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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Optina Hermitage - Psalm VI (Slavonic)



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Psalm VI (Douay Rheims)

Domine, ne in furore. A prayer of a penitent sinner, under the scourge of God. The first penitential psalm.

Unto the end, in verses, a psalm for David, for the octave.

(For the octave: Blessed Augustine understands it mystically, of the last resurrection, and the world to come; which is, as it were, the octave, or eighth day, after the seven days of this mortal life: and for this octave, sinners must dispose themselves, like David, by bewailing their sins, whilst they are here upon earth.)

[1] O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy wrath. [2] Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. [3] And my soul is troubled exceedingly: but thou, O Lord, how long? [4] Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake.

[5] For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell? [6] I have laboured in my groanings, every night I will wash my bed: I will water my couch with my tears. [7] My eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old amongst all my enemies. [8] Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity: for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. [9] The Lord hath heard my supplication: the Lord hath received my prayer.

[10] Let all my enemies be ashamed, and be very much troubled: let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.

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