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Psalm 56

(from Day 11 Morning Prayer)

Miserere mei, Deus

  1. BE MERCIFUL unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour me: he is daily fighting, and troubling me.
  2. Mine enemies are daily in hand to swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most Highest.
  3. Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid: yet put I my trust in thee.
  4. I will praise God, because of his word: I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
  5. They daily mistake my words: all that they imagine is to do me evil.
  6. They hold all together, and keep themselves close: and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
  7. Shall they escape for their wickedness: thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt cast them down.
  8. Thou tellest my flittings; put my tears into thy bottle: are not these things noted in thy book?
  9. Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: this I know; for God is on my side.
  10. In God's word I will rejoice: in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
  11. Yea, in God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
  12. Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows: unto thee will I give thanks.
  13. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling: that I may walk before God in the light of the living.