Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The First Day - Evening Prayer.
- O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: *
save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;
- Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, *
while there is none to help.
- O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing; *
or if there be any wickedness in my hands;
- If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me; *
(yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;)
- Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me; *
yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.
- Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies; *
arise up for me in the judgment that thou hast commanded.
- And so shall the congregation of the peoples come about thee: *
for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
- The Lord shall judge the peoples: give sentence with me, O Lord, *
according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.
- O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; *
but guide thou the just.
- For the righteous God *
trieth the very hearts and reins.
- My help cometh of God, *
who preserveth them that are true of heart.
- God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient; *
and God is provoked every day.
- If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword; *
he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
- He hath prepared for him the instruments of death; *
he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
- Behold, the ungodly travaileth with iniquity; *
he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
- He hath graven and digged up a pit, *
and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other.
- For his travail shall come upon his own head, *
and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
- I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness; *
and I will praise the Name of the Lord Most High.
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