Psalm 64. Exaudi, Deus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twelfth Day - Morning Prayer.
- HEAR my voice, O God, in my prayer; *
preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
- Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, *
and from the insurrection of wicked doers;
- Who have whet their tongue like a sword, *
and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words;
- That they may privily shoot at him that is perfect: *
suddenly do they hit him, and fear not.
- They encourage themselves in mischief, *
and commune among themselves, how they may lay snares; and say, that no man shall see them.
- They imagine wickedness, and practise it; *
that they keep secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.
- But God shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow, *
that they shall be wounded.
- Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall; *
insomuch that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to scorn.
- And all men that see it shall say, This hath God done; *
for they shall perceive that it is his work.
- The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him; *
and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.
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