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Psalm 50

(from Day 10 Morning Prayer)

Deus deorum

  1. THE Lord, even the most mighty God, hath spoken: and called the world, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down thereof.
  2. Out of Sion hath God appeared: in perfect beauty.
  3. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: there shall go before him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest shall be stirred up round about him.
  4. He shall call the heaven from above: and the earth, that he may judge his people.
  5. Gather my saints together unto me: those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.
  6. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is Judge himself.
  7. Hear, O my people, and I will speak: I myself will testify against thee, O Israel; for I am God, even thy God.
  8. I will not reprove thee because of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt-offerings: because they were not alway before me.
  9. I will take no bullock out of thine house: nor he-goat out of thy folds.
  10. For all the beasts of the forest are mine: and so are the cattle upon a thousand hills.
  11. I know all the fowls upon the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are in my sight.
  12. If I be hungry, I will not tell thee: for the whole world is mine, and all that is therein.
  13. Thinkest thou that I will eat bulls' flesh: and drink the blood of goats?
  14. Offer unto God thanksgiving: and pay thy vows unto the most Highest.
  15. And call upon me in the time of trouble: so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise me.
  16. But unto the ungodly said God: Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth;
  17. Whereas thou hatest to be reformed: and has cast my words behind thee?
  18. When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst unto him: and hast been partaker with the adulterers.
  19. Thou hast let thy mouth speak wickedness: and with thy tongue thou hast set forth deceit.
  20. Thou satest, and spakest against thy brother: yea, and hast slandered thine own mother's son.
  21. These things hast thou done, and I held my tongue, and thou thoughtest wickedly, that I am even such a one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.
  22. O consider this, ye that forget God: lest I pluck you away, and there be none to deliver you.
  23. Whoso offereth me thanks and praise, he honoureth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation right will I shew the salvation of God.