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Psalm 63

(from Day 12 Morning Prayer)

Deus, Deus meus

  1. O GOD, thou art my God: early will I seek thee.
  2. My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee: in a barren and dry land where no water is.
  3. Thus have I looked for thee in holiness: that I might behold thy power and glory.
  4. For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: my lips shall praise thee.
  5. As long as I live will I magnify thee on this manner: and lift up my hands in thy Name.
  6. My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness: when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.
  7. Have I not remembered thee in my bed: and thought upon thee when I was waking?
  8. Because thou hast been my helper: therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
  9. My soul hangeth upon thee: thy right hand hath upholden me.
  10. These also that seek the hurt of my soul: they shall go under the earth.
  11. Let them fall upon the edge of the sword: that they may be a portion for foxes.
  12. But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him shall be commended: for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.