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Psalm 57

(from Day 11 Morning Prayer)

Miserere mei, Deus

  1. BE MERCIFUL unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in thee: and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until this tyranny be over-past.
  2. I will call unto the most high God: even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.
  3. He shall send from heaven: and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.
  4. God shall send forth his mercy and truth: my soul is among lions.
  5. And I lie even among the children of men, that are set on fire: whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword
  6. Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.
  7. They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves.
  8. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, and give praise.
  9. Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I myself will awake right early.
  10. I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing unto thee among the nations.
  11. For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens: and thy truth unto the clouds.
  12. Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.