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Psalm 56

Miserere mei, Deus

  1. BE MERCIFUL unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour me: he is daily fighting, and troubling me.
  2. Mine enemies are daily in hand to swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most Highest.
  3. Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid: yet put I my trust in thee.
  4. I will praise God, because of his word: I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
  5. They daily mistake my words: all that they imagine is to do me evil.
  6. They hold all together, and keep themselves close: and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
  7. Shall they escape for their wickedness: thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt cast them down.
  8. Thou tellest my flittings; put my tears into thy bottle: are not these things noted in thy book?
  9. Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: this I know; for God is on my side.
  10. In God's word I will rejoice: in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
  11. Yea, in God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
  12. Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows: unto thee will I give thanks.
  13. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling: that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Psalm 57

Miserere mei, Deus

  1. BE MERCIFUL unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in thee: and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until this tyranny be over-past.
  2. I will call unto the most high God: even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.
  3. He shall send from heaven: and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.
  4. God shall send forth his mercy and truth: my soul is among lions.
  5. And I lie even among the children of men, that are set on fire: whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword
  6. Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.
  7. They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves.
  8. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, and give praise.
  9. Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I myself will awake right early.
  10. I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing unto thee among the nations.
  11. For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens: and thy truth unto the clouds.
  12. Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.

Psalm 58

Si vere utique

  1. ARE your minds set upon righteousness, O ye congregation: and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?
  2. Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth: and your hands deal with wickedness.
  3. The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb: as soon as they are born, they go astray, and speak lies.
  4. They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent: even like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ears;
  5. Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer: charm he never so wisely.
  6. Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; smite the jaw-bones of the lions, O Lord: let them fall away like water that runneth apace; and when they shoot their arrows let them be rooted out.
  7. Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman: and let them not see the sun.
  8. Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns: so let indignation vex him, even as a thing that is raw.
  9. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.
  10. So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.