Welcome to the Psalm Player. Please select
your desired Psalm Tone from the list
above. For printed music and for
instruction in singing the Psalm Tones,
please see this page.
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust;
let me never be put to shame;
in Thy righteousness deliver me!
2Bow down Thine ear to me!
Quickly! Rescue me!
Be Thou to me for a rock of strength,
for an house of defense to save me!
3For Thou art my rock and my fortress,
and for Thy name’s sake lead me and guide me!
4Pull me out of the net that they laid for me!
for Thou art my stronghold.
5Into Thine hand I commit my spirit;
Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.
At Compline, the 31st Psalm concludes here with Gloria Patri.
6I have hated them that regard lying vanities,
but as for me, in the Lord I trust.
7I will be glad and rejoice in Thy lovingkindness,
that Thou hast considered my trouble;
Thou hast known my soul in adversities,
8and hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy;
Thou hast set my feet in the open.
9Be gracious unto me, O Lord, for I am distressed;
mine eye is consumed with grief,
my soul and my belly.
10For my life is spent with sorrow,
and my years with sighing;
my strength faileth because of mine iniquity,
and my bones are consumed.
11From all mine enemies
I am become a reproach,
and to my neighbors exceedingly,
and a fear to them that know me;
they that see me without,
they draw back from me.
12I am forgotten like a dead man out of mind;
I am become like a broken vessel.
13For I have heard the slander of many,
terror on every side;
while they took counsel together against me,
they devised to take away my life.
14But as for me, I trusted in Thee, O Lord;
I said, Thou art my God.
15My times are in Thy hand; deliver me
from the hand of mine enemies and from my pursuers!
16Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant;
save me in Thy lovingkindness!
17O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I have called upon Thee;
let the wicked be put to shame, and be put to silence in Sheol!
18Let the lying lips be mute,
which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt!
19How great is Thy goodness,
which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee,
which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee
before the sons of men!
20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy presence
from the plots of man;
Thou shalt conceal them in Thy shelter
from the strife of tongues.
21Blessed be the Lord!
for He hath wondrously wrought His kindness
unto me in a city under siege.
22But as for me, I said in my haste,
I am cut off from before Thine eyes!
And yet Thou heardest the voice of my supplications
when I cried unto Thee.
23O love the Lord, all ye His saints;
for the Lord preserveth the faithful,
and plentifully rewardeth
the doer of haughtiness.
24Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all ye that hope in the Lord.
1In Thee, O Lord, do I put | my trust;†
let me nev- | er ( be put ) to shame;*
in Thy righteous- | ness de- ( liver ) me!
2Bow | down ( Thine ear ) to me!*
… | Quickly! ( Rescue ) me!
Be Thou to me | for ( a rock ) of strength,*
for an house of de- | fense to ( save ) me!
3For Thou art my rock | and ( my ) fortress,*
and for Thy name’s sake lead | me and ( guide ) me!
4Pull me out of the net | that ( they laid ) for me!*
for Thou | art my ( strong- ) hold.
5Into Thine hand I com- | mit ( my ) spirit;*
Thou hast redeemed me, O | Lord, God ( of ) truth.
At Compline, the 31st Psalm concludes here with Gloria Patri.
6I have hated them that regard | ly- ( ing van- ) ities,*
but as for me, | in the ( Lord I ) trust.
7I will be glad and rejoice in Thy lovingkind- | ness,†
that Thou hast consid- | ered ( my ) trouble;*
Thou hast known my soul | in ad- ( versi- ) ties,
8and hast not shut me up into the hand | of ( the en- ) emy;*
Thou hast set my feet | in the ( op- ) en.
9Be gracious unto me, O Lord, for I am | distressed;†
mine eye | is ( consumed ) with grief,*
my soul | and my ( bel- ) ly.
10For my life is | spent ( with ) sorrow,*
and my | years with ( sigh- ) ing;
my strength faileth because of | mine ( ini- ) quity,*
and my | bones are ( con- ) sumed.
11From all mine en- | emies†
I am be- | come ( a ) reproach,*
and to my neigh- | bors ex- ( ceeding- ) ly,
and a fear to them that know | me;†
they that | see ( me ) without,*
… | they draw ( back from ) me.
12I am forgotten like a | dead ( man out ) of mind;*
I am become like a | broken ( ves- ) sel.
13For I have heard the slan- | der ( of ) many,*
ter- | ror on ( ev’ry ) side;
while they took counsel togeth- | er ( a- ) gainst me,*
they devised to | take a- ( way my ) life.
14But as for me, I trust- | ed ( in Thee, ) O Lord;*
I said, | Thou art ( my ) God.
15My times are in Thy | hand; ( deliv- ) er me*
from the hand of mine enemies and from | my pur- ( su- ) ers!
16Make Thy face to shine up- | on ( Thy ) servant;*
save me in Thy | loving- ( kind- ) ness!*
17O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I have | called ( up- ) on Thee;*
let the wicked be put to shame, and be put to | silence ( in She- ) ol!*
18Let the | ly- ( ing lips ) be mute,*
which speak insolently against the righteous in | pride and ( con- ) tempt!
19How great | is ( Thy ) goodness,*
which Thou hast laid up for | them that ( fear ) Thee,
which Thou hast wrought for | them ( that trust ) in Thee*
be- | fore the ( sons of ) men!
20Thou shalt hide them in the secret | of ( Thy ) presence*
… | from the ( plots of ) man;
Thou shalt conceal them | in ( Thy ) shelter*
… | from the ( strife of ) tongues.
21Blessed be | the Lord!†
for He hath wondrously | wrought ( His ) kindness*
unto me in a | city ( under ) siege.
22But as for me, I | said ( in ) my haste,*
I am cut off | from be- ( fore Thine ) eyes!
And yet Thou heardest the voice of my | sup- ( pli- ) cations*
when I | cried un- ( to ) Thee.
23O love the | Lord, ( all ye ) His saints;*
for the Lord preserv- | eth the ( faith- ) ful,
and plentif- | ’ly ( re- ) wardeth*
the do- | er of ( haughti- ) ness.
24Be strong, and let your | heart ( take ) courage,*
all ye that | hope in ( the ) Lord.
The 31st Psalm is sung as the Fifth Psalm at Matins on Monday. The first five verses, concluding with “Into Thine hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth,” are sung daily at Compline as the Second Psalm, following Psalm 4 and preceding Psalms 91 and 134, each with Gloria Patri, all under one antiphon. The Compline psalm with Gloria Patri is the basis for the hymn “In Thee, Lord, Have I Put My Trust” (“In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr“).