Thursday, 11 August 2011

One of this morning's Psalms - an appropriate meditation for our times

Psalm 15

1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? •
Who may rest upon your holy hill?

2 Whoever leads an uncorrupt life •
and does the thing that is right;

3 Who speaks the truth from the heart •
and bears no deceit on the tongue;

4 Who does no evil to a friend •
and pours no scorn on a neighbour;

5 In whose sight the wicked are not esteemed, •
but who honours those who fear the Lord.

6 Whoever has sworn to a neighbour •
and never goes back on that word;

7 Who does not lend money in hope of gain, •
nor takes a bribe against the innocent;

8 Whoever does these things •
shall never fall.

Lord, lead us to our heavenly home
by single steps of self-restraint
and deeds of righteousness;
through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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