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Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The Fourth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. 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?
  2. O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not; *
    and in the night season also I take no rest.
  3. And thou continuest holy, *
    O thou Worship of Israel.
  4. Our fathers hoped in thee; *
    they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.
  5. They called upon thee, and were holpen; *
    they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
  6. But as for me, I am a worm, and no man; *
    a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
  7. All they that see me laugh me to scorn; *
    they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
  8. He trusted in the Lord, that he would deliver him; *
    let him deliver him, if he will have him.
  9. 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.
  10. I have been left unto thee ever since I was born; *
    thou art my God even from my mother's womb.
  11. O go not from me; for trouble is hard at hand, *
    and there is none to help me.
  12. Many oxen are come about me; *
    fat bulls of Bashan close me in on every side.
  13. They gape upon me with their mouths, *
    as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.
  14. 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.
  15. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums, *
    and thou bringest me into the dust of death.
  16. For many dogs are come about me, *
    and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me.
  17. They pierced my hands and my feet: I may tell all my bones: *
    they stand staring and looking upon me.
  18. They part my garments among them, *
    and cast lots upon my vesture.
  19. But be not thou far from me, O Lord; *
    thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.
  20. Deliver my soul from the sword, *
    my darling from the power of the dog.
  21. Save me from the lion's mouth; *
    thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.
  22. I will declare thy Name unto my brethren; *
    in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. My praise is of thee in the great congregation; *
    my vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear him.
  26. The poor shall eat, and be satisfied; they that seek after the Lord shall praise him: *
    your heart shall live for ever.
  27. 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.
  28. For the kingdom is the Lord's, *
    and he is the Governor among the nations.
  29. All such as be fat upon earth *
    have eaten, and worshipped.
  30. All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before him; *
    and no man hath quickened his own soul.
  31. My seed shall serve him: *
    they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.
  32. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness *
    unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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