The Psalms of David
Day 12. Morning Prayer
My soul truly
waiteth still upon God : for of him cometh my salvation.
2 He verily
is my strength and my salvation : he is my defence, so that I shall
not greatly fall.
3 How long
will ye imagine mischief against every man : ye shall be slain all
the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a
device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt : their
delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but
curse with their heart.
Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God : for my hope is in
6 He truly is
my strength and my salvation : he is my defence, so that I shall
7 In God is
my health, and my glory : the rock of my might, and in God is my
8 O put your
trust in him alway, ye people : pour out your hearts before him,
for God is our hope.
9 As for the
children of men, they are but vanity : the children of men are
deceitful upon the weights, they are altogether lighter than vanity
10 O trust
not in wrong and robbery, give not yourselves unto vanity : if
riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
11 God spake
once, and twice I have also heard the same : that power belongeth
12 And that
thou, Lord, art merciful : for thou rewardest every man according
to his work.
Deus, Deus meus
O God, thou art my
God : early will I seek thee.
2 My soul
thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee : in a barren
and dry land where no water is.
3 Thus have I
looked for thee in holiness : that I might behold thy power and
4 For thy
loving-kindness is better than the life itself : my lips shall
5 As long as
I live will I magnify thee on this manner : and lift up my hands in
6 My soul
shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness : when
my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.
7 Have I not
remembered thee in my bed : and thought upon thee when I was
thou hast been my helper : therefore under the shadow of thy wings
will I rejoice.
9 My soul
hangeth upon thee : thy right hand hath upholden me.
10 These also
that seek the hurt of my soul : they shall go under the earth.
11 Let them
fall upon the edge of the sword : that they may be a portion for
12 But the
King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him shall be
commended : for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be
Hear my voice, O
God, in my prayer : preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me
from the gathering together of the froward : and from the
insurrection of wicked doers;
3 Who have
whet their tongue like a sword : and shoot out their arrows, even
4 That they
may privily shoot at him that is perfect : suddenly do they hit
him, and fear not.
encourage themselves in mischief : and commune among themselves how
they may lay snares, and say that no man shall see them.
imagine wickedness, and practise it : that they keep secret among
themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.
7 But God
shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow : that they shall
8 Yea, their
own tongues shall make them fall : insomuch that whoso seeth them
shall laugh them to scorn.
9 And all men
that see it shall say, This hath God done : for they shall perceive
that it is his work.
righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him : and
all they that are true of heart shall be glad.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
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