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  • Psalm 120
  • Ad Domine


1 When I was in trouble, I called to the LORD; *

I called to the LORD, and he answered me.

2Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips *

and from the deceitful tongue.

3What shall be done to you, and what more besides, *

O you deceitful tongue?

4The sharpened arrows of a warrior, *

along with hot glowing coals.

5How hateful it is that I must lodge in Meshech *

and dwell among the tents of Kedar!

6Too long have I had to live *

among the enemies of peace.

7I am on the side of peace, *

but when I speak of it, they are for war.

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