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Psalm 71. In te, Domine, speravi.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Fourteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; *
    let me never be ashamed.
  2. In your righteousness, deliver me and set me free; *
    incline your ear to me and save me.
  3. Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe; *
    you are my crag and my stronghold.
  4. Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, *
    from the clutches of the evildoer and the oppressor.
  5. For you are my hope, O Lord God, *
    my confidence since I was young.
  6. I have been sustained by you ever since I was born; from my mother's womb you have been my strength; *
    my praise shall be always of you.
  7. I have become a portent to many; *
    but you are my refuge and my strength.
  8. Let my mouth be full of your praise *
    and your glory all the day long.
  9. Do not cast me off in my old age; *
    forsake me not when my strength fails.
  10. For my enemies are talking against me, *
    and those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together.
  11. They say, "God has forsaken him; go after him and seize him; *
    because there is none who will save."
  12. O God, be not far from me; *
    come quickly to help me, O my God.
  13. Let those who set themselves against me be put to shame and be disgraced; *
    let those who seek to do me evil be covered with scorn and reproach.
  14. But I shall always wait in patience, *
    and shall praise you more and more.
  15. My mouth shall recount your mighty acts and saving deeds all day long; *
    though I cannot know the number of them.
  16. I will begin with the mighty works of the Lord God; *
    I will recall your righteousness, yours alone.
  17. O God, you have taught me since I was young, *
    and to this day I tell of your wonderful works.
  18. And now that I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not forsake me, *
    till I make known your strength to this generation and your power to all who are to come.
  19. Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens; *
    you have done great things; who is like you, O God?
  20. You have showed me great troubles and adversities, *
    but you will restore my life and bring me up again from the deep places of the earth.
  21. You strengthen me more and more; *
    you enfold and comfort me,
  22. Therefore I will praise you upon the lyre for your faithfulness, O my God; *
    I will sing to you with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
  23. My lips will sing with joy when I play to you, *
    and so will my soul, which you have redeemed.
  24. My tongue will proclaim your righteousness all day long, *
    for they are ashamed and disgraced who sought to do me harm.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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