1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He brought me out of the roaring pit,
out of the mire and clay;
he set my feet upon a rock and made my footing sure.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God;
many shall see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
who does not turn to the proud that follow a lie.
5 Great are the wonders you have done, O Lord my God.
How great your designs for us!
There is none that can be compared with you.
6 If I were to proclaim them and tell of them
they would be more than I am able to express.
7 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire
but my ears you have opened;
8 Burnt offering and sacrifice for sin you have not required;
then said I: Lo, I come.
9 In the scroll of the book it is written of me
that I should do your will, O my God;
I delight to do it: your law is within my heart.
10 I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation;
behold, I did not restrain my lips,
and that, O Lord, you know.
11 Your righteousness I have not hidden in my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your loving-kindness and truth
from the great congregation.
12 Do not withhold your compassion from me, O Lord;
let your love and your faithfulness always preserve me,
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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10 February 2011