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!
O how amiable are thy dwellings *
thou Lord of hosts!
My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord *
my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young *
even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house *
they will be alway praising thee.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee *
in whose heart are thy ways.
Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well *
and the pools are filled with water.
They will go from strength to strength *
and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer *
hearken, O God of Jacob.
Behold, O God our defender *
and look upon the face of thine Anointed.
For one day in thy courts *
is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God *
than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
For the Lord God is a light and defence *
the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.
O Lord God of hosts *
blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.