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  • Psalm 9
  • Confitebor tibi


1 I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with my whole heart; *

I will tell of all your marvelous works.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; *

I will sing to your Name, O Most High.

3 When my enemies are driven back, *

they will stumble and perish at your presence.

4 For you have maintained my right and my cause; *

you sit upon your throne judging right.

5 You have rebuked the ungodly and destroyed the wicked; *

you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.

6 As for the enemy, they are finished, in perpetual ruin, *

their cities plowed under, the memory of them perished;

7 But the LORD is enthroned for ever; *

he has set up this throne for judgment.

8 It is he who rules the world with righteousness; *

he judges the peoples with equity.

9 The LORD will be a refuge for the oppressed, *

a refuge in time of trouble.

10 Those who know your Name will put their trust in you, *

for you never forsake those who seek you, O LORD.

11 Sing praise to the LORD who dwells in Zion; *

proclaim to the peoples the things he has done.

12 The Avenger of blood will remember them; *

he will not forget the cry of the afflicted.

13 Have pity on me, O LORD; *

see the misery I suffer from those who hate me,

O you who lift me up from the gate of death;

14 So that I may tell of all your praises

and rejoice in your salvation *

in the gates of the city of Zion.

15 The ungodly have fallen into the pit they dug, *

and in the snare they set is their own foot caught.

16 The LORD is known by his acts of justice; *

the wicked are trapped in the works of their own hands.

17 The wicked shall be given over to the grave, *

and also all the people that forget God.

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, *

and the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19 Rise up, O LORD, let not the ungodly have the upper hand; *

let them be judged before you.

20 Put fear upon them, O LORD; *

let the ungodly know they are but mortal.

green leaf at end of canticle

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