Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms
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
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
In peace I will lie down and
sleep, * for it is you Lord, only, who make me dwell in safety.
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.
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
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