The Psalms of David
Day 19. Evening Prayer
O sing unto the
Lord a new song : for he hath done marvellous things.
2 With his
own right hand, and with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the
3 The Lord
declared his salvation : his righteousness hath he openly shewed in
the sight of the heathen.
4 He hath
remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel : and all
the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands : sing, rejoice, and
6 Praise the
Lord upon the harp : sing to the harp with a psalm of
trumpets also and shawms : O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord
8 Let the sea
make a noise, and all that therein is: the round world, and they
that dwell therein.
9 Let the
floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together
before the Lord : for he is come to judge the earth.
righteousness shall he judge the world : and the people with
The Lord is King, be
the people never so unpatient : he sitteth between the cherubims,
be the earth never so unquiet.
2 The Lord is
great in Sion : and high above all people.
3 They shall
give thanks unto thy Name : which is great, wonderful, and
4 The King's
power loveth judgement; thou hast prepared equity : thou hast
executed judgement and righteousness in Jacob.
5 O magnify
the Lord our God : and fall down before his footstool, for he is
6 Moses and
Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his
Name : these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.
7 He spake
unto them out of the cloudy pillar : for they kept his testimonies,
and the law that he gave them.
heardest them, O Lord our God : thou forgavest them, O God, and
punishedst their own inventions.
9 O magnify
the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill : for the Lord
our God is holy.
O be joyful in
the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness, and come
before his presence with a song.
2 Be ye sure
that the Lord he is God : it is he that hath made us, and not we
ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
3 O go your
way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with
praise : be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
4 For the
Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting : and his truth endureth
from generation to generation.
Misericordiam et judicium
My song shall be of
mercy and judgement : unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.
2 O let me
have understanding : in the way of godliness.
3 When wilt
thou come unto me : I will walk in my house with a perfect
4 I will take
no wicked thing in hand; I hate the sins of unfaithfulness : there
shall no such cleave unto me.
5 A froward
heart shall depart from me : I will not know a wicked person.
privily slandereth his neighbour : him will I destroy.
7 Whoso hath
also a proud look and high stomach : I will not suffer him.
8 Mine eyes
look upon such as are faithful in the land : that they may dwell
leadeth a godly life : he shall be my servant.
shall no deceitful person dwell in my house : he that telleth lies
shall not tarry in my sight.
11 I shall
soon destroy all the ungodly that are in the land : that I may root
out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.
Text from The Book of Common Prayer, the
rights in which are vested in the Crown,
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