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Psalm 119. XIX, XX, XXI, XXII.

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

XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo.

  1. I CALL with my whole heart; *
    hear me, O Lord; I will keep thy statutes.
  2. Yea, even unto thee do I call; *
    help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
  3. Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; *
    for in thy word is my trust.
  4. Mine eyes prevent the night watches; *
    that I might be occupied in thy word.
  5. Hear my voice, O Lord, according unto thy lovingkindness; *
    quicken me, according to thy judgments.
  6. They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, *
    and are far from thy law.
  7. Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord; *
    for all thy commandments are true.
  8. As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since, *
    that thou hast grounded them for ever.

XX. Vide humilitatem.

  1. O CONSIDER mine adversity, and deliver me, *
    for I do not forget thy law.
  2. Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me; *
    quicken me according to thy word.
  3. Health is far from the ungodly; *
    for they regard not thy statutes.
  4. Great is thy mercy, O Lord; *
    quicken me, as thou art wot.
  5. Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me; *
    yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.
  6. It grieveth me when I see the transgressors; *
    because they keep not thy law.
  7. Consider, O Lord, how I love thy commandments; *
    O quicken me, according to thy loving-kindness.
  8. Thy word is true from everlasting; *
    all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for evermore.

XXI. Principes persecuti sunt.

  1. PRINCES have persecuted me without a cause; *
    but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
  2. I am as glad of thy word, *
    as one that findeth great spoils.
  3. As for lies, I hate and abhor them; *
    but thy law do I love.
  4. Seven times a day do I praise thee; *
    because of thy righteous judgments.
  5. Great is the peace that they have who love thy law; *
    and they have none occasion of stumbling.
  6. Lord, I have looked for thy saving health, *
    and done after thy commandments.
  7. My soul hath kept thy testimonies, *
    and loved them exceedingly.
  8. I have kept thy commandments and testimonies; *
    for all my ways are before thee.

XXII. Appropinquet deprecatio.

  1. LET my complaint come before thee, O Lord; *
    give me understanding according to thy word.
  2. Let my supplication come before thee; *
    deliver me according to thy word.
  3. My lips shall speak of thy praise, *
    when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
  4. Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word; *
    for all thy commandments are righteous.
  5. Let thine hand help me; *
    for I have chosen thy commandments.
  6. I have longed for thy saving health, O Lord; *
    and in thy law is my delight.
  7. O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; *
    and thy judgments shall help me.
  8. I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; *
    O seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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