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  • Psalm 7
  • Domine, Deus meus


1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; *

save and deliver me from all who pursue me;

2 Lest like a lion they tear me in pieces *

and snatch me away with none to deliver me.

3 O LORD my God, if I have done these things: *

if there is any wickedness in my hands,

4 If I have repaid my friend with evil, *

or plundered him who without cause is my enemy;

5 Then let my enemy pursue and overtake me, *

trample my life into the ground,

and lay my honor in the dust.

6 Stand up, O LORD, in your wrath; *

rise up against the fury of my enemies.

7 Awake, O my God, decree justice; *

let the assembly of the peoples gather round you.

8 Be seated on your lofty throne, O Most High; *

O LORD, judge the nations.

9 Give judgment for me according to my righteousness, O LORD, *

and according to my innocence, O Most High.

10 Let the malice of the wicked come to an end,

but establish the righteous; *

for you test the mind and heart, O righteous God.

11 God is my shield and defense; *

he is the savior of the true in heart.

12 God is a righteous judge; *

God sits in judgment every day.

13 If they will not repent, God will whet his sword; *

he will bend his bow and make it ready.

14 He has prepared his weapons of death; *

he makes his arrows shafts of fire.

15 Look at those who are in labor with wickedness, *

who conceive evil, and give birth to a lie.

16 They dig a pit and make it deep *

and fall into the hole that they have made.

17 Their malice turns back upon their own head; *

their violence falls on their own scalp.

18 I will bear witness that the LORD is righteous; *

I will praise the Name of the LORD Most High.

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