Psalm 119. X, XI, XII, XIII
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-fifth Day - Evening Prayer.
X. Manus tuae fecerunt me.
- THY hands have made me and fashioned me: *
O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
- They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; *
because I have put my trust in thy word.
- I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, *
and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
- O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, *
according to thy word unto thy servant.
- O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live; *
for thy law is my delight.
- Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me; *
but I will be occupied in thy commandments.
- Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies, *
be turned unto me.
- O let my heart be sound in thy statutes, *
that I be not ashamed.
XI. Defecit anima mea.
- MY soul hath longed for thy salvation, *
and I have a good hope because of thy word.
- Mine eyes long sore for thy word; *
saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?
- For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; *
yet do I not forget thy statutes.
- How many are the days of thy servant? *
when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me?
- The proud have digged pits for me, *
which are not after thy law.
- All thy commandments are true: *
they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.
- They had almost made an end of me upon earth; *
but I forsook not thy commandments.
- O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; *
and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
XII. In aeternum, Domine.
- LORD, thy word *
endureth for ever in heaven.
- Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another; *
thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
- They continue this day according to thine ordinance; *
for all things serve thee.
- If my delight had not been in thy law, *
I should have perished in my trouble.
- I will never forget thy commandments; *
for with them thou hast quickened me.
- I am thine: O save me, *
for I have sought thy commandments.
- The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; *
but I will consider thy testimonies.
- I see that all things come to an end; *
but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
XIII. Quomodo dilexi!
- LORD, what love have I unto thy law! *
all the day long is my study in it.
- Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser than mine enemies; *
for they are ever with me.
- I have more understanding than my teachers; *
for thy testimonies are my study.
- I am wiser than the aged; *
because I keep thy commandments.
- I have refrained my feet from every evil way, *
that I may keep thy word.
- I have not shrunk from thy judgments; *
for thou teachest me.
- O how sweet are thy words unto my throat; *
yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!
- Through thy commandments I get understanding: *
therefore I hate all evil ways.
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