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  • Psalm 41
  • Beatus qui intelligit


1 Happy are they who consider the poor and needy! *

the LORD will deliver them in the time of trouble.

2 The LORD preserves them and keeps them alive,

so that they may be happy in the land; *

he does not hand them over to the will of their enemies.

3 The LORD sustains them on their sickbed *

and ministers to them in their illness.

4 I said, "LORD, be merciful to me; *

heal me, for I have sinned against you."

5 My enemies are saying wicked things about me: *

"When will he die, and his name perish?"

6 Even if they come to see me, they speak empty words; *

their heart collects false rumors;

they go outside and spread them.

7 All my enemies whisper together about me *

and devise evil against me.

8 "A deadly thing," they say, "has fastened on him; *

he has taken to his bed and will never get up again."

9 Even my best friend, whom I trusted,

who broke bread with me, *

has lifted up his heel and turned against me.

10 But you, O LORD, be merciful to me and raise me up, *

and I shall repay them.

11 By this I know you are pleased with me, *

that my enemy does not triumph over me.

12 In my integrity you hold me fast, *

and shall set me before your face for ever.

13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, *

from age to age. Amen. Amen. green leaf at end of canticle

  Parish Choir
Cantor: David Stevens
St David's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas