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Psalm 101

(from Day 19 Evening Prayer)

Misericordiam et judicium

  1. MY SONG shall be of mercy and judgement: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.
  2. O let me have understanding: in the way of godliness.
  3. When wilt thou come unto me: I will walk in my house with a perfect heart.
  4. I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the sins of unfaithfulness: there shall no such cleave unto me.
  5. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
  6. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour: him will I destroy.
  7. Whoso hath also a proud look and high stomach: I will not suffer him.
  8. Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land: that they may dwell with me.
  9. Whoso leadeth a godly life: he shall be my servant.
  10. There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
  11. I shall soon destroy all the ungodly that are in the land: that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.