The Psalms of David
Day 19. Morning Prayer
O come, let us sing
unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our
2 Let us come
before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in
him with psalms.
3 For the
Lord is a great God : and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand
are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is
5 The sea is
his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land.
6 O come, let
us worship and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For he is
the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the
sheep of his hand.
8 To-day if
ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the
provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
9 When your
fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.
years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a
people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my
11 Unto whom
I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.
O sing unto the
Lord a new song : sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth.
2 Sing unto
the Lord, and praise his Name : be telling of his salvation from
day to day.
3 Declare his
honour unto the heathen : and his wonders unto all people.
4 For the
Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised : he is more to be
feared than all gods.
5 As for all
the gods of the heathen, they are but idols : but it is the Lord
that made the heavens.
6 Glory and
worship are before him : power and honour are in his sanctuary.
unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people : ascribe unto the Lord
worship and power.
unto the Lord the honour due unto his Name : bring presents, and
come into his courts.
9 O worship
the Lord in the beauty of holiness : let the whole earth stand in
awe of him.
10 Tell it
out among the heathen that the Lord is King : and that it is he who
hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved; and how
that he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the
heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad : let the sea make a
noise, and all that therein is.
12 Let the
field be joyful, and all that is in it : then shall all the trees
of the wood rejoice before the Lord.
13 For he
cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth : and with righteousness
to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
The Lord is King,
the earth may be glad thereof : yea, the multitude of the isles may
be glad thereof.
2 Clouds and
darkness are round about him : righteousness and judgement are the
habitation of his seat.
3 There shall
go a fire before him : and burn up his enemies on every side.
lightnings gave shine unto the world : the earth saw it, and was
5 The hills
melted like wax at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of
the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens
have declared his righteousness : and all the people have seen his
be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain
gods : worship him, all ye gods.
8 Sion heard
of it, and rejoiced : and the daughters of Judah were glad, because
of thy judgements, O Lord.
9 For thou,
Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth : thou art exalted
far above all gods.
10 O ye that
love the Lord, see that ye hate the thing which is evil : the Lord
preserveth the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the
hand of the ungodly.
11 There is
sprung up a light for the righteous : and joyful gladness for such
as are true-hearted.
12 Rejoice in
the Lord, ye righteous : and give thanks for a remembrance of his
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