Manus tuae fecerunt me
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me *
O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me *
because I have put my trust in thy word.
I know, O Lord, that thy judgements are right *
and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort *
according to thy word unto thy servant.
O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live *
for thy law is my delight.
Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me *
but I will be occupied in thy commandments.
Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies *
be turned unto me.
O let my heart be sound in thy statutes *
that I be not ashamed.
Defecit anima mea
My soul hath longed for thy salvation *
and I have a good hope because of thy word.
Mine eyes long sore for thy word *
saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke *
yet do I not forget thy statutes.
How many are the days of thy servant *
when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me?
The proud have digged pits for me *
which are not after thy law.
All thy commandments are true *
they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.
They had almost made an end of me upon earth *
but I forsook not thy commandments.
O quicken me after thy loving-kindness *
and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
In aeternum. Domine
O Lord, thy word *
endureth for ever in heaven.
Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another *
thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
They continue this day according to thine ordinance *
for all things serve thee.
If my delight had not been in thy law *
I should have perished in my trouble.
I will never forget thy commandments *
for with them thou hast quickened me.
I am thine, O save me *
for I have sought thy commandments.
The ungodly laid wait for me to destroy me *
but I will consider thy testimonies.
I see that all things come to an end *
but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
Lord, what love have I unto thy law *
all the day long is my study in it.
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies *
for they are ever with me.
I have more understanding than my teachers *
for thy testimonies are my study.
I am wiser than the aged *
because I keep thy commandments.
I have refrained my feet from every evil way *
that I may keep thy word.
I have not shrunk from thy judgements *
for thou teachest me.
O how sweet are thy words unto my throat *
yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth.
Through thy commandments I get understanding *
therefore I hate all evil ways.