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  • Psalm 141
  • Domine, clamavi


1 O LORD, I call to you; come to me quickly; *

hear my voice when I cry to you.

2 Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, *

the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

3 Set a watch before my mouth, O LORD,

and guard the door of my lips; *

let not my heart incline to any evil thing.

4 Let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers, *

nor eat of their choice foods.

5 Let the righteous smite me in friendly rebuke;

let not the oil of the unrighteous anoint my head; *

for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds.

6 Let their rulers be overthrown in stony places, *

that they may know my words are true.

7 As when a plowman turns over the earth in furrows, *

let their bones be scattered at the mouth of the grave.

8 But my eyes are turned to you, Lord GOD; *

in you I take refuge;

do not strip me of my life.

9 Protect me from the snare which they have laid for me *

and from the traps of the evildoers.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, *

while I myself escape.

green leaf at end of canticle

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