From the Great Bible
edition (known as Cranmer's Bible
). Set in the Book of Common Prayer
, for Morning Prayer
on the 1st day of the month.
PSALM 4. Cum invocarem.
- Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
- O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour, and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood?
- Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly; when I call upon the Lord he will hear me.
- Stand in awe, and sin not; commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
- Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
- There be many that say, Who will show us any good?
- Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
- Thou hast put gladness in my heart; yea, more than when their corn and wine and oil increase.
- I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest; for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
From the Vulgate
- Invocante me exaudi me Deus iustitiae meae in tribulatione dilatasti mihi miserere mei et exaudi orationem meam
- Filii viri usquequo incliti mei ignominiose diligitis vanitatem quaerentes mendacium semper
- Et cognoscite quoniam mirabilem reddidit Dominus sanctum suum Dominus exaudiet cum clamavero ad eum
- Irascimini et nolite peccare loquimini in cordibus vestris super cubilia vestra et tacete semper
- Sacrificate sacrificium iustitiae et fidite in Domino multi dicunt quis ostendit nobis bonum
- Leva super nos lucem vultus tui Domine dedisti laetitiam in corde meo
- In tempore frumentum et vinum eorum multiplicata sunt
- In pace simul requiescam et dormiam
- Quia tu Domine specialiter securum habitare fecisti me
The psalm in either case may be followed by the Gloria Patri