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Psalm 7

(from Day 1 Evening Prayer)

Domine, Deus meus

  1. O LORD my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;
  2. Lest he devour my soul, like a lion, and tear it in pieces: while there is none to help.
  3. O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing: or if there be any wickedness in my hands;
  4. If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me: yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy,
  5. Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me: yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.
  6. Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies: arise up for me in the judgement that thou hast commanded.
  7. And so shall the congregation of the people come about thee: for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
  8. The Lord shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O Lord: according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.
  9. O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but guide thou the just.
  10. For the righteous God: trieth the very hearts and reins.
  11. My help cometh of God: who preserveth them that are true of heart.
  12. God is a righteous Judge, strong and patient: and God is provoked every day.
  13. If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword: he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
  14. He hath prepared for him the instruments of death: he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors
  15. Behold, he travaileth with mischief: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.
  16. He hath graven and digged up a pit: and is fallen on himself into the destruction that he made for other.
  17. For his travail shall come upon his own head: and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
  18. I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness: and I will praise the Name of the Lord most High.