Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The Fourth Day - Evening Prayer.
- MY God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me? *
and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint?
- O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not; *
and in the night season also I take no rest.
- And thou continuest holy, *
O thou Worship of Israel.
- Our fathers hoped in thee; *
they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.
- They called upon thee, and were holpen; *
they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
- But as for me, I am a worm, and no man; *
a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
- All they that see me laugh me to scorn; *
they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
- He trusted in the Lord, that he would deliver him; *
let him deliver him, if he will have him.
- But thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; *
thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.
- I have been left unto thee ever since I was born; *
thou art my God even from my mother's womb.
- O go not from me; for trouble is hard at hand, *
and there is none to help me.
- Many oxen are come about me; *
fat bulls of Bashan close me in on every side.
- They gape upon me with their mouths, *
as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.
- I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; *
my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.
- My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums, *
and thou bringest me into the dust of death.
- For many dogs are come about me, *
and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me.
- They pierced my hands and my feet: I may tell all my bones: *
they stand staring and looking upon me.
- They part my garments among them, *
and cast lots upon my vesture.
- But be not thou far from me, O Lord; *
thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.
- Deliver my soul from the sword, *
my darling from the power of the dog.
- Save me from the lion's mouth; *
thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.
- I will declare thy Name unto my brethren; *
in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
- O praise the Lord, ye that fear him: *
magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob; and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.
- For he hath not despised nor abhorred the low estate of the poor; *
he hath not hid his face from him; but when he called unto him he heard him.
- My praise is of thee in the great congregation; *
my vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear him.
- The poor shall eat, and be satisfied; they that seek after the Lord shall praise him: *
your heart shall live for ever.
- All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord; *
and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.
- For the kingdom is the Lord's, *
and he is the Governor among the nations.
- All such as be fat upon earth *
have eaten, and worshipped.
- All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before him; *
and no man hath quickened his own soul.
- My seed shall serve him: *
they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.
- They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness *
unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.
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