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Psalm 105

(from Day 21 Morning Prayer)

Confitemini Domino

  1. O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his Name: tell the people what things he hath done.
  2. O let your songs be of him, and praise him: and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.
  3. Rejoice in his holy Name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
  4. Seek the Lord and his strength: seek his face evermore.
  5. Remember the marvellous works that he hath done: his wonders, and the judgements of his mouth.
  6. O ye seed of Abraham his servant: ye children of Jacob his chosen.
  7. He is the Lord our God: his judgements are in all the world.
  8. He hath been alway mindful of his covenant and promise: that he made to a thousand generations;
  9. Even the covenant that he made with Abraham: and the oath that he sware unto Isaac;
  10. And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law: and to Israel for an everlasting testament;
  11. Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan: the lot of your inheritance;
  12. When there were yet but a few of them: and they strangers in the land;
  13. What time as they went from one nation to another: from one kingdom to another people;
  14. He suffered no man to do them wrong: but reproved even kings for their sakes;
  15. Touch not mine Anointed: and do my prophets no harm.
  16. Moreover, he called for a dearth upon the land: and destroyed all the provision of bread.
  17. But he had sent a man before them: even Joseph, who was sold to be a bond-servant;
  18. Whose feet they hurt in the stocks: the iron entered into his soul;
  19. Until the time came that his cause was known: the word of the Lord tried him.
  20. The king sent, and delivered him: the prince of the people let him go free.
  21. He made him lord also of his house: and ruler of all his substance;
  22. That he might inform his princes after his will: and teach his senators wisdom.
  23. Israel also came into Egypt: and Jacob was a stranger in the land of Ham.
  24. And he increased his people exceedingly: and made them stronger than their enemies;
  25. Whose heart turned, so that they hated his people: and dealt untruly with his servants.
  26. Then sent he Moses his servant: and Aaron whom he had chosen.
  27. And these shewed his tokens among them: and wonders in the land of Ham.
  28. He sent darkness, and it was dark: and they were not obedient unto his word.
  29. He turned their waters into blood: and slew their fish.
  30. Their land brought forth frogs: yea, even in their kings' chambers.
  31. He spake the word, and there came all manner of flies: and lice in all their quarters.
  32. He gave them hail-stones for rain: and flames of fire in their land.
  33. He smote their vines also and fig-trees: and destroyed the trees that were in their coasts.
  34. He spake the word, and the grasshoppers came, and caterpillars innumerable: and did eat up all the grass in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
  35. He smote all the first-born in their land: even the chief of all their strength.
  36. He brought them forth also with silver and gold: there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
  37. Egypt was glad at their departing: for they were afraid of them.
  38. He spread out a cloud to be a covering: and fire to give light in the night-season.
  39. At their desire he brought quails: and he filled them with the bread of heaven.
  40. He opened the rock of stone, and the waters flowed out: so that rivers ran in the dry places.
  41. For why? he remembered his holy promise: and Abraham his servant.
  42. And he brought forth his people with joy: and his chosen with gladness;
  43. And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they took the labours of the people in possession;
  44. That they might keep his statutes: and observe his laws.