Psalm 19. Caeli enarrant.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The Fourth Day - Morning Prayer.
- THE heavens declare the glory of God; *
and the firmament showeth his handy-work.
- One day telleth another; *
and one night certifieth another.
- There is neither speech nor language; *
but their voices are heard among them.
- Their sound is gone out into all lands; *
and their words into the ends of the world.
- In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; *
which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
- It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again; *
and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
- The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul; *
the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
- The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart; *
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
- The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever; *
the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
- More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; *
sweeter also than honey, and the honeycomb.
- Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; *
and in keeping of them there is great reward.
- Who can tell how oft he offendeth? *
O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
- Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me; *
so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
- Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, *
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
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