PSALM 131.
Memento Domine
1A gradual canticle.
O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness. 2How he swore to the Lord, he vowed a vow to the God of Jacob: 3If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house: if I shall go up into the bed wherein I lie: 4If I shall give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids, 5Or rest to my temples: until I find out a place for the Lord, a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. 6Behold we have heard of it in Ephrata: we have found it in the fields of the wood. 7We will go into his tabernacle: We will adore in the place where his feet stood. 8Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified. 9Let thy priests be clothed with justice: and let thy saints rejoice. 10For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thy anointed. 11The Lord hath sworn truth to David, and he will not make it void: of the fruit of thy womb I will set upon thy throne. 12If thy children will keep thy covenant, and these my testimonies which I shall teach them: Their children also for evermore shall sit upon thy throne. 13For the Lord hath chosen Sion: he hath chosen it for his dwelling. 14This is my rest for ever and ever: here will I dwell, for I have chosen it. 15Blessing, I will bless her widow: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16I will clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy. 17There will I bring forth a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp for my anointed. 18His enemies I will clothe with confusion: but upon him will my sanctification flourish.
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