Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms 


Psalm 4

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; you set me at liberty when I was in trouble; * have mercy on me and hear my prayer.  

How long will you nobles dishonour my glory; * how long will you love vain things and seek after falsehood?  

But know that the Lord has shown me his marvellous kindness; * when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.  

Stand in awe and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still. * Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the Lord.    

There are many that say, ‘Who will show us any good?' Lord, lift up the light of your countenance upon us. * You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their com and wine and oil increase.  

In peace I will lie down and sleep, * for it is you Lord, only, who make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High and abides under the shadow of the Almighty, * Shall say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my stronghold, my God, in whom I put my trust.'  

For he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler * and from the deadly pestilence.  

He shall cover you with his wings and you shall be safe under his feathers; * his faithfulness shall be your shield and buckler.  

You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day; * Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the sickness that destroys at noonday.  

Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, yet it shall not come near you. * Your eyes have only to behold to see the reward of the wicked.  

Because you have made the Lord your refuge and the Most High your stronghold, * There shall no evil happen to you, neither shall any plague come near your tent.  

For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. * They shall bear you in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.  

You shall tread upon the lion and adder; * the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.  

Because they have set their love upon me, therefore will I deliver them; * I will lift them up, because they know my name.  

They will call upon me and I will answer them; I am with them in trouble, I will deliver them and bring them to honour. * With long life will I satisfy them and show them my salvation.

Psalm 134

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, * you that by night stand in the house of the Lord.  

Lift up your hands towards the sanctuary and bless the Lord. * The Lord who made heaven and earth give you blessing out of Zion .

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