Psalm 136 137 and 138

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28 April 2010

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Psalm 136

O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious: * and his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O thank the Lord of all lords: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Who only doeth great wonders: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 Who laid out the earth above the waters: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 Who hath made great lights: * for his mercy endureth for ever:
8 The sun to rule the day: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
9 The moon and the stars to govern the night: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
10 Who smote Egypt, with their firstborn: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
12 With a mighty hand and stretched-out arm: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 Who divided the Red Sea in two parts: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
15 But as for Pharaoh and his host, he overthrew them in the Red Sea: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 Who led his people through the wilderness: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 Who smote great kings: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
18 Yea, and slew mighty kings: * for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon, king of the Amorites: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
20 And Og, the king of Basan: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
21 And gave away their land for an heritage: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
22 Even for an heritage unto Israel his servant: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us when we were in trouble: * for his mercy endureth for ever;
24 And hath delivered us from our enemies: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
27 O give thanks unto the Lord of lords: * for his mercy endureth for ever
Gloria

Psalm 137 (vv. 1-6)

BY the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, * when we remembered thee, O Sion.
2 As for our harps, we hanged them up * upon the trees that are therein.
3 For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness: * Sing us one of the songs of Sion.
4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song * in a strange land?
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, * let my right hand forget her cunning.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; * yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.
Gloria

Psalm 138
(Chant by Henry Ley)

I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; * even before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy Name, because of thy loving-kindness and truth; * for thou hast magnified thy Name, and thy word, above all things.
3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me; * and enduedst my soul with much strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD; * for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, * that great is the glory of the LORD.
6 For though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; * as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me; * thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The LORD shall make good his loving-kindness toward me; * yea, thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.
Gloria

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13 August 2018
  • Introit: Keep me as the apple of an eye (Cox)
  • Poulenc: Mass in G
  • Psalm 137 (Lloyd)
  • Hymns: 294, 453                                             Credo: VI

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