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1.         I waited patiently for the Lord :

                        and he inclined to me and heard my cry.

2.         He brought me up from the pit of roaring waters,

                                    out of the mire and clay :

and set my feet upon a rock, and made firm my foothold.

3.         And he has put a new song in my mouth :

even a song of thanksgiving to our God.

4.         Many shall see it and fear :

and shall put their trust in the Lord.

5.         Blessed is the man who has made the Lord his hope :

who has not turned to the proud,

                                    or to those who wander in deceit.

6.         O Lord my God,

                                    great are the wonderful things which you

                                                have done, and your thoughts which are towards us :

there is none to be compared with you;

7.         Were I to declare them and speak of them :

they are more than I am able to express.

8.         Sacrifice and offering you do not desire :

but my ears you have marked for obedience;

9.         Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required :

then said I, Lo, I come.

10.       In the scroll of the book it is written of me,

                                    that I should do your will :

O my God, I long to do it, * your law delights my heart.

11.       I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation :

I have not restrained my lips, O Lord, and that you know.

12.       I have not hidden your righteousness in my heart :

I have spoken of your faithfulness and of your salvation.

13.       I have not kept back your loving-kindness and your truth :

from the great congregation.

14.       O Lord, do not withhold your mercy from me :

let your loving-kindness and your truth ever preserve me.

Glory to the Father.....