Psalm 79. Deus, venerunt.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Sixteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
- O GOD, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; *
thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.
- The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air, *
and the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the land.
- Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem, *
and there was no man to bury them.
- We are become an open shame to our enemies, *
a very scorn and derision unto them that are round about us.
- Lord, how long wilt thou be angry? *
shall thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?
- Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen that have not known thee; *
and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy Name.
- For they have devoured Jacob, *
and laid waste his dwellingplace.
- O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon; *
for we are come to great misery.
- Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name: *
O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins, for thy Name's sake.
- Wherefore do the heathen say, *
Where is now their God?
- O let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that is shed, *
be openly showed upon the heathen, in our sight.
- O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before thee; *
according to the greatness of thy power, preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
- And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbours have blasphemed thee, *
reward thou them, O Lord, sevenfold into their bosom.
- So we, that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, *
and will alway be showing forth thy praise from generation to generation.
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