The Psalms of David
Day 6. Evening Prayer
Blessed is he whose
unrighteousness is forgiven : and whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is
the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin : and in whose spirit
there is no guile.
3 For while I
held my tongue : my bones consumed away through my daily
4 For thy
hand is heavy upon me day and night : and my moisture is like the
drought in summer.
5 I will
acknowledge my sin unto thee : and mine unrighteousness have I not
6 I said, I
will confess my sins unto the Lord : and so thou forgavest the
wickedness of my sin.
7 For this
shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time
when thou mayest be found : but in the great water-floods they
shall not come nigh him.
8 Thou art a
place to hide me in, thou shalt preserve me from trouble : thou
shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
9 I will
inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go : and
I will guide thee with mine eye.
10 Be ye not
like to horse and mule, which have no understanding : whose mouths
must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon thee.
plagues remain for the ungodly : but whoso putteth his trust in the
Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.
12 Be glad, O
ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord : and be joyful, all ye that
are true of heart.
Rejoice in the Lord,
O ye righteous : for it becometh well the just to be
2 Praise the
Lord with harp : sing praises unto him with the lute, and
instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto
the Lord a new song : sing praises lustily unto him with a good
4 For the
word of the Lord is true : and all his works are faithful.
5 He loveth
righteousness and judgement : the earth is full of the goodness of
6 By the word
of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the hosts of them by the
breath of his mouth.
gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap :
and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.
8 Let all the
earth fear the Lord : stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the
9 For he
spake, and it was done : he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord
bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought : and maketh the
devices of the people to be of none effect, and casteth out the
counsels of princes.
counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever : and the thoughts of his
heart from generation to generation.
are the people, whose God is the Lord Jehovah : and blessed are the
folk, that he hath chosen to him to be his inheritance.
13 The Lord
looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men : from
the habitation of his dwelling he considereth all them that dwell
on the earth.
fashioneth all the hearts of them : and understandeth all their
15 There is
no king that can be saved by the multitude of an host : neither is
any mighty man delivered by much strength.
16 A horse is
counted but a vain thing to save a man : neither shall he deliver
any man by his great strength.
the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him : and upon them that
put their trust in his mercy;
18 To deliver
their soul from death : and to feed them in the time of dearth.
19 Our soul
hath patiently tarried for the Lord : for he is our help and our
20 For our
heart shall rejoice in him : because we have hoped in his holy
21 Let thy
merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us : like as we do put our trust
I will alway
give thanks unto the Lord : his praise shall ever be in my
2 My soul
shall make her boast in the Lord : the humble shall hear thereof,
and be glad.
3 O praise
the Lord with me : and let us magnify his Name together.
4 I sought
the Lord, and he heard me : yea, he delivered me out of all my
5 They had an
eye unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not
6 Lo, the
poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him : yea, and saveth him out of
all his troubles.
7 The angel
of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him : and
8 O taste,
and see, how gracious the Lord is : blessed is the man that
trusteth in him.
9 O fear the
Lord, ye that are his saints : for they that fear him lack
10 The lions
do lack, and suffer hunger : but they who seek the Lord shall want
no manner of thing that is good.
11 Come, ye
children, and hearken unto me : I will teach you the fear of the
12 What man
is he that lusteth to live : and would fain see good days?
13 Keep thy
tongue from evil : and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
evil, and do good : seek peace, and ensue it.
15 The eyes
of the Lord are over the righteous : and his ears are open unto
countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil : to root out
the remembrance of them from the earth.
righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them: and delivereth them out
of all their troubles.
18 The Lord
is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart : and will save such
as be of an humble spirit.
19 Great are
the troubles of the righteous : but the Lord delivereth him out of
20 He keepeth
all his bones : so that not one of them is broken.
misfortune shall slay the ungodly : and they that hate the
righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord
delivereth the souls of his servants : and all they that put their
trust in him shall not be destitute.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
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