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Psalm 19

Caeli enarrant

  1. THE heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
  2. One day telleth another: and one night certifieth another.
  3. There is neither speech nor language: but their voices are heard among them.
  4. Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world.
  5. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun: which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
  6. It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
  7. The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
  8. The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
  9. The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
  10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
  11. Moreover, by them is thy servant taught: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
  12. Who can tell how oft he offendeth: O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
  13. Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me: so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
  14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart: be alway acceptable in thy sight,
  15. O Lord: my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 20

Exaudiat te Dominus

  1. THE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
  2. Send thee help from the sanctuary: and strengthen thee out of Sion;
  3. Remember all thy offerings: and accept thy burnt-sacrifice;
  4. Grant thee thy heart's desire: and fulfil all thy mind.
  5. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: the Lord perform all thy petitions.
  6. Now know I that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven: even with the wholesome strength of his right hand.
  7. Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.
  8. They are brought down, and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
  9. Save, Lord, and hear us, O King of heaven: when we call upon thee.

Psalm 21

Domine, in virtute tua

  1. THE King shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord: exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation.
  2. Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and hast not denied him the request of his lips.
  3. For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness: and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
  4. He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life: even for ever and ever.
  5. His honour is great in thy salvation: glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
  6. For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity: and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.
  7. And why? because the King putteth his trust in the Lord: and in the mercy of the most Highest he shall not miscarry.
  8. All thine enemies shall feel thine hand: thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.
  9. Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.
  10. Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth: and their seed from among the children of men.
  11. For they intended mischief against thee: and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.
  12. Therefore shalt thou put them to flight: and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.
  13. Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so we will sing, and praise thy power.