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Psalm 119. XIX, XX, XXI, XXII.

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

XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo.

  1. I call with my whole heart; *
    answer me, O Lord, that I may keep your statutes.
  2. I call to you; oh, that you would save me! *
    I will keep your decrees.
  3. Early in the morning I cry out to you, *
    for in your word is my trust.
  4. My eyes are open in the night watches, *
    that I may meditate upon your promise.
  5. Hear my voice, O Lord, according to your lovingkindness; *
    according to your judgments, give me life.
  6. They draw near who in malice persecute me; *
    they are very far from your law.
  7. You, O Lord, are near at hand, *
    and all your commandments are true.
  8. Long have I known from your decrees *
    that you have established them for ever.

vXX. Resh Vide humilitatem

  1. Behold my affliction and deliver me, *
    for I do not forget your law.
  2. Plead my cause and redeem me; *
    according to your promise, give me life.
  3. Deliverance is far from the wicked, *
    for they do not study your statutes.
  4. Great is your compassion, O Lord; *
    preserve my life, according to your judgments.
  5. There are many who persecute and oppress me, *
    yet I have not swerved from your decrees.
  6. I look with loathing at the faithless, *
    for they have not kept your word.
  7. See how I love your commandments! *
    O Lord, in your mercy, preserve me.
  8. The heart of your word is truth; *
    all your righteous judgments endure for evermore.

XXI. Shin Principes persecuti sunt

  1. Rulers have persecuted me without a cause, *
    but my heart stands in awe of your word.
  2. I am as glad because of your promise *
    as one who finds great spoils.
  3. As for lies, I hate and abhor them, *
    but your law is my love.
  4. Seven times a day do I praise you, *
    because of your righteous judgments.
  5. Great peace have they who love your law; *
    for them there is no stumbling block.
  6. I have hoped for your salvation, O Lord, *
    and I have fulfilled your commandments.
  7. I have kept your decrees *
    and I have loved them deeply.
  8. I have kept your commandments and decrees, *
    for all my ways are before you.

XXII. Taw Appropinquet deprecatio

  1. Let my cry come before you, O Lord; *
    give me understanding, according to your word.
  2. Let my supplication come before you; *
    deliver me, according to your promise.
  3. My lips shall pour forth your praise, *
    when you teach me your statutes.
  4. My tongue shall sing of your promise, *
    for all your commandments are righteous.
  5. Let your hand be ready to help me, *
    for I have chosen your commandments.
  6. I long for your salvation, O Lord, *
    and your law is my delight.
  7. Let me live, and I will praise you, *
    and let your judgments help me.
  8. I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; *
    search for your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
Notes:
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading
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