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.