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Day 25 Evening Prayer

Psalm 119

Manus tuae fecerunt me

  1. THY hands have made me and fashioned me: O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
  2. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me: because I have put my trust in thy word.
  3. I know, O Lord, that thy judgements are right: and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
  4. O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort: according to thy word unto thy servant.
  5. O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
  6. Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me: but I will be occupied in thy commandments.
  7. Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies: be turned unto me.
  8. O let my heart be sound in thy statutes: that I be not ashamed.

Defecit anima mea

  1. MY SOUL hath longed for thy salvation: and I have a good hope because of thy word.
  2. Mine eyes long sore for thy word: saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?
  3. For I am become like a bottle in the smoke: yet do I not forget thy statutes.
  4. How many are the days of thy servant: when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me?
  5. The proud have digged pits for me: which are not after thy law.
  6. All thy commandments are true: they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.
  7. They had almost made an end of me upon earth: but I forsook not thy commandments.
  8. O quicken me after thy loving-kindness: and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.

In aeternum. Domine

  1. O LORD, thy word: endureth for ever in heaven.
  2. Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another: thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
  3. They continue this day according to thine ordinance: for all things serve thee.
  4. If my delight had not been in thy law: I should have perished in my trouble.
  5. I will never forget thy commandments: for with them thou hast quickened me.
  6. I am thine, O save me: for I have sought thy commandments.
  7. The ungodly laid wait for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
  8. I see that all things come to an end: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Quomodo dilexi!

  1. LORD, what love have I unto thy law: all the day long is my study in it.
  2. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
  3. I have more understanding than my teachers: for thy testimonies are my study.
  4. I am wiser than the aged: because I keep thy commandments.
  5. I have refrained my feet from every evil way: that I may keep thy word.
  6. I have not shrunk from thy judgements: for thou teachest me.
  7. O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth.
  8. Through thy commandments I get understanding: therefore I hate all evil ways.