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Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Eighth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. I WAITED patiently for the Lord, *
    and he inclined unto me, and heard my calling.
  2. He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay, *
    and set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.
  3. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, *
    even a thanksgiving unto our God.
  4. Many shall see it, and fear, *
    and shall put their trust in the Lord.
  5. Blessed is the man that hath set his hope in the Lord, *
    and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.
  6. O Lord my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done, like as be also thy thoughts, which are to usward; *
    and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee.
  7. If I should declare them, and speak of them, *
    they should be more than I am able to express.
  8. Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, *
    but mine ears hast thou opened.
  9. Burnt-offering and sacrifice for sin hast thou not required: *
    then said I, Lo, I come;
  10. In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my God: *
    I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.
  11. I have declared thy righteousness in the great congregation: *
    lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that thou knowest.
  12. I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; *
    my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation.
  13. I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth *
    from the great congregation.
  14. Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O Lord; *
    let thy loving-kindness and thy truth alway preserve me.
  15. For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up; *
    yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
  16. O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me; *
    make haste, O Lord, to help me.
  17. Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it; *
    let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.
  18. Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame, *
    that say unto me, Fie upon thee! fie upon thee!
  19. Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee; *
    and let such as love thy salvation, say alway, The Lord be praised.
  20. As for me, I am poor and needy; *
    but the Lord careth for me.
  21. Thou art my helper and redeemer; *
    make no long tarrying, O my God.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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