The 31st Psalm. In Te Domine speravi.

To sing this Psalm, see the Psalm Tones.

1 In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me nev- | er ( be put ) to shame;*
deliver me | in Thy ( right- eous- ) ness.

2 Bow | down ( Thine ear ) to me;*
deliv- | er me ( speed- i- ) ly;

… | be ( Thou my ) strong rock,*
a for- | tress to ( save ) me.

3 For Thou art my rock | and ( my ) for- tress;*
for Thy name’s sake Thou leadest | me and ( guid- est ) me.

4 Thou pullest me out of the net that they have laid | se- ( cret- ly ) for me,*
… | for Thou ( art my ) strength.

5 Into Thy hand I com- | mit ( my ) spir- it;*
Thou hast redeemed me, O | Lord, Thou ( faith- ful ) God.

At Compline, the 31st Psalm concludes here with Gloria Patri.

6 I have hated them that have regard for | ly- ( ing van- ) i- ties:*
but I | trust in ( the ) Lord.

7 … | I ( will ) be glad*
and rejoice | in thy ( mer- ) cy:

for Thou hast consid- | ered ( my ) trou- ble;*
Thou hast known my soul | in ad- ( ver- si- ) ties,

8 and hast not shut me up in the hand | of ( the en- ) e- my;*
Thou hast set my feet | in a ( broad ) place.

9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I | am ( in ) trou- ble:*
mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul | and my ( bel- ) ly.

10 For my | life ( is spent ) with grief,*
and my | years with ( sigh- ) ing;

my strength faileth because of | mine ( in- i- ) qui- ty,*
and my | bones are ( con- ) sumed.

11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially a- | mong ( my ) neigh- bors,*
and a fear to | mine ac- ( quain- ) tance;

they that did see me with- | outfled ) from me.*
12 I am forgotten as a | dead man ( out of ) mind;

I am like a | bro- ( ken ) ves- sel.*
13 For I have heard the slander of many; fear | was on ( ev- ery ) side,

while they took counsel togeth- | er ( a- ) gainst me;*
they devised to | take a- ( way my ) life.

14 But I trust- | ed ( in Thee, ) O Lord;*
I said, Thou art my God. 15 My | times are ( in Thy ) hand;

deliver me from the hand | of ( mine en- ) e- mies,*
and from them that | per- se- ( cute ) me.

16 Make Thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me | for ( Thy mer- ) cies’ sake.*
17 Let me not be put to shame, O Lord; for I have | called up- ( on ) Thee;

let the wicked be put to shame, and let them be | si- ( lent in ) the grave.*
18 Let the lying lips be | put to ( si- ) lence,

which speak insolently a- | gainst ( the ) right- eous*
… | in pride ( and con- ) tempt.

19 Oh how great | is ( Thy ) good- ness,*
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!

20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret | of ( Thy ) pres- ence*
… | from the ( pride of ) man;

Thou shalt keep them secretly in | a ( pa- ) vil- ion*
… | from the ( strife of ) tongues.

21 … | Bless- ( ed be ) the Lord;*
for He hath showed me his marvellous kindness in | a strongcit- ) y.

22 For I | said ( in ) my haste,*
I am cut off | from be- ( fore Thine ) eyes;

nevertheless Thou heardest the voice of my | sup- ( pli- ) ca- tions*
when | I cried ( un- to ) Thee.

23 O love the | Lord, ( all ye ) His saints;*
for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully requiteth him that | do- eth ( pride- ful- ) ly.

24 Be of good courage, and He shall | strength- ( en ) your heart,*
all ye that | hope in ( the ) Lord.


Back to the Psalter

The first five verses of the 31st Psalm, concluding with “Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, Thou faithful God,” is sung at Compline 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).”