Monday, May 14, 2012

Psalm 50 Featuring Athonite Elders (Byzantine Chant, Romanian)

Psalm L (Douay Rheims)


The repentance and confession of David after his sin.

[Unto the end, a psalm of David, When Nathan the prophet came to him after he had sinned with Bethsabee.]

[1] Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity. [2] Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. [3] For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.

[4] To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words and mayst overcome when thou art judged. [5] For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me. [6] For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me. [7] Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. [8] To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.

[9] Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. [10] Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels. [11] Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me. [12] Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit. [13] I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee.

[14] Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol thy justice. [15] O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise. [16] For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted. [17] A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. [18] Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

[19] Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.

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