The Psalms of David
Day 19. Evening Prayer
O sing unto the Lord a new song : for he hath done marvellous things.
2 With his own right hand, and with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the victory.
3 The Lord declared his salvation : his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
4 He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel : and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands : sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
6 Praise the Lord upon the harp : sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.
7 With trumpets also and shawms : O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is: the round world, and they that dwell therein.
9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord : for he is come to judge the earth.
10 With righteousness shall he judge the world : and the people with equity.
The Lord is King, be the people never so unpatient : he sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet.
2 The Lord is great in Sion : and high above all people.
3 They shall give thanks unto thy Name : which is great, wonderful, and holy.
4 The King's power loveth judgement; thou hast prepared equity : thou hast executed judgement and righteousness in Jacob.
5 O magnify the Lord our God : and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.
6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his Name : these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.
7 He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar : for they kept his testimonies, and the law that he gave them.
8 Thou heardest them, O Lord our God : thou forgavest them, O God, and punishedst their own inventions.
9 O magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill : for the Lord our God is holy.
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
2 Be ye sure that the Lord he is God : it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting : and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Misericordiam et judicium
My song shall be of mercy and judgement : unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.
2 O let me have understanding : in the way of godliness.
3 When wilt thou come unto me : I will walk in my house with a perfect heart.
4 I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the sins of unfaithfulness : there shall no such cleave unto me.
5 A froward heart shall depart from me : I will not know a wicked person.
6 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour : him will I destroy.
7 Whoso hath also a proud look and high stomach : I will not suffer him.
8 Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land : that they may dwell with me.
9 Whoso leadeth a godly life : he shall be my servant.
10 There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house : he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
11 I shall soon destroy all the ungodly that are in the land : that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the rights in which are vested in the Crown,
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