1 Lord, you were gracious to your land; ♦︎
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the offence of your people ♦︎
and covered all their sins.
3 You laid aside all your fury ♦︎
and turned from your wrathful indignation.
4 Restore us again, O God our Saviour, ♦︎
and let your anger cease from us.
5 Will you be displeased with us for ever? ♦︎
Will you stretch out your wrath from one generation to another?
6 Will you not give us life again, ♦︎
that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your mercy, O Lord, ♦︎
and grant us your salvation.
8 I will listen to what the Lord God will say, ♦︎
for he shall speak peace to his people and to the faithful,
that they turn not again to folly.
9 Truly, his salvation is near to those who fear him, ♦︎
that his glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together, ♦︎
righteousness and peace have kissed each other;
11 Truth shall spring up from the earth ♦︎
and righteousness look down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give all that is good, ♦︎
and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him ♦︎
and direct his steps in the way.
1 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, ♦︎
for I am poor and in misery.
2 Preserve my soul, for I am faithful; ♦︎
save your servant, for I put my trust in you.
3 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God; ♦︎
I call upon you all the day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, ♦︎
for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 For you, Lord, are good and forgiving, ♦︎
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer ♦︎
and listen to the voice of my supplication.
7 In the day of my distress I will call upon you, ♦︎
for you will answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord, ♦︎
nor any works like yours.
9 All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord, ♦︎
and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wonderful things; ♦︎
you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; ♦︎
knit my heart to you, that I may fear your name.
12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart, ♦︎
and glorify your name for evermore;
13 For great is your steadfast love towards me, ♦︎
for you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave.
14 O God, the proud rise up against me
and a ruthless horde seek after my life; ♦︎
they have not set you before their eyes.
15 But you, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion, ♦︎
slow to anger and full of kindness and truth.
16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me; ♦︎
give your strength to your servant
and save the child of your handmaid.
17 Show me a token of your favour,
that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; ♦︎
because you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.