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Psalm xxix. Afferte Domino.
RING unto the Lord, O ye mighty, bring
2 Give the Lord the honour due unto his
3 It is the Lord that commandeth the waters; it is the glorious God that maketh the thunder.
4 It is the Lord that ruleth the sea; the voice of the Lord is mighty in operation; the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar trees; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.
6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Libanus also and Sirion like a young unicorn.
7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; yea, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades.
8 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes: in his temple doth every man speak of his honour.
9 The Lord sitteth above the water-flood, and the Lord remaineth a King for ever.
10 The Lord shall give strength unto his people; the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.
Exaltabo te, Domine.
WILL magnify thee, O Lord; for thou hast set me up, and not made my foes to triumph
2 O Lord, my God, I cried unto thee; and thou hast healed me.
3 Thou, Lord, hast brought my soul out of hell thou hast kept my life from them
that go down to the pit.
4 Sing praises unto the Lord, O ye saints of his; and give thanks unto him, for a remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life; heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed: thou, Lord, of thy goodness, hast made my hill so strong.
7 Thou didst turn thy face from me, and I was troubled. 8 Then cried I unto thee, O Lord; and gat me to my Lord right humbly.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?
10 Shall the dust give thanks unto thee? or shall it declare thy truth?
11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; Lord, be thou my helper.
12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy; thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness:
13 Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without ceasing: O my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalm xxxi. In te, Domine, speravi.
N thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let
2 Bow down thine ear to me; make
3 And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence, that thou mayest save me;
4 For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: be thou also my guide, and
lead me for thy name's sake.
5 Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; thou art my strength.
6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit; for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
7 I have hated them that hold of superstitious vanities, and my
trust hath been in the Lord.
8 I will be glad, and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble, and hast known my soul in adversities.
9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy, but hast
set my feet in a large room.
10 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble, and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my
11 For my life is waxen old with heaviness, and my years with mourning.
12 My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
13 I became a reproof among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours; and they of mine acquaintance were afraid of me; and they that did see me without, conveyed themselves from me.
14 I am clean forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am become like a broken vessel.
15 For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude, and fear is on every side, while they conspire together against me, and take their counsel to take away my life.
16 But my hope hath been in thee, O Lord; I have said, Thou art my God.
17 My time is in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
18 Show thy servant the light of thy countenance, and save me for thy mercy's sake.
19 Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee; let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence in
20 Let the lying lips be put to silence, which cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully speak against the righteous.
21 O how plentiful is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, and that thou hast prepared for them that put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men!
22 Thou shalt hide them privily by thine own presence from the provoking of all men: thou shalt keep them secretly in thy tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
23 Thanks be to the Lord; for he hath showed me marvellous great kindness in a strong city.
24 And when I made haste, I said, I am cast out of the sight of thine eyes.
25 Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my prayer, when I cried unto thee.
26 O love the Lord, all ye his saints; for the Lord preserveth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.
27 Be strong, and he shall establish your heart, all ye that put your trust in the Lord.
3 For whilst I held my tongue, my consumed away through my daily complaining.
4 For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night, and my moisture is like the drought in summer.
5 I will acknowledge my sin unto thee; and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
6 I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord; and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
7 For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found; but in the great waterfloods they shall not come nigh him.
8 Thou art a place to hide me in; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliver
9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go; and I will guide thee with mine eye.
10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding; whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall
11 Great plagues remain for the ungodly; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.
12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.