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Psalm 32

(from Day 6 Evening Prayer)

Beati, quorum

  1. BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven: and whose sin is covered.
  2. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin: and in whose spirit there is no guile.
  3. For while I held my tongue: my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.
  4. For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night: and my moisture is like the drought in summer.
  5. I will acknowledge my sin unto thee: and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
  6. I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord: and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
  7. For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found: but in the great water-floods they shall not come nigh him.
  8. Thou art a place to hide me in, thou shalt preserve me from trouble: thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
  9. I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go: and I will guide thee with mine eye.
  10. Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding: whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon thee.
  11. Great plagues remain for the ungodly: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.
  12. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord: and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.