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Psalm 119. Psalm 119. X, XI, XII, XIII

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

X. Manus tuae fecerunt me.

  1. Your hands have made me and fashioned me; *
    give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
  2. Those who fear you will be glad when they see me, *
    because I trust in your word.
  3. I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right *
    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
  4. Let your loving-kindness be my comfort, *
    as you have promised to your servant.
  5. Let your compassion come to me, that I may live, *
    for your law is my delight.
  6. Let the arrogant be put to shame, for they wrong me with lies; *
    but I will meditate on your commandments.
  7. Let those who fear you turn to me, *
    and also those who know your decrees.
  8. Let my heart be sound in your statutes, *
    that I may not be put to shame.

XI. Kaph Defecit in salutare

  1. My soul has longed for your salvation; *
    I have put my hope in your word.
  2. My eyes have failed from watching for your promise, *
    and I say, "When will you comfort me?"
  3. I have become like a leather flask in the smoke, *
    but I have not forgotten your statutes.
  4. How much longer must I wait? *
    when will you give judgment against those who persecute me?
  5. The proud have dug pits for me; *
    they do not keep your law.
  6. All your commandments are true; *
    help me, for they persecute me with lies.
  7. They had almost made an end of me on earth, *
    but I have not forsaken your commandments.
  8. In your loving-kindness, revive me, *
    that I may keep the decrees of your mouth.

XII. Lamedh In aeternum, Domine

  1. O Lord, your word is everlasting; *
    it stands firm in the heavens.
  2. Your faithfulness remains from one generation to another; *
    you established the earth, and it abides.
  3. By your decree these continue to this day, *
    for all things are your servants.
  4. If my delight had not been in your law, *
    I should have perished in my affliction.
  5. I will never forget your commandments, *
    because by them you give me life.
  6. I am yours; oh, that you would save me! *
    for I study your commandments.
  7. Though the wicked lie in wait for me to destroy me, *
    will apply my mind to your decrees.
  8. I see that all things come to an end, *
    but your commandment has no bounds.

XIII. Mem Quomodo dilexi!

  1. Oh, how I love your law! *
    all the day long it is in my mind.
  2. Your commandment has made me wiser than my enemies, *
    and it is always with me.
  3. I have more understanding than all my teachers, *
    for your decrees are my study.
  4. I am wiser than the elders, *
    because I observe your commandments.
  5. I restrain my feet from every evil way, *
    that I may keep your word.
  6. I do not shrink from your judgments, *
    because you yourself have taught me.
  7. How sweet are your words to my taste! *
    they are sweeter than honey to my mouth.
  8. Through your commandments I gain understanding; *
    therefore I hate every lying way.
Notes:
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading
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