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Psalm 119. I, II, III, IV.

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

I. Beati immaculati.

  1. Happy are they whose way is blameless, *
    who walk in the law of the Lord!
  2. Who never do any wrong, *
    but always walk in his ways.
  3. You laid down your commandments, *
    that we should fully keep them.
  4. Oh, that my ways were made so direct *
    that I might keep your statutes!
  5. Then I should not be put to shame, *
    when I regard all your commandments.
  6. I will thank you with an unfeigned heart, *
    when I have learned your righteous judgments.
  7. I will keep your statutes; *
    do not utterly forsake me.

II. Beth In quo corrigit?

  1. How shall a young man cleanse his way? *
    By keeping to your words.
  2. With my whole heart I seek you; *
    let me not stray from your commandments.
  3. I treasure your promise in my heart, *
    that I may not sin against you.
  4. Blessed are you, O Lord; *
    instruct me in your statutes.
  5. With my lips will I recite *
    all the judgments of your mouth.
  6. I have taken greater delight in the way of your decrees *
    than in all manner of riches.
  7. I will meditate on your commandments *
    and give attention to your ways.
  8. My delight is in your statutes; *
    I will not forget your word.

III. Gimel Retribue servo tuo

  1. Deal bountifully with your servant, *
    that I may live and keep your word.
  2. Open my eyes, that I may see *
    the wonders of your law.
  3. I am a stranger here on earth; *
    do not hide your commandments from me.
  4. My soul is consumed at all times *
    with longing for your judgments.
  5. You have rebuked the insolent; *
    cursed are they who stray from your commandments!
  6. Turn from me shame and rebuke, *
    for I have kept your decrees.
  7. Even though rulers sit and plot against me, *
    I will meditate on your statutes.
  8. For your decrees are my delight, *
    and they are my counselors.

IV. Daleth Adhaesit pavimento

  1. My soul cleaves to the dust; *
    give me life according to your word.
  2. I have confessed my ways, and you answered me; *
    instruct me in your statutes.
  3. Make me understand the way of your commandments, *
    that I may meditate on your marvelous works.
  4. My soul melts away for sorrow; *
    strengthen me according to your word.
  5. Take from me the way of lying; *
    let me find grace through your law.
  6. I have chosen the way of faithfulness; *
    I have set your judgments before me.
  7. I hold fast to your decrees; *
    O Lord, let me not be put to shame.
  8. I will run the way of your commandments, *
    or you have set my heart at liberty.
Notes:
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading
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