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O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : and his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Who can express the noble acts of the Lord : or shew forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that alway keep judgement : and do righteousness.
4 Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people : O visit me with thy salvation;
5 That I may see the felicity of thy chosen : and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers : we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.
7 Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance : but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red sea.
8 Nevertheless, he helped them for his Name’s sake : that he might make his power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up : so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the adversaries’ hand : and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
11 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them : there was not one of them left.
12 Then believed they his words : and sang praise unto him.
13 But within a while they forgat his works : and would not abide his counsel.
14 But lust came upon them in the wilderness : and they tempted God in the desert.
15 And he gave them their desire : and sent leanness withal into their soul.
16 They angered Moses also in the tents : and Aaron the saint of the Lord.
17 So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan : and covered the congregation of Abiram.
18 And the fire was kindled in their company : the flame burnt up the ungodly.
19 They made a calf in Horeb : and worshipped the molten image.
20 Thus they turned their glory : into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay.
21 And they forgat God their Saviour : who had done so great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham : and fearful things by the Red sea.
23 So he said, he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap : to turn away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them.
24 Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land : and gave no credence unto his word;
25 But murmured in their tents : and hearkened not unto the voice of the lord.
26 Then lift he up his hand against them : to overthrow them in the wilderness;
27 To cast out their seed among the nations : and to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves unto Baal-peor : and ate the offerings of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions : and the plague was great among them.
30 Then stood up Phinees and prayed : and so the plague ceased.
31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness : among all posterities for evermore.
32 They angered him also at the waters of strife : so that he punished Moses for their sakes;
33 Because they provoked his spirit : so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
34 Neither destroyed they the heathen : as the Lord commanded them;
35 But were mingled among the heathen : and learned their works.
36 Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay : yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils;
37 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters : whom they had offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood.
38 Thus were they stained with their own works : and went a whoring with their own inventions.
39 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people : insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
40 And he gave them over into the hands of the heathen : and they that hated them were lords over them.
41 Their enemies oppressed them : and had them in subjection.
42 Many a time did he deliver them : but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.
43 Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity : he heard their complaint.
44 He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them according unto the multitude of his mercies : yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.
45 Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen : that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise.
46 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting and world without end : and let all the people say, Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
- Revised Grail Psalter
- The Book of Psalms for Worship