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Psalm 85

(from Day 16 Evening Prayer)

Benedixisti, Domine

  1. LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
  2. Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people: and covered all their sins.
  3. Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure: and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
  4. Turn us then, O God our Saviour: and let thine anger cease from us.
  5. Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever: and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
  6. Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
  7. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord: and grant us thy salvation.
  8. I will hearken what the Lord God will say concerning me: for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
  9. For his salvation is nigh them that fear him: that glory may dwell in our land.
  10. Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
  11. Truth shall flourish out of the earth: and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
  12. Yea, the Lord shall shew loving-kindness: and our land shall give her increase.
  13. Righteousness shall go before him: and he shall direct his going in the way.