Paratum cor meum.

O God, my heart is ready, my | heart is ready;

* I will sing, and give praise with the best | member that I have.

2 Awake, thou | lute and harp;

* I myself | will awake right early.

3 I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, a- | -mong the peoples;

* I will sing praises unto | thee among the nations.

4 For thy mercy is greater | than the heavens,

* and thy truth | reacheth •unto• the clouds.

5 Set up thyself, O God, a- | -bove the heavens,

* and thy glory a- | -bove all the earth;

6 That thy beloved may | be delivered:

* let thy right hand save | them, and hear thou me.

7 God hath spoken | in his holiness;

* I will rejoice therefore, and divide Shechem, and mete | out the •valley• of Succoth.

8 Gilead is mine, and Ma- | -nasseh is mine;

* Ephraim also is the strength of my head; | Judah is my lawgiver;

9 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I cast | out my shoe;

* upon Phi- | -listi•a will I triumph.

10 Who will lead me into the | strong city?

* and who will | bring me into Edom?

11 Hast not thou forsaken | us, O God?

* and wilt not thou, O God, go | forth with our hosts?

12 O help us a- | -gainst the enemy:

* for vain | is the help of man.

13 Through God we shall | do great acts;

* and it is he that shall | tread down our enemies.

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.

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