Psalm 106. Confitemini Domino.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twenty-first Day - Evening Prayer.
Part I: Confitemini Domino
- Hallelujah! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
- Who can declare the mighty acts of the Lord *
or show forth all his praise? Happy are those who act with justice *
and always do what is right! Remember me, O LORD, with the favor you have for your people, *
and visit me with your saving help;
- That I may see the prosperity of your elect and be glad with the gladness of your people, *
that I may glory with your inheritance.
- We have sinned as our forebears did; *
we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.
- In Egypt they did not consider your marvelous works, nor remember the abundance of your love; *
they defied the Most High at the Red Sea.
- But he saved them for his Name's sake, *
to make his power known.
- He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up, *
and he led them through the deep as through a desert.
- He saved them from the hand of those who hated them *
and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
- The waters covered their oppressors; *
not one of them was left.
- Then they believed his words *
and sang him songs of praise.
- But they soon forgot his deeds *
and did not wait for his counsel.
- A craving seized them in the wilderness, *
and they put God to the test in the desert.
- He gave them what they asked, *
but sent leanness into their soul.
- They envied Moses in the camp, *
and Aaron, the holy one of the Lord.
- The earth opened and swallowed Dathan *
and covered the company of Abiram.
- Fire blazed up against their company, *
and flames devoured the wicked.
Part II: Et fecerunt vitulum
- Israel made a bull-calf at Horeb *
and worshiped a molten image;
- And so they exchanged their Glory *
for the image of an ox that feeds on grass.
- They forgot God their Savior, *
who had done great things in Egypt,
- Wonderful deeds in the land of Ham, *
and fearful things at the Red Sea.
- So he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, *
to turn away his wrath from consuming them.
- They refused the pleasant land *
and would not believe his promise.
- They grumbled in their tents *
and would not listen to the voice of the Lord.
- So he lifted his hand against them, *
to overthrow them in the wilderness,
- To cast out their seed among the nations, *
and to scatter them throughout the lands.
- They joined themselves to Baal-Peor *
and ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
- They provoked him to anger with their actions, *
and a plague broke out among them.
- Then Phinehas stood up and interceded, *
and the plague came to an end.
- This was reckoned to him as righteousness *
throughout all generations for ever.
- Again they provoked his anger at the waters of Meribah, *
so that he punished Moses because of them;
- For they so embittered his spirit *
that he spoke rash words with his lips.
- They did not destroy the peoples *
as the Lord had commanded them.
- They intermingled with the heathen *
and learned their pagan ways,
- So that they worshiped their idols, *
which became a snare to them.
- They sacrificed their sons *
and their daughters to evil spirits.
- They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, *
which they offered to the idols of Canaan, and the land was defiled with blood.
- Thus they were polluted by their actions *
and went whoring in their evil deeds.
- Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against his people *
and he abhorred his inheritance.
- He gave them over to the hand of the heathen, *
and those who hated them ruled over them.
- Their enemies oppressed them, *
and they were humbled under their hand.
- Many a time did he deliver them, but they rebelled through their own devices, *
and were brought down in their iniquity.
- Nevertheless, he saw their distress, *
when he heard their lamentation.
- He remembered his covenant with them *
and relented in accordance with his great mercy.
- He caused them to be pitied *
by those who held them captive.
- Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, *
that we may give thanks to your holy Name and glory in your praise.
- Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting and to everlasting; *
and let all the people say, "Amen!" Hallelujah!
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