88:1O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:
88:2Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
88:3For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
88:4I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:
88:5Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
88:6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
88:7Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
88:8Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
88:9Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
88:10Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
88:11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
88:12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88:13But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
88:14LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?
88:15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
88:16Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
88:17They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
88:18Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
89:1I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
89:2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
89:3I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
89:4Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
89:5And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
89:6For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
89:7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
89:8O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
89:9Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
89:10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
89:11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
89:12The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
89:13Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
89:14Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
89:15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
89:16In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
89:17For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
89:18For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
89:19Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
89:20I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
89:21With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
89:22The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
89:23And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
89:24But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
89:26He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
89:27Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
89:28My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
89:29His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
89:31If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
89:32Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
89:33Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
89:34My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
89:35Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
89:36His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
89:37It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
89:38But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
89:39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
89:40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
89:41All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
89:42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
89:44Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
89:45The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
89:46How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
89:47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
89:48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
89:49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
89:50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
89:51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
89:52Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
90:1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
90:2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
90:3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
90:4For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
90:5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
90:6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
90:7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
90:8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
90:9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
90:10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
90:11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
90:12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
90:13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
90:14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90:15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
90:16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
90:17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.