1 Give judgement for me, O Lord,
for I have walked with integrity; ♦︎
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
2 Test me, O Lord, and try me; ♦︎
examine my heart and my mind.
3 For your love is before my eyes; ♦︎
I have walked in your truth.
4 I have not joined the company of the false, ♦︎
nor consorted with the deceitful.
5 I hate the gathering of evildoers ♦︎
and I will not sit down with the wicked.
6 I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, ♦︎
that I may go about your altar,
7 To make heard the voice of thanksgiving ♦︎
and tell of all your wonderful deeds.
8 Lord, I love the house of your habitation ♦︎
and the place where your glory abides.
9 Sweep me not away with sinners, ♦︎
nor my life with the bloodthirsty,
10 Whose hands are full of wicked schemes ♦︎
and their right hand full of bribes.
11 As for me, I will walk with integrity; ♦︎
redeem me, Lord, and be merciful to me.
12 My foot stands firm; ♦︎
in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.
1 To you I call, O Lord my rock;
be not deaf to my cry, ♦︎
lest, if you do not hear me,
I become like those who go down to the Pit.
2 Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you, ♦︎
when I lift up my hands to your holy of holies.
3 Do not snatch me away with the wicked,
with the evildoers, ♦︎
who speak peaceably with their neighbours,
while malice is in their hearts.
4 Repay them according to their deeds ♦︎
and according to the wickedness of their devices.
5 Reward them according to the work of their hands ♦︎
and pay them their just deserts.
6 They take no heed of the Lords doings,
nor of the works of his hands; ♦︎
therefore shall he break them down
and not build them up.
7 Blessed be the Lord, ♦︎
for he has heard the voice of my prayer.
8 The Lord is my strength and my shield; ♦︎
my heart has trusted in him and I am helped;
9 Therefore my heart dances for joy ♦︎
and in my song will I praise him.
10 The Lord is the strength of his people, ♦︎
a safe refuge for his anointed.
11 Save your people and bless your inheritance; ♦︎
shepherd them and carry them for ever.
1 Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven, ♦︎
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; ♦︎
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
the God of glory thunders; ♦︎
the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation; ♦︎
the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; ♦︎
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf ♦︎
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning;
the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; ♦︎
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
and strips the forests bare; ♦︎
in his temple all cry, Glory!
9 The Lord sits enthroned above the water flood; ♦︎
the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.
10 The Lord shall give strength to his people; ♦︎
the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.