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Psalm 102. Domine, exaudi.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twentieth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come before you; *
    hide not your face from me in the day of my trouble.
  2. Incline your ear to me; *
    when I call, make haste to answer me,
  3. For my days drift away like smoke, *
    and my bones are hot as burning coals.
  4. My heart is smitten like grass and withered, *
    so that I forget to eat my bread.
  5. Because of the voice of my groaning *
    I am but skin and bones.
  6. I have become like a vulture in the wilderness, *
    like an owl among the ruins.
  7. I lie awake and groan; *
    I am like a sparrow, lonely on a house-top.
  8. My enemies revile me all day long, *
    and those who scoff at me have taken an oath against me.
  9. For I have eaten ashes for bread *
    and mingled my drink with weeping.
  10. Because of your indignation and wrath *
    you have lifted me up and thrown me away.
  11. My days pass away like a shadow, *
    and I wither like the grass.
  12. But you, O Lord, endure for ever, *
    and your Name from age to age.
  13. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to have mercy upon her; *
    indeed, the appointed time has come.
  14. For your servants love her very rubble, *
    and are moved to pity even for her dust.
  15. The nations shall fear your Name, O Lord, *
    and all the kings of the earth your glory.
  16. For the Lord will build up Zion, *
    and his glory will appear.
  17. He will look with favor on the prayer of the homeless; *
    he will not despise their plea.
  18. Let this be written for a future generation, *
    so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord.
  19. For the Lord looked down from his holy place on high; *
    from the heavens he beheld the earth;
  20. That he might hear the groan of the captive *
    and set free those condemned to die;
  21. That they may declare in Zion the Name of the Lord, *
    and his praise in Jerusalem;
  22. When the peoples are gathered together, *
    and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.
  23. He has brought down my strength before my time; *
    he has shortened the number of my days;
  24. And I said, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days; *
    your years endure throughout all generations.
  25. In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, *
    and the heavens are the work of your hands;
  26. They shall perish, but you will endure; they all shall wear out like a garment; *
    as clothing you will change them, and they shall be changed;
  27. But you are always the same, *
    and your years will never end.
  28. The children of your servants shall continue, *
    and their offspring shall stand fast in your sight."
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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