Psalm 144. Benedictus Dominus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Thirtieth Day - Morning Prayer.
- BLESSED be the Lord my strength, *
who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
- My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender in whom I trust; *
who subdueth my people that is under me.
- Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? *
or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?
- Man is like a thing of nought; *
his time passeth away like a shadow.
- Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down; *
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
- Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them; *
shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.
- Send down thine hand from above; *
deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strangers;
- Whose mouth talketh of vanity, *
and their right hand is a right hand of wickedness.
- I will sing a new song unto thee, O God; *
and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.
- Thou hast given victory unto kings, *
and hast delivered David thy servant from the peril of the sword.
- Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strangers, *
whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity:
- That our sons may grow up as the young plants, *
and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;
- That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store; *
that our sheep may bring forth thousands, and ten thousands in our fields;
- That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no decay, *
no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.
- Happy are the people that are in such a case; *
yea, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.
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