Blessed be the Lord my strength *
who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight;
My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender in whom I trust *
who subdueth my people that is under me.
Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him *
or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?
Man is like a thing of nought *
his time passeth away like a shadow.
Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down *
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them *
shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.
Send down thine hand from above *
deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange children;
Whose mouth talketh of vanity *
and their right hand is a right hand of wickedness.
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God *
and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.
Thou hast given victory unto kings *
and hast delivered David thy servant from the peril of the sword.
Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children *
whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity.
That our sons may grow up as the young plants *
and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple.
That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store *
that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets.
That our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be no decay *
no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.
Happy are the people that are in such a case *
yea, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.
Exaltabo te, Deus
I will magnify thee, O God, my King *
and I will praise thy Name for ever and ever.
Every day will I give thanks unto thee *
and praise thy Name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and marvellous worthy to be praised *
there is no end of his greatness.
One generation shall praise thy works unto another *
and declare thy power.
As for me, I will be talking of thy worship *
thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;
So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts *
and I will also tell of thy greatness.
The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be shewed *
and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful *
long-suffering and of great goodness.
The Lord is loving unto every man *
and his mercy is over all his works.
All thy works praise thee, O Lord *
and thy saints give thanks unto thee.
They shew the glory of thy kingdom *
and talk of thy power;
That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom *
might be known unto men.
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom *
and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.
The Lord upholdeth all such as fall *
and lifteth up all those that are down.
The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord *
and thou givest them their meat in due season.
Thou openest thine hand *
and fillest all things living with plenteousness.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways *
and holy in all his works.
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him *
yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him *
he also will hear their cry, and will help them.
The Lord preserveth all them that love him *
but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord *
and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.
Lauda, anima mea
Praise the Lord, O my soul; while I live will I praise the Lord *
yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.
O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man *
for there is no help in them.
For when the breath of man goeth forth he shall turn again to his earth *
and then all his thoughts perish.
Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help *
and whose hope is in the Lord his God;
Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is *
who keepeth his promise for ever;
Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong *
who feedeth the hungry.
The Lord looseth men out of prison *
the Lord giveth sight to the blind.
The Lord helpeth them that are fallen *
the Lord careth for the righteous.
The Lord careth for the strangers, he defendeth the fatherless and widow *
as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.
The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore *
and throughout all generations.