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Psalm 107

(from Day 22 Morning Prayer)

Confitemini Domino

  1. O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.
  2. Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed: and delivered from the hand of the enemy;
  3. And gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west: from the north and from the south.
  4. They went astray in the wilderness out of the way: and found no city to dwell in;
  5. Hungry and thirsty: their soul fainted in them.
  6. So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: and he delivered them from their distress.
  7. He led them forth by the right way: that they might go to the city where they dwelt.
  8. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
  9. For he satisfieth the empty soul: and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
  10. Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: being fast bound in misery and iron ;
  11. Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord: and lightly regarded the counsel of the most Highest;
  12. He also brought down their heart through heaviness: they fell down, and there was none to help them.
  13. So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their distress.
  14. For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death: and brake their bonds in sunder.
  15. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
  16. For he hath broken the gates of brass: and smitten the bars of iron in sunder.
  17. Foolish men are plagued for their offence: and because of their wickedness.
  18. Their soul abhorred all manner of meat: and they were even hard at death's door.
  19. So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their distress.
  20. He sent his word, and healed them: and they were saved from their destruction.
  21. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
  22. That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and tell out his works with gladness!
  23. They that go down to the sea in ships: and occupy their business in great waters;
  24. These men see the works of the Lord: and his wonders in the deep.
  25. For at his word the stormy wind ariseth: which lifteth up the waves thereof.
  26. They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep: their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
  27. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man: and are at their wits' end.
  28. So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivereth them out of their distress.
  29. For he maketh the storm to cease: so that the waves thereof are still.
  30. Then are they glad, because they are at rest: and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
  31. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
  32. That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people: and praise him in the seat of the elders!
  33. Who turneth the floods into a wilderness: and drieth up the water-springs.
  34. A fruitful land maketh he barren: for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
  35. Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water: and water-springs of a dry ground.
  36. And there he setteth the hungry: that they may build them a city to dwell in;
  37. That they may sow their land, and plant vineyards: to yield them fruits of increase.
  38. He blesseth them so that they multiply exceedingly: and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
  39. And again, when they are minished and brought low: through oppression, through any plague or trouble;
  40. Though he suffer them to be evil intreated through tyrants: and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;
  41. Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery: and maketh him households like a flock of sheep.
  42. The righteous will consider this, and rejoice: and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.
  43. Whoso is wise will ponder these things: and they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.