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  • Psalm 108
  • Paratum cor meum


1 My heart is firmly fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; *

I will sing and make melody.

2 Wake up, my spirit;

awake, lute and harp; *

I myself will waken the dawn.

3 I will confess you among the peoples, O LORD; *

I will sing praises to you among the nations.

4 For your loving-kindness is greater than the heavens, *

and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

5 Exalt yourself above the heavens, O God, *

and your glory over all the earth.

6 So that those who are dear to you may be delivered, *

save with your right hand and answer me.

7 God spoke from his holy place and said, *

"I will exult and parcel out Shechem;

I will divide the valley of Succoth.

8 Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine; *

Ephraim is my helmet and Judah my scepter.

9 Moab is my washbasin,

on Edom I throw down my sandal to claim it, *

and over Philistia will I shout in triumph."

10 Who will lead me into the strong city? *

who will bring me into Edom?

11 Have you not cast us off, O God? *

you no longer go out, O God, with our armies.

12 Grant us your help against the enemy, *

for vain is the help of man.

13 With God we will do valiant deeds, *

and he shall tread our enemies under foot.

green leaf at end of canticle

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