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Psalm 12

(from Day 2 Evening Prayer)

Salvum me fac

  1. HELP me, Lord, for there is not one godly man left: for the faithful are minished from among the children of men,
  2. They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour: they do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.
  3. The Lord shall root out all deceitful lips: and the tongue that speaketh proud things;
  4. Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail: we are they that ought to speak , who is lord over us?
  5. Now for the comfortless trouble's sake of the needy: and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
  6. I will up, saith the Lord: and will help every one from him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.
  7. The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the silver, which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire.
  8. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord: thou shalt preserve him from this generation for ever.
  9. The ungodly walk on every side: when they are exalted, the children of men are put to rebuke.