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Psalm 115

(from Day 23 Evening Prayer)

Non nobis, Domine

  1. NOT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise: for thy loving mercy and for thy truth's sake.
  2. Wherefore shall the heathen say: Where is now their God?
  3. As for our God, he is in heaven: he hath done whatsoever pleased him.
  4. Their idols are silver and gold: even the work of men's hands.
  5. They have mouths, and speak not: eyes have they, and see not.
  6. They have ears, and hear not: noses have they, and smell not.
  7. They have hands, and handle not; feet have they, and walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
  8. They that make them are like unto them ; and so are all such as put their trust in them.
  9. But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their succour and defence.
  10. Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
  11. Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
  12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us: even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.
  13. He shall bless them that fear the Lord: both small and great.
  14. The Lord shall increase you more and more: you and your children.
  15. Ye are the blessed of the Lord: who made heaven and earth.
  16. All the whole heavens are the Lord's: the earth hath he given to the children of men.
  17. The dead praise not thee, O Lord: neither all they that go down into silence.
  18. But we will praise the Lord: from this time forth for evermore. Praise the Lord.