Psalm 124

Nisi quia Dominus
1
If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say: *
if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when menrose up against us,
2
Then would they have swallowed us up alive, *
when they were so wrathfully displeased with us;
3
Then the waters would have drowned us, and the torrent gone over us; *
then the raging waters would have gone clean over us.
4
But praised be the Lord *
who has not given us over to be prey for their teeth.
5
We escaped like a bird out of the snare of the fowler; *
the snare is broken, and we have been delivered.
6
Our help is in the Name of the Lord, *
the maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 125

Qui confidunt
1
Those who put their trust in the Lord shall be like Mount Zion, *
which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.
2
The hills stand about Jerusalem *
even as the Lord stands round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
3
For the scepter of the ungodly shall not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, *
lest the righteous put forth their hand to do wickedness.
4
Do good, O Lord, unto those who are good, *
unto those who are good and true of heart.
5
As for those who turn aside to their own wicked ways, the Lord shall lead them away with the evildoers; *
but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 126

In convertendo
1
When the Lord overturned the captivity of Zion, *
then were we like those who dream.
2
Then was our mouth filled with laughter *
and our tongue with shouts of joy.
3
Then they said among the nations, *
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
4
Indeed, the Lord has done great things for us already, *
whereof we rejoice.
5
Overturn our captivity, O Lord, *
as when streams refresh the deserts of the south.
6
Those who sow in tears *
shall reap with songs of joy.
7
He who goes on his way weeping and bears good seed *
shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.