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Meditation Psalm 89b

Once you spoke in a vision,    to your faithful people you said:‘I have bestowed strength on a warrior;    I have raised up a young man from among the people.I have found David my servant;    with my sacred oil I have anointed him.My hand will sustain him;    surely my arm will strengthen him.The enemy will not get the better of […]

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Meditation Psalm 89a

A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the Lord’s great love for ever;    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known    through all generations.I will declare that your love stands firm for ever,    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.You said, ‘I have made a covenant with my chosen one,    I have sworn to […]

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Meditation Psalm 88

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. Lord, you are the God who saves me;    day and night I cry out to you.May my prayer come before you;    turn your ear to my cry. I am overwhelmed with troubles    and my […]

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Meditation Psalm 87

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. He has founded his city on the holy mountain.The Lord loves the gates of Zion    more than all the other dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are said of you,    city of God:‘I will record Rahab and Babylon    among those who acknowledge me –Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush –    and will say, “This one […]

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Meditation Psalm 86

A prayer of David. Hear me, Lord, and answer me,    for I am poor and needy.Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;    save your servant who trusts in you.You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord,    for I call to you all day long.Bring joy to your servant, Lord,    for I put my trust in you. You, Lord, […]

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Meditation Psalm 85

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. You, Lord, showed favour to your land;    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.You forgave the iniquity of your people    and covered all their sins.You set aside all your wrath    and turned from your fierce anger. Restore us again, God our Saviour,    and put away your displeasure towards us.Will […]

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Meditation Psalm 84

For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. How lovely is your dwelling-place,    Lord Almighty!My soul yearns, even faints,    for the courts of the Lord;my heart and my flesh cry out    for the living God.Even the sparrow has found a home,    and the swallow a nest for herself,    where she may have her young –a place […]

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Meditation Psalm 83

A song. A psalm of Asaph. O God, do not remain silent;    do not turn a deaf ear,    do not stand aloof, O God.See how your enemies growl,    how your foes rear their heads.With cunning they conspire against your people;    they plot against those you cherish.‘Come,’ they say, ‘let us destroy them as a nation,    so that Israel’s name is […]

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Meditation Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly;    he renders judgment among the ‘gods’: ‘How long will you defend the unjust    and show partiality to the wicked?Defend the weak and the fatherless;    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.Rescue the weak and the needy;    deliver them from the hand of the wicked. ‘The “gods” know nothing, […]

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Meditation Psalm 81

For the director of music. According to gittith. Of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength;    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!Begin the music, strike the tambourine,    play the melodious harp and lyre. Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,    and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast;this is a decree […]