The Psalms of David
Day 3. Morning Prayer
Domine, quis habitabit?
Lord, who shall
dwell in thy tabernacle : or who shall rest upon thy holy hill?
2 Even he
that leadeth an uncorrupt life : and doeth the thing which is
right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
3 He that
hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour :
and hath not slandered his neighbour.
4 He that
setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes : and maketh
much of them that fear the Lord.
5 He that
sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not : though it
were to his own hindrance.
6 He that
hath not given his money upon usury : nor taken reward against the
7 Whoso doeth
these things : shall never fall.
Conserva me, Domine
Preserve me, O God :
for in thee have I put my trust.
2 O my soul,
thou hast said unto the Lord : Thou art my God, my goods are
nothing unto thee.
3 All my
delight is upon the saints, that are in the earth : and upon such
as excel in virtue.
4 But they
that run after another god : shall have great trouble.
drink-offerings of blood will I not offer : neither make mention of
their names within my lips.
6 The Lord
himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup : thou
shalt maintain my lot.
7 The lot is
fallen unto me in a fair ground : yea, I have a goodly
8 I will
thank the Lord for giving me warning : my reins also chasten me in
9 I have set
God always before me : for he is on my right hand, therefore I
shall not fall.
my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced : my flesh also shall rest
11 For why?
thou shalt not leave my soul in hell : neither shalt thou suffer
thy Holy One to see corruption.
12 Thou shalt
shew me the path of life; in thy presence is the fulness of joy :
and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.
Hear the right, O
Lord, consider my complaint : and hearken unto my prayer, that
goeth not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my
sentence come forth from thy presence : and let thine eyes look
upon the thing that is equal.
3 Thou hast
proved and visited mine heart in the night-season; thou hast tried
me, and shalt find no wickedness in me : for I am utterly purposed
that my mouth shall not offend.
4 Because of
men's works, that are done against the words of thy lips : I have
kept me from the ways of the destroyer.
5 O hold thou
up my goings in thy paths : that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have
called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me : incline thine ear
to me, and hearken unto my words.
7 Shew thy
marvellous loving-kindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which
put their trust in thee : from such as resist thy right hand.
8 Keep me as
the apple of an eye : hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the
ungodly that trouble me : mine enemies compass me round about to
take away my soul.
10 They are
inclosed in their own fat : and their mouth speaketh proud
11 They lie
waiting in our way on every side : turning their eyes down to the
12 Like as a
lion that is greedy of his prey : and as it were a lion's whelp,
lurking in secret places.
13 Up, Lord,
disappoint him, and cast him down : deliver my soul from the
ungodly, which is a sword of thine;
14 From the
men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men, I say, and from the evil
world : which have their portion in this life, whose bellies thou
fillest with thy hid treasure.
15 They have children at their
desire : and leave the rest of their substance for their
16 But as for me, I will behold
thy presence in righteousness : and when I awake up after thy
likeness, I shall be satisfied with it.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
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