Society of the Precious Blood - Compline Psalms
Week2 - Wednesday
Psalm 24The earth is the Lord's and all that fills it, • the compass of the world and all who dwell therein.
For he has founded it upon the seas • and set it firm upon the rivers of the deep.'Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord, • or who can rise up in his holy place?'
'Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, • who have not lifted up their soul to an idol, nor sworn an oath to a lie;'They shall receive a blessing from the Lord, • a just reward from the God of their salvation.'
Such is the company of those who seek him, • of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.Lift up your heads, O gates; be lifted up, you everlasting doors • and the King of glory shall come in.
'Who is the King of glory?' • 'The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord who is mighty in battle.'Lift up your heads, O gates; be lifted up, you everlasting doors; • and the King of glory shall come in.
'Who is this King of glory?' • 'The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.'
Why are the nations in tumult, • and why do the peoples devise a vain plot?The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers take counsel together, • against the Lord and against his anointed:
'Let us break their bonds asunder • and cast away their cords from us.'He who dwells in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; • the Lord shall have them in derision.
Then shall he speak to them in his wrath • and terrify them in his fury:'Yet have I set my king • upon my holy hill of Zion.'
I will proclaim the decree of the Lord; • he said to me: 'You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.'Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance • and the ends of the earth for your possession.
'You shall break them with a rod of iron • and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'Now therefore be wise, O kings; • be prudent, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and with trembling kiss his feet, • lest he be angry and you perish from the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled.Happy are all they • who take refuge in him.
Lord, how many are my adversaries; • many are they who rise up against me.Many are they who say to my soul, • 'There is no help for you in your God.'
But you, Lord, are a shield about me; • you are my glory, and the lifter up of my head.When I cry aloud to the Lord, • he will answer me from his holy hill;
I lie down and sleep and rise again, • because the Lord sustains me.I will not be afraid of hordes of the peoples • that have set themselves against me all around.
Rise up, O Lord, and deliver me, O my God, • for you strike all my enemies on the cheek and break the teeth of the wicked.Salvation belongs to the Lord: • may your blessing be upon your people.
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