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.



724    Psalm 95


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!
8 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.



728    Psalm 99


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.



730    Psalm 101