The 4th Psalm. Cum invocarem exaudivit.

To the Chief Musician. On Neginoth. A Psalm of David.

1

Hear me when I call, O God of my right- | eousness!†
Thou hast re- | lieved ( me in ) distress;*
have mercy upon | me, and ( hear my ) pray’r.

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 | after ( false- ) hood?
Selah.

3

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

4

Stand in | awe, ( and ) sin not;*
commune with your own heart upon your | bed, and ( be ) still.
Selah.

5

Offer the offer- | ings ( of right- ) eousness,*
and put your | trust in ( the ) Lord.

6

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

7

Thou hast put | glad- ( ness in ) my heart,*
more than in the time when their corn | 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.

Glory be to the Father, | and ( to ) the Son,*
and to the | Holy ( Spir- ) it;
as it was in the beginning, both | now ( and ) ever,*
and unto ages of | ages. ( A- ) men.

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