In æternum, Domine
O Lord, your word endures for ever; *
it stands fast in heaven.
Your faithfulness remains from one generation to another; *
you have laid the foundation of the earth, and it abides.
Surely your ordinances stand firm this day, *
for all things are your servants.
If my delight had not been in your law, *
I should have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your commandments, *
for with them you have enlivened me.
I am yours; O save me! *
For I have sought your commandments.
The ungodly lie in wait for me to destroy me, *
but I will consider your testimonies.
I see that all things come to an end, *
but your commandment has no bounds.
Lord, what love I have for your law; *
all the day long I meditate on it.
You, through your commandment, have made me wiser than my enemies, *
for it is always with me.
I have more understanding than my teachers, *
for your testimonies are my study.
I am wiser than the agéd, *
because I keep your commandments.
I have restrained my feet from every evil way, *
that I may keep your word.
I have not turned aside from your judgments, *
for you yourself have taught me.
O how sweet are your words to my taste; *
indeed, sweeter than honey to my mouth.
Through your commandments I get understanding; *
therefore I hate all evil ways.