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Psalm 33

(from Day 6 Evening Prayer)

Exultate, justi

  1. REJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous: for it becometh well the just to be thankful.
  2. Praise the Lord with harp: sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.
  3. Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing praises lustily unto him with a good courage.
  4. For the word of the Lord is true: and all his works are faithful.
  5. He loveth righteousness and judgement: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
  6. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.
  7. He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap: and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.
  8. Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world.
  9. For he spake, and it was done: he commanded, and it stood fast.
  10. The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and casteth out the counsels of princes.
  11. The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever: and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
  12. Blessed are the people, whose God is the Lord Jehovah: and blessed are the folk, that he hath chosen to him to be his inheritance.
  13. The Lord looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men: from the habitation of his dwelling he considereth all them that dwell on the earth.
  14. He fashioneth all the hearts of them: and understandeth all their works.
  15. There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an host: neither is any mighty man delivered by much strength.
  16. A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man: neither shall he deliver any man by his great strength.
  17. Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him: and upon them that put their trust in his mercy;
  18. To deliver their soul from death: and to feed them in the time of dearth.
  19. Our soul hath patiently tarried for the Lord: for he is our help and our shield.
  20. For our heart shall rejoice in him: because we have hoped in his holy Name.
  21. Let thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us: like as we do put our trust in thee.