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  • Psalm 21
  • Domine, in virtute tua


1 The king rejoices in your strength, O LORD; *

how greatly he exults in your victory!

2 You have given him his heart's desire; *

you have not denied him the request of his lips.

3 For you meet him with blessings of prosperity, *

and set a crown of fine gold upon his head.

4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him: *

length of days, for ever and ever.

5 His honor is great, because of your victory; *

splendor and majesty have you bestowed upon him.

6 For you will give him everlasting felicity *

and will make him glad with the joy of your presence.

7 For the king puts his trust in the LORD; *

because of the loving-kindness of the Most High, he will not fall.

8 Your hand will lay hold upon all your enemies; *

your right hand will seize all those who hate you.

9 You will make them like a fiery furnace *

at the time of your appearing, O LORD;

10 You will swallow them up in your wrath, *

and fire shall consume them.

11 You will destroy their offspring from the land *

and their descendants from among the peoples of the earth.

12 Though they intend evil against you

and devise wicked schemes, *

yet they shall not prevail.

13 For you will put them to flight *

and aim your arrows at them.

14 Be exalted, O LORD, in your might; *

we will sing and praise your power. green leaf at end of canticle

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