Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms
Week 1 -Friday
cry aloud to God; •
I cry aloud to God and he will
the day of my trouble I have sought the Lord; • by
night my hand is stretched out and does not tire; my soul refuses comfort.
think upon God and I groan; •
I ponder, and my spirit
will not let my eyelids close; •
I am so troubled that I cannot
consider the days of old; •
I remember the years long
commune with my heart in the night; •
my spirit searches for
the Lord cast us off for ever? •
Will he no more show us his
his loving mercy clean gone for ever? •
Has his promise come to an end
God forgotten to be gracious? • Has
he shut up his compassion in displeasure?
I said, 'My grief is this: •
that the right hand of the
Most High has lost its strength.'
will remember the works of the Lord •
and call to mind your wonders
of old time.
will meditate on all your works •
and ponder your mighty deeds.
way, O God, is holy; •
who is so great a god as our
are the God who worked wonders •
and declared your power among
a mighty arm you redeemed your people, •
the children of Jacob and
waters saw you, O God; the waters saw you and were afraid; •
the depths also were troubled.
clouds poured out water; the skies thundered; • your
arrows flashed on every side;
voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lit up the ground; •
the earth trembled and shook.
way was in the sea, and your paths in the great waters, •
but your footsteps were not
You led your people like sheep • by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
O Lord our governor, • how glorious is your name in all the world!Your majesty above the heavens is praised • out of the mouths of babes at the breast.
You have founded a stronghold against your foes, • that you might still the enemy and the avenger.When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, • the moon and the stars that you have ordained,
What are mortals, that you should be mindful of them; • mere human beings, that you should seek them out?You have made them little lower than the angels • and crown them with glory and honour.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands • and put all things under their feet,All sheep and oxen, • even the wild beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, the fish of the sea • and whatsoever moves in the paths of the sea.O Lord our governor, • how glorious is your name in all the world!