Deus, auribus.

We have heard with our ears, O God, our | fathers• have told us

* what thou hast done | in their time of old:

2 How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted our | fathers in;

* how thou hast destroyed the nations, and | made thy •people• to flourish.

3 For they gat not the land in possession through their | own sword,

* neither was it their own | arm that helped them;

4 But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light | of thy countenance;

* because thou hadst a | favour unto them.

5 Thou art my | King, O God;

* send | help unto Jacob.

6 Through thee will we over- | -throw our enemies,

* and in thy Name will we tread them under that | rise up against us.

7 For I will not trust | in my bow,

* it is not my | sword that shall help me;

8 But it is thou that savest us | from our enemies,

* and puttest them to con- | -fusion that hate us.

9 We make our boast of God | all day long,

* and will | praise thy Name for ever.

10 But now thou art far off, and puttest us | to confusion,

* and goest not | forth with our armies.

11 Thou makest us to turn our backs up- | -on our enemies,

* so that they which | hate us spoil our goods.

12 Thou lettest us be eaten | up like sheep,

* and hast scattered | us among the heathen.

13 Thou sellest thy | people• for nought,

* and | takest• no money for them.

14 Thou makest us to be rebuked | of our neighbours,

* to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them | that are round about us.

15 Thou makest us to be a byword a- | -mong the nations,

* and that the peoples | shake their heads at us.

16 My confusion is | daily• before me,

* and the shame of my | face hath covered me;

17 For the voice of the slanderer | and blasphemer,

* for the | ene•my and avenger.

18 And though all this be come upon us, yet do we | not forget thee,

* nor behave ourselves | froward•ly in thy covenant.

19 Our heart is not | turned back,

* neither our | steps gone •out of• thy way;

20 No, not when thou hast smitten us into the | place of dragons,

* and covered us | with the •shadow• of death.

21 If we have forgotten the Name of our God, and holden up our hands to any | strange god,

* shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very | secrets of the heart.

22 For thy sake also are we killed | all the• day long,

* and are counted as sheep ap- | -pointed to be slain.

23 Up, Lord, why | sleepest thou?

* awake, and be not | absent• from us for ever.

24 Wherefore hidest | thou thy face,

* and forgettest our | misery and trouble?

25 For our soul is brought low, even | unto• the dust;

* our belly | cleaveth •unto• the ground.

26 Arise, | and help us,

* and deliver us, | for thy mercy's sake.

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.