|91 Qui habitat|
|1||He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, *
abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
|2||He shall say to the LORD,
"You are my refuge and my stronghold, *
my God in whom I put my trust."
|3||He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter *
and from the deadly pestilence.
|4||He shall cover you with his pinions,
and you shall find refuge under his wings; *
his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.
|5||You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, *
nor of the arrow that flies by day;
|6||Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, *
nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.
|7||A thousand shall fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand, *
but it shall not come near you.
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|8||Your eyes have only to behold *
to see the reward of the wicked.
|9||Because you have made the LORD your refuge, *
and the Most High your habitation,
|10||There shall no evil happen to you, *
neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
|11||For he shall give his angels charge over you, *
to keep you in all your ways.
|12||They shall bear you in their hands, *
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
|13||You shall tread upon the lion and the adder; *
you shall trample the young lion and the serpent
under your feet.
|14||Because he is bound to me in love,
therefore will I deliver him; *
I will protect him, because he knows my Name.
|15||He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *
I am with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and bring him to honor.
|16||With long life will I satisfy him, *
and show him my salvation.
|92 Bonum est confiteri|
|1||It is a good thing to give thanks to the LORD, *
and to sing praises to your Name, O Most High;
|2||To tell of your loving-kindness early in the morning *
and of your faithfulness in the night season;
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|3||On the psaltery, and on the lyre, *
and to the melody of the harp.
|4||For you have made me glad by your acts, O LORD; *
and I shout for joy because of the works of your hands.
|5||LORD, how great are your works! *
your thoughts are very deep.
|6||The dullard does not know,
nor does the fool understand, *
that though the wicked grow like weeds,
and all the workers of iniquity flourish,
|7||They flourish only to be destroyed for ever; *
but you, O LORD, are exalted for evermore.
|8||For lo, your enemies, O LORD,
lo, your enemies shall perish, *
and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
|9||But my horn you have exalted like the horns of wild bulls; *
I am anointed with fresh oil.
|10||My eyes also gloat over my enemies, *
and my ears rejoice to hear the doom of the wicked who
rise up against me.
|11||The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, *
and shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon.
|12||Those who are planted in the house of the LORD *
shall flourish in the courts of our God;
|13||They shall still bear fruit in old age; *
they shall be green and succulent;
|14||That they may show how upright the LORD is, *
my Rock, in whom there is no fault.
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|Eighteenth Day: Evening Prayer|
|93 Dominus regnavit|
|1||The LORD is King;
he has put on splendid apparel; *
the LORD has put on his apparel
and girded himself with strength.
|2||He has made the whole world so sure *
that it cannot be moved;
|3||Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; *
you are from everlasting.
|4||The waters have lifted up, O LORD,
the waters have lifted up their voice; *
the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
|5||Mightier than the sound of many waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea, *
mightier is the LORD who dwells on high.
|6||Your testimonies are very sure, *
and holiness adorns your house, O LORD,
for ever and for evermore.
|94 Deus ultionum|
|1||O LORD God of vengeance, *
O God of vengeance, show yourself.
|2||Rise up, O Judge of the world; *
give the arrogant their just deserts.
|3||How long shall the wicked, O LORD, *
how long shall the wicked triumph?
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|4||They bluster in their insolence; *
all evildoers are full of boasting.
|5||They crush your people, O LORD, *
and afflict your chosen nation.
|6||They murder the widow and the stranger *
and put the orphans to death.
|7||Yet they say, "The LORD does not see, *
the God of Jacob takes no notice."
|8||Consider well, you dullards among the people; *
when will you fools understand?
|9||He that planted the ear, does he not hear? *
he that formed the eye, does he not see?
|10||He who admonishes the nations, will he not punish? *
he who teaches all the world, has he no knowledge?
|11||The LORD knows our human thoughts; *
how like a puff of wind they are.
|12||Happy are they whom you instruct, O Lord! *
whom you teach out of your law;
|13||To give them rest in evil days, *
until a pit is dug for the wicked.
|14||For the LORD will not abandon his people, *
nor will he forsake his own.
|15||For judgment will again be just, *
and all the true of heart will follow it.
|16||Who rose up for me against the wicked? *
who took my part against the evildoers?
|17||If the LORD had not come to my help, *
I should soon have dwelt in the land of silence.
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|18||As often as I said, "My foot has slipped," *
your love, O LORD, upheld me.
|19||When many cares fill my mind, *
your consolations cheer my soul.
|20||Can a corrupt tribunal have any part with you, *
one which frames evil into law?
|21||They conspire against the life of the just *
and condemn the innocent to death.
|22||But the LORD has become my stronghold, *
and my God the rock of my trust.
|23||He will turn their wickedness back upon them
and destroy them in their own malice; *
the LORD our God will destroy them.
|Nineteenth Day: Morning Prayer|
|95 Venite, exultemus|
|1||Come, let us sing to the LORD; *
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
|2||Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
|3||For the LORD is a great God, *
and a great King above all gods.
|4||In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *
and the heights of the hills are his also.
|5||The sea is his, for he made it, *
and his hands have molded the dry land.
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|6||Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *
and kneel before the LORD our Maker.
|7||For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!
Harden not your hearts,
as your forebears did in the wilderness, *
at Meribah, and on that day at Massah,
when they tempted me.
|9||They put me to the test, *
though they had seen my works.
|10||Forty years long I detested that generation and said, *
"This people are wayward in their hearts;
they do not know my ways."
|11||So I swore in my wrath, *
"They shall not enter into my rest."
|96 Cantate Domino|
|1||Sing to the LORD a new song; *
sing to the LORD, all the whole earth.
|2||Sing to the LORD and bless his Name; *
proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
|3||Declare his glory among the nations *
and his wonders among all peoples.
|4||For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; *
he is more to be feared than all gods.
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|5||As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
but it is the LORD who made the heavens.
|6||Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! *
Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!
|7||Ascribe to the LORD, you families of the peoples; *
ascribe to the LORD honor and power.
|8||Ascribe to the LORD the honor due his Name; *
bring offerings and come into his courts.
|9||Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; *
let the whole earth tremble before him.
|10||Tell it out among the nations: "The LORD is King! *
he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity."
|11||Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
let the sea thunder and all that is in it; *
let the field be joyful and all that is therein.
|12||Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy
before the LORD when he comes, *
when he comes to judge the earth.
|13||He will judge the world with righteousness *
and the peoples with his truth.
|97 Dominus regnavit|
|1||The LORD is King;
let the earth rejoice; *
let the multitude of the isles be glad.
|2||Clouds and darkness are round about him, *
righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.
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|3||A fire goes before him *
and burns up his enemies on every side.
|4||His lightnings light up the world; *
the earth sees it and is afraid.
|5||The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, *
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
|6||The heavens declare his righteousness, *
and all the peoples see his glory.
|7||Confounded be all who worship carved images
and delight in false gods! *
Bow down before him, all you gods.
|8||Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, *
because of your judgments, O LORD.
|9||For you are the LORD,
most high over all the earth; *
you are exalted far above all gods.
|10||The LORD loves those who hate evil; *
he preserves the lives of his saints
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
|11||Light has sprung up for the righteous, *
and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.
|12||Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, *
and give thanks to his holy Name.
|Nineteenth Day: Evening Prayer|
|98 Cantate Domino|
|1||Sing to the LORD a new song, *
for he has done marvelous things.
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|2||With his right hand and his holy arm *
has he won for himself the victory.
|3||The LORD has made known his victory; *
his righteousness has he openly shown in
the sight of the nations.
|4||He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to
the house of Israel, *
and all the ends of the earth have seen the
victory of our God.
|5||Shout with joy to the LORD, all you lands; *
lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.
|6||Sing to the LORD with the harp, *
with the harp and the voice of song.
|7||With trumpets and the sound of the horn *
shout with joy before the King, the LORD.
|8||Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it, *
the lands and those who dwell therein.
|9||Let the rivers clap their hands, *
and let the hills ring out with joy before the LORD,
when he comes to judge the earth.
|10||In righteousness shall he judge the world *
and the peoples with equity.
|99 Dominus regnavit|
|1||The LORD is King;
let the people tremble; *
he is enthroned upon the cherubim;
let the earth shake.
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|2||The LORD is great in Zion; *
he is high above all peoples.
|3||Let them confess his Name, which is great and awesome; *
he is the Holy One.
|4||"O mighty King, lover of justice,
you have established equity; *
you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob."
|5||Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God
and fall down before his footstool; *
he is the Holy One.
|6||Moses and Aaron among his priests,
and Samuel among those who call upon his Name, *
they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
|7||He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; *
they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them.
|8||"O LORD our God, you answered them indeed; *
you were a God who forgave them,
yet punished them for their evil deeds."
|9||Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God
and worship him upon his holy hill; *
for the LORD our God is the Holy One.
|100 Jubilate Deo|
|1||Be joyful in the LORD, all you lands; *
serve the LORD with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
|2||Know this: The LORD himself is God; *
he himself has made us, and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
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|3||Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise; *
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
|4||For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting; *
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.
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