Psalm 102. Domine, exaudi.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twentieth Day - Morning Prayer.
- HEAR my prayer, O Lord, *
and let my crying come unto thee.
- Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble; *
incline thine ear unto me when I call; O hear me, and that right soon.
- For my days are consumed away like smoke, *
and my bones are burnt up as it were a firebrand.
- My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass; *
so that I forget to eat my bread.
- For the voice of my groaning, *
my bones will scarce cleave to my flesh.
- I am become like a pelican in the wilderness, *
and like an owl that is in the desert.
- I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow, *
that sitteth alone upon the housetop.
- Mine enemies revile me all the day long; *
and they that are mad upon me are sworn together against me.
- For I have eaten ashes as it were bread, *
and mingled my drink with weeping;
- And that, because of thine indignation and wrath; *
for thou hast taken me up, and cast me down.
- My days are gone like a shadow, *
and I am withered like grass.
- But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever, *
and thy remembrance throughout all generations.
- Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Sion; *
for it is time that thou have mercy upon her, yea, the time is come.
- And why? thy servants think upon her stones, *
and it pitieth them to see her in the dust.
- The nations shall fear thy Name, O Lord; *
and all the kings of the earth thy majesty;
- When the Lord shall build up Sion, *
and when his glory shall appear;
- When he turneth him unto the prayer of the poor destitute, *
and despiseth not their desire.
- This shall be written for those that come after, *
and the people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.
- For he hath looked down from his sanctuary; *
out of the heaven did the Lord behold the earth;
- That he might hear the mournings of such as are in captivity, *
and deliver them that are appointed unto death;
- That they may declare the Name of the Lord in Sion, *
and his worship at Jerusalem;
- When the peoples are gathered together, *
and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.
- He brought down my strength in my journey, *
and shortened my days.
- But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age; *
as for thy years, they endure throughout all generations.
- Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth, *
and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
- They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: *
they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
- And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed; *
but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
- The children of thy servants shall continue, *
and their seed shall stand fast in thy sight.
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