The Psalms of David
Day 26. Morning Prayer
Lucerna pedibus meis
Thy word is a
lantern unto my feet : and a light unto my paths.
106 I have
sworn, and am stedfastly purposed : to keep thy righteous
107 I am
troubled above measure : quicken me, O Lord, according to thy
108 Let the
free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord : and teach me
109 My soul
is alway in my hand : yet do I not forget thy law.
ungodly have laid a snare for me : but yet I swerved not from thy
testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever : and why?
they are the very joy of my heart.
112 I have
applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway : even unto the
Iniquos odio habui
I hate them
that imagine evil things : but thy law do I love.
114 Thou art
my defence and shield : and my trust is in thy word.
115 Away from
me, ye wicked : I will keep the commandments of my God.
stablish me according to thy word, that I may live : and let me not
be disappointed of my hope.
117 Hold thou
me up, and I shall be safe : yea, my delight shall be ever in thy
118 Thou hast
trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes : for they
imagine but deceit.
puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross : therefore I
love thy testimonies.
120 My flesh
trembleth for fear of thee : and I am afraid of thy judgements.
I deal with the
thing that is lawful and right : O give me not over unto mine
122 Make thou
thy servant to delight in that which is good : that the proud do me
123 Mine eyes
are wasted away with looking for thy health : and for the word of
124 O deal
with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy : and teach me thy
125 I am thy
servant, O grant me understanding : that I may know thy
126 It is
time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand : for they have destroyed
127 For I
love thy commandments : above gold and precious stone.
hold I straight all thy commandments : and all false ways I utterly
Thy testimonies are
wonderful : therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 When thy
word goeth forth : it giveth light and understanding unto the
131 I opened
my mouth, and drew in my breath : for my delight was in thy
132 O look
thou upon me, and be merciful unto me : as thou usest to do unto
those that love thy Name.
133 Order my
steps in thy word : and so shall no wickedness have dominion over
134 O deliver
me from the wrongful dealings of men : and so shall I keep thy
135 Shew the
light of thy countenance upon thy servant : and teach me thy
136 Mine eyes
gush out with water : because men keep not thy law.
Justus es, Domine
Righteous art thou,
O Lord : and true is thy judgement.
testimonies that thou hast commanded : are exceeding righteous and
139 My zeal
hath even consumed me : because mine enemies have forgotten thy
140 Thy word
is tried to the uttermost : and thy servant loveth it.
141 I am
small, and of no reputation : yet do I not forget thy
righteousness is an everlasting righteousness : and thy law is the
and heaviness have taken hold upon me : yet is my delight in thy
righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting : O grant me
understanding, and I shall live.
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