1I will sing of mercy and justice;
to you, O Lord, will I sing praises.
2I will strive to follow a blameless course;
oh, when will you come to me?
I will walk with sincerity of heart within my house.
3I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the doers of evil deeds;
they shall not remain with me.
4A crooked heart shall be far from me;
I will not know evil.
5Those who in secret slander their neighbors I will destroy;
those who have a haughty look and a proud
heart I cannot abide.
6My eyes are upon the faithful in the land, that they may
dwell with me,
and only those who lead a blameless life shall
be my servants.
7Those who act deceitfully shall not dwell in my house,
and those who tell lies shall not continue in my sight.
8I will soon destroy all the wicked in the land,
that I may root out all evildoers from the city of the Lord.
Collect of the Day: Proper 14
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.