The Psalms of David
Day 29. Evening Prayer
Voce mea ad Dominum
I cried unto
the Lord with my voice : yea, even unto the Lord did I make my
2 I poured
out my complaints before him : and shewed him of my trouble.
3 When my
spirit was in heaviness thou knewest my path : in the way wherein I
walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
4 I looked
also upon my right hand : and saw there was no man that would know
5 I had no
place to flee unto : and no man cared for my soul.
6 I cried
unto thee, O Lord, and said : Thou art my hope, and my portion in
the land of the living.
7 Consider my
complaint : for I am brought very low.
8 O deliver
me from my persecutors : for they are too strong for me.
9 Bring my
soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy Name : which
thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto
Hear my prayer, O
Lord, and consider my desire : hearken unto me for thy truth and
2 And enter
not into judgement with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man
living be justified.
3 For the
enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the
ground : he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been
is my spirit vexed within me : and my heart within me is
5 Yet do I
remember the time past; I muse upon all thy works : yea, I exercise
myself in the works of thy hands.
6 I stretch
forth my hands unto thee : my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty
7 Hear me, O
Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth faint : hide not thy face
from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 O let me
hear thy loving-kindness betimes in the morning, for in thee is my
trust : shew thou me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up
my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me,
O Lord, from mine enemies : for I flee unto thee to hide me.
10 Teach me
to do the thing that pleaseth thee, for thou art my God : let thy
loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
me, O Lord, for thy Name's sake : and for thy righteousness' sake
bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy
goodness slay mine enemies : and destroy all them that vex my soul;
for I am thy servant.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
rights in which are vested in the Crown,
is reproduced by permission of the Crown's Patentee, Cambridge