Psalms 19

Bishops(i) 1 The heauens declare the glorie of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy worke 2 A day occasioneth talke therof vnto a day: and a night teacheth knoweledge vnto a nyght 3 (19:3a) No language, no wordes, no voyce of theirs is hearde 4 (19:3b) yet their sounde goeth into all landes, and their wordes into the endes of the worlde. (19:4a) In them he hath set a tabernacle for the sunne 5 (19:4b) which commeth foorth as a bridegrome out of his chamber, and reioyceth as a giaunt to runne his course 6 (19:5) His settyng foorth is from the vtmost part of heauen, and his circuite vnto the vtmost part therof: and there is nothing hyd from his heat 7 (19:6) The lawe of God is perfect, conuerting the soule: the testimonie of God is sure, and geueth wisdome vnto the simple 8 (19:7) The statutes of God are right, and reioyce the heart: the commaundement of God is pure, and geueth light vnto the eyes 9 (19:8) The feare of God is sincere, & endureth for euer: the iudgementes of God are trueth, they be iust in all poyntes 10 (19:9) They are more to be desired then golde, yea then much fine golde: they are also sweeter then hony and the hony combe 11 (19:10) Moreouer, by them thy seruaunt is well aduertised: and in kepyng of them there is a great rewarde 12 (19:11) Who can knowe his owne errours? Oh cleanse thou me from those that I am not priuie of 13 (19:12) Kepe thy seruaunt also from presumptuous [sinnes] let them not raigne ouer me: so I shall be perfect & voyde from all haynous offence 14 (19:13) Let the wordes of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight O God: my strength and my redeemer