The 4th Psalm. Cum invocarem exaudivit.

To sing this Psalm, see the Psalm Tones.

1 Hear me when I call, O God | of ( my right- ) eous- ness:*
Thou hast comforted me when | I was ( in dis- ) tress;

Have mer- | cy ( up- ) on me,*
… | and hear ( my ) prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my | glo- ( ry in- ) to shame?*
How long will ye love vanity, and seek | af- ter ( ly- ) ing?

3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is | god- ( ly for ) Him- self:*
The Lord will hear when I | call un- ( to ) Him.

4 Be an- | gry, ( and ) sin not:*
commune with your own heart upon your | bed, and ( be ) still.

5 Offer the sacrifices | of ( right- ) eous- ness,*
and put your | hope in ( the ) Lord.

6 There be many that say, Who will | show ( us an- ) y good?*
Lord, lift Thou up the light of Thy counte- | nance up- ( on ) us.

7 Thou hast put | glad- ( ness in ) my heart,*
more than in the time when their grain | and their ( wine in- ) creased.

8 I will both lay me | down ( in peace, ) and sleep:*
for Thou, Lord, only makest me | dwell in ( safe- ) ty.


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The 4th Psalm is sung at Compline, followed by Psalms 31:1–5, 91, and 134, each with Gloria Patri, all under one Antiphon.