Psalm 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Fourteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
- IN thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion, *
but rid me and deliver me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
- Be thou my stronghold, whereunto I may alway resort: *
thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence, and my castle.
- Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly, *
out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
- For thou, O Lord GOD, art the thing that I long for: *
thou art my hope, even from my youth.
- Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born: *
thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb: my praise shall be alway of thee.
- I am become as it were a monster unto many, *
but my sure trust is in thee.
- O let my mouth be filled with thy praise, *
that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
- Cast me not away in the time of age; *
forsake me not when my strength faileth me.
- For mine enemies speak against me; *
and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel together, saying,
- God hath forsaken him; *
persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
- Go not far from me, O God; *
my God, haste thee to help me.
- Let them be confounded and perish that are against my soul; *
let them be covered with shame and dishonour that seek to do me evil.
- As for me, I will patiently abide alway, *
and will praise thee more and more.
- My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation; *
for I know no end thereof.
- I will go forth in the strength of the Lord GOD, *
and will make mention of thy righteousness only.
- Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now; *
therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.
- Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am grayheaded, *
until I have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.
- Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, *
and great things are they that thou hast done: O God, who is like unto thee!
- O what great troubles and adversities hast thou showed me! and yet didst thou turn and refresh me; *
yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.
- Thou hast brought me to great honour, *
and comforted me on every side:
- Therefore will I praise thee, and thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon an instrument of music: *
unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
- My lips will be glad when I sing unto thee; *
and so will my soul whom thou hast delivered.
- My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long; *
for they are confounded and brought unto shame that seek to do me evil.
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