Psalm 109

1    O thou the God of all my praise,

          do thou not hold thy peace;

2    For mouths of wicked men to speak

          against me do not cease:

     The mouths of vile deceitful men

          against me open’d be;

     And with a false and lying tongue

          they have accused me.

3    They did beset me round about

          with words of hateful spight:

     And though to them no cause I gave,

          against me they did fight.

4    They for my love became my foes,

          but I me set to pray.

5    Evil for good, hatred for love,

          to me they did repay.

6    Set thou the wicked over him;

          and upon his right hand

     Give thou his greatest enemy,

          ev’n Satan, leave to stand.

7    And when by thee he shall be judg’d,

          let him condemned be;

     And let his pray’r be turn’d to sin,

          when he shall call on thee.

8    Few be his days, and in his room

          his charge another take.

9    His children let be fatherless,

          his wife a widow make.

10   His children let be vagabonds,

          and beg continually;

     And from their places desolate

          seek bread for their supply.

11   Let covetous extortioners

          catch all he hath away:

     Of all for which he labour’d hath

          let strangers make a prey.

12   Let there be none to pity him,

          let there be none at all

     That on his children fatherless

          will let his mercy fall.

13   Let his posterity from earth

          cut off for ever be,

     And in the foll’wing age their name

          be blotted out by thee.

14   Let God his father’s wickedness

          still to remembrance call;

     And never let his mother’s sin

          be blotted out at all.

15   But let them all before the Lord

          appear continually,

     That he may wholly from the earth

          cut off their memory.

16   Because he mercy minded not,

          but persecuted still

     The poor and needy, that he might

          the broken-hearted kill.

17   As he in cursing pleasure took,

          so let it to him fall;

     As he delighted not to bless,

          so bless him not at all.

18   As cursing he like clothes put on,

          into his bowels so,

     Like water, and into his bones,

          like oil, down let it go.

19   Like to the garment let it be

          which doth himself array,

     And for a girdle, wherewith he

          is girt about alway.

20   From God let this be their reward

          that en’mies are to me,

     And their reward that speak against

          my soul maliciously.

21   But do thou, for thine own name’s sake,

          O God the Lord, for me:

     Sith good and sweet thy mercy is,

          from trouble set me free.

22   For I am poor and indigent,

          afflicted sore am I,

     My heart within me also is

          wounded exceedingly.

23   I pass like a declining shade,

          am like the locust tost:

24   My knees through fasting weaken’d are,

          my flesh hath fatness lost.

25   I also am a vile reproach

          unto them made to be;

     And they that did upon me look

          did shake their heads at me.

26   O do thou help and succour me,

          who art my God and Lord:

     And, for thy tender mercy’s sake,

          safety to me afford:

27   That thereby they may know that this

          is thy almighty hand;

     And that thou, Lord, hast done the same,

          they may well understand.

28   Although they curse with spite, yet, Lord,

          bless thou with loving voice:

     Let them asham’d be when they rise;

          thy servant let rejoice.

29   Let thou mine adversaries all

          with shame be clothed over;

     And let their own confusion

          them, as a mantle, cover.

30   But as for me, I with my mouth

          will greatly praise the Lord;

     And I among the multitude

          his praises will record.

31   For he shall stand at his right hand

          who is in poverty,

     To save him from all those that would

          condemn his soul to die.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.