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in the Lord : and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.
6 O Lord my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done, like as be also thy thoughts which are to us-ward : and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee.
7 If I should declare them, and speak of them : they should be more than I am able to express.
8 Sacrifice, and meat-offering, thou wouldest not : but mine ears hast thou opened.
9 Burnt-offerings, and sacrifice for sin, hast thou not required : then said I, Lo, I come,
10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my God : I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.
11 I have declared thy righteousness in the great congregation : lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that thou knowest. .
12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart : my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation.
13 I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth : from the great congregation.
14 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O Lord : let thy loving-kindness and thy truth alway preserve me.
15 For innumerable troubles are come a. bout me; my sins have taken such hold upon me that I am not able to look up : yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me : make haste, O Lord, to help me.
17 Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it: let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.
18 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame : that say unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee.
19 Let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee : and let such as love thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.
20 As for me, I am poor and needy : but the Lord careth for me.
21 Thou art my helper and redeemer : make no long tarrying, my God.
and needy : the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
2 The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth : and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord comfort him, when he lieth sick upon his bed : make thou all his bed in his sickness.
4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me : heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
5 Mine enemies speak evil of me : When shall he die, and his name perish ?
6. And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity : and his heart conceiveth falshood within himself, and when he cometh forth he telleth it,
3 0 send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me : and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.
4 And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness : and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God, my God.
5 Why art thou so heavy, O my soul : and why art thou so disquieted within me?
6 O put thy trust in God : for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and
Psal. xliv. Deus, auribus.
fathers have told us : what thou hast done in their time of old;
2 How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in : how thou hast destroyed the nations, and cast them out.
3 For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword : neither was it their own arm that helped them;
4 But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance : because thou hadst a favour unto them.
5 Thou art my King, O God : send help unto Jacob.
6 Through thee will we overthrow our enemies : and in thy Name will we tread them under, that rise up against us.
7 For I will not trust in my bow : it is not my sword that shall help me ;
8 But it is thou that savest us from our ene
mies : and puttest them to confusion that hate us.
9 We make our boast of God all day long : and will praise thy Name for ever.
10 But now thou art far off, and puttest us tò confusion : and goest not forth with our armies.
11 Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies : so that they which hate us spoil our goods.
12 Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep : and hast scattered us among the heathen.
13 Thou sellest thy people for nought : and takest no money for them.
14 Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours : to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.
15 Thou makest us to be a by-word among the heathen : and that the people shake their heads at us.
16 My confusion is daily before me : and the shame of my face hath covered me;
17 For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer : for the enemy and avenger.
18 And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee : nor behave ourselves frowardly in thy covenant.
19 Our heart is not turned back : neither our steps gone out of thy way;
20 No, not when thou hast smitten us into the place of dragons : and covered us with the shadow of death.
21 If we have forgotten the Name of our God, and holden up our hands to any strange god : shall not God search it out for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.
22 For thy sake also are we killed all the day long : and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.
23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou : awake, and be not absent from us for ever.
24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face : and forgettest our misery and trouble?
25 For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust : our belly cleaveth unto the ground.
26 Arise, and help us : and deliver us for thy mercy's sake.
PSAL. xlv. Eructavit cor meum. MY
Y heart is inditing of a good matter : 1
speak of the things which I have made unto the King
2 My tongue is the pen : of a ready writer.
3 Thou art fairer than the children of men : full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most Mighty : according to thy wor. ship and renown.
5 Good luck have thou with thine honour : ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness ; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee : even in the midst among the King's enemies.
7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity : wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.