1 The heavens are telling the glory of God ♦︎
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
2 One day pours out its song to another ♦︎
and one night unfolds knowledge to another.
3 They have neither speech nor language ♦︎
and their voices are not heard,
4 Yet their sound has gone out into all lands ♦︎
and their words to the ends of the world.
5 In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun, ♦︎
that comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber
and rejoices as a champion to run his course.
6 It goes forth from the end of the heavens
and runs to the very end again, ♦︎
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; ♦︎
the testimony of the Lord is sure
and gives wisdom to the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right and rejoice the heart; ♦︎
the commandment of the Lord is pure
and gives light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean and endures for ever; ♦︎
the judgements of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
more than much fine gold, ♦︎
sweeter also than honey,
dripping from the honeycomb.
11 By them also is your servant taught ♦︎
and in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how often they offend? ♦︎
O cleanse me from my secret faults!
13 Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins
lest they get dominion over me; ♦︎
so shall I be undefiled,
and innocent of great offence.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight, ♦︎
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
1 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, ♦︎
the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
2 Send you help from his sanctuary ♦︎
and strengthen you out of Zion;
3 Remember all your offerings ♦︎
and accept your burnt sacrifice;
4 Grant you your hearts desire ♦︎
and fulfil all your mind.
5 May we rejoice in your salvation
and triumph in the name of our God; ♦︎
may the Lord perform all your petitions.
6 Now I know that the Lord will save his anointed; ♦︎
he will answer him from his holy heaven,
with the mighty strength of his right hand.
7 Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, ♦︎
but we will call only on the name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen, ♦︎
but we are risen and stand upright.
9 O Lord, save the king ♦︎
and answer us when we call upon you.