Psalm 72. Deus, judicium.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Fourteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
- Give the King your justice, O God, *
and your righteousness to the King's Son;
- That he may rule your people righteously *
and the poor with justice;
- That the mountains may bring prosperity to the people, *
and the little hills bring righteousness.
- He shall defend the needy among the people; *
he shall rescue the poor and crush the oppressor.
- He shall live as long as the sun and moon endure, *
from one generation to another.
- He shall come down like rain upon the mown field, *
like showers that water the earth.
- In his time shall the righteous flourish; *
there shall be abundance of peace till the moon shall be no more.
- He shall rule from sea to sea, *
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
- His foes shall bow down before him, *
and his enemies lick the dust.
- The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute, *
and the kings of Arabia and Saba offer gifts.
- All kings shall bow down before him, *
and all the nations do him service.
- For he shall deliver the poor who cries out in distress, *
and the oppressed who has no helper.
- He shall have pity on the lowly and poor; *
he shall preserve the lives of the needy.
- He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence, *
and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
- Long may he live! and may there be given to him gold from Arabia; *
may prayer be made for him always, and may they bless him all the day long.
- May there be abundance of grain on the earth, growing thick even on the hilltops; *
may its fruit flourish like Lebanon, and its grain like grass upon the earth.
- May his Name remain for ever and be established as long as the sun endures; *
may all the nations bless themselves in him and call him blessed.
- Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, *
who alone does wondrous deeds!
- And blessed be his glorious Name for ever! *
and may all the earth be filled with his glory. Amen. Amen.
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