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Psalm 119. I, II, III, IV.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-fourth Day - Evening Prayer.

I. Beati immaculati.

  1. BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way, *
    and walk in the law of the Lord.
  2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, *
    and seek him with their whole heart;
  3. Even they who do no wickedness, *
    and walk in his ways.
  4. Thou hast charged *
    that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
  5. O that my ways were made so direct, *
    that I might keep thy statutes!
  6. So shall I not be confounded, *
    while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
  7. I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart, *
    when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
  8. I will keep thy statutes; *
    O forsake me not utterly.

II. In quo corrigit?

  1. WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way? *
    even by ruling himself after thy word.
  2. With my whole heart have I sought thee; *
    O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
  3. Thy word have I hid within my heart, *
    that I should not sin against thee.
  4. Blessed art thou, O Lord; *
    O teach me thy statutes.
  5. With my lips have I been telling *
    of all the judgments of thy mouth.
  6. I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies, *
    as in all manner of riches.
  7. I will talk of thy commandments, *
    and have respect unto thy ways.
  8. My delight shall be in thy statutes, *
    and I will not forget thy word.

III. Retribue servo tuo.

  1. O DO well unto thy servant; *
    that I may live, and keep thy word.
  2. Open thou mine eyes; *
    that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.
  3. I am a stranger upon earth; *
    O hide not thy commandments from me.
  4. My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire *
    that it hath alway unto thy judgments.
  5. Thou hast rebuked the proud; *
    and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
  6. O turn from me shame and rebuke; *
    for I have kept thy testimonies.
  7. Princes also did sit and speak against me; *
    but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.
  8. For thy testimonies are my delight, *
    and my counsellors.

IV. Adhaesit pavimento.

  1. MY soul cleaveth to the dust; *
    O quicken thou me, according to thy word.
  2. I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: *
    O teach me thy statutes.
  3. Make me to understand the way of thy commandments; *
    and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
  4. My soul melteth away for very heaviness; *
    comfort thou me according unto thy word.
  5. Take from me the way of lying, *
    and cause thou me to make much of thy law.
  6. I have chosen the way of truth, *
    and thy judgments have I laid before me.
  7. I have stuck unto thy testimonies; *
    O Lord, confound me not.
  8. I will run the way of thy commandments, *
    when thou hast set my heart at liberty.
Notes:
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading
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