Hear, O Lord, my prayer:
give ear to my supplication in Thy truth:
hear me in Thy justice.
And enter not into judgment with Thy servant:
for in Thy sight no man
living shall be justified.
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul:
He hath brought down my life
to the earth.
He hath made me to dwell in darkness
as those that have been dead of old:
and my spirit
is in anguish within me:
my heart within me is troubled.
I remembered the days of old, I meditated on all Thy works:
I meditated upon the words of Thy hands.
I stretched forth my hands to Thee:
is as earth without water unto Thee.
Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit
hath fainted away.
Turn not away Thy face from me,
lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
Cause me to hear Thy mercy in the morning;
for in Thee have I hoped.
Make the way known to me, wherein I should walk:
for I have lifted up my soul
Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, to Thee have I fled:
teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God.
Thy good spirit
shall lead me into the right
for thy Name's sake, O Lord,
Thou wilt quicken me in Thy justice.
Thou wilt bring my soul
out of trouble:
and in Thy mercy Thou wilt destroy my enemies.
And Thou wilt cut of all them that afflict my soul:
for I am Thy servant.
May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and peace at the last.
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