly bless her provision;  

her poor will I satisfy with bread.

17  ‘I will clothe her priests with salvation,  

and her faithful ones shall rejoice and sing.

18  ‘There will I make a horn to spring up for David;  

I will keep a lantern burning for my anointed.

19  ‘As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame;  

but on him shall his crown be bright.’

Refrain:    Arise, O Lord, into your resting place.

Jesus, Son of David,

make us a priestly people;

clothe us in righteousness,

make us fruitful,

and give us hearts to shout for joy in your salvation;

we pray in the power of the Spirit.


Common Worship: Daily Prayer, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2005 and published by Church House Publishing.

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