Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery Psalter - Sample Verses

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Psalm 23 (22)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures;
He feeds me beside the waters of rest; He restores my soul.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; Your cup cheers me like the best wine.
Your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Supernumerary Psalm (151)

A Psalm of David. When he fought in single combat with Goliath.

I was small among my brothers and the youngest in my father's house;
I tended my father's sheep.

My hands made an instrument of music and my fingers tuned a psaltery.

And who shall give the tidings to the Lord? The Lord Himself; He Himself hears!

He sent His angel and took me from my father's sheep
and anointed me with the oil of His anointing.

My brothers were handsome and tall, but the Lord did not take pleasure in them.

I went to meet the Philistine, and he cursed me by his idols.
But I drew his own sword and beheaded him and removed reproach from the sons of Israel.

The Song of Zachariah: Luke 1:68 f

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed His people,

and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the hause of His servant David,

as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old,
that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;

to perform mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant,

the oath which He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us,
that we being delivered from the hand of our enemies,

might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness
before Him all the days of our life.

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