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Psalm 9

(from Day 2 Morning Prayer)

Confitebor tibi

  1. I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
  2. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, O thou most Highest.
  3. While mine enemies are driven back: they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
  4. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
  5. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly: thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
  6. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.
  7. But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath also prepared his seat for judgement.
  8. For he shall judge the world in righteousness: and minister true judgement unto the people.
  9. The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed: even a refuge in due time of trouble.
  10. And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.
  11. O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion: shew the people of his doings.
  12. For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
  13. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me: thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.
  14. That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
  15. The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the same net which they hid privily, is their foot taken.
  16. The Lord is known to execute judgement: the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.
  17. The wicked shall be turned into hell: and all the people that forget God.
  18. For the poor shall not alway be forgotten: the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
  19. Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
  20. Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.