1 I love you, O Lord my strength. ♦
The Lord is my crag, my fortress and my deliverer.
2 In my distress I called upon the Lord ♦
and cried out to my God for help.
3 He heard my voice in his temple ♦
and my cry came to his ears.
4 He parted the heavens and came down ♦
and thick darkness was under his feet.
5 He rode upon the cherubim and flew; ♦
he came flying on the wings of the wind.
6 He made darkness his covering round about him, ♦
dark waters and thick clouds his pavilion.
7 From the brightness of his presence, through the clouds ♦
burst hailstones and coals of fire.
8 The Lord also thundered out of heaven; ♦
the Most High uttered his voice
with hailstones and coals of fire.
9 For you will save a lowly people ♦
and bring down the high looks of the proud.
10 You also shall light my candle; ♦
the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be bright.
11 As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is tried in the fire; ♦
he is a shield to all who trust in him.
All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
Common Worship: Daily Prayer, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2005 and published by Church House Publishing.