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  • Psalm 106:1-18
  • Confitemini Domino



Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, *

for his mercy endures for ever.

2 Who can declare the mighty acts of the LORD *

or show forth all his praise?

3 Happy are those who act with justice *

and always do what is right!

4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favor you have for your people, *

and visit me with your saving help;

5 That I may see the prosperity of your elect

and be glad with the gladness of your people, *

that I may glory with your inheritance.

6 We have sinned as our forebears did; *

we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.

7 In Egypt they did not consider your marvelous works,

nor remember the abundance of your love; *

they defied the Most High at the Red Sea.

8 But he saved them for his Name's sake, *

to make his power known.

9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up, *

and he led them through the deep as through a desert.

10 He saved them from the hand of those who hated them *

and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

11 The waters covered their oppressors; *

not one of them was left.

12 Then they believed his words *

and sang him songs of praise.

13 But they soon forgot his deeds *

and did not wait for his counsel.

14 A craving seized them in the wilderness, *

and they put God to the test in the desert.

15 He gave them what they asked, *

but sent leanness into their soul.

16 They envied Moses in the camp, *

and Aaron, the holy one of the LORD.

17 The earth opened and swallowed Dathan *

and covered the company of Abiram.

18 Fire blazed up against their company, *

and flames devoured the wicked.

green leaf at end of canticle

  chanted by the Rev. Philip Mayer
St. Peter's by the Lake Episcopal Church
The Colony, Texas