Psalm 105. Confitemini Domino.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twenty-first Day - Morning Prayer.
Part I: Confitemini Domino.
- Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name; *
make known his deeds among the peoples.
- Sing to him, sing praises to him, *
and speak of all his marvelous works.
- Glory in his holy Name; *
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
- Search for the Lord and his strength; *
continually seek his face.
- Remember the marvels he has done, *
his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,
- O offspring of Abraham his servant, *
O children of Jacob his chosen.
- He is the Lord our God; *
his judgments prevail in all the world.
- He has always been mindful of his covenant, *
the promise he made for a thousand generations:
- The covenant he made with Abraham, *
the oath that he swore to Isaac,
- Which he established as a statute for Jacob, *
an everlasting covenant for Israel,
- Saying, "To you will I give the land of Canaan *
to be your allotted inheritance."
- When they were few in number, *
of little account, and sojourners in the land,
- Wandering from nation to nation *
and from one kingdom to another,
- He let no one oppress them *
and rebuked kings for their sake,
- Saying, "Do not touch my anointed *
and do my prophets no harm."
- Then he called for a famine in the land *
and destroyed the supply of bread.
- He sent a man before them, *
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
- They bruised his feet in fetters; *
his neck they put in an iron collar.
- Until his prediction came to pass, *
the word of the Lord tested him.
- The king sent and released him; *
the ruler of the peoples set him free.
- He set him as a master over his household, *
as a ruler over all his possessions,
- To instruct his princes according to his will *
and to teach his elders wisdom.
Part II: Et intravit Israel
- Israel came into Egypt, *
and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham.
- The Lord made his people exceedingly fruitful; *
he made them stronger than their enemies;
- Whose heart he turned, so that they hated his people, *
and dealt unjustly with his servants.
- He sent Moses his servant, *
and Aaron whom he had chosen.
- They worked his signs among them, *
and portents in the land of Ham.
- He sent darkness, and it grew dark; *
but the Egyptians rebelled against his words.
- He turned their waters into blood *
and caused their fish to die.
- Their land was overrun by frogs, *
in the very chambers of their kings.
- He spoke, and there came swarms of insects *
and gnats within all their borders.
- He gave them hailstones instead of rain, *
and flames of fire throughout their land.
- He blasted their vines and their fig trees *
and shattered every tree in their country.
- He spoke, and the locust came, *
and young locusts without number,
- Which ate up all the green plants in their land *
and devoured the fruit of their soil.
- He struck down the firstborn of their land, *
the first fruits of all their strength.
- He led out his people with silver and gold; *
in all their tribes there was not one that stumbled.
- Egypt was glad of their going, *
because they were afraid of them.
- He spread out a cloud for a covering *
and a fire to give light in the night season.
- They asked, and quails appeared, *
and he satisfied them with bread from heaven.
- He opened the rock, and water flowed, *
so the river ran in the dry places.
- For God remembered his holy word *
and Abraham his servant.
- So he led forth his people with gladness, *
his chosen with shouts of joy.
- He gave his people the lands of the nations, *
and they took the fruit of others' toil,
- That they might keep his statutes *
and observe his laws. Hallelujah!
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