Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms 

Week 1 - Tuesday

Psalm 88

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, 

Whom you 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. 

Your anger 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? 

Shall your loving-kindness be declared in the grave,  your faithfulness in the land of destruction? 

Shall your 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. 

Your wrath 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. 

Lover and friend have you put far from me  and hid my companions out of my sight.

Psalm 13

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.

Psalm 128

Blessed are 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. 

Your wife 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 out of Zion bless you,  that you may see Jerusalem in prosperity all the days of your life. 

May you see your children's children,  and may there be peace upon Israel .

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