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Psalm 120

Ad Dominum

  1. WHEN I was in trouble I called upon the Lord: and he heard me.
  2. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips: and from a deceitful tongue.
  3. What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou false tongue: even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals.
  4. Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech: and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar.
  5. My soul hath long dwelt among them: that are enemies unto peace.
  6. I labour for peace, but when I speak unto them thereof: they make them ready to battle.

Psalm 121

Levavi oculus

  1. I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills: from whence cometh my help.
  2. My help cometh even from the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.
  3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
  4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel: shall neither slumber nor sleep.
  5. The Lord himself is thy keeper: the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand;
  6. So that the sun shall not burn thee by day: neither the moon by night.
  7. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.
  8. The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in: from this time forth for evermore.

Psalm 122

Laetatus sum

  1. I WAS glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord.
  2. Our feet shall stand in thy gates: O Jerusalem.
  3. Jerusalem is built as a city: that is at unity in itself.
  4. For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord: to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.
  5. For there is the seat of judgement: even the seat of the house of David.
  6. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
  7. Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.
  8. For my brethren and companions' sakes: I will wish thee prosperity.
  9. Yea, because of the house of the Lord our God: I will seek to do thee good.

Psalm 123

Ad te levavi oculos meos

  1. UNTO thee lift I up mine eyes: O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
  2. Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress: even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.
  3. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are utterly despised.
  4. Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof of the wealthy: and with the despitefulness of the proud.

Psalm 124

Nisi quia Dominus

  1. IF THE Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say: if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;
  2. They had swallowed us up quick: when thy were so wrathfully displeased at us.
  3. Yea, the waters had drowned us: and the stream had gone over our soul.
  4. The deep waters of the proud: had gone even over our soul.
  5. But praised be the Lord: who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.
  6. Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, and we are delivered .
  7. Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.

Psalm 125

Qui confidunt

  1. THEY that put their trust in the Lord shall be even as the mount Sion: which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever.
  2. The hills stand about Jerusalem: even so standeth the Lord round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
  3. For the rod of the ungodly cometh not into the lot of the righteous: lest the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.
  4. Do well, O Lord: unto those that are good and true of heart.
  5. As for such as turn back unto their own wickedness: the Lord shall lead them forth with the evil-doers; but peace shall be upon Israel.