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Psalm 34

(from Day 6 Evening Prayer)

Benedicam Domino

  1. I WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord: his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
  2. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
  3. O praise the Lord with me: and let us magnify his Name together.
  4. I sought the Lord, and he heard me: yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
  5. They had an eye unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
  6. Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him: yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.
  7. The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him: and delivereth them.
  8. O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
  9. O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints: for they that fear him lack nothing.
  10. The lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.
  11. Come, ye children, and hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
  12. What man is he that lusteth to live: and would fain see good days?
  13. Keep thy tongue from evil: and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
  14. Eschew evil, and do good: seek peace, and ensue it.
  15. The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous: and his ears are open unto their prayers.
  16. The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil: to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
  17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them: and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
  18. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
  19. Great are the troubles of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
  20. He keepeth all his bones: so that not one of them is broken.
  21. But misfortune shall slay the ungodly: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
  22. The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants: and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.