The Psalms of David
Day 28. Morning Prayer
Lord, remember David
: and all his trouble;
2 How he
sware unto the Lord : and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of
3 I will not
come within the tabernacle of mine house : nor climb up into my
4 I will not
suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber : neither
the temples of my head to take any rest;
5 Until I
find out a place for the temple of the Lord : an habitation for the
mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we
heard of the same at Ephrata : and found it in the wood.
7 We will go
into his tabernacle : and fall low on our knees before his
8 Arise, O
Lord, into thy resting-place : thou, and the ark of thy
9 Let thy
priests be clothed with righteousness : and let thy saints sing
10 For thy
servant David's sake : turn not away the presence of thine
11 The Lord
hath made a faithful oath unto David : and he shall not shrink from
12 Of the
fruit of thy body : shall I set upon thy seat.
13 If thy
children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall
learn them : their children also shall sit upon thy seat for
14 For the
Lord hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself : he hath
longed for her.
15 This shall
be my rest for ever : here will I dwell, for I have a delight
16 I will
bless her victuals with increase : and will satisfy her poor with
17 I will
deck her priests with health : and her saints shall rejoice and
shall I make the horn of David to flourish : I have ordained a
lantern for mine Anointed.
19 As for his
enemies, I shall clothe them with shame : but upon himself shall
his crown flourish.
Ecce, quam bonum!
Behold, how good and
joyful a thing it is : brethren, to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like
the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard :
even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his
3 Like as the
dew of Hermon : which fell upon the hill of Sion.
4 For there
the Lord promised his blessing : and life for evermore.
Behold now, praise
the Lord : all ye servants of the Lord;
2 Ye that by
night stand in the house of the Lord: even in the courts of the
house of our God.
3 Lift up
your hands in the sanctuary : and praise the Lord.
4 The Lord
that made heaven and earth : give thee blessing out of Sion.
O praise the
Lord, laud ye the Name of the Lord : praise it, O ye servants of
2 Ye that
stand in the house of the Lord : in the courts of the house of our
3 O praise
the Lord, for the Lord is gracious : O sing praises unto his Name,
for it is lovely.
4 For why?
the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself : and Israel for his own
5 For I know
that the Lord is great : and that our Lord is above all gods.
the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven and in earth : and in the
sea, and in all deep places.
7 He bringeth
forth the clouds from the ends of the world : and sendeth forth
lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his
8 He smote
the first-born of Egypt : both of man and beast.
9 He hath
sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of
Egypt : upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.
10 He smote
divers nations : and slew mighty kings;
11 Sehon king
of the Amorites, and Og the king of Basan : and all the kingdoms of
12 And gave
their land to be an heritage : even an heritage unto Israel his
13 Thy Name,
O Lord, endureth for ever : so doth thy memorial, O Lord, from one
generation to another.
14 For the
Lord will avenge his people : and be gracious unto his
15 As for the
images of the heathen, they are but silver and gold : the work of
16 They have
mouths, and speak not : eyes have they, but they see not.
17 They have
ears, and yet they hear not : neither is there any breath in their
18 They that
make them are like unto them : and so are all they that put their
trust in them.
19 Praise the
Lord, ye house of Israel : praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron.
20 Praise the
Lord, ye house of Levi : ye that fear the Lord, praise the
21 Praised be
the Lord out of Sion : who dwelleth at Jerusalem.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
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