Psalm 21. Domine, in virtute tua.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Fourth Day - Morning Prayer.
- The king rejoices in your strength, O Lord; *
how greatly he exults in your victory!
- You have given him his heart's desire; *
you have not denied him the request of his lips.
- For you meet him with blessings of prosperity, *
and set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
- He asked you for life, and you gave it to him: *
length of days, for ever and ever.
- His honor is great, because of your victory; *
splendor and majesty have you bestowed upon him.
- For you will give him everlasting felicity *
and will make him glad with the joy of your presence.
- For the king puts his trust in the Lord; *
because of the loving-kindness of the Most High, he will not fall.
- Your hand will lay hold upon all your enemies; *
your right hand will seize all those who hate you.
- You will make them like a fiery furnace *
at the time of your appearing, O Lord;
- You will swallow them up in your wrath, *
and fire shall consume them.
- You will destroy their offspring from the land *
and their descendants from among the peoples of the earth.
- Though they intend evil against you and devise wicked schemes, *
yet they shall not prevail.
- For you will put them to flight *
and aim your arrows at them.
- Be exalted, O Lord, in your might; *
we will sing and praise your power.
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