WEEK II - TUESDAY
Psalter, Tuesday Week II
Attributed to Rabanus Maurus; Melody: St. Flavian
At one of the hours, the psalms are said as below. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.
During my pilgrimage, I have kept your commandments.
Remember your word to your servant
by which you gave me hope.
This is my comfort in sorrow:
that your promise gives me life.
Though the proud may utterly deride me
I keep to your law.
I remember your decrees of old
and these, Lord, console me.
I am seized with indignation at the wicked
who forsake your law.
Your statutes have become my song
in the land of exile.
I think of your name in the nighttime
and I keep your law.
This has been my blessing,
the keeping of your precepts. Glory...
Psalm Prayer: Lord, you raise us up from our lowliness by giving us the hope of eternal life. May we always serve you in this our pilgrimage and come to enjoy the happiness of our home with you.
Antiphon:During my pilgrimage, I have kept your commandments.
Antiphon 2: God will deliver his people from bondage and bring them home rejoicing.
The fool has said in his heart:
There is no God above.
Their deeds are corrupt, depraved;
not a good man is left.
God looks down from heaven
on the sons of men
to see if any are wise,
if any seek God.
All have left the right path;
depraved, every one;
There is not a good man left,
no, not even one.
Will the evil-doers not understand?
They eat up my people
as though they were eating bread;
they never pray to God.
See how they tremble with fear
without cause for fear,
for God scatters the bones of the wicked.
They are shamed, God rejects them.
O that Israel's salvation might come from Zion!
When God delivers his people from bondage,
then Jacob will be glad and Israel rejoice. Glory...
Psalm Prayer: Almighty Father, apart from you there is nothing true, nothing holy on earth. Dismiss our sins and give us strength in our weakness so that all who believe in your Son may rejoice in his glory.
Antiphon: God will deliver his people from bondage and bring him home rejoicing.
Antiphon 3: God is my helper and my strong support.