Psalm 102. Domine, exaudi.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twentieth Day - Morning Prayer.
- Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come before you; *
hide not your face from me in the day of my trouble.
- Incline your ear to me; *
when I call, make haste to answer me,
- For my days drift away like smoke, *
and my bones are hot as burning coals.
- My heart is smitten like grass and withered, *
so that I forget to eat my bread.
- Because of the voice of my groaning *
I am but skin and bones.
- I have become like a vulture in the wilderness, *
like an owl among the ruins.
- I lie awake and groan; *
I am like a sparrow, lonely on a house-top.
- My enemies revile me all day long, *
and those who scoff at me have taken an oath against me.
- For I have eaten ashes for bread *
and mingled my drink with weeping.
- Because of your indignation and wrath *
you have lifted me up and thrown me away.
- My days pass away like a shadow, *
and I wither like the grass.
- But you, O Lord, endure for ever, *
and your Name from age to age.
- You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to have mercy upon her; *
indeed, the appointed time has come.
- For your servants love her very rubble, *
and are moved to pity even for her dust.
- The nations shall fear your Name, O Lord, *
and all the kings of the earth your glory.
- For the Lord will build up Zion, *
and his glory will appear.
- He will look with favor on the prayer of the homeless; *
he will not despise their plea.
- Let this be written for a future generation, *
so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord.
- For the Lord looked down from his holy place on high; *
from the heavens he beheld the earth;
- That he might hear the groan of the captive *
and set free those condemned to die;
- That they may declare in Zion the Name of the Lord, *
and his praise in Jerusalem;
- When the peoples are gathered together, *
and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.
- He has brought down my strength before my time; *
he has shortened the number of my days;
- And I said, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days; *
your years endure throughout all generations.
- In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, *
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
- 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;
- But you are always the same, *
and your years will never end.
- The children of your servants shall continue, *
and their offspring shall stand fast in your sight."
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