Monday, March 30, 2015

40 Days of Chant, Psalm 34

1      I will bless the Lord at all times; *
     his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2      I will glory in the Lord; *
     let the humble hear and rejoice.

3      Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
     let us exalt his Name together.
4      I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
     and delivered me out of all my terror.

5      Look upon him and be radiant, *
     and let not your faces be ashamed.

6      I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
     and saved me from all my troubles.

7      The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
     and he will deliver them.

8      Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
     happy are they who trust in him!

9      Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, *
     for those who fear him lack nothing.

10    The young lions lack and suffer hunger, *
     but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

11    Come, children, and listen to me; *
     I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12    Who among you loves life *
     and desires long life to enjoy prosperity?

13    Keep your tongue from evil‑speaking *
     and your lips from lying words.

14    Turn from evil and do good; *
     seek peace and pursue it.

15    The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, *
     and his ears are open to their cry.

16    The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, *

     to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17    The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them *
     and delivers them from all their troubles.

18    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted *
     and will save those whose spirits are crushed.

19    Many are the troubles of the righteous, *
     but the Lord will deliver him out of them all.

20    He will keep safe all his bones; *
     not one of them shall be broken.

21    Evil shall slay the wicked, *
     and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

22    The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, *
     and none will be punished who trust in him.

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