Psalm 119. V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-fifth Day - Morning Prayer.
V. Legem pone.
- TEACH me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes, *
and I shall keep it unto the end.
- Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; *
yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
- Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; *
for therein is my desire.
- Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, *
and not to covetousness.
- O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; *
and quicken thou me in thy way.
- O stablish thy word in thy servant, *
that I may fear thee.
- Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; *
for thy judgments are good.
- Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; *
O quicken me in thy righteousness.
VI. Et veniat super me.
- LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O Lord, *
even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
- So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; *
for my trust is in thy word.
- O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth; *
for my hope is in thy judgments.
- So shall I alway keep thy law; *
yea, for ever and ever.
- And I will walk at liberty; *
for I seek thy commandments.
- I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings, *
and will not be ashamed.
- And my delight shall be in thy commandments, *
which I have loved.
- My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; *
and my study shall be in thy statutes.
VII. Memor esto verbi tui.
- O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, *
wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
- The same is my comfort in my trouble; *
for thy word hath quickened me.
- The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; *
yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
- For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O Lord, *
and received comfort.
- I am horribly afraid, *
for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
- Thy statutes have been my songs, *
in the house of my pilgrimage.
- I have thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night season, *
and have kept thy law.
- This I had, *
because I kept thy commandments.
VIII. Portio mea, Domine.
- THOU art my portion, O Lord; *
I have promised to keep thy law.
- I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart; *
O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
- I called mine own ways to remembrance, *
and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
- I made haste, and prolonged not the time, *
to keep thy commandments.
- The snares of the ungodly have compassed me about; *
but I have not forgotten thy law.
- At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, *
because of thy righteous judgments.
- I am a companion of all them that fear thee, *
and keep thy commandments.
- The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: *
O teach me thy statutes.
IX. Bonitatem fecisti.
- O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant, *
according unto thy word.
- O teach me true understanding and knowledge; *
for I have believed thy commandments.
- Before I was troubled, I went wrong; *
but now have I kept thy word.
- Thou art good and gracious; *
O teach me thy statutes.
- The proud have imagined a lie against me; *
but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
- Their heart is as fat as brawn; *
but my delight hath been in thy law.
- It is good for me that I have been in trouble; *
that I may learn thy statutes.
- The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me *
than thousands of gold and silver.
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