Cœli enarrant gloriam Dei
Language: Latin 
1  [In finem. Psalmus David.]
2  Cœli enarrant gloriam Dei, 
   et opera manuum ejus annuntiat firmamentum.
3  Dies diei eructat verbum, 
   et nox nocti indicat scientiam.
4  Non sunt loquelæ, neque sermones, 
   quorum non audiantur voces eorum.
5  In omnem terram exivit sonus eorum, 
   et in fines orbis terræ verba eorum.
6  In sole posuit tabernaculum suum; 
   et ipse tamquam sponsus procedens de thalamo suo. 
   Exsultavit ut gigas ad currendam viam;
7  a summo cælo egressio ejus. 
   Et occursus ejus usque ad summum ejus;
   nec est qui se abscondat a calore ejus.
8  Lex Domini immaculata, convertens animas;
   testimonium Domini fidele, sapientiam præstans parvulis.
9  Justitiæ Domini rectæ, lætificantes corda;
   præceptum Domini lucidum, illuminans oculos.
10 Timor Domini sanctus, permanens in sæculum sæculi;
   judicia Domini vera, justificata in semetipsa,
11 desiderabilia super aurum et lapidem pretiosum multum,
   et dulciora super mel et favum.
12 Etenim servus tuus custodit ea; 
   in custodiendis illis retributio multa.
13 Delicta quis intelligit? 
   ab occultis meis munda me;
14 et ab alienis parce servo tuo. 
   Si mei non fuerint dominati,
   tunc immaculatus ero, 
   et emundabor a delicto maximo.
15 Et erunt ut complaceant eloquia oris mei, 
   et meditatio cordis mei in conspectu tuo semper. 
   Domine, adjutor meus, et redemptor meus.

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Psalm 18 (19)
Language: English  after the Latin 
1  [To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]
2  The heavens declare the glory of God;
   and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
3  Day unto day uttereth speech,
   and night unto night showeth knowledge.
4  There is no speech nor language,
   where their voice is not heard.
5  Their line is gone out through all the earth,
   and their words to the end of the world.
6  In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
   which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
   and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
7  His going forth is from the end of the heaven,
   and his circuit unto the ends of it:
   and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
8  The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:
   the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
9  The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart:
   the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
10 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:
   the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
11 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:
   sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
12 Moreover by them is thy servant warned:
   and in keeping of them there is great reward.
13 Who can understand his errors? 
   Cleanse thou me from secret faults.
14 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins;
   let them not have dominion over me: 
   then shall I be upright,
   and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
15 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,
   be acceptable in thy sight,
   O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

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