Lucerna pedibus meis
Thy word is a lantern unto my feet *
and a light unto my paths.
I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed *
to keep thy righteous judgements.
I am troubled above measure *
quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.
Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord *
and teach me thy judgements.
My soul is alway in my hand *
yet do I not forget thy law.
The ungodly have laid a snare for me *
but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever *
and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway *
even unto the end.
Iniquos odio habui
I hate them that imagine evil things *
but thy law do I love.
Thou art my defence and shield *
and my trust is in thy word.
Away from me, ye wicked *
I will keep the commandments of my God.
O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live *
and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe *
yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.
Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes *
for they imagine but deceit.
Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross *
therefore I love thy testimonies.
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee *
and I am afraid of thy judgements.
I deal with the thing that is lawful and right *
O give me not over unto mine oppressors.
Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good *
that the proud do me no wrong.
Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health *
and for the word of thy righteousness.
O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy *
and teach me thy statutes.
I am thy servant, O grant me understanding *
that I may know thy testimonies.
It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand *
for they have destroyed thy law.
For I love thy commandments *
above gold and precious stone.
Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments *
and all false ways I utterly abhor.