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Psalm 44. Deus, auribus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Ninth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. WE have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us *
    what thou hast done in their time of old:
  2. How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted our fathers in; *
    how thou hast destroyed the nations, and made thy people to flourish.
  3. For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword, *
    neither was it their own arm that helped them;
  4. But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance; *
    because thou hadst a favour unto them.
  5. Thou art my King, O God; *
    send help unto Jacob.
  6. Through thee will we overthrow our enemies, *
    and in thy Name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
  7. For I will not trust in my bow, *
    it is not my sword that shall help me;
  8. But it is thou that savest us from our enemies, *
    and puttest them to confusion that hate us.
  9. We make our boast of God all day long, *
    and will praise thy Name for ever.
  10. But now thou art far off, and puttest us to confusion, *
    and goest not forth with our armies.
  11. Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, *
    so that they which hate us spoil our goods.
  12. Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, *
    and hast scattered us among the heathen.
  13. Thou sellest thy people for nought, *
    and takest no money for them.
  14. Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours, *
    to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.
  15. Thou makest us to be a by-word among the nations, *
    and that the peoples shake their heads at us.
  16. My confusion is daily before me, *
    and the shame of my face hath covered me;
  17. For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, *
    for the enemy and avenger.
  18. And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee, *
    nor behave ourselves frowardly in thy covenant.
  19. Our heart is not turned back, *
    neither our steps gone out of thy way;
  20. No, not when thou hast smitten us into the place of dragons, *
    and covered us with the shadow of death.
  21. If we have forgotten the Name of our God, and holden up our hands to any strange god, *
    shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.
  22. For thy sake also are we killed all the day long, *
    and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.
  23. Up, Lord, why sleepest thou? *
    awake, and be not absent from us for ever.
  24. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, *
    and forgettest our misery and trouble?
  25. For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust; *
    our belly cleaveth unto the ground.
  26. Arise, and help us, *
    and deliver us, for thy mercy's sake.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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