Domine, Deus meus.

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 | wicked•ness 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 judgment | that thou hast commanded.

7 And so shall the congregation of the peoples | come about thee:

* for their sakes therefore lift | up thyself again.

8 The LORD shall judge the peoples: 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 pro- | -voked 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 instru- | -ments of death;

* he ordaineth his arrows a- | -gainst the persecutors.

15 Behold, the ungodly travaileth | with iniquity;

* he hath conceived | mischief,• and brought forth falsehood.

16 He hath graven and digged | up a pit,

* and is fallen 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.

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.