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(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(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.