1 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; ♦︎
save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me,
2 Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces ♦︎
while there is no one to help me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done these things: ♦︎
if there is any wickedness in my hands,
4 If I have repaid my friend with evil, ♦︎
or plundered my enemy without a cause,
5 Then let my enemy pursue me and overtake me, ♦︎
trample my life to the ground,
and lay my honour in the dust.
6 Rise up, O Lord, in your wrath;
lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies. ♦︎
Awaken, my God, the judgement that you have commanded.
7 Let the assembly of the peoples gather round you; ♦︎
be seated high above them: O Lord, judge the nations.
8 Give judgement for me
according to my righteousness, O Lord, ♦︎
and according to the innocence that is in me.
9 Let the malice of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous; ♦︎
for you test the mind and heart, O righteous God.
10 God is my shield that is over me; ♦︎
he saves the true of heart.
11 God is a righteous judge; ♦︎
he is provoked all day long.
12 If they will not repent, God will whet his sword; ♦︎
he has bent his bow and made it ready.
13 He has prepared the weapons of death; ♦︎
he makes his arrows shafts of fire.
14 Behold those who are in labour with wickedness, ♦︎
who conceive evil and give birth to lies.
15 They dig a pit and make it deep ♦︎
and fall into the hole that they have made for others.
16 Their mischief rebounds on their own head; ♦︎
their violence falls on their own scalp.
17 I will give thanks to the Lord for his righteousness, ♦︎
and I will make music to the name of the Lord Most High.
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.
1 O praise the Lord, all you nations; ♦︎
praise him, all you peoples.
2 For great is his steadfast love towards us, ♦︎
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever.