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Psalm 108

(from Day 22 Evening Prayer)

Paratum cor meum

  1. O GOD, my heart is ready, my heart is ready: I will sing and give praise with the best member that I have.
  2. Awake, thou lute, and harp: I myself will awake right early.
  3. I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
  4. For thy mercy is greater than the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
  5. Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.
  6. That thy beloved may be delivered: let thy right hand save them, and hear thou me.
  7. God hath spoken in his holiness: I will rejoice therefore, and divide Sichem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
  8. Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine: Ephraim also is the strength of my head.
  9. Judah is my law-giver, Moab is my wash-pot: over Edom will I cast out my shoe, upon Philistia will I triumph.
  10. Who will lead me into the strong city: and who will bring me into Edom?
  11. Hast not thou forsaken us, O God: and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
  12. O help us against the enemy: for vain is the help of man.
  13. Through God we shall do great acts: and it is he that shall tread down our enemies.