When I was in trouble I called upon the Lord *
and he heard me.
Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips *
and from a deceitful tongue.
What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou false tongue *
even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals.
Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech *
and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar.
My soul hath long dwelt among them *
that are enemies unto peace.
I labour for peace, but when I speak unto them thereof *
they make them ready to battle.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills *
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh even from the Lord *
who hath made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved *
and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel *
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord himself is thy keeper *
the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand;
So that the sun shall not burn thee by day *
neither the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil *
yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in *
from this time forth for evermore.
I was glad when they said unto me *
We will go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet shall stand in thy gates *
Jerusalem is built as a city *
that is at unity in itself.
For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord *
to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.
For there is the seat of judgement *
even the seat of the house of David.
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem *
they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls *
and plenteousness within thy palaces.
For my brethren and companions’ sakes *
I will wish thee prosperity.
Yea, because of the house of the Lord our God *
I will seek to do thee good.
Ad te levavi oculos meos
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes *
O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress *
even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us *
for we are utterly despised.
Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof of the wealthy *
and with the despitefulness of the proud.
Nisi quia Dominus
If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say *
if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;
They had swallowed us up quick *
when thy were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Yea, the waters had drowned us *
and the stream had gone over our soul.
The deep waters of the proud *
had gone even over our soul.
But praised be the Lord *
who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.
Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler *
the snare is broken, and we are delivered .
Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord *
who hath made heaven and earth.
They that put their trust in the Lord shall be even as the mount Sion *
which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever.
The hills stand about Jerusalem *
even so standeth the Lord round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
For the rod of the ungodly cometh not into the lot of the righteous *
lest the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.
Do well, O Lord *
unto those that are good and true of heart.
As for such as turn back unto their own wickedness *
the Lord shall lead them forth with the evil-doers; but peace shall be upon Israel.