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Psalm 119

(from Day 24 Evening Prayer)

Beati immaculati

  1. BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord.
  2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies: and seek him with their whole heart.
  3. For they who do no wickedness: walk in his ways.
  4. Thou hast charged: that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
  5. O that my ways were made so direct: that I might keep thy statutes!
  6. So shall I not be confounded: while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
  7. I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart: when I shall have learned the judgements of thy righteousness.
  8. I will keep thy ceremonies: O forsake me not utterly.

In quo corriget?

  1. WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way: even by ruling himself after thy word.
  2. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
  3. Thy words have I hid within my heart: that I should not sin against thee.
  4. Blessed art thou, O Lord: O teach me thy statutes.
  5. With my lips have I been telling: of all the judgements of thy mouth.
  6. I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies: as in all manner of riches.
  7. I will talk of thy commandments: and have respect unto thy ways.
  8. My delight shall be in thy statutes: and I will not forget thy word.

Retribue servo tuo

  1. O DO well unto thy servant: that I may live, and keep thy word.
  2. Open thou mine eyes: that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.
  3. I am a stranger upon earth: O hide not thy commandments from me.
  4. My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire: that it hath alway unto thy judgements.
  5. Thou hast rebuked the proud: and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
  6. O turn from me shame and rebuke: for I have kept thy testimonies.
  7. Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.
  8. For thy testimonies are my delight: and my counsellors.

Adhaesit pavimento

  1. MY SOUL cleaveth to the dust: O quicken thou me, according to thy word.
  2. I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: O teach me thy statutes.
  3. Make me to understand the way of thy commandments: and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
  4. My soul melteth away for very heaviness: comfort thou me according unto thy word.
  5. Take from me the way of lying: and cause thou me to make much of thy law.
  6. I have chosen the way of truth: and thy judgements have I laid before me.
  7. I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, confound me not.
  8. I will run the way of thy commandments: when thou hast set my heart at liberty.

(from Day 25 Morning Prayer)

Legem pone

  1. TEACH me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes: and I shall keep it unto the end.
  2. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law: yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
  3. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments: for therein is my desire.
  4. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies: and not to covetousness.
  5. O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity: and quicken thou me in thy way.
  6. O stablish thy word in thy servant: that I may fear thee.
  7. Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of: for thy judgements are good.
  8. Behold, my delight is in thy commandments: O quicken me in thy righteousness.

Et veniat super me

  1. LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O Lord: even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
  2. So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers: for my trust is in thy word.
  3. O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth: for my hope is in thy judgements.
  4. So shall I alway keep thy law: yea, for ever and ever.
  5. And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy commandments.
  6. I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings: and will not be ashamed.
  7. And my delight shall be in thy commandments: which I have loved.
  8. My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved: and my study shall be in thy statutes.

Memor esto servi tui

  1. O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word: wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
  2. The same is my comfort in my trouble: for thy word hath quickened me.
  3. The proud have had me exceedingly in derision: yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
  4. For I remembered thine everlasting judgements, O Lord: and received comfort.
  5. I am horribly afraid: for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
  6. Thy statutes have been my songs: in the house of my pilgrimage.
  7. I have thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night-season: and have kept thy law.
  8. This I had: because I kept thy commandments.

Portio mea, Domine

  1. THOU art my portion, O Lord: I have promised to keep thy law.
  2. I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart: O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
  3. I called mine own ways to remembrance: and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
  4. I made haste, and prolonged not the time: to keep thy commandments.
  5. The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
  6. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee: because of thy righteous judgements.
  7. I am a companion of all them that fear thee: and keep thy commandments.
  8. The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: O teach me thy statutes.

Bonitatem fecisti

  1. O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant: according unto thy word.
  2. O learn me true understanding and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
  3. Before I was troubled, I went wrong: but now have I kept thy word.
  4. Thou art good and gracious: O teach me thy statutes.
  5. The proud have imagined a lie against me: but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
  6. Their heart is as fat as brawn: but my delight hath been in thy law.
  7. It is good for me that I have been in trouble: that I may learn thy statutes.
  8. The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me: than thousands of gold and silver.

(from Day 25 Evening Prayer)

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.

(from Day 26 Morning Prayer)

Lucerna pedibus meis

  1. THY word is a lantern unto my feet: and a light unto my paths.
  2. I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed: to keep thy righteous judgements.
  3. I am troubled above measure: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.
  4. Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord: and teach me thy judgements.
  5. My soul is alway in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
  6. The ungodly have laid a snare for me: but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
  7. Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever: and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
  8. I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway: even unto the end.

Iniquos odio habui

  1. I HATE them that imagine evil things: but thy law do I love.
  2. Thou art my defence and shield: and my trust is in thy word.
  3. Away from me, ye wicked: I will keep the commandments of my God.
  4. O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live: and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
  5. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.
  6. Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes: for they imagine but deceit.
  7. Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
  8. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee: and I am afraid of thy judgements.

Feci judicium

  1. I DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right: O give me not over unto mine oppressors.
  2. Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good: that the proud do me no wrong.
  3. Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health: and for the word of thy righteousness.
  4. O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy: and teach me thy statutes.
  5. I am thy servant, O grant me understanding: that I may know thy testimonies.
  6. It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand: for they have destroyed thy law.
  7. For I love thy commandments: above gold and precious stone.
  8. Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments: and all false ways I utterly abhor.


  1. THY testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
  2. When thy word goeth forth: it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.
  3. I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath: for my delight was in thy commandments.
  4. O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me: as thou usest to do unto those that love thy Name.
  5. Order my steps in thy word: and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.
  6. O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men: and so shall I keep thy commandments.
  7. Shew the light of thy countenance upon thy servant: and teach me thy statutes.
  8. Mine eyes gush out with water: because men keep not thy law.

Justus es, Domine

  1. RIGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord: and true is thy judgement.
  2. The testimonies that thou hast commanded: are exceeding righteous and true.
  3. My zeal hath even consumed me: because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
  4. Thy word is tried to the uttermost: and thy servant loveth it.
  5. I am small, and of no reputation: yet do I not forget thy commandments.
  6. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness: and thy law is the truth.
  7. Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me: yet is my delight in thy commandments.
  8. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: O grant me understanding, and I shall live.

(from Day 26 Evening Prayer)

Clamavi in toto corde meo

  1. I CALL with my whole heart: hear me, O Lord, I will keep thy statutes.
  2. Yea, even unto thee do I call: help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
  3. Early in the morning do I cry unto thee: for in thy word is my trust.
  4. Mine eyes prevent the night-watches: that I might be occupied in thy words.
  5. Hear my voice, O Lord, according unto thy loving-kindness: quicken me, according as thou art wont.
  6. They draw nigh that of malice persecute me: and are far from thy law.
  7. Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord: for all thy commandments are true.
  8. As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since: that thou hast grounded them for ever.

Vide humilitatem

  1. O CONSIDER mine adversity, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
  2. Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me: quicken me, according to thy word.
  3. Health is far from the ungodly: for they regard not thy statutes.
  4. Great is thy mercy, O Lord: quicken me, as thou art wont.
  5. Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me: yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.
  6. It grieveth me when I see the transgressors: because they keep not thy law.
  7. Consider, O Lord, how I love thy commandments: O quicken me, according to thy loving-kindness.
  8. Thy word is true from everlasting: all the judgements of thy righteousness endure for evermore.

Principes persecuti sunt

  1. PRINCES have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
  2. I am as glad of thy word: as one that findeth great spoils.
  3. As for lies, I hate and abhor them: but thy law do I love.
  4. Seven times a day do I praise thee: because of thy righteous judgements.
  5. Great is the peace that they have who love thy law: and they are not offended at it.
  6. Lord, I have looked for thy saving health: and done after thy commandments.
  7. My soul hath kept thy testimonies: and loved them exceedingly.
  8. I have kept thy commandments and testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

Appropinquet deprecatio

  1. LET my complaint come before thee, O Lord: give me understanding, according to thy word.
  2. Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me, according to thy word.
  3. My lips shall speak of thy praise: when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
  4. Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteous.
  5. Let thine hand help me: for I have chosen thy commandments.
  6. I have longed for thy saving health, O Lord: and in thy law is my delight.
  7. O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee: and thy judgements shall help me.
  8. I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: O seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.