The Psalms of David
Day 25. Evening Prayer
Manus tuae fecerunt me
Thy hands have made
me and fashioned me : O give me understanding, that I may learn thy
74 They that
fear thee will be glad when they see me : because I have put my
trust in thy word.
75 I know, O
Lord, that thy judgements are right: and that thou of very
faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
76 O let thy
merciful kindness be my comfort : according to thy word unto thy
77 O let thy
loving mercies come unto me, that I may live : for thy law is my
78 Let the
proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me : but
I will be occupied in thy commandments.
79 Let such
as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies : be turned unto
80 O let my
heart be sound in thy statutes : that I be not ashamed.
Defecit anima mea
My soul hath longed
for thy salvation : and I have a good hope because of thy word.
82 Mine eyes
long sore for thy word : saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?
83 For I am
become like a bottle in the smoke : yet do I not forget thy
84 How many
are the days of thy servant : when wilt thou be avenged of them
that persecute me?
85 The proud
have digged pits for me : which are not after thy law.
86 All thy
commandments are true : they persecute me falsely; O be thou my
87 They had
almost made an end of me upon earth : but I forsook not thy
88 O quicken
me after thy loving-kindness : and so shall I keep the testimonies
of thy mouth.
In aeternum, Domine
O Lord, thy word :
endureth for ever in heaven.
90 Thy truth
also remaineth from one generation to another : thou hast laid the
foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
continue this day according to thine ordinance : for all things
92 If my
delight had not been in thy law : I should have perished in my
93 I will
never forget thy commandments : for with them thou hast quickened
94 I am
thine, O save me : for I have sought thy commandments.
ungodly laid wait for me to destroy me : but I will consider thy
96 I see that
all things come to an end : but thy commandment is exceeding
Lord, what love have
I unto thy law : all the day long is my study in it.
through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies : for
they are ever with me.
99 I have
more understanding than my teachers : for thy testimonies are my
100 I am
wiser than the aged : because I keep thy commandments.
101 I have
refrained my feet from every evil way : that I may keep thy
102 I have
not shrunk from thy judgements : for thou teachest me.
103 O how
sweet are thy words unto my throat : yea, sweeter than honey unto
thy commandments I get understanding : therefore I hate all evil
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