|21 Domine, in virtute tua|
|1||The king rejoices in
your strength, O LORD; *
how greatly he exults in your victory!
|2||You have given him his
heart's desire; *
you have not denied him the request of his lips.
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|3||For you meet him with
blessings of prosperity, *
and set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
|4||He asked you for life,
and you gave it to him: *
length of days, for ever and ever.
|5||His honor is great,
because of your victory; *
splendor and majesty have you bestowed upon him.
|6||For you will give him
everlasting felicity *
and will make him glad with the joy of your presence.
|7||For the king puts his
trust in the LORD; *
because of the loving-kindness of the Most High, he
will not fall.
|8||Your hand will lay
hold upon all your enemies; *
your right hand will seize all those who hate you.
|9||You will make them
like a fiery furnace *
at the time of your appearing, O LORD;
|10||You will swallow them
up in your wrath, *
and fire shall consume them.
|11||You will destroy their
offspring from the land *
and their descendants from among the peoples of the earth.
|12||Though they intend
evil against you
and devise wicked schemes, *
yet they shall not prevail.
|13||For you will put them
to flight *
and aim your arrows at them.
|14||Be exalted, O LORD, in your might; *
we will sing and praise your power.
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|Fourth Day: Evening Prayer|
|22 Deus, Deus meu|
|1||My God, my God, why
have you forsaken me? *
and are so far from my cry
and from the words of my distress?
|2||O my God, I cry in the
daytime, but you do not answer; *
by night as well, but I find no rest.
|3||Yet you are the Holy
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
|4||Our forefathers put
their trust in you; *
they trusted, and you delivered them.
|5||They cried out to you
and were delivered; *
they trusted in you and were not put to shame.
|6||But as for me, I am a
worm and no man, *
scorned by all and despised by the people.
|7||All who see me laugh
me to scorn; *
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,
|8||"He trusted in the LORD; let him deliver him; *
let him rescue him, if he delights in him."
|9||Yet you are he who
took me out of the womb, *
and kept me safe upon my mother's breast.
|10||I have been entrusted
to you ever since I was born; *
you were my God when I was still in my
|11||Be not far from me,
for trouble is near, *
and there is none to help.
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|12||Many young bulls
encircle me; *
strong bulls of Bashan surround me.
|13||They open wide their
jaws at me, *
like a ravening and a roaring lion.
|14||I am poured out like
all my bones are out of joint; *
my heart within my breast is melting wax.
|15||My mouth is dried out
like a pot-sherd;
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; *
and you have laid me in the dust of the grave.
|16||Packs of dogs close me
and gangs of evildoers circle around me; *
they pierce my hands and my feet;
I can count all my bones.
|17||They stare and gloat
over me; *
they divide my garments among them;
they cast lots for my clothing.
|18||Be not far away, O LORD; *
you are my strength; hasten to help me.
|19||Save me from the
my life from the power of the dog.
|20||Save me from the
lion's mouth, *
my wretched body from the horns of wild bulls.
|21||I will declare your
Name to my brethren; *
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.
|22||Praise the LORD, you that fear him; *
stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel;
all you of Jacob's line, give glory.
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|23||For he does not
despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty;
neither does he hide his face from them; *
but when they cry to him he hears them.
|24||My praise is of him in
the great assembly; *
I will perform my vows in the presence of those who
|25||The poor shall eat and
and those who seek the LORD shall praise him: *
"May your heart live for ever!"
|26||All the ends of the
earth shall remember and turn to
the LORD, *
and all the families of the nations bow before him.
|27||For kingship belongs
to the LORD; *
he rules over the nations.
|28||To him alone all who
sleep in the earth bow down
in worship; *
all who go down to the dust fall before him.
|29||My soul shall live for
my descendants shall serve him; *
they shall be known as the LORD'S for ever.
|30||They shall come and
make known to a people yet unborn *
the saving deeds that he has done.
|23 Dominus regit me|
|1||The LORD is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.
|2||He makes me lie down
in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.
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|3||He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.
|4||Though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
|5||You spread a table
before me in the presence of those
who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.
|6||Surely your goodness
and mercy shall follow me all the days
of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
|Fifth Day: Morning Prayer|
|24 Domini est terra|
|1||The earth is the LORD'S and all that is in it, *
the world and all who dwell therein.
|2||For it is he who
founded it upon the seas *
and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.
|3||"Who can ascend the
hill of the LORD? *
and who can stand in his holy place?"
|4||"Those who have clean
hands and a pure heart, *
who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
nor sworn by what is a fraud.
|5||They shall receive a
blessing from the LORD *
and a just reward from the God of their salvation."
|6||Such is the generation
of those who seek him, *
of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
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|7||Lift up your heads, O
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.
|8||"Who is this King of
"The LORD, strong and mighty,
the LORD, mighty in battle."
|9||Lift up your heads, O
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.
|10||"Who is he, this King
of glory?" *
"The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory."
|25 Ad te, Domine, levavi|
|1||To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;
my God, I put my trust in you; *
let me not be humiliated,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
|2||Let none who look to
you be put to shame; *
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.
|3||Show me your ways, O LORD, *
and teach me your paths.
|4||Lead me in your truth
and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation;
in you have I trusted all the day long.
|5||Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love, *
for they are from everlasting.
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|6||Remember not the sins
of my youth and my transgressions; *
remember me according to your love
and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.
|7||Gracious and upright
is the LORD; *
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.
|8||He guides the humble
in doing right *
and teaches his way to the lowly.
|9||All the paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
|10||For your Name's sake,
O LORD, *
forgive my sin, for it is great.
|11||Who are they who fear
the LORD? *
he will teach them the way that they should choose.
|12||They shall dwell in
and their offspring shall inherit the land.
|13||The LORD is a friend to those who fear him *
and will show them his covenant.
|14||My eyes are ever
looking to the LORD, *
for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
|15||Turn to me and have
pity on me, *
for I am left alone and in misery.
|16||The sorrows of my
heart have increased; *
bring me out of my troubles.
|17||Look upon my adversity
and misery *
and forgive me all my sin.
|18||Look upon my enemies,
for they are many, *
and they bear a violent hatred against me.
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life and deliver me; *
let me not be put to shame, for I have trusted in you.
integrity and uprightness preserve me, *
for my hope has been in you.
Israel, O God, *
out of all his troubles.
|26 Judica me, Domine|
judgment for me, O LORD,
for I have lived with integrity; *
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
|2||Test me, O
LORD, and try me; *
examine my heart and my mind.
love is before my eyes; *
I have walked faithfully with you.
|4||I have not
sat with the worthless, *
nor do I consort with the deceitful.
hated the company of evildoers; *
I will not sit down with the wicked.
wash my hands in innocence, O LORD, *
that I may go in procession round your altar,
aloud a song of thanksgiving *
and recounting all your wonderful deeds.
|8||LORD, I love the house in which you dwell *
and the place where your glory abides.
sweep me away with sinners, *
nor my life with those who thirst for blood,
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|10||Whose hands are full
of evil plots, *
and their right hand full of bribes.
|11||As for me, I will live
with integrity; *
redeem me, O LORD, and have pity on me.
|12||My foot stands on
level ground; *
in the full assembly I will bless the LORD.
|Fifth Day: Evening Prayer|
|27 Dominus illuminatio|
|1||The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom then shall I fear? *
the LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom then shall I be afraid?
|2||When evildoers came
upon me to eat up my flesh, *
it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who
stumbled and fell.
|3||Though an army should
encamp against me, *
yet my heart shall not be afraid;
|4||And though war should
rise up against me, *
yet will I put my trust in him.
|5||One thing have I asked
of the LORD;
one thing I seek; *
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days
of my life;
|6||To behold the fair
beauty of the LORD *
and to seek him in his temple.
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|7||For in the day of
trouble he shall keep me safe
in his shelter; *
he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling
and set me high upon a rock.
|8||Even now he lifts up
my head *
above my enemies round about me.
|9||Therefore I will offer
in his dwelling an oblation
with sounds of great gladness; *
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
|10||Hearken to my voice, O
LORD, when I call; *
have mercy on me and answer me.
|11||You speak in my heart
and say, "Seek my face." *
Your face, LORD, will I seek.
|12||Hide not your face
from me, *
nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
|13||You have been my
cast me not away; *
do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
|14||Though my father and
my mother forsake me, *
the LORD will sustain me.
|15||Show me your way, O LORD; *
lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.
|16||Deliver me not into
the hand of my adversaries, *
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
and also those who speak malice.
|17||What if I had not
that I should see the goodness of the LORD *
in the land of the living!
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|18||O tarry and await the
be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
wait patiently for the LORD.
|28 Ad te, Domine|
|1||O LORD, I call to you;
my Rock, do not be deaf to my cry; *
lest, if you do not hear me,
I become like those who go down to the Pit.
|2||Hear the voice of my
prayer when I cry out to you, *
when I lift up my hands to your holy of holies.
|3||Do not snatch me away
with the wicked or with the
who speak peaceably with their neighbors,
while strife is in their hearts.
|4||Repay them according
to their deeds, *
and according to the wickedness of their actions.
|5||According to the work
of their hands repay them, *
and give them their just deserts.
|6||They have no
understanding of the LORD'S doings,
nor of the works of his hands; *
therefore he will break them down and not
build them up.
|7||Blessed is the LORD! *
for he has heard the voice of my prayer.
|8||The LORD is my strength and my shield; *
my heart trusts in him, and I have been helped;
|9||Therefore my heart
dances for joy, *
and in my song will I praise him.
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|10||The LORD is the strength of his people, *
a safe refuge for his anointed.
|11||Save your people and
bless your inheritance; *
shepherd them and carry them for ever.
|29 Afferte Domino|
|1||Ascribe to the LORD, you gods, *
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
|2||Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his Name; *
worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
|3||The voice of the LORD is upon the waters;
the God of glory thunders; *
the LORD is upon the mighty waters.
|4||The voice of the LORD is a powerful voice; *
the voice of the LORD is a voice of splendor.
|5||The voice of the LORD breaks the cedar trees; *
the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
|6||He makes Lebanon skip
like a calf, *
and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
|7||The voice of the LORD splits the flames of fire;
the voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; *
the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
|8||The voice of the LORD makes the oak trees writhe *
and strips the forests bare.
|9||And in the temple of
the LORD *
all are crying, "Glory!"
|10||The LORD sits enthroned above the flood; *
the LORD sits enthroned as King for evermore.
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|11||The LORD shall give strength to his people; *
the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.
|Sixth Day: Morning Prayer|
|30 Exaltabo te, Domine|
|1||I will exalt you, O LORD,
because you have lifted me up *
and have not let my enemies triumph over me.
|2||O LORD my God, I cried out to you, *
and you restored me to health.
|3||You brought me up, O LORD, from the dead; *
you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.
|4||Sing to the LORD, you servants of his; *
give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.
|5||For his wrath endures
but the twinkling of an eye, *
his favor for a lifetime.
|6||Weeping may spend the
but joy comes in the morning.
|7||While I felt secure, I
"I shall never be disturbed. *
You, LORD, with your favor, made me as strong as
|8||Then you hid your
and I was filled with fear.
|9||I cried to you, O LORD; *
I pleaded with the Lord, saying,
|10||"What profit is there
in my blood, if I go down to the Pit? *
will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
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|11||Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me; *
O LORD, be my helper."
|12||You have turned my
wailing into dancing; *
you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
|13||Therefore my heart
sings to you without ceasing; *
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
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