Psalm 69. Salvum me fac.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Thirteenth Day - Evening Prayer.
- SAVE me, O God; *
for the waters are come in, even unto my soul.
- I stick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is; *
I am come into deep waters, so that the floods run over me.
- I am weary of crying; my throat is dry; *
my sight faileth me for waiting so long upon my God.
- They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; *
they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.
- I paid them the things that I never took: *
God, thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults are not hid from thee.
- Let not them that trust in thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my cause; *
let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.
- And why? for thy sake have I suffered reproof; *
shame hath covered my face.
- I am become a stranger unto my brethren, *
even an alien unto my mother's children.
- For the zeal of thine house hath even eaten me; *
and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee are fallen upon me.
- I wept, and chastened myself with fasting, *
and that was turned to my reproof.
- I put on sackcloth also, *
and they jested upon me.
- They that sit in the gate speak against me, *
and the drunkards make songs upon me.
- But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee *
in an acceptable time.
- Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy, *
even in the truth of thy salvation.
- Take me out of the mire, that I sink not; *
O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
- Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up; *
and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
- Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable; *
turn thee unto me according to the multitude of thy mercies.
- And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: *
O haste thee, and hear me.
- Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it; *
O deliver me, because of mine enemies.
- Thou hast known my reproach, my shame, and my dishonour: *
mine adversaries are all in thy sight.
- Reproach hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness: *
I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.
- They gave me gall to eat; *
and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.
- Let their table be made a snare to take themselves withal; *
and let the things that should have been for their wealth be unto them an occasion of falling.
- Let their eyes be blinded, that they see not; *
and ever bow thou down their backs.
- Pour out thine indignation upon them, *
and let thy wrathful displeasure take hold of them.
- Let their habitation be void, *
and no man to dwell in their tents.
- For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; *
and they talk how they may vex them whom thou hast wounded.
- Let them fall from one wickedness to another, *
and not come into thy righteousness.
- Let them be wiped out of the book of the living, *
and not be written among the righteous.
- As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness, *
thy help, O God, shall lift me up.
- I will praise the Name of God with a song, *
and magnify it with thanksgiving.
- This also shall please the Lord *
better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
- The humble shall consider this, and be glad: *
seek ye after God, and your soul shall live.
- For the Lord heareth the poor, *
and despiseth not his prisoners.
- Let heaven and earth praise him: *
the sea, and all that moveth therein.
- For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Judah, *
that men may dwell there, and have it in possession.
- The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it; *
and they that love his Name shall dwell therein.
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