Psalm 17. Exaudi, Domine.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The Third Day - Morning Prayer.
- HEAR the right, O Lord, consider my complaint, *
and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
- Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; *
and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.
- Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me; *
for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not offend.
- As for the works of men, *
by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the destroyer.
- O hold thou up my goings in thy paths, *
that my footsteps slip not.
- I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me: *
incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.
- Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which put their trust in thee, *
from such as resist thy right hand.
- Keep me as the apple of an eye; *
hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
- From the ungodly, that trouble me; *
mine enemies compass me round about, to take away my soul.
- They are inclosed in their own fat, *
and their mouth speaketh proud things.
- They lie waiting in our way on every side, *
watching to cast us down to the ground;
- Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, *
and as it were a lion's whelp lurking in secret places.
- Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast him down; *
deliver my soul from the ungodly, by thine own sword;
- Yea, by thy hand, O Lord; from the men of the evil world; *
which have their portion in this life, whose bellies thou fillest with thy hid treasure.
- They have children at their desire, *
and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.
- But as for me, I shall behold thy presence in righteousness; *
and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied.
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