Benedixisti, Domine.

LORD, thou art become gracious | unto• thy land;

* thou hast turned away the cap- | -tivity of Jacob.

2 Thou hast forgiven the offence | of thy people,

* and | covered all their sins.

3 Thou hast taken away all | thy displeasure,

* and turned thyself from thy | wrathful indignation.

4 Turn us then, O | God our Saviour,

* and let thine | anger cease from us.

5 Wilt thou be displeased at | us for ever?

* and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one gener- | -ation to another?

6 Wilt thou not turn again, and | quicken us,

* that thy people | may rejoice in thee?

7 Show us thy | mercy,• O LORD,

* and | grant us thy salvation.

8 I will hearken what the LORD | God will say;

* for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not a- | -gain unto foolishness.

9 For his salvation is nigh | them that fear him;

* that glory may | dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth are | met together:

* righteousness and | peace have kissed each other.

11 Truth shall flourish | out •of the• earth,

* and righteousness hath | looked down from heaven.

12 Yea, the LORD shall show | loving-kindness;

* and our | land shall give her increase.

13 Righteousness shall | go before him,

* and shall direct his | going in the way.

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.