1 Give the king your judgements, O God,
and your righteousness to the son of a king.
2 Then shall he judge your people righteously
and your poor with justice.
3 May the mountains bring forth peace,
and the little hills righteousness for the people.
4 May he defend the poor among the people,
deliver the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.
5 May he live as long as the sun and moon endure,
from one generation to another.
6 May he come down like rain upon the mown grass,
like the showers that water the earth.
7 In his time shall righteousness flourish,
and abundance of peace
till the moon shall be no more.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute;
the kings of Sheba and Seba shall bring gifts.
11 All kings shall fall down before him;
all nations shall do him service.
12 For he shall deliver the poor that cry out,
the needy and those who have no helper.
13 He shall have pity on the weak and poor;
he shall preserve the lives of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence,
and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
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