Domine, Dominus noster
O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the world *
thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens!
Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies *
that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers *
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him *
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Thou madest him lower than the angels *
to crown him with glory and worship.
Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands *
and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;
All sheep and oxen *
yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea *
and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Governor *
how excellent is thy Name in all the world!
In Domino confido
In the Lord put I my trust *
how say ye then to my soul, that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?
For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver *
that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.
For the foundations will be cast down *
and what hath the righteous done?
The Lord is in his holy temple *
the Lord’s seat is in heaven.
His eyes consider the poor *
and his eye-lids try the children of men.
The Lord alloweth the righteous *
but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.
Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest *
this shall be their portion to drink.
For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness *
his countenance will behold the thing that is just.