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Psalm 89. Misericordias Domini.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Seventeenth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. MY song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the Lord; *
    with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth from one generation to another.
  2. For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever; *
    thy truth shalt thou stablish in the heavens.
  3. I have made a covenant with my chosen; *
    I have sworn unto David my servant:
  4. Thy seed will I stablish for ever, *
    and set up thy throne from one generation to another.
  5. O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works; *
    and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.
  6. For who is he among the clouds, *
    that shall be compared unto the Lord?
  7. And what is he among the gods, *
    that shall be like unto the Lord?
  8. God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, *
    and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him.
  9. O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee? *
    thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side.
  10. Thou rulest the raging of the sea; *
    thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
  11. Thou hast subdued Egypt, and destroyed it; *
    thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.
  12. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; *
    thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is.
  13. Thou hast made the north and the south; *
    Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy Name.
  14. Thou hast a mighty arm; *
    strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
  15. Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat; *
    mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
  16. Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in thee; *
    they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
  17. Their delight shall be daily in thy Name; *
    and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
  18. For thou art the glory of their strength, *
    and in thy lovingkindness thou shalt lift up our horns.
  19. For the Lord is our defence; *
    the Holy One of Israel is our King.
  20. Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidst, *
    I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
  21. I have found David my servant; *
    with my holy oil have I anointed him.
  22. My hand shall hold him fast, *
    and my arm shall strengthen him.
  23. The enemy shall not be able to do him violence; *
    the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
  24. I will smite down his foes before his face, *
    and plague them that hate him.
  25. My truth also and my mercy shall be with him; *
    and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.
  26. I will set his dominion also in the sea, *
    and his right hand in the floods.
  27. He shall call me, Thou art my Father, *
    my God, and my strong salvation.
  28. And I will make him my firstborn, *
    higher than the kings of the earth.
  29. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, *
    and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
  30. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, *
    and his throne as the days of heaven.
  31. But if his children forsake my law, *
    and walk not in my judgments;
  32. If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; *
    I will visit their offences with the rod, and their sin with scourges.
  33. Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, *
    nor suffer my truth to fail.
  34. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips: *
    I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will not fail David.
  35. His seed shall endure for ever, *
    and his throne is like as the sun before me.
  36. He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon, *
    and as the faithful witness in heaven.
  37. But thou hast abhorred and forsaken thine anointed, *
    and art displeased at him.
  38. Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant, *
    and cast his crown to the ground.
  39. Thou hast overthrown all his hedges, *
    and broken down his strongholds.
  40. All they that go by spoil him, *
    and he is become a reproach to his neighbours.
  41. Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies, *
    and made all his adversaries to rejoice.
  42. Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword, *
    and givest him not victory in the battle.
  43. Thou hast put out his glory, *
    and cast his throne down to the ground.
  44. The days of his youth hast thou shortened, *
    and covered him with dishonour.
  45. Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself - for ever? *
    and shall thy wrath burn like fire?
  46. O remember how short my time is; *
    wherefore hast thou made all men for nought?
  47. What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? *
    and shall he deliver his soul from the power of the grave?
  48. Lord, where are thy old loving-kindnesses, *
    which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
  49. Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy servants have, *
    and how I do bear in my bosom the rebukes of many people;
  50. Wherewith thine enemies have blasphemed thee, *
    and slandered the footsteps of thine anointed.
  51. Praised be the Lord for evermore. *
    Amen, and Amen.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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