|[To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.]||The Lord, the Sun of Righteousness. Psalm 19(v18)|
|The heavens are telling the glory of God; |
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
|Day to day pours forth speech, |
and night to night declares knowledge.
|There is no speech, nor are there words; |
their voice is not heard;
|yet their voice goes out through all the earth, |
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
|which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, |
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
|Its rising is from the end of the heavens, |
and its circuit to the end of them;
and there is nothing hid from its heat.
|The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; |
the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
|the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; |
the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
|the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; |
the ordinances of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
|More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; |
sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
|Moreover by them is thy servant warned; |
in keeping them there is great reward.
|But who can discern his errors? |
Clear thou me from hidden faults.
|Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; |
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
|Let the words of my mouth |
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD,
my rock and my redeemer.
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