The Common Worship Psalter. The Common Worship Psalter with pointing is based upon the RSCM Common Worship Psalter with chants. The chants are as numbered in the RSCM Chant Book. The MID files are as listed at Ton Meijer's anglican chant website HERE. (this page prepared for katapi by paul ingram 2017.)

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¶ A double forward slash // marks the mid-point in each psalm verse where, traditionally, a pause is observed.

¶ A single forward slash / marks a bar-line of the chant. An asterisk * indicates the mid point of the bar, and the chord changes after the dot. Chord changes in words of more than one syllable are indicated by a dash.

¶ For those traditions which omit the word 'Alleluia' during penitential seasons, we have provided an alternative: 'Praise the Lord'.

¶ Each psalm or group of psalms may end with

Glory to the Father and / to the / Son //
and / to the / Holy / Spirit;

as it was in the be/ginning is / now //
and shall be for / ever. / A/men.

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Psalm 101 -- Misericordiam et judicum -- First setting

RSCM CW Psalter--No. 130. | katapi Media Player (midi)

R Lewis

1 I will sing of / faithfulness and / justice; //
to you, O / Lord, / will I / sing.

2 Let me be wise in the / way that is / perfect: //
when / will you / come to / me?

3 I will walk with / purity of / heart //
with/in the / walls * of my / house.

4 I will not set be/fore my / eyes //
a / counsel / that is / evil.

5 I abhor the / deeds * of un/faithfulness; //
they / shall not / cling to / me.

6 A crooked heart / shall de/part from me; //
I will not / know a / wicked / person.

7 One who slanders a / neighbour in / secret //
I will / quickly / put to / silence.

8 Haughty eyes and an / arrogant / heart //
I / will / not en/dure.

9 My eyes are upon the / faithful * in the / land, //
that / they may / dwell with / me.

10 One who walks in the / way * that is / pure //
shall / be / my / servant.

11 There shall not / dwell in my / house //
one that / practis/es de/ceit.

12 One who / utters / falsehood //
shall not con/tinue / in my / sight.

13 Morning by morning will I / put to / silence //
all the / wicked / in the / land,

14 To cut off from the / city * of the / Lord //
all / those who / practise / evil.

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Psalm 101 -- Misericordiam et judicum -- Second setting

RSCM CW Psalter--No. 130. | katapi Media Player (midi)

R Lewis

1,2. I will sing of faithfulness and justice; to you, O Lord, / will I / sing. //
Let me be wise in the way that is perfect: / when will you / come to / me?

3,4. I will walk with purity of heart within the / walls * of my / house. //
I will not set before my eyes a / counsel / that is / evil.

5,6. I abhor the deeds of unfaithfulness; they / shall not / cling to me. //
A crooked heart shall depart from me; I will not / know a / wicked / person.

7,8. One who slanders a neighbour in secret I will quickly / put to / silence. //
Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart / I will / not en/dure.

9,10. My eyes are upon the faithful in the land, that / they may / dwell with me. //
One who walks in the way that is / pure shall / be my / servant.

11,12. There shall not dwell in my house one that / practises / deceit. //
12 One who utters falsehood shall not con/tinue / in my / sight.

13,14. (2nd part) Morning by morning will I put to silence all the / wicked * in the / land, //
To cut off from the city of the Lord all / those who / practise / evil.

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Psalm 102 -- Domine, exaudi

RSCM CW Psalter--No.131. | katapi Media Player (midi)

M Camidge

1 O Lord, / hear my / prayer //
and let my / crying / come be/fore you.

2 Hide not your / face / from me // [better: Hide / not your / face from me ]
in the / day of / my dis/tress.

3 Incline your / ear to / me; //
when I / call, make / haste to / answer me,

4 For my days are con/sumed in / smoke //
and my bones burn a/way as / in a / furnace.

5 My heart is smitten down and / withered like / grass, //
so that I for/get to / eat my / bread.

6 From the / sound of my / groaning //
my / bones cleave / fast to my / skin.

7 I am become like a / vulture * in the / wilderness, //
like an / owl that / haunts the / ruins.

8 I / keep / watch // [OR (NRSV, NIV, Grail Psalms): I / lie a/wake // ]
and am become like a sparrow / solitary up/on the / housetop.

9 My enemies revile me / all the day / long, //
and those who rage at me have / sworn to/gether a/gainst me.

10 I have eaten / ashes for / bread //
and / mingled my / drink with / weeping,

11 Because of your indig/nation and / wrath, //
for you have taken me / up and / cast me / down.

12 My days fade a/way * like a / shadow, //
and / I am / withered like / grass.


RSCM CW Psalter--No.131. | katapi Media Player (midi)

M Camidge

13 But you, O Lord, shall en/dure for / ever //
and your / name through / all * gene/rations.

14 You will arise and have / pity on / Zion; //
it is time to have mercy upon her; / surely the / time has / come.

15 (2nd part) For your servants love her / very / stones //
and feel com/passion / for her / dust.

16 Then shall the nations fear your / name, O / Lord, //
and all the / kings * of the / earth your / glory,

17 When the Lord has / built up / Zion //
and / shown him/self in / glory;

18 When he has turned to the / prayer * of the / destitute //
and has / not des/pised their / plea.

19 This shall be written for / those * that come / after, //
and a people yet un/born shall / praise the / Lord.

20 For he has looked down from his / holy / height; //
from the / heavens / he be/held the / earth,

21 That he might hear the / sighings * of the / prisoner //
and set free / those con/demned to / die;

22 That the name of the Lord may be pro/claimed in /Zion //
and his / praises / in Je/rusalem,

23 When peoples are / gathered to/gether //
and kingdoms / also, to / serve the / Lord.

24 He has brought down my / strength * in my / journey //
and has / shortened / my / days. [OR (ASB): he / has cut / short my /days.]

25 I pray, 'O my God, do not take me in the / midst of my / days; //
your years endure through/out all / gene/rations.

26 'In the beginning you laid the foun/dations of the / earth, //
and the / heavens * are the / work of your / hands;

27 'They shall perish, but / you * will en/dure; //
they all shall / wear out / like a / garment.

28 'You change them like clothing, and / they shall be / changed; //
but you are the same, / and your / years * will not / fail.

29 'The children of your servants / shall con/tinue, //
and their descendants shall be es/tablished / in your / sight.'

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Psalm 103 -- Benedic, anima mea

RSCM CW Psalter--No.133. | katapi Media Player (midi)

C F South

1 Bless the Lord, / O my / soul, //
and all that is within me / bless his / holy / name.

2 Bless the Lord, / O my / soul, //
and for/get not / all his / benefits;

3 Who forgives / all your / sins //
and / heals all / your in/firmities;

4 Who redeems your / life * from the / Pit //
and crowns you with / faithful / love * and com/passion;

5 (2nd part) Who satisfies / you with / good things, //
so that your / youth is re/newed * like an / eagle's.

6 The Lord / executes / righteousness //
and judgement for / all who / are op/pressed.

7 He made his ways / known to / Moses //
and his / works * to the / children of / Israel.

8 The Lord is full of com/passion and / mercy, //
slow to anger / and of / great / kindness. [better: slow to / anger / and of great / kindness. ]

9 He will not / always ac/cuse us, //
neither will he / keep his / anger for / ever.

10 (2nd part) He has not dealt with us ac/cording to our / sins, //
nor rewarded us ac/cording / to our / wickedness.

11 For as the heavens are high a/bove the / earth, //
so great is his / mercy * upon / those who / fear him.

12 As far as the east is / from the / west, //
so far has he / set our / sins / from us. [better (?) : so far / has he / set our / sins from us. ]

13 As a father has com/passion on his / children, //
so is the Lord merciful to/wards / those who / fear him.

14 For he knows of what / we are / made; //
he re/members * that we / are but / dust.

15 Our days are / but as / grass; //
we / flourish * as a / flower of the / field;

16 For as soon as the wind goes over it, / it is / gone, //
and its / place shall / know it no / more.

17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord is from of old and endures for ever on / those who / fear him, //
and his / righteousness on / children's / children;

18 On those who / keep his / covenant //
and re/member * his com/mandments to / do them.

19 The Lord has established his / throne in / heaven, //
and his kingdom has do/minion / over / all.

20 Bless the Lord, you / angels of / his, //
you mighty ones who do his bidding and / hearken * to the / voice of his / word.

21 Bless the Lord, all / you his / hosts, //
you ministers of / his who / do his / will.

22 Bless the Lord, all you works of his, in all places of / his do/minion; //
bless the / Lord, / O my / soul.

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Psalm 103 -- (H Walford Davies chants -- RSCM Chantbook 149, 150)

RSCM CW Psalter--RSCM Chantbook No 149. | katapi Media Player (midi)

H Walford Davies

1 Bless the Lord, / O my / soul, //
and all that is within me / bless his / holy / name.

2 Bless the Lord, / O my / soul, //
and for/get not / all his / benefits;

3 Who forgives / all your / sins //
and / heals all / your in/firmities;

4 Who redeems your / life * from the / Pit //
and crowns you with / faithful / love * and com/passion;

5 (2nd part) Who satisfies / you with / good things, //
so that your / youth is re/newed * like an / eagle's.

6 The Lord / executes / righteousness //
and judgement for / all who / are op/pressed.

7 He made his ways / known to / Moses //
and his / works * to the / children of / Israel.

8 The Lord is full of com/passion and / mercy, //
slow to anger / and of / great / kindness. [better: slow to / anger / and of great / kindness. ]

9 He will not / always ac/cuse us, //
neither will he / keep his / anger for / ever.

10 (2nd part) He has not dealt with us ac/cording to our / sins, //
nor rewarded us ac/cording / to our / wickedness.

11 For as the heavens are high a/bove the / earth, //
so great is his / mercy * upon / those who / fear him.

12 As far as the east is / from the / west, //
so far has he / set our / sins / from us. [better (?) : so far / has he / set our / sins from us. ]


RSCM CW Psalter--RSCM Chantbook No 150. | katapi Media Player (midi)

H Walford Davies

13 As a father has com/passion on his / children, //
so is the Lord merciful to/wards / those who / fear him.

14 For he knows of what / we are / made; //
he re/members * that we / are but / dust.

15 Our days are / but as / grass; //
we / flourish * as a / flower of the / field;

16 For as soon as the wind goes over it, / it is / gone, //
and its / place shall / know it no / more.


RSCM CW Psalter--RSCM Chantbook No 149. | katapi Media Player (midi)

H Walford Davies

17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord is from of old and endures for ever on / those who / fear him, //
and his / righteousness on / children's / children;

18 On those who / keep his / covenant //
and re/member * his com/mandments to / do them.

19 The Lord has established his / throne in / heaven, //
and his kingdom has do/minion / over / all.

20 Bless the Lord, you / angels of / his, //
you mighty ones who do his bidding and / hearken * to the / voice of his / word.

21 Bless the Lord, all / you his / hosts, //
you ministers of / his who / do his / will.

22 Bless the Lord, all you works of his, in all places of / his do/minion; //
bless the / Lord, / O my / soul.

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Psalm 104 -- Cum invocarem

RSCM CW Psalter--No.134. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. //
O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!
2 You are clothed with majesty and honour, //
wrapped in light as in a garment.
3 You spread out the heavens like a curtain //
and lay the beams of your dwelling place in the waters above.
4 You make the clouds your chariot //
and ride on the wings of the wind.
5 You make the winds your messengers //
and flames of fire your servants. [R]
6 You laid the foundations of the earth, //
that it never should move at any time.
7 You covered it with the deep like a garment; //
the waters stood high above the hills.
8 At your rebuke they fled; //
at the voice of your thunder they hastened away.
9 They rose up to the hills and flowed down to the valleys beneath, //
to the place which you had appointed for them.
10 You have set them their bounds that they should not pass, //
nor turn again to cover the earth. [R]
11 You send the springs into the brooks, //
which run among the hills.
12 They give drink to every beast of the field, //
and the wild asses quench their thirst.
13 Beside them the birds of the air make their nests //
and sing among the branches.
14 You water the hills from your dwelling on high; //
the earth is filled with the fruit of your works. [R]
15 You make grass to grow for the cattle //
and plants to meet our needs,
16 Bringing forth food from the earth //
and wine to gladden our hearts,

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17 Oil to give us a cheerful countenance //
and bread to strengthen our hearts.
18 The trees of the Lord are full of sap, //
the cedars of Lebanon which he planted,
19 In which the birds build their nests, //
while the fir trees are a dwelling for the stork.
20 The mountains are a refuge for the wild goats //
and the stony cliffs for the conies. [R]
21 You appointed the moon to mark the seasons, //
and the sun knows the time for its setting.
22 You make darkness that it may be night, //
in which all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
23 The lions roar for their prey //
and seek their food from God.
24 The sun rises and they are gone //
to lay themselves down in their dens.
25 People go forth to their work //
and to their labour until the evening. [R]

26 O Lord, how manifold are your works! //
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
27 There is the sea, spread far and wide, //
and there move creatures beyond number, both small and great.
28 There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan //
which you have made to play in the deep.
29 All of these look to you //
to give them their food in due season.
30 When you give it them, they gather it; //
you open your hand and they are filled with good.
31 When you hide your face they are troubled; //
when you take away their breath,
they die and return again to the dust.
32 When you send forth your spirit, they are created, //
and you renew the face of the earth. [R]

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33 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; //
may the Lord rejoice in his works;
34 He looks on the earth and it trembles; //
he touches the mountains and they smoke.
35 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; //
I will make music to my God while I have my being.
36 So shall my song please him //
while I rejoice in the Lord.
37 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth
and the wicked be no more. //
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Alleluia.

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Psalm 105 -- Verba mea auribus

RSCM CW Psalter--No 138. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 O give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name; //
make known his deeds among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, sing praises, //
and tell of all his marvellous works.
3 Rejoice in the praise of his holy name; //
let the hearts of them rejoice who seek the Lord.
4 Seek the Lord and his strength; //
seek his face continually.
5 Remember the marvels he has done, //
his wonders and the judgements of his mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham his servant, //
O children of Jacob his chosen. [R]
7 He is the Lord our God; //
his judgements are in all the earth.
8 He has always been mindful of his covenant, //
the promise that he made for a thousand generations:
9 The covenant he made with Abraham, //
the oath that he swore to Isaac,
10 Which he established as a statute for Jacob, //
an everlasting covenant for Israel,
11 Saying, 'To you will I give the land of Canaan //
to be the portion of your inheritance.' [R]
12 When they were but few in number, //
of little account, and sojourners in the land,
13 Wandering from nation to nation, //
from one kingdom to another people,
14 He suffered no one to do them wrong //
and rebuked even kings for their sake,
15 Saying, 'Touch not my anointed //
and do my prophets no harm.' [R]

16 Then he called down famine over the land //
and broke every staff of bread.

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17 But he had sent a man before them, //
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 They shackled his feet with fetters; //
his neck was ringed with iron.
19 Until all he foretold came to pass, //
the word of the Lord tested him.
20 The king sent and released him; //
the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He appointed him lord of his household //
and ruler of all he possessed,
22 To instruct his princes as he willed //
and to teach his counsellors wisdom. [R]

23 Then Israel came into Egypt; //
Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And the Lord made his people exceedingly fruitful; //
he made them too many for their adversaries,
25 Whose heart he turned, so that they hated his people //
and dealt craftily with his servants. [R]
26 Then sent he Moses his servant //
and Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 He showed his signs through their word //
and his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and it grew dark; //
yet they did not heed his words.
29 He turned their waters into blood //
and slew all their fish.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs, //
even in their kings' chambers.
31 He spoke the word, and there came clouds of flies, //
swarms of gnats within all their borders.
32 He gave them hailstones for rain //
and flames of lightning in their land.
33 He blasted their vines and their fig trees //
and shattered trees across their country.

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34 He spoke the word, and the grasshoppers came //
and young locusts without number;
35 They ate every plant in their land //
and devoured the fruit of their soil.
36 He smote all the firstborn in their land, //
the first fruits of all their strength. [R]

37 Then he brought them out with silver and gold; //
there was not one among their tribes that stumbled.
38 Egypt was glad at their departing, //
for a dread of them had fallen upon them.
39 He spread out a cloud for a covering //
and a fire to light up the night.
40 They asked and he brought them quails; //
he satisfied them with the bread of heaven. [R]
41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out //
and ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy word //
and Abraham, his servant.
43 So he brought forth his people with joy, //
his chosen ones with singing.
44 He gave them the lands of the nations //
and they took possession of the fruit of their toil,
45 That they might keep his statutes //
and faithfully observe his laws.
Alleluia.

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Psalm 106 -- Domine, ne in furore (Penitential psalm)

RSCM CW Psalter--No 141. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Alleluia.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, //
for his faithfulness endures for ever.
2 Who can express the mighty acts of the Lord //
or show forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are those who observe what is right //
and always do what is just.
4 Remember me, O Lord, in the favour you bear for your people; //
visit me in the day of your salvation;
5 That I may see the prosperity of your chosen
and rejoice in the gladness of your people, //
and exult with your inheritance. [R]

6 We have sinned like our forebears; //
we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.
7 In Egypt they did not consider your wonders,
nor remember the abundance of your faithful love; //
they rebelled against the Most High at the Red Sea.
8 But he saved them for his name's sake, //
that he might make his power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea and it was dried up; //
so he led them through the deep as through the wilderness.
10 He saved them from the adversary's hand //
and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; //
there was not one of them left.
12 Then they believed his words //
and sang aloud his praise. [R]

13 But soon they forgot his deeds //
and would not wait for his counsel.
14 A craving seized them in the wilderness, //
and they put God to the test in the desert.

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15 He gave them their desire, //
but sent a wasting sickness among them.
16 They grew jealous of Moses in the camp //
and of Aaron, the holy one of the Lord.
17 So the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan //
and covered the company of Abiram.
18 A fire was kindled in their company; //
the flame burnt up the wicked. [R]
19 They made a calf at Horeb //
and worshipped the molten image;
20 Thus they exchanged their glory //
for the image of an ox that feeds on hay.
21 They forgot God their saviour, //
who had done such great things in Egypt,
22 Wonderful deeds in the land of Ham //
and fearful things at the Red Sea.
23 So he would have destroyed them,
had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, //
to turn away his wrath from consuming them. [R]
24 Then they scorned the Promised Land //
and would not believe his word,
25 But murmured in their tents //
and would not heed the voice of the Lord.
26 So he lifted his hand against them //
and swore to overthrow them in the wilderness,
27 To disperse their descendants among the nations, //
and to scatter them throughout the lands. [R]
28 They joined themselves to the Baal of Peor //
and ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
29 They provoked him to anger with their evil deeds //
and a plague broke out among them.
30 Then Phinehas stood up and interceded //
and so the plague was stayed.
31 This was counted to him for righteousness //
throughout all generations for ever.

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32 They angered him also at the waters of Meribah, //
so that Moses suffered for their sake;
33 For they so embittered his spirit //
that he spoke rash words with his lips. [R]
34 They did not destroy the peoples //
as the Lord had commanded them.
35 They mingled with the nations //
and learned to follow their ways,
36 So that they worshipped their idols, //
which became to them a snare.
37 Their own sons and daughters //
they sacrificed to evil spirits.
38 They shed innocent blood, //
the blood of their sons and daughters,
39 Which they offered to the idols of Canaan, //
and the land was defiled with blood.
40 Thus were they polluted by their actions, //
and in their wanton deeds went whoring after other gods. [R]
41 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord
kindled against his people, //
and he abhorred his inheritance.
42 He gave them over to the hand of the nations, //
and those who hated them ruled over them.
43 So their enemies oppressed them //
and put them in subjection under their hand.
44 Many a time did he deliver them,
but they rebelled through their own devices //
and were brought down through their wickedness.
45 Nevertheless, he saw their adversity, //
when he heard their lamentation.
46 He remembered his covenant with them //
and relented according to the greatness of his faithful love.
47 He made them also to be pitied //
by all who had taken them captive. [R]

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48 Save us, O Lord our God,
and gather us from among the nations, //
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.
49 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting and to everlasting; //
and let all the people say, Amen.
Alleluia.

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Psalm 107 -- Domine, Deus meus

RSCM CW Psalter--No.144. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, //
for his steadfast love endures for ever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say this, //
those he redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3 And gathered out of the lands
from the east and from the west, //
from the north and from the south.

4 Some went astray in desert wastes //
and found no path to a city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty, //
their soul was fainting within them.
6 So they cried to the Lord in their trouble //
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He set their feet on the right way //
till they came to a city to dwell in.
8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his goodness //
and the wonders he does for his children.

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9 For he satisfies the longing soul //
and fills the hungry soul with good.

10 Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, //
bound fast in misery and iron,
11 For they had rebelled against the words of God //
and despised the counsel of the Most High.
12 So he bowed down their heart with heaviness; //
they stumbled and there was none to help them.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, //
and he delivered them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness and out of the shadow of death, //
and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his goodness //
and the wonders he does for his children.
16 For he has broken the doors of bronze //
and breaks the bars of iron in pieces.

17 Some were foolish and took a rebellious way, //
and were plagued because of their wrongdoing.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food //
and drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, //
and he delivered them from their distress.
20 He sent forth his word and healed them, //
and saved them from destruction.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his goodness //
and the wonders he does for his children.
22 Let them offer him sacrifices of thanksgiving //
and tell of his acts with shouts of joy.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships //
and ply their trade in great waters,
24 These have seen the works of the Lord //
and his wonders in the deep.

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25 For at his word the stormy wind arose //
and lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They were carried up to the heavens
and down again to the deep; //
their soul melted away in their peril.
27 They reeled and staggered like a drunkard //
and were at their wits' end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, //
and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He made the storm be still //
and the waves of the sea were calmed.
30 Then were they glad because they were at rest, //
and he brought them to the haven they desired.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his goodness //
and the wonders he does for his children.
32 Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people //
and praise him in the council of the elders.

33 The Lord turns rivers into wilderness //
and water springs into thirsty ground;
34 A fruitful land he makes a salty waste, //
because of the wickedness of those who dwell there.
35 He makes the wilderness a pool of water //
and water springs out of a thirsty land.
36 There he settles the hungry //
and they build a city to dwell in.
37 They sow fields and plant vineyards //
and bring in a fruitful harvest.
38 He blesses them, so that they multiply greatly; //
he does not let their herds of cattle decrease.

39 He pours contempt on princes //
and makes them wander in trackless wastes.
40 They are diminished and brought low, //
through stress of misfortune and sorrow,

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41 But he raises the poor from their misery //
and multiplies their families like flocks of sheep.
42 The upright will see this and rejoice, //
but all wickedness will shut its mouth.
43 Whoever is wise will ponder these things //
and consider the loving-kindness of the Lord.

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Psalm 108 -- Domine, Dominus noster -- (first version)

RSCM CW Psalter--No.146. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready; //
I will sing and give you praise.
2 Awake, my soul; awake, harp and lyre, //
that I may awaken the dawn.
3 I will give you thanks, O Lord, among the peoples; //
I will sing praise to you among the nations. [R]
4 For your loving-kindness is as high as the heavens //
and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens //
and your glory over all the earth.
6 That your beloved may be delivered, //
save us by your right hand and answer me. [R]

7 God has spoken in his holiness: //
'I will triumph and divide Shechem
and share out the valley of Succoth.
8 'Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine; //
Ephraim is my helmet and Judah my sceptre.

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9 'Moab shall be my washpot,
over Edom will I cast my sandal, //
across Philistia will I shout in triumph.' [R]
10 Who will lead me into the strong city? //
Who will bring me into Edom?
11 Have you not cast us off, O God? //
Will you no longer go forth with our troops?
12 O grant us your help against the enemy, //
for earthly help is in vain.
13 Through God will we do great acts, //
for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

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Psalm 8 -- second version

RSCM CW Psalter--No.9. | katapi Media Player (midi)

J Barnby

1 (Unison) O / Lord our / governor, //
how glorious is your / name in / all the / world!

2 Your majesty above the / heavens is / praised //
out of the / mouths of / babes at the / breast.

3 (2nd part) You have founded a stronghold a/gainst your / foes, //
that you might still the / enemy and * the a/venger.

4 When I consider your heavens, the / work of your / fingers, //
the moon and the / stars that / you have or/dained,

5 What are mortals, that you should be / mindful / of them; //
mere human beings, that / you should / seek them / out?

6 You have made them little / lower * than the / angels //
and / crown them with / glory and / honour.

7 You have given them dominion over the / works of your / hands //
and put / all things / under their / feet,

8, 9 All sheep and oxen, even the wild / beasts of the / field, //
The birds of the air, the fish of the sea and whatsoever / moves * in the / paths of the / sea.

10 (Unison) O / Lord our / governor, //
how glorious is your / name in / all the / world!

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Psalm 109 -- Confitebor tibi

RSCM CW Psalter--No.147. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Keep silent no longer, O God of my praise, //
for the mouth of wickedness and treachery
is opened against me.
2 They have spoken against me with a lying tongue; //
they encompassed me with words of hatred
and fought against me without a cause.
3 In return for my love, they set themselves against me, //
even though I had prayed for them.
4 Thus have they repaid me with evil for good, //
and hatred for my good will.
5 They say, 'Appoint a wicked man over him, //
and let an accuser stand at his right hand.

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6 'When he is judged, let him be found guilty, //
and let his prayer be counted as sin. [R]
7 'Let his days be few //
and let another take his office.
8 'Let his children be fatherless //
and his wife become a widow.
9 'Let his children wander to beg their bread; //
let them seek it in desolate places.
10 'Let the creditor seize all that he has; //
let strangers plunder the fruit of his toil.
11 'Let there be no one to keep faith with him, //
or have compassion on his fatherless children.
12 'Let his line soon come to an end //
and his name be blotted out in the next generation. [R]
13 'Let the wickedness of his fathers
be remembered before the Lord, //
and no sin of his mother be blotted out;
14 'Let their sin be always before the Lord, //
that he may root out their name from the earth;
15 'Because he was not minded to keep faith, //
but persecuted the poor and needy
and sought to kill the brokenhearted.
16 'He loved cursing and it came to him; //
he took no delight in blessing and it was far from him.
17 'He clothed himself with cursing as with a garment: //
it seeped into his body like water
and into his bones like oil;
18 'Let it be to him like the cloak
which he wraps around him //
and like the belt that he wears continually.'
19 Thus may the Lord repay my accusers //
and those who speak evil against me. [R]

20 But deal with me, O Lord my God, according to your name; //
O deliver me, for sweet is your faithfulness.

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21 For I am helpless and poor //
and my heart is disquieted within me.
22 I fade like a shadow that lengthens; //
I am shaken off like a locust.
23 My knees are weak through fasting //
and my flesh is dried up and wasted.
24 I have become a reproach to them; //
those who see me shake their heads in scorn. [R]
25 Help me, O Lord my God; //
save me for your loving mercy's sake,
26 And they shall know that this is your hand, //
that you, O Lord, have done it.
27 Though they curse, may you bless; //
let those who rise up against me be confounded,
but let your servant rejoice.
28 Let my accusers be clothed with disgrace //
and wrap themselves in their shame as in a cloak.
29 I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth; //
in the midst of the multitude will I praise him;
30 Because he has stood at the right hand of the needy, //
to save them from those who would condemn them.

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Psalm 110 -- Ut quid, Domine?

RSCM CW Psalter--No.148. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 The Lord said to my lord, 'Sit at my right hand, //
until I make your enemies your footstool.'
2 May the Lord stretch forth the sceptre of your power; //
rule from Zion in the midst of your enemies.
3 'Noble are you on this day of your birth; //
on the holy mountain, from the womb of the dawn
the dew of your new birth is upon you.' [R]
4 The Lord has sworn and will not retract: //
'You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.'
5 The king at your right hand, O Lord, //
shall smite down kings in the day of his wrath. [R]
6 In all his majesty, he shall judge among the nations, //
smiting heads over all the wide earth.
7 He shall drink from the brook beside the way; //
therefore shall he lift high his head.

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Psalm 111 -- In Domino confido

RSCM CW Psalter--No.149. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Alleluia.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, //
in the company of the faithful and in the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great, //
sought out by all who delight in them.
3 His work is full of majesty and honour //
and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 He appointed a memorial for his marvellous deeds; //
the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. [R]
5 He gave food to those who feared him; //
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6 He showed his people the power of his works //
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are truth and justice; //
all his commandments are sure. [R]
8 They stand fast for ever and ever; //
they are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption to his people;
he commanded his covenant for ever; //
holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have those who live by it; //
his praise endures for ever.

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Psalm 112 -- Salvum me fac

RSCM CW Psalter--No.150. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Alleluia.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord //
and have great delight in his commandments.
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land, //
a generation of the faithful that will be blest.
3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, //
and their righteousness endures for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; //
gracious and full of compassion are the righteous. [R]
5 It goes well with those who are generous in lending //
and order their affairs with justice,
6 For they will never be shaken; //
the righteous will be held in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not be afraid of any evil tidings; //
their heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. [R]
8 Their heart is sustained and will not fear, //
until they see the downfall of their foes.
9 They have given freely to the poor;
their righteousness stands fast for ever; //
their head will be exalted with honour.
10 The wicked shall see it and be angry;
they shall gnash their teeth in despair; //
the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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Psalm 113 -- Usque quo, Domine?

RSCM CW Psalter--No.151. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Alleluia.
Give praise, you servants of the Lord, //
O praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord, //
from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting //
let the name of the Lord be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations //
and his glory above the heavens. [R]
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
that has his throne so high, //
yet humbles himself to behold
the things of heaven and earth?
6 He raises the poor from the dust //
and lifts the needy from the ashes,
7 To set them with princes, //
with the princes of his people.
8 He gives the barren woman a place in the house //
and makes her a joyful mother of children.
Alleluia.

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Psalm 114 -- Dixit insipiens

RSCM CW Psalter--No.152. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 When Israel came out of Egypt, //
the house of Jacob from a people of a strange tongue,
2 Judah became his sanctuary, //
Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw that, and fled; //
Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, //
the little hills like young sheep. [R]
5 What ailed you, O sea, that you fled? //
O Jordan, that you were driven back?
6 You mountains, that you skipped like rams, //
you little hills like young sheep?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, //
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 Who turns the hard rock into a pool of water, //
the flint-stone into a springing well.

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Psalm 115 -- Domine, quis habitabit?

RSCM CW Psalter--No.154. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Not to us, Lord, not to us,
but to your name give the glory, //
for the sake of your loving mercy and truth.
2 Why should the nations say, //
'Where is now their God?'
3 As for our God, he is in heaven; //
he does whatever he pleases.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, //
the work of human hands. [R]
5 They have mouths, but cannot speak; //
eyes have they, but cannot see;
6 They have ears, but cannot hear; //
noses have they, but cannot smell;
7 They have hands, but cannot feel;
feet have they, but cannot walk; //
not a whisper do they make from their throats.
8 Those who make them shall become like them //
and so will all who put their trust in them. [R]

9 But you, Israel, put your trust in the Lord; //
he is their help and their shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord; //
he is their help and their shield.
11 You that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; //
he is their help and their shield.
12 The Lord has been mindful of us and he will bless us; //
may he bless the house of Israel;
may he bless the house of Aaron;
13 May he bless those who fear the Lord, //
both small and great together. [R]
14 May the Lord increase you more and more, //
you and your children after you.

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15 May you be blest by the Lord, //
the maker of heaven and earth.
16 The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, //
but the earth he has entrusted to his children.
17 The dead do not praise the Lord, //
nor those gone down into silence;
18 But we will bless the Lord, //
from this time forth for evermore.
Alleluia.

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Psalm 116 -- Conserva me, Domine

RSCM CW Psalter--No.155. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 I love the Lord,
for he has heard the voice of my supplication; //
because he inclined his ear to me
on the day I called to him.
2 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pains of hell took hold of me; //
by grief and sorrow was I held.
3 Then I called upon the name of the Lord: //
'O Lord, I beg you, deliver my soul.'
4 Gracious is the Lord and righteous; //
our God is full of compassion. [R]
5 The Lord watches over the simple; //
I was brought very low and he saved me.
6 Turn again to your rest, O my soul, //
for the Lord has been gracious to you.

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7 For you have delivered my soul from death, //
my eyes from tears and my feet from falling.
8 I will walk before the Lord //
in the land of the living. [R]

9 I believed that I should perish
for I was sorely troubled; //
and I said in my alarm,
'Everyone is a liar.'
10 How shall I repay the Lord //
for all the benefits he has given to me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation //
and call upon the name of the Lord.
12 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord //
in the presence of all his people. [R]
13 Precious in the sight of the Lord //
is the death of his faithful servants.
14 O Lord, I am your servant, //
your servant, the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.
15 I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving //
and call upon the name of the Lord.
16 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord //
in the presence of all his people,
17 In the courts of the house of the Lord, //
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Alleluia.

 

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Psalm 117 -- Exaudi, Domine

RSCM CW Psalter--No.156. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

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.
Alleluia.

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Psalm 118 -- Diligam te, Domine

RSCM CW Psalter--No. 157. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; //
his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let Israel now proclaim, //
'His mercy endures for ever.'
3 Let the house of Aaron now proclaim, //
'His mercy endures for ever.'
4 Let those who fear the Lord proclaim, //
'His mercy endures for ever.' [R]

5 In my constraint I called to the Lord; //
the Lord answered and set me free.
6 The Lord is at my side; I will not fear; //
what can flesh do to me?
7 With the Lord at my side as my saviour, //
I shall see the downfall of my enemies.
8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord //
than to put any confidence in flesh.
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9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord //
than to put any confidence in princes. [R]
10 All the nations encompassed me, //
but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
11 They hemmed me in, they hemmed me in on every side, //
but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
12 They swarmed about me like bees;
they blazed like fire among thorns, //
but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
13 Surely, I was thrust to the brink, //
but the Lord came to my help. [R]

14 The Lord is my strength and my song, //
and he has become my salvation.
15 Joyful shouts of salvation //
sound from the tents of the righteous:
16 'The right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds;
the right hand of the Lord raises up; //
the right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds.'
17 I shall not die, but live //
and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me sorely, //
but he has not given me over to death. [R]

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, //
that I may enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord; //
the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me //
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected //
has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord's doing, //
and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made; //
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

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25 Come, O Lord, and save us we pray. //
Come, Lord, send us now prosperity.
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; //
we bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God; he has given us light; //
link the pilgrims with cords
right to the horns of the altar. [R]

28 You are my God and I will thank you; //
you are my God and I will exalt you.
29 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; //
his mercy endures for ever.

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Psalm 119 -- Caeli enarrant

RSCM CW Psalter--No.159. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 a Aleph

Refrain: Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes.

1 Blessed are those whose way is pure, //
who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies //
and seek him with their whole heart,
3 Those who do no wickedness, //
but walk in his ways.
4 You, O Lord, have charged //
that we should diligently keep your commandments. [R]

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5 O that my ways were made so direct //
that I might keep your statutes.
6 Then should I not be put to shame, //
because I have regard for all your commandments.
7 I will thank you with an unfeigned heart, //
when I have learned your righteous judgements.
8 I will keep your statutes; //
O forsake me not utterly. [R]

2 b Beth
9 How shall young people cleanse their way //
to keep themselves according to your word?
10 With my whole heart have I sought you; //
O let me not go astray from your commandments.
11 Your words have I hidden within my heart, //
that I should not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O Lord; //
O teach me your statutes. [R]
13 With my lips have I been telling //
of all the judgements of your mouth.
14 I have taken greater delight in the way of your testimonies //
than in all manner of riches.
15 I will meditate on your commandments //
and contemplate your ways.
16 My delight shall be in your statutes //
and I will not forget your word. [R]

3 c Gimel
17 O do good to your servant that I may live, //
and so shall I keep your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may see //
the wonders of your law.
19 I am a stranger upon earth; //
hide not your commandments from me.
20 My soul is consumed at all times //
with fervent longing for your judgements. [R]

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21 You have rebuked the arrogant; //
cursed are those who stray from your commandments.
22 Turn from me shame and rebuke, //
for I have kept your testimonies.
23 Rulers also sit and speak against me, //
but your servant meditates on your statutes.
24 For your testimonies are my delight; //
they are my faithful counsellors. [R]

4 d Daleth
25 My soul cleaves to the dust; //
O give me life according to your word.
26 I have acknowledged my ways and you have answered me; //
O teach me your statutes.
27 Make me understand the way of your commandments, //
and so shall I meditate on your wondrous works.
28 My soul melts away in tears of sorrow; //
raise me up according to your word. [R]
29 Take from me the way of falsehood; //
be gracious to me through your law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth //
and your judgements have I laid before me.
31 I hold fast to your testimonies; //
O Lord, let me not be put to shame.
32 I will run the way of your commandments, //
when you have set my heart at liberty.

Refrain: Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes.

Faithful God,
let your word be the treasure of our hearts,
that we may delight in your truth
and walk in the glorious liberty of your
Son Jesus Christ.

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5 e He

Refrain: My delight shall be in your commandments.

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes //
and I shall keep it to the end.
34 Give me understanding and I shall keep your law; //
I shall keep it with my whole heart.
35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, //
for therein is my delight.
36 Incline my heart to your testimonies //
and not to unjust gain. [R]
37 Turn away my eyes lest they gaze on vanities; //
O give me life in your ways.
38 Confirm to your servant your promise, //
which stands for all who fear you.
39 Turn away the reproach which I dread, //
because your judgements are good.
40 Behold, I long for your commandments; //
in your righteousness give me life. [R]

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41 Let your faithful love come unto me, O Lord, //
even your salvation, according to your promise.
42 Then shall I answer those who taunt me, //
for my trust is in your word.
43 O take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, //
for my hope is in your judgements.
44 So shall I always keep your law; //
I shall keep it for ever and ever. [R]
45 I will walk at liberty, //
because I study your commandments.
46 I will tell of your testimonies, even before kings, //
and will not be ashamed.
47 My delight shall be in your commandments, //
which I have greatly loved.

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48 My hands will I lift up to your commandments,
which I love, //
and I will meditate on your statutes. [R]

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49 Remember your word to your servant, //
on which you have built my hope.
50 This is my comfort in my trouble, //
that your promise gives me life.
51 The proud have derided me cruelly, //
but I have not turned aside from your law.
52 I have remembered your everlasting judgements, O Lord, //
and have been comforted. [R]
53 I am seized with indignation at the wicked, //
for they have forsaken your law.
54 Your statutes have been like songs to me //
in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have thought on your name in the night, O Lord, //
and so have I kept your law.
56 These blessings have been mine, //
for I have kept your commandments.

Refrain: My delight shall be in your commandments.

God of loving mercy,
in this place of our pilgrimage
turn your laws into songs,
that we may find your promises
fulfilled in Jesus Christ our Lord.

8 h Heth

Refrain: I know, O Lord, that your judgements are right.

57 You only are my portion, O Lord; //
I have promised to keep your words.

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58 I entreat you with all my heart, //
be merciful to me according to your promise.
59 I have considered my ways //
and turned my feet back to your testimonies.
60 I made haste and did not delay //
to keep your commandments. [R]
61 Though the cords of the wicked entangle me, //
I do not forget your law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give you thanks, //
because of your righteous judgements.
63 I am a companion of all those who fear you, //
those who keep your commandments.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of your faithful love; //
instruct me in your statutes. [R]

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65 You have dealt graciously with your servant, //
according to your word, O Lord.
66 O teach me true understanding and knowledge, //
for I have trusted in your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, //
but now I keep your word.
68 You are gracious and do good; //
O Lord, teach me your statutes. [R]
69 The proud have smeared me with lies, //
but I will keep your commandments with my whole heart.
70 Their heart has become gross with fat, //
but my delight is in your law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, //
that I may learn your statutes.
72 The law of your mouth is dearer to me //
than a hoard of gold and silver. [R]

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10 j Yodh
73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me; //
give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you will be glad when they see me, //
because I have hoped in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your judgements are right, //
and that in very faithfulness you caused me to be troubled.
76 Let your faithful love be my comfort, //
according to your promise to your servant. [R]
77 Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live, //
for your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be put to shame, for they wrong me with lies; //
but I will meditate on your commandments.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me, //
even those who know your testimonies.
80 Let my heart be sound in your statutes, //
that I may not be put to shame.

Refrain: I know, O Lord, that your judgements are right.

God our comforter,
send your Holy Spirit
to reveal your hidden mercy
even in our failures and troubles;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

11 l Kaph

Refrain: Give me life, O Lord, according to your word.

81 My soul is pining for your salvation; //
I have hoped in your word.
82 My eyes fail with watching for your word, //
while I say, 'O when will you comfort me?'
83 I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, //
yet I do not forget your statutes.
84 How many are the days of your servant? //
When will you bring judgement on those who persecute me? [R]

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85 The proud have dug pits for me //
in defiance of your law.
86 All your commandments are true; //
help me, for they persecute me with falsehood.
87 They had almost made an end of me on earth, //
but I have not forsaken your commandments.
88 Give me life according to your loving-kindness; //
so shall I keep the testimonies of your mouth. [R]

12 m Lamedh
89 O Lord, your word is everlasting; //
it ever stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness also remains from one generation to another; //
you have established the earth and it abides.
91 So also your judgements stand firm this day, //
for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my delight, //
I should have perished in my trouble. [R]
93 I will never forget your commandments, //
for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours, O save me! //
For I have sought your commandments.
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me, //
but I will meditate on your testimonies.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection, //
but your commandment knows no bounds. [R]

13 o Mem
97 Lord, how I love your law! //
All the day long it is my study.
98 Your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies, //
for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, //
for your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I am wiser than the aged, //
because I keep your commandments. [R]

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101 I restrain my feet from every evil way, //
that I may keep your word.
102 I have not turned aside from your judgements, //
for you have been my teacher.
103 How sweet are your words on my tongue! //
They are sweeter than honey to my mouth.
104 Through your commandments I get understanding; //
therefore I hate all lying ways.

Refrain: Give me life, O Lord, according to your word.

Lord Christ,
as we sit at your feet,
teach us your living way;
for you are our Word and Wisdom,
one God with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

14 q Nun

Refrain: O deal with your servant according to your faithful love.

105 Your word is a lantern to my feet //
and a light upon my path.
106 I have sworn and will fulfil it, //
to keep your righteous judgements.
107 I am troubled above measure; //
give me life, O Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept the freewill offering of my mouth, O Lord, //
and teach me your judgements. [R]
109 My soul is ever in my hand, //
yet I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, //
but I have not strayed from your commandments.
111 Your testimonies have I claimed as my heritage for ever; //
for they are the very joy of my heart.

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112 I have applied my heart to fulfil your statutes: //
always, even to the end. [R]

15 r Samekh
113 I hate those who are double-minded, //
but your law do I love.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield //
and my hope is in your word.
115 Away from me, you wicked! //
I will keep the commandments of my God.
116 Sustain me according to your promise, that I may live, //
and let me not be disappointed in my hope. [R]
117 Hold me up and I shall be saved, //
and my delight shall be ever in your statutes.
118 You set at nought those who depart from your statutes, //
for their deceiving is in vain.
119 You consider all the wicked as dross; //
therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you //
and I am afraid of your judgements. [R]

16 s Ayin
121 I have done what is just and right; //
O give me not over to my oppressors.
122 Stand surety for your servant's good; //
let not the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes fail with watching for your salvation //
and for your righteous promise.
124 O deal with your servant according to your faithful love //
and teach me your statutes. [R]
125 I am your servant; O grant me understanding, //
that I may know your testimonies.
126 It is time for you to act, O Lord, //
for they frustrate your law.

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127 Therefore I love your commandments //
above gold, even much fine gold.
128 Therefore I direct my steps by all your precepts, //
and all false ways I utterly abhor.

Refrain: O deal with your servant according to your faithful love.

O God, save us from ourselves,
from double standards
and divided hearts,
and give us light and life
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

17 u Pe

Refrain: The opening of your word gives light.

129 Your testimonies are wonderful; //
therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The opening of your word gives light; //
it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and draw in my breath, //
as I long for your commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, //
as is your way with those who love your name. [R]
133 Order my steps by your word, //
and let no wickedness have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from earthly oppressors //
so that I may keep your commandments.
135 Show the light of your countenance upon your servant //
and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes run down with streams of water, //
because the wicked do not keep your law. [R]

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18 w Tsadhe
137 Righteous are you, O Lord, //
and true are your judgements.
138 You have ordered your decrees in righteousness //
and in great faithfulness.
139 My indignation destroys me, //
because my adversaries forget your word.
140 Your word has been tried to the uttermost //
and so your servant loves it. [R]
141 I am small and of no reputation, //
yet do I not forget your commandments.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness //
and your law is the truth.
143 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me, //
yet my delight is in your commandments.
144 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting; //
O grant me understanding and I shall live. [R]

19 x Qoph
145 I call with my whole heart; //
answer me, O Lord, that I may keep your statutes.
146 To you I call, O save me! //
And I shall keep your testimonies.
147 Early in the morning I cry to you, //
for in your word is my trust.
148 My eyes are open before the night watches, //
that I may meditate on your word. [R]
149 Hear my voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love; //
according to your judgement, give me life.
150 They draw near that in malice persecute me, //
who are far from your law.
151 You, O Lord, are near at hand, //
and all your commandments are true.

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152 Long have I known of your testimonies, //
that you have founded them for ever.

Refrain: The opening of your word gives light.

Lord, you are just
and your commandments are eternal;
teach us to love you with all our heart
and our neighbour as ourselves,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

20 y Resh

Refrain: I have longed for your salvation, O Lord.

153 O consider my affliction and deliver me, //
for I do not forget your law.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me; //
according to your promise, give me life.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked, //
for they do not seek your statutes.
156 Great is your compassion, O Lord; //
give me life, according to your judgements. [R]
157 Many there are that persecute and oppress me, //
yet do I not swerve from your testimonies.
158 It grieves me when I see the treacherous, //
for they do not keep your word.
159 Consider, O Lord, how I love your commandments; //
give me life according to your loving-kindness.
160 The sum of your word is truth, //
and all your righteous judgements endure for evermore. [R]

21 z Shin
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause, //
but my heart stands in awe of your word.
162 I am as glad of your word //
as one who finds great spoils.

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163 As for lies, I hate and abhor them, //
but your law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise you, //
because of your righteous judgements. [R]
165 Great peace have they who love your law; //
nothing shall make them stumble.
166 Lord, I have looked for your salvation //
and I have fulfilled your commandments.
167 My soul has kept your testimonies //
and greatly have I loved them.
168 I have kept your commandments and testimonies, //
for all my ways are before you. [R]

22 = Taw
169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord; //
give me understanding, according to your word.
170 Let my supplication come before you; //
deliver me, according to your promise.
171 My lips shall pour forth your praise, //
when you have taught me your statutes.
172 My tongue shall sing of your word, //
for all your commandments are righteous. [R]
173 Let your hand reach out to help me, //
for I have chosen your commandments.
174 I have longed for your salvation, O Lord, //
and your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live and it shall praise you, //
and let your judgements be my help.
176 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; //
O seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.

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Psalm 120 -- Exaudiat te Dominus

RSCM CW Psalter--No 170. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; //
I called to the Lord and he answered me.
2 Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips //
and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given to you? //
What more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue?
4 The sharp arrows of a warrior, //
tempered in burning coals! [R]
5 Woe is me, that I must lodge in Meshech //
and dwell among the tents of Kedar.
6 My soul has dwelt too long //
with enemies of peace.
7 I am for making peace, //
but when I speak of it, they make ready for war.

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Psalm 121 -- Domine, in virtute tua

RSCM CW Psalter--No 171. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills; //
from where is my help to come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, //
the maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer your foot to stumble; //
he who watches over you will not sleep.
4 Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel //
shall neither slumber nor sleep. [R]
5 The Lord himself watches over you; //
the Lord is your shade at your right hand,
6 So that the sun shall not strike you by day, //
neither the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall keep you from all evil; //
it is he who shall keep your soul.
8 The Lord shall keep watch over your going out
and your coming in, //
from this time forth for evermore.

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Psalm 122 -- Deus, Deus meus

RSCM CW Psalter--No. 173. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 I was glad when they said to me, //
'Let us go to the house of the Lord.'
2 And now our feet are standing //
within your gates, O Jerusalem;
3 Jerusalem, built as a city //
that is at unity in itself.
4 Thither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, //
as is decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there are set the thrones of judgement, //
the thrones of the house of David. [R]

6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: //
'May they prosper who love you.
7 'Peace be within your walls //
and tranquillity within your palaces.'
8 For my kindred and companions' sake, //
I will pray that peace be with you.
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, //
I will seek to do you good.

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Psalm 123 -- Dominus regit me

RSCM CW Psalter--No. 174. | katapi Media Player (midi) | or perhaps THIS hymn |

 

OR -- RSCM CW Psalter--No.30. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 To you I lift up my eyes, //
to you that are enthroned in the heavens.
2 As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, //
or the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
3 So our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, //
until he have mercy upon us. [R]
4 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, //
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
5 Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of the arrogant, //
and of the contempt of the proud.

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Psalm 124 -- Domine est terra

RSCM CW Psalter--No. 175. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 If the Lord himself had not been on our side, //
now may Israel say;
2 If the Lord had not been on our side, //
when enemies rose up against us;
3 Then would they have swallowed us alive //
when their anger burned against us;
4 Then would the waters have overwhelmed us
and the torrent gone over our soul; //
over our soul would have swept the raging waters. [R]

5 But blessed be the Lord //
who has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.
6 Our soul has escaped
as a bird from the snare of the fowler; //
the snare is broken and we are delivered.
7 Our help is in the name of the Lord, //
who has made heaven and earth.

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Psalm 125 -- Ad te, Domine, levavi

RSCM CW Psalter--No. 177. | katapi Media Player (midi)

 

1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, //
which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.
2 As the hills stand about Jerusalem, //
so the Lord stands round about his people,
from this time forth for evermore.
3 The sceptre of wickedness shall not hold sway
over the land allotted to the righteous, //
lest the righteous turn their hands to evil.
4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, //
and to those who are true of heart.
5 Those who turn aside to crooked ways
the Lord shall take away with the evildoers; //
but let there be peace upon Israel.

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