Thursday, 11 October 2012

A psalm for the New Evangelization....

I've been posting this week, a series of psalms that collectively might form a little devotional Office for the conversion of lapsed Catholics.  And so today, the last of the 'Matins' set, Psalm 102.

Antiphon: Forgive our sins, O Lord

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is within me bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he has done for you.
3 Who forgives all your iniquities: who heals all your diseases.
4 Who redeems your life from destruction: who crowns you with mercy and compassion.
5 Who satisfies your desire with good things: your youth shall be renewed like the eagle's.
6 The Lord does mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong.
7 He has made his ways known to Moses: his wills to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins: nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: he has strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our iniquities from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so has the Lord compassion on them that fear him: 14 For he knows our frame. He remembers that we are dust:
15 Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.
16 For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be: and he shall know his place no more.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity upon them that fear him: And his justice unto children's children,
18 to such as keep his covenant, And are mindful of his commandments to do them.
19 The lord has prepared his throne in heaven: and his kingdom shall rule over all.
20 Bless the Lord, all you his angels: you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders.
21 Bless the Lord, all you his hosts: you ministers of his that do his will.
22 Bless the Lord, all his works: in every place of his dominion, O my soul, bless the Lord.

Antiphon: Forgive our sins, O Lord

And here is the Latin.

Antiphon: Propitius esto peccatis nostris, Domine

Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino : * et ómnia, quæ intra me sunt, nómini sancto ejus.
2 Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino : * et noli oblivísci omnes retributiónes ejus.
3 Qui propitiátur ómnibus iniquitátibus tuis : * qui sanat omnes infirmitátes tuas.
4 Qui rédimit de intéritu vitam tuam : * qui corónat te in misericórdia et miseratiónibus.
5 Qui replet in bonis desidérium tuum : * renovábitur ut áquilæ juvéntus tua.
6 Fáciens misericórdias Dóminus : * et judícium ómnibus injúriam patiéntibus.
7 Notas fecit vias suas Móysi, * fíliis Israël voluntátes suas.
8 Miserátor, et miséricors Dóminus : * longánimis et multum miséricors.
9 Non in perpétuum irascétur : * neque in ætérnum comminábitur.
10 Non secúndum peccáta nostra fecit nobis : * neque secúndum iniquitátes nostras retríbuit nobis.
11 Quóniam secúndum altitúdinem cæli a terra : * corroborávit misericórdiam suam super timéntes se.
12 Quantum distat ortus ab occidénte : * longe fecit a nobis iniquitátes nostras.
13 Quómodo miserétur pater filiórum, misértus est Dóminus timéntibus se : * quóniam ipse cognóvit figméntum nostrum.
14 Recordátus est quóniam pulvis sumus : * homo, sicut fœnum dies ejus, tamquam flos agri sic efflorébit.
15 Quóniam spíritus pertransíbit in illo, et non subsístet : * et non cognóscet ámplius locum suum.
16 Misericórdia autem Dómini ab ætérno, * et usque in ætérnum super timéntes eum.
17 Et justítia illíus in fílios filiórum, * his qui servant testaméntum ejus.
18 Et mémores sunt mandatórum ipsíus, * ad faciéndum ea.
19 Dóminus in cælo parávit sedem suam : * et regnum ipsíus ómnibus dominábitur.
20 Benedícite Dómino, omnes Angeli ejus : * poténtes virtúte, faciéntes verbum illíus, ad audiéndam vocem sermónum ejus.
21 Benedícite Dómino, omnes virtútes ejus : * minístri ejus, qui fácitis voluntátem ejus.
22 Benedícite Dómino, ómnia ópera ejus : * in omni loco dominatiónis ejus, bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino.

Antiphon: Propitius esto peccatis nostris, Domine

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