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Day 18 Evening Prayer

Psalm 93

Dominus regnavit

  1. THE Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel: the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.
  2. He hath made the round world so sure: that it cannot be moved.
  3. Ever since the world began hath thy seat been prepared: thou art from everlasting.
  4. The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice: the floods lift up their waves.
  5. The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly: but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
  6. Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure: holiness becometh thine house for ever.

Psalm 94

Deus ultionum

  1. O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth: thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
  2. Arise, thou Judge of the world: and reward the proud after their deserving.
  3. Lord, how long shall the ungodly: how long shall the ungodly triumph?
  4. How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully: and make such proud boasting?
  5. They smite down thy people, O Lord: and trouble thine heritage.
  6. They murder the widow and the stranger: and put the fatherless to death.
  7. And yet they say, Tush, the Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
  8. Take heed, ye unwise among the people: O ye fools, when will ye understand?
  9. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear: or he that made the eye, shall he not see?
  10. Or he that nurtureth the heathen: it is he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he punish?
  11. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are but vain.
  12. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord: and teachest him in thy law;
  13. That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity: until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.
  14. For the Lord will not fail his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance;
  15. Until righteousness turn again unto judgement: all such as are true in heart shall follow it.
  16. Who will rise up with me against the wicked: or who will take my part against the evil-doers?
  17. If the Lord had not helped me: it had not failed but my soul had been put to silence.
  18. But when I said, My foot hath slipt: thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.
  19. In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart: thy comforts have refreshed my soul.
  20. Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool of wickedness: which imagineth mischief as a law?
  21. They gather them together against the soul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood.
  22. But the Lord is my refuge: and my God is the strength of my confidence.
  23. He shall recompense them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.