(from Day 1 Morning Prayer)
Quare fremuerunt gentes?
- WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together: and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
- The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
- Let us break their bonds asunder: and cast away their cords from us.
- He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.
- Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath: and vex them in his sore displeasure.
- Yet have I set my King: upon my holy hill of Sion.
- I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
- Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
- Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron: and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
- Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
- Serve the Lord in fear: and rejoice unto him with reverence.
- Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way: if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little), blessed are all they that put their trust in him.