Confitemini Domino.

O give thanks unto the LORD; for | he is gracious,

* and his | mercy• en•dureth• for ever.

2 Who can express the noble acts | of the LORD,

* or | show forth all his praise?

3 Blessed are they that | alway• keep judgment,

* 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 a- | -miss, 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 adver- | -sary's 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 for-| -gat 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 with- | -al •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 congre- | -gation 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 over- | -throw them in the wilderness;

27 To cast out their seed a- | -mong the nations,

* and to | scatter• them in the lands.

28 They joined themselves unto | Baal-peor,

* and ate the | offer•ings 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 Phinehas, and | interposed;

* and | so the plague ceased.

31 And that was counted unto | him for righteousness,

* among all posteri- | -ties for evermore.

32 They angered him also at the | waters• of strife,

* so that he punished | Moses• for their sakes;

33 Because they pro- | -voked his spirit,

* so that he spake unad- | -vised•ly with his lips.

34 Neither destroyed | they the heathen,

* as the | LORD commanded them;

35 But were mingled a- | -mong the heathen,

* and | learned their works.

36 Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which became a snare | unto them;

* 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 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 a- | -gainst his people,

* insomuch that he ab- | -horred his own inheritance.

40 And he gave them over into the hand | of the heathen;

* and they that hated them were | lords over them.

41 Their enemies op- | -pressed them,

* and | had them in subjection.

42 Many a time did he de- | -liver 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 a- | -mong 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 with•out 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.