Psalm 56. Miserere mei, Deus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Eleventh Day - Morning Prayer.
- BE merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour me; *
he is daily fighting, and troubling me.
- Mine enemies are daily at hand to swallow me up; *
for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most Highest.
- Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid, *
yet put I my trust in thee.
- 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.
- They daily mistake my words; *
all that they imagine is to do me evil.
- They hold all together, and keep themselves close, *
and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
- Shall they escape for their wickedness? *
thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt cast them down.
- Thou tellest my wanderings; put my tears into thy bottle: *
are not these things noted in thy book?
- Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: *
this I know; for God is on my side.
- In God's word will I rejoice; *
in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
- Yea, in God have I put my trust; *
I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
- Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; *
unto thee will I give thanks.
- 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.
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