Morning Prayer

Book of Common Prayer, 1928

Venite

O come, let us sing unto the Lord :
let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms. 3 For the Lord is a great God : and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship, and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker. 7 For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. [8 Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness; 9 When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works. 10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways. 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.]