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Psalm 143. Domine, exaudi.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-ninth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. HEAR my prayer, O Lord, and consider my desire; *
    hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness' sake.
  2. And enter not into judgment with thy servant; *
    for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
  3. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; *
    he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.
  4. Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, *
    and my heart within me is desolate.
  5. Yet do I remember the time past; I muse upon all thy works; *
    yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands.
  6. I stretch forth my hands unto thee; *
    my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.
  7. Hear me, O Lord, and that soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: *
    hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
  8. O let me hear thy loving-kindness betimes in the morning; for in thee is my trust: *
    show thou me the way that I should walk in; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
  9. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies; *
    for I flee unto thee to hide me.
  10. Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for thou art my God: *
    let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
  11. Quicken me, O Lord, for thy Name's sake; *
    and for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
  12. And of thy goodness slay mine enemies, *
    and destroy all them that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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