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Psalm 34. Benedicam Dominum.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Sixth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. I WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord ; *
    his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
  2. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; *
    the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
  3. O praise the Lord with me, *
    and let us magnify his Name together.
  4. I sought the Lord, and he heard me; *
    yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
  5. They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; *
    and their faces were not ashamed.
  6. Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him; *
    yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.
  7. The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, *
    and delivereth them.
  8. O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: *
    blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
  9. O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints; *
    for they that fear him lack nothing.
  10. The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; *
    but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.
  11. Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; *
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
  12. What man is he that lusteth to live, *
    and would fain see good days?
  13. Keep thy tongue from evil, *
    and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
  14. Eschew evil, and do good; *
    seek peace, and ensue it.
  15. The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, *
    and his ears are open unto their prayers.
  16. The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, *
    to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
  17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, *
    and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
  18. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, *
    and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
  19. Great are the troubles of the righteous; *
    but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
  20. He keepeth all his bones, *
    so that not one of them is broken.
  21. But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; *
    and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
  22. The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; *
    and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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