Psalm 28. Ad te, Domine.
- INTO thee will I cry, O Lord, my strength: *
think no scorn of me; lest, if thou make as though thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit.
- Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when I cry unto thee; *
when I hold up my hands towards the mercy-seat of thy holy temple.
- O pluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers, *
which speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mischief in their hearts.
- Reward them according to their deeds, *
and according to the wickedness of their own inventions.
- Recompense them after the work of their hands; *
pay them that they have deserved.
- For they regard not in their mind the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands; *
therefore shall he break them down, and not build them up.
- Praised be the Lord; *
for he hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.
- The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped; *
therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise him.
- The Lord is my strength, *
and he is the wholesome defence of his anointed.
- O save thy people, and give thy blessing unto thine inheritance: *
feed them, and set them up for ever.
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