Psalms of David the Shepherd King

Praying the Psalms on the Lenten Journey from Ashes to Easter

My introductory video to the Psalms of David the Shepherd King:


Psalm 1 of David the Shepherd King - 

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 2 of David the Shepherd King 

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together,  against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 3 of David the Shepherd King

Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 4 of David the Shepherd King

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing?  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 5 of David the Shepherd King

Give ear to my words, O Lord,  consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord;  in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 6 of David the Shepherd King

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed. My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long? Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake. For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 7 of David the Shepherd King

O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 8 of David the Shepherd King

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 9 of David the Shepherd King

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 10 of David the Shepherd King

Why standest thou afar off, O Lord?  why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 11 of David the Shepherd King

In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart… Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 12 of David the Shepherd King

Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 13 of David the Shepherd King

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 14 of David the Shepherd King

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord. There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 15 of David the Shepherd King

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly,  and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 16 of David the Shepherd King

Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; But to the saints that are in the earth,and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight… Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 17 of David the Shepherd King

Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress… Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 18 of David the Shepherd King

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 19 of David the Shepherd King

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice.Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 20 of David the Shepherd King

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary,  and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings,  and accept thy burnt sacrifice. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand…   Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 21 of David the Shepherd King

The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever…   Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 22 of David the Shepherd King

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 23 of David the Shepherd King

The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.For his name’s sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. for you are with me. Thy rod and thy staff They comfort me…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 24 of David the Shepherd King

The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas,  and established it upon the floods Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul  unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord…   Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 25 of David the Shepherd King

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed,  let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed:  let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord;  teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:  for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day…   Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 26 of David the Shepherd King

Judge me, O Lord;  for I have walked in mine integrity:  I have trusted also in the Lord;  therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 27 of David the Shepherd King

The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh,  they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear…   Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 28 of David the Shepherd King

Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock;  be not silent to me:  lest, if thou be silent to me,  I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications...   Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.

Psalm 29 of David the Shepherd King

Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit…  Read or listen to the whole psalm Here.











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