Beati quorum.

Blessed is he whose unrighteousness | is forgiven,

* and whose | sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD im- | -puteth• no sin,

* and in whose | spirit• there is no guile.

3 For whilst I | held my tongue,

* my bones consumed away | through my •daily• complaining.

4 For thy hand was heavy upon me | day and night,

* and my moisture was | like the drought in summer.

5 I acknowledged my sin | unto thee;

* and mine unrighteousness | have I not hid.

6 I said, I will confess my sins | unto• the LORD;

* and so thou forgavest the | wicked•ness of my sin.

7 For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou | mayest• be found;

* surely the great water-floods shall | not come nigh him.

8 Thou art a place to hide me in; thou shalt preserve | me from trouble;

* thou shalt compass me about with | songs of deliverance.

9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein | thou shalt go;

* and I will | guide thee with mine eye.

10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no | understanding;

* whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, else | they will not obey thee.

11 Great plagues remain | for •the un•godly;

* but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD, mercy embraceth | him on every side.

12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice | in the LORD;

* and be joyful, all ye | that are true of heart.

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.