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Psalm 56. Miserere mei, Deus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Eleventh Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. Have mercy on me, O God, for my enemies are hounding me; *
    all day long they assault and oppress me.
  2. They hound me all the day long; *
    truly there are many who fight against me, O Most High.
  3. Whenever I am afraid, *
    I will put my trust in you.
  4. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust and will not be afraid, *
    for what can flesh do to me?
  5. All day long they damage my cause; *
    their only thought is to do me evil.
  6. They band together; they lie in wait; *
    they spy upon my footsteps; because they seek my life.
  7. Shall they escape despite their wickedness? *
    O God, in your anger, cast down the peoples.
  8. You have noted my lamentation; put my tears into your bottle; *
    are they not recorded in your book?
  9. Whenever I call upon you, my enemies will be put to flight; *
    this I know, for God is on my side.
  10. In God the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust and will not be afraid, *
    or what can mortals do to me?
  11. I am bound by the vow I made to you, O God; *
    I will present to you thank-offerings;
  12. For you have rescued my soul from death and my feet from stumbling, *
    that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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