Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms 

Week 2 - Tuesday

Psalm 63

O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you;  my soul is athirst for you. 

My flesh also faints for you,  as in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. 

So would I gaze upon you in your holy place,  that I might behold your power and your glory. 

Your loving-kindness is better than life itself  and so my lips shall praise you. 

I will bless you as long as I live  and lift up my hands in your name. 

My soul shall be satisfied, as with marrow and fatness,  and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,  

When I remember you upon my bed  and meditate on you in the watches of the night.  

For you have been my helper  and under the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.  

My soul clings to you;  your right hand shall hold me fast.  

But those who seek my soul to destroy it  shall go down to the depths of the earth;  

Let them fall by the edge of the sword  and become a portion for jackals. 

But the king shall rejoice in God; all those who swear by him shall be glad,  for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 27.1-8

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh,  they stumbled and fell. 

Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not be afraid,  and though there rise up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him. 

One thing have I asked of the Lord and that alone I seek:  that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, 

To behold the fair beauty of the Lord  and to seek his will in his temple.  

For in the day of trouble he shall hide me in his shelter;  in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me and set me high upon a rock. 

And now shall he lift up my head  above my enemies round about me; 

Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness;  I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Psalm 27.9-17

Hear my voice, O Lord, when I call;  have mercy upon me and answer me

My heart tells of your word, 'Seek my face.'  Your face, Lord, will I seek. 

Hide not your face from me,  nor cast your servant away in displeasure. 

You have been my helper;  leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 

Though my father and my mother forsake me,  the Lord will take me up. 

Teach me your way, O Lord;  lead me on a level path, because of those who lie in wait for me. 

Deliver me not into the will of my adversaries,  for false witnesses have risen up against me, and those who breathe out violence. 

I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord  in the land of the living. 

Wait for the Lord; be strong and he shall comfort your heart;  wait patiently for the Lord.

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