Psalm 19. Caeli enarrant.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Fourth Day - Morning Prayer.
- The heavens declare the glory of God, *
and the firmament shows his handiwork.
- One day tells its tale to another, *
and one night imparts knowledge to another.
- Although they have no words or language, *
and their voices are not heard,
- Their sound has gone out into all lands, *
and their message to the ends of the world.
- In the deep has he set a pavilion for the sun; *
it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber; it rejoices like a champion to run its course.
- It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens and runs about to the end of it again; *
nothing is hidden from its burning heat.
- The law of the Lord is perfect and revives the soul; *
the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to the innocent.
- The statutes of the Lord are just and rejoice the heart; *
the commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light to the eyes.
- The fear of the Lord is clean and endures for ever; *
the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
- More to be desired are they than gold, more than much fine gold, *
sweeter far than honey, than honey in the comb.
- By them also is your servant enlightened, *
and in keeping them there is great reward.
- Who can tell how often he offends? *
cleanse me from my secret faults.
- Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not get dominion over me; *
then shall I be whole and sound, and innocent of a great offense.
- Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, *
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
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