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Psalm 124

(from Day 27 Morning Prayer)

Nisi quia Dominus

  1. IF THE Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say: if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;
  2. They had swallowed us up quick: when thy were so wrathfully displeased at us.
  3. Yea, the waters had drowned us: and the stream had gone over our soul.
  4. The deep waters of the proud: had gone even over our soul.
  5. But praised be the Lord: who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.
  6. Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, and we are delivered .
  7. Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.