Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms
Week 1 -Tuesday
O Lord, God of
my salvation, • I
have cried day and night before you.
Let my prayer
come into your presence; • incline
your ear to my cry.
For my soul is
full of troubles; • my
life draws near to the land of death.
I am counted
as one gone down to the Pit; • I
am like one that has no strength,
Lost among the
dead, • like the
slain who lie in the grave,
remember no more, • for
they are cut off from your hand.
You have laid
me in the lowest pit, • in
a place of darkness in the abyss.
lies heavy upon me, • and
you have afflicted me with all your waves.
You have put
my friends far from me • and
made me to be abhorred by them.
I am so fast
in prison that I cannot get free; • my
eyes fail from all my trouble.
Lord, I have
called daily upon you; • I
have stretched out my hands to you.
Do you work
wonders for the dead? • Will
the shades stand up and praise you?
loving-kindness be declared in the grave, •
your faithfulness in the land of destruction?
wonders be known in the dark • or
your righteous deeds in the land where all is forgotten?
But as for me,
O Lord, I will cry to you; • early
in the morning my prayer shall come before you.
Lord, why have
you rejected my soul? • Why
have you hidden your face from me?
I have been
wretched and at the point of death from my youth; •
I suffer your terrors and am no more seen.
sweeps over me; • your
horrors are come to destroy me;
All day long
they come about me like water; • they
close me in on every side.
friend have you put far from me • and
hid my companions out of my sight.
How long will
you forget me, O Lord; for ever? • How
long will you hide your face from me?
How long shall
I have anguish in my soul and grief in my heart, day after day? •
How long shall my enemy triumph over me?
Look upon me
and answer, O Lord my God; • lighten
my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
Lest my enemy
say, 'I have prevailed against him,' • and
my foes rejoice that I have fallen.
But I put my
trust in your steadfast love; • my
heart will rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord, • for he has dealt so bountifully with me.
all those who fear the Lord, • and
walk in his ways.
You shall eat
the fruit of the toil of your hands; • it
shall go well with you, and happy shall you be.
within your house shall be like a fruitful vine; •
your children round your table, like
fresh olive branches.
Thus shall the
one be blest • who
fears the Lord.
The Lord from
May you see
your children's children, • and
may there be peace upon
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