Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms 

Week 1 - Wednesday

Psalm 34.1-10

I will bless the Lord at all times;  his praise shall ever be in my mouth. 

My soul shall glory in the Lord;  let the humble hear and be glad. 

O magnify the Lord with me;  let us exalt his name together. 

I sought the Lord and he answered me  and delivered me from all my fears. 

Look upon him and be radiant  and your faces shall not be ashamed. 

This poor soul cried, and the Lord heard me  and saved me from all my troubles. 

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him  and delivers them. 

O taste and see that the Lord is gracious;  blessed is the one who trusts in him. 

Fear the Lord, all you his holy ones,  for those who fear him lack nothing. 

Lions may lack and suffer hunger  but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

Psalm 34.11-22

Come, my children, and listen to me;  I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 

Who is there who delights in life  and longs for days to enjoy good things? 

Keep your tongue from evil  and your lips from lying words. 

Turn from evil and do good;  seek peace and pursue it. 

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous  and his ears are open to their cry. 

The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,  to root out the remembrance of them from the earth. 

The righteous cry and the Lord hears them  and delivers them out of all their troubles. 

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted  The Lord is near to the brokenhearted  and will save those who are crushed in spirit.

Many are the troubles of the righteous;  from them all will the Lord deliver them.  

He keeps all their bones,  so that not one of them is broken. 

But evil shall slay the wicked  and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. 

The Lord ransoms the life of his servants  and will condemn none who seek refuge in him.

Psalm 61

Hear my crying, O God,  and listen to my prayer. 

From the end of the earth I call to you with fainting heart;  O set me on the rock that is higher than I. 

For you are my refuge,  a strong tower against the enemy. 

Let me dwell in your tent for ever  and take refuge under the cover of your wings. 

For you, O God, will hear my vows;  you will grant the request of those who fear your name. 

You will add length of days to the life of the king,  that his years may endure throughout all generations  

May he sit enthroned before God for ever;  may steadfast love and truth watch over him. 

So will I always sing praise to your name,  and day by day fulfil my vows.

Return to Compline