Day 16 Morning Prayer
- O GOD, the heathen are come into thine inheritance: thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.
- The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air: and the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the land.
- Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem: and there was no man to bury them.
- We are become an open shame to our enemies: a very scorn and derision unto them that are round about us.
- Lord, how long wilt thou be angry: shall thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?
- Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen that have not known thee: and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy Name.
- For they have devoured Jacob: and laid waste his dwelling-place.
- O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon: for we are come to great misery.
- Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name: O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins, for thy Name's sake.
- Wherefore do the heathen say: Where is now their God?
- O let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that is shed: be openly shewed upon the heathen in our sight.
- O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before thee: according to the greatness of thy power, preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
- And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbours have blasphemed thee: reward thou them , O Lord, seven-fold into their bosom.
- So we, that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever: and will alway be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation.
Qui regis Israel
- HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep: shew thyself also, thou that sittest upon the cherubims.
- Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses: stir up thy strength, and come, and help us.
- Turn us again, O God: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
- O Lord God of hosts: how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth?
- Thou feedest them with the bread of tears: and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.
- Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
- Turn us again, thou God of hosts: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
- Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
- Thou madest room for it: and when it had taken root it filled the land.
- The hills were covered with the shadow of it: and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedar-trees.
- She stretched out her branches unto the sea: and her boughs unto the river.
- Why hast thou then broken down her hedge: that all they that go by pluck off her grapes?
- The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up: and the wild beasts of the field devour it.
- Turn thee again, thou God of hosts, look down from heaven: behold, and visit this vine;
- And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand hath planted: and the branch that thou madest so strong for thyself.
- It is burnt with fire, and cut down: and they shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
- Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand: and upon the son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self.
- And so will not we go back from thee: O let us live, and we shall call upon thy Name.
- Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
- SING we merrily unto God our strength: make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
- Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret: the merry harp with the lute.
- Blow up the trumpet in the new-moon: even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.
- For this was made a statute for Israel: and a law of the God of Jacob.
- This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony: when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
- I eased his shoulder from the burden: and his hands were delivered from making the pots.
- Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee: and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.
- I proved thee also: at the waters of strife.
- Hear, O my people, and I will assure thee, O Israel: if thou wilt hearken unto me,
- There shall no strange god be in thee: neither shalt thou worship any other god.
- I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.
- But my people would not hear my voice: and Israel would not obey me.
- So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts: and let them follow their own imaginations.
- O that my people would have hearkened unto me: for if Israel had walked in my ways,
- I should soon have put down their enemies: and turned my hand against their adversaries.
- The haters of the Lord should have been found liars: but their time should have endured for ever.
- He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour: and with honey out of the stony rock should I have satisfied thee.