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Psalm 119. V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-fifth Day - Morning Prayer.

V. Legem pone.

  1. TEACH me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes, *
    and I shall keep it unto the end.
  2. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; *
    yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
  3. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; *
    for therein is my desire.
  4. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, *
    and not to covetousness.
  5. O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; *
    and quicken thou me in thy way.
  6. O stablish thy word in thy servant, *
    that I may fear thee.
  7. Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; *
    for thy judgments are good.
  8. Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; *
    O quicken me in thy righteousness.

VI. Et veniat super me.

  1. LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O Lord, *
    even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
  2. So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; *
    for my trust is in thy word.
  3. O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth; *
    for my hope is in thy judgments.
  4. So shall I alway keep thy law; *
    yea, for ever and ever.
  5. And I will walk at liberty; *
    for I seek thy commandments.
  6. I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings, *
    and will not be ashamed.
  7. And my delight shall be in thy commandments, *
    which I have loved.
  8. My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; *
    and my study shall be in thy statutes.

VII. Memor esto verbi tui.

  1. O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, *
    wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
  2. The same is my comfort in my trouble; *
    for thy word hath quickened me.
  3. The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; *
    yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
  4. For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O Lord, *
    and received comfort.
  5. I am horribly afraid, *
    for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
  6. Thy statutes have been my songs, *
    in the house of my pilgrimage.
  7. I have thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night season, *
    and have kept thy law.
  8. This I had, *
    because I kept thy commandments.

VIII. Portio mea, Domine.

  1. THOU art my portion, O Lord; *
    I have promised to keep thy law.
  2. I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart; *
    O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
  3. I called mine own ways to remembrance, *
    and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
  4. I made haste, and prolonged not the time, *
    to keep thy commandments.
  5. The snares of the ungodly have compassed me about; *
    but I have not forgotten thy law.
  6. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, *
    because of thy righteous judgments.
  7. I am a companion of all them that fear thee, *
    and keep thy commandments.
  8. The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: *
    O teach me thy statutes.

IX. Bonitatem fecisti.

  1. O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant, *
    according unto thy word.
  2. O teach me true understanding and knowledge; *
    for I have believed thy commandments.
  3. Before I was troubled, I went wrong; *
    but now have I kept thy word.
  4. Thou art good and gracious; *
    O teach me thy statutes.
  5. The proud have imagined a lie against me; *
    but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
  6. Their heart is as fat as brawn; *
    but my delight hath been in thy law.
  7. It is good for me that I have been in trouble; *
    that I may learn thy statutes.
  8. The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me *
    than thousands of gold and silver.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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