Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms
Week 1 -Thursday
God, make speed to save me; •
O Lord, make haste
to help me.
those who seek my life be
put to shame and confusion; •
let them be turned
back and disgraced who wish me evil.
those who mock and deride me •
turn back because
of their shame.
let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; •
let those who love
your salvation say always, 'Great is the Lord!'
for me, I am poor and needy; •
come to me
quickly, O God.
are my help and my deliverer; •
O Lord, do not
you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; •
let me never be
put to shame.
your righteousness, deliver me and set me free; •
incline your ear
to me and save me.
for me a stronghold to which I may ever resort; •
send out to save
me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, •
from the grasp of
the evildoer and the oppressor.
you are my hope, O Lord God, •
even from my youth.
you have I leaned from my birth, when you drew me from my mother's womb; •
my praise shall be
always of you.
have become a portent to many, •
but you are my
refuge and my strength.
my mouth be full of your praise •
and your glory all
the day long.
not cast me away in the time of old age; •
forsake me not
when my strength fails.
my enemies are talking against me, •
and those who lie
in wait for my life take counsel together.
say, 'God has forsaken him; pursue him and take him, •
because there is
none to deliver him.'
God, be not far from me; •
come quickly to
help me, O my God.
those who are against me be put to shame and disgrace; •
let those who seek
to do me evil be covered with scorn and reproach.
as for me I will hope continually •
and will praise
you more and more.
mouth shall tell of your righteousness and salvation all the day long, •
for I know no end
of the telling.
will begin with the mighty works of the Lord God; •
I will recall your
righteousness, yours alone.
God, you have taught me since I was young, •
and to this day I
tell of your wonderful works.
me not, O God, when I am old and grey-headed, •
till I make known
your deeds to the next generation and your power to all that are to come.
righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens; •
in the great
things you have done, who is like you, O God?
troubles and adversities you have shown me, •
and yet you will
turn and refresh me and bring me from the deep of the earth again.
my honour; • turn
again and comfort me.
will I praise you upon the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; •
I will sing to you
with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
lips will sing out as I play to you, •
and so will my
soul, which you have redeemed.
tongue also will tell of your righteousness all the day long, •
for they shall be
shamed and disgraced who sought to do me evil.
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