The Psalms of David
Day 10. Morning Prayer
The Lord, even the
most mighty God, hath spoken : and called the world, from the
rising up of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Sion
hath God appeared : in perfect beauty.
3 Our God
shall come, and shall not keep silence: there shall go before him a
consuming fire, and a mighty tempest shall be stirred up round
4 He shall
call the heaven from above : and the earth, that he may judge his
5 Gather my
saints together unto me : those that have made a covenant with me
6 And the
heavens shall declare his righteousness : for God is Judge
7 Hear, O my
people, and I will speak : I myself will testify against thee, O
Israel; for I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not
reprove thee because of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt-offerings
: because they were not alway before me.
9 I will take
no bullock out of thine house : nor he-goat out of thy folds.
10 For all
the beasts of the forest are mine : and so are the cattle upon a
11 I know all
the fowls upon the mountains : and the wild beasts of the field are
in my sight.
12 If I be
hungry, I will not tell thee : for the whole world is mine, and all
that is therein.
thou that I will eat bulls' flesh : and drink the blood of
14 Offer unto
God thanksgiving : and pay thy vows unto the most Highest.
15 And call
upon me in the time of trouble : so will I hear thee, and thou
shalt praise me.
16 But unto
the ungodly said God : Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my
covenant in thy mouth;
thou hatest to be reformed : and hast cast my words behind
18 When thou
sawest a thief, thou consentedst unto him : and hast been partaker
with the adulterers.
19 Thou hast
let thy mouth speak wickedness : and with thy tongue thou hast set
satest, and spakest against thy brother : yea, and hast slandered
thine own mother's son.
things hast thou done, and I held my tongue, and thou thoughtest
wickedly, that I am even such a one as thyself : but I will reprove
thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.
22 O consider
this, ye that forget God : lest I pluck you away, and there be none
to deliver you.
offereth me thanks and praise, he honoureth me : and to him that
ordereth his conversation right will I shew the salvation of
Miserere mei, Deus
Have mercy upon me,
O God, after thy great goodness : according to the multitude of thy
mercies do away mine offences.
2 Wash me
throughly from my wickedness : and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I
acknowledge my faults : and my sin is ever before me.
thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight : that
thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art
5 Behold, I
was shapen in wickedness : and in sin hath my mother conceived
6 But lo,
thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to
understand wisdom secretly.
7 Thou shalt
purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : thou shalt wash me,
and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Thou shalt
make me hear of joy and gladness : that the bones which thou hast
broken may rejoice.
9 Turn thy
face from my sins : and put out all my misdeeds.
10 Make me a
clean heart, O God : and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me
not away from thy presence : and take not thy holy Spirit from
12 O give me
the comfort of thy help again : and stablish me with thy free
13 Then shall
I teach thy ways unto the wicked : and sinners shall be converted
14 Deliver me
from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health :
and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
15 Thou shalt
open my lips, O Lord : and my mouth shall shew thy praise.
16 For thou
desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee : but thou
delightest not in burnt-offerings.
sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit : a broken and contrite
heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
18 O be
favourable and gracious unto Sion : build thou the walls of
19 Then shalt
thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the
burnt-offerings and oblations : then shall they offer young
bullocks upon thine altar.
Why boastest thou
thyself, thou tyrant : that thou canst do mischief;
2 Whereas the
goodness of God : endureth yet daily?
3 Thy tongue
imagineth wickedness : and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp
4 Thou hast
loved unrighteousness more than goodness : and to talk of lies more
5 Thou hast
loved to speak all words that may do hurt : O thou false
shall God destroy thee for ever : he shall take thee, and pluck
thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the
righteous also shall see this, and fear : and shall laugh him to
8 Lo, this is
the man that took not God for his strength : but trusted unto the
multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in his
9 As for me,
I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God : my trust is in
the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
10 I will
always give thanks unto thee for that thou hast done : and I will
hope in thy Name, for thy saints like it well.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
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