Psalm 119. V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twenty-fifth Day - Morning Prayer.
V. Legem pone.
- Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, *
and I shall keep it to the end.
- Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; *
I shall keep it with all my heart.
- Make me go in the path of your commandments, *
for that is my desire.
- Incline my heart to your decrees *
and not to unjust gain.
- Turn my eyes from watching what is worthless; *
give me life in your ways.
- Fulfill your promise to your servant, *
which you make to those who fear you.
- Turn away the reproach which I dread, *
because your judgments are good.
- Behold, I long for your commandments; *
in your righteousness preserve my life.
VI. Waw Et veniat super me
- Let your loving-kindness come to me, O Lord, *
and your salvation, according to your promise.
- Then shall I have a word for those who taunt me, *
because I trust in your words.
- Do not take the word of truth out of my mouth, *
for my hope is in your judgments.
- I shall continue to keep your law; *
I shall keep it for ever and ever.
- I will walk at liberty, *
because I study your commandments.
- I will tell of your decrees before kings *
and will not be ashamed.
- I delight in your commandments, *
which I have always loved.
- I will lift up my hands to your commandments, *
and I will meditate on your statutes.
VII. Zayin Memor esto verbi tui
- Remember your word to your servant, *
because you have given me hope.
- This is my comfort in my trouble, *
that your promise gives me life.
- The proud have derided me cruelly, *
but I have not turned from your law.
- When I remember your judgments of old, *
O Lord, I take great comfort.
- I am filled with a burning rage, *
because of the wicked who forsake your law.
- Your statutes have been like songs to me *
wherever I have lived as a stranger.
- I remember your Name in the night, O Lord, *
and dwell upon your law.
- This is how it has been with me, *
because I have kept your commandments.
VIII. Heth Portio mea, Domine
- You only are my portion, O Lord; *
I have promised to keep your words.
- I entreat you with all my heart, *
be merciful to me according to your promise.
- I have considered my ways *
and turned my feet toward your decrees.
- I hasten and do not tarry *
to keep your commandments.
- Though the cords of the wicked entangle me, *
I do not forget your law.
- At midnight I will rise to give you thanks, *
because of your righteous judgments.
- I am a companion of all who fear you; *
and of those who keep your commandments.
- The earth, O Lord, is full of your love; *
instruct me in your statutes.
IX. Teth Bonitatem fecisti
- O Lord, you have dealt graciously with your servant, *
according to your word.
- Teach me discernment and knowledge, *
for I have believed in your commandments.
- Before I was afflicted I went astray, *
but now I keep your word.
- You are good and you bring forth good; *
instruct me in your statutes.
- The proud have smeared me with lies, *
but I will keep your commandments with my whole heart.
- Their heart is gross and fat, *
but my delight is in your law.
- It is good for me that I have been afflicted, *
that I might learn your statutes.
- The law of your mouth is dearer to me *
than thousands in gold and silver.
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