Psalm 106. Confitemini Domino.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-first Day - Evening Prayer.
- O GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he is gracious, *
and his mercy endureth for ever.
- Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, *
or show forth all his praise?
- Blessed are they that alway keep judgment, *
and do righteousness.
- Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people; *
O visit me with thy salvation;
- That I may see the felicity of thy chosen, *
and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.
- We have sinned with our fathers; *
we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.
- Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance; *
but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
- Nevertheless, he helped them for his Name's sake, *
that he might make his power to be known.
- He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up; *
so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
- And he saved them from the adversary's hand, *
and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
- As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; *
there was not one of them left.
- Then believed they his words, *
and sang praise unto him.
- But within a while they forgat his works, *
and would not abide his counsel.
- But lust came upon them in the wilderness, *
and they tempted God in the desert.
- And he gave them their desire, *
and sent leanness withal into their soul.
- They angered Moses also in the tents, *
and Aaron the saint of the Lord.
- So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan, *
and covered the congregation of Abiram.
- And the fire was kindled in their company; *
the flame burnt up the ungodly.
- They made a calf in Horeb, *
and worshipped the molten image.
- Thus they turned their glory *
into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay.
- And they forgat God their Saviour, *
who had done so great things in Egypt;
- Wondrous works in the land of Ham; *
and fearful things by the Red Sea.
- So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap, *
to turn away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them.
- Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land, *
and gave no credence unto his word;
- But murmured in their tents, *
and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
- Then lift he up his hand against them, *
to overthrow them in the wilderness;
- To cast out their seed among the nations, *
and to scatter them in the lands.
- They joined themselves unto Baal-peor, *
and ate the offerings of the dead.
- Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions; *
and the plague was great among them.
- Then stood up Phinehas, and interposed; *
and so the plague ceased.
- And that was counted unto him for righteousness, *
among all posterities for evermore.
- They angered him also at the waters of strife, *
so that he punished Moses for their sakes;
- Because they provoked his spirit, *
so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
- Neither destroyed they the heathen, *
as the Lord commanded them;
- But were mingled among the heathen, *
and learned their works.
- Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which became a snare unto them; *
yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils;
- And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, *
whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood.
- Thus were they stained with their own works, *
and went a whoring with their own inventions.
- Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, *
insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
- And he gave them over into the hand of the heathen; *
and they that hated them were lords over them.
- Their enemies oppressed them, *
and had them in subjection.
- Many a time did he deliver them; *
but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.
- Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity, *
he heard their complaint.
- He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mercies; *
yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.
- Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen; *
that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise.
- Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from everlasting, and world without end; *
And let all the people say, Amen.
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