The Book of Psalms
1 – A psalm of David when he was in the desert of Edom.
2 – O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!
3 – In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.
4 – For thy mercy is better than lives: thee my lips shall praise.
5 – Thus will I bless thee all my life long: and in thy name I will lift up my hands.
6 – Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness: and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
7 – If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in the morning:
8 – because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the covert of thy wings:
9 – my soul hath stuck close to thee: thy right hand hath received me.
10 – But they have sought my soul in vain, they shall go into the lower parts of the earth:
11 – They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes.
12 – But the king shall rejoice in God, all they shall be praised that swear by him: because the mouth is stopped of them that speak wicked things.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.