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Psalm 56. Miserere mei, Deus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Eleventh Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. BE merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour me; *
    he is daily fighting, and troubling me.
  2. Mine enemies are daily at hand to swallow me up; *
    for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most Highest.
  3. Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid, *
    yet put I my trust in thee.
  4. I will praise God, because of his word: *
    I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
  5. They daily mistake my words; *
    all that they imagine is to do me evil.
  6. They hold all together, and keep themselves close, *
    and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
  7. Shall they escape for their wickedness? *
    thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt cast them down.
  8. Thou tellest my wanderings; put my tears into thy bottle: *
    are not these things noted in thy book?
  9. Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: *
    this I know; for God is on my side.
  10. In God's word will I rejoice; *
    in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
  11. Yea, in God have I put my trust; *
    I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
  12. Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; *
    unto thee will I give thanks.
  13. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling, *
    that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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