1(119-1) In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and he heard me.2(119-2) O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue.3(119-3) What shall be given to thee, or what shall be added to thee, to a deceitful tongue?4(119-4) The sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals that lay waste.5(119-5) Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! I have dwelt with the inhabitants of Cedar:6(119-6) My soul hath been long a sojourner.7(119-7) With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.
1(120-1) I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me.2(120-2) My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.3(120-3) May he not suffer thy foot to be moved: neither let him slumber that keepeth thee.4(120-4) Behold he shall neither slumber nor sleep, that keepeth Israel.5(120-5) The Lord is thy keeper, the Lord is thy protection upon thy right hand.6(120-6) The sun shall not burn thee by day: nor the moon by night.7(120-7) The Lord keepeth thee from all evil: may the Lord keep thy soul.8(120-8) May the Lord keep thy coming in and thy going out; from henceforth now and for ever.
1(121-1) <A gradual canticle.>2(121-1) (121-2) Our feet were standing in thy courts, O Jerusalem.3(121-3) Jerusalem, which is built as a city, which is compact together.4(121-4) For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord: the testimony of Israel, to praise the name of the Lord.5(121-5) Because their seats have sat in judgment, seats upon the house of David.6(121-6) Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love thee.7(121-7) Let peace be in thy strength: and abundance in thy towers.8(121-8) For the sake of my brethren, and of my neighbours, I spoke peace of thee.9(121-9) Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good things for thee.
1(122-1) To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.2(122-2) Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.3(122-3) Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.4(122-4) For our soul is greatly filled: we are a reproach to the rich, and contempt to the proud.
1(123-1) <A gradual canticle.> If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:2(123-2) If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us,3(123-3) Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,4(123-4) Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.5(123-5) Our soul hath passed through a torrent: perhaps our soul had passed through a water insupportable.6(123-6) Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their teeth.7(123-7) Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. The snare is broken, and we are delivered.8(123-8) Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
1(124-1) <A gradual canticle.> They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he shall not be moved for ever that dwelleth2(124-2) In Jerusalem. Mountains are round about it: so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth now and for ever.3(124-3) For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.4(124-4) Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.5(124-5) But such as turn aside into bonds, the Lord shall lead out with the workers of iniquity: peace upon Israel.
1(125-1) <A gradual canticle.> When the Lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted.2(125-2) Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy. Then shall they say among the Gentiles: The Lord hath done great things for them.3(125-3) The Lord hath done great things for us: we are become joyful.4(125-4) Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as a stream in the south.5(125-5) They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.6(125-6) Going they went and wept, casting their seeds. (125-7) But coming they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their sheaves.
1(126-1) <A gradual canticle of Solomon.> Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.2(126-2) It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,3(126-3) Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.4(126-4) As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that have been shaken.5(126-5) Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
1(127-1) <A gradual canticle.> Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in his ways.2(127-2) For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.3(127-3) Thy wife as a fruitful vine, on the sides of thy house. Thy children as olive plants, round about thy table.4(127-4) Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.5(127-5) May the Lord bless thee out of Sion: and mayst thou see the good things of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.6(127-6) And mayst thou see thy children’s children, peace upon Israel.
1(128-1) <A gradual canticle.> Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.2(128-2) Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.3(128-3) The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.4(128-4) The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:5(128-5) Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.6(128-6) Let them be as grass upon the tops of houses: which withereth before it be plucked up:7(128-7) Who with the mower filleth not his hand: nor he that gathereth sheaves his bosom.8(128-8) And they that passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.
1(129-1) <A gradual canticle.> Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord:2(129-2) Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.3(129-3) If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it.4(129-4) For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on his word:5(129-5) my soul hath hoped in the Lord.6(129-6) From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.7(129-7) Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption.8(129-8) And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
1(130-1) <A gradual canticle of David.> Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me.2(130-2) If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul: As a child that is weaned is towards his mother, so reward in my soul.3(130-3) Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever.
1(131-1) <A gradual canticle.> O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness.2(131-2) How he swore to the Lord, he vowed a vow to the God of Jacob:3(131-3) If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house: if I shall go up into the bed wherein I lie:4(131-4) If I shall give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids,5(131-5) Or rest to my temples: until I find out a place for the Lord, a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.6(131-6) Behold we have heard of it in Ephrata: we have found it in the fields of the wood.7(131-7) We will go into his tabernacle: we will adore in the place where his feet stood.8(131-8) Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified.9(131-9) Let thy priests be clothed with justice: and let thy saints rejoice.10(131-10) For thy servant David’s sake, turn not away the face of thy anointed.11(131-11) The Lord hath sworn truth to David, and he will not make it void: of the fruit of thy womb I will set upon thy throne.12(131-12) If thy children will keep my covenant, and these my testimonies which I shall teach them: Their children also for evermore shall sit upon thy throne.13(131-13) For the Lord hath chosen Sion: he hath chosen it for his dwelling.14(131-14) This is my rest for ever and ever: here will I dwell, for I have chosen it.15(131-15) Blessing I will bless her widow: I will satisfy her poor with bread.16(131-16) I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy.17(131-17) There will I bring forth a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.18(131-18) His enemies I will clothe with confusion: but upon him shall my sanctification flourish.