The heavens declare the glory of God *
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
One day telleth another *
and one night certifieth another.
There is neither speech nor language *
but their voices are heard among them.
Their sound is gone out into all lands *
and their words into the ends of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun *
which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again *
and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul *
the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart *
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever *
the judgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold *
sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy servant taught *
and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can tell how oft he offendeth *
O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me *
so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart *
be alway acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord *
my strength, and my redeemer.
Exaudiat te Dominus
The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble *
the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
Send thee help from the sanctuary *
and strengthen thee out of Sion;
Remember all thy offerings *
and accept thy burnt-sacrifice;
Grant thee thy heart’s desire *
and fulfil all thy mind.
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God *
the Lord perform all thy petitions.
Now know I that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven *
even with the wholesome strength of his right hand.
Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses *
but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.
They are brought down, and fallen *
but we are risen, and stand upright.
Save, Lord, and hear us, O King of heaven *
when we call upon thee.
Domine, in virtute tua
The King shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord *
exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation.
Thou hast given him his heart’s desire *
and hast not denied him the request of his lips.
For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness *
and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life *
even for ever and ever.
His honour is great in thy salvation *
glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity *
and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.
And why? because the King putteth his trust in the Lord *
and in the mercy of the most Highest he shall not miscarry.
All thine enemies shall feel thine hand *
thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.
Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath *
the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.
Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth *
and their seed from among the children of men.
For they intended mischief against thee *
and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.
Therefore shalt thou put them to flight *
and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.
Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength *
so we will sing, and praise thy power.