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Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Eighth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. I waited patiently upon the Lord; *
    he stooped to me and heard my cry.
  2. He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; *
    he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure.
  3. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; *
    many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the Lord.
  4. Happy are they who trust in the Lord! *
    they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.
  5. Great things are they that you have done, O Lord my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us! *
    there is none who can be compared with you.
  6. Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! *
    but they are more than I can count.
  7. In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure *
    (you have given me ears to hear you);
  8. Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, *
    and so I said, "Behold, I come.
  9. In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: *
    'I love to do your will, O my God; your law is deep in my heart.' "
  10. I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; *
    behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O Lord, you know.
  11. Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; *
    I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.
  12. You are the Lord; do not withhold your compassion from me; *
    let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever,
  13. For innumerable troubles have crowded upon me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see; *
    they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.
  14. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; *
    O Lord, make haste to help me.
  15. Let them be ashamed and altogether dismayed who seek after my life to destroy it; *
    let them draw back and be disgraced who take pleasure in my misfortune.
  16. Let those who say "Aha!" and gloat over me be confounded, *
    because they are ashamed.
  17. Let all who seek you rejoice in you and be glad; *
    let those who love your salvation continually say, Great is the Lord!
  18. Though I am poor and afflicted, *
    the Lord will have regard for me.
  19. You are my helper and my deliverer; *
    do not tarry, O my God.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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