Domine, exaudi.

Hear my | prayer, O LORD,

* and let my crying | come unto thee.

2 Hide not thy face from me in the time | of my trouble;

* incline thine ear unto me when I call; O hear | me, and that right soon.

3 For my days are consumed a- | -way like smoke,

* and my bones are burnt up | as it were a firebrand.

4 My heart is smitten down, and | withered• like grass;

* so that I for- | -get to eat my bread.

5 For the voice | of my groaning,

* my bones will scarce | cleave to my flesh.

6 I am become like a pelican | in the wilderness,

* and like an owl | that is in the desert.

7 I have watched, and am even as it | were a sparrow,

* that sitteth a- | -lone upon the housetop.

8 Mine enemies revile me | all the• day long;

* and they that are mad upon me are | sworn to•gether• against me.

9 For I have eaten ashes | as it• were bread,

* and | mingled• my drink with weeping;

10 And that, because of thine indig- | -nation• and wrath;

* for thou hast taken me | up, and cast me down.

11 My days are gone | like a shadow,

* and I am | withered like grass.

12 But thou, O LORD, shalt en- | -dure for ever,

* and thy remembrance throughout | all generations.

13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy up- | -on Sion;

* for it is time that thou have mercy upon her, | yea, the time is come.

14 And why? thy servants think up- | -on her stones,

* and it pitieth them to | see her in the dust.

15 The nations shall fear thy | Name, O LORD;

* and all the kings | of the earth thy majesty;

16 When the LORD shall | build up Sion,

* and when his | glory shall appear;

17 When he turneth him unto the prayer of the | poor destitute,

* and de- | -spiseth• not their desire.

18 This shall be written for those that | come after,

* and the people which shall be | born shall praise the LORD.

19 For he hath looked down | from his sanctuary;

* out of the heaven did the | LORD behold the earth;

20 That he might hear the mournings of such as are | in captivity,

* and deliver them that are ap- | -pointed unto death;

21 That they may declare the Name of the | LORD in Sion,

* and his | worship at Jerusalem;

22 When the peoples are | gathered• together,

* and the kingdoms | also•, to serve the LORD.

23 He brought down my strength | in my journey,

* and | shortened my days.

24 But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst | of mine age;

* as for thy years, they endure throughout | all generations.

25 Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation | of the earth,

* and the heavens are the | work of thy hands.

26 They shall perish, but thou | shalt endure:

* they all shall wax | old as doth a garment;

27 And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they | shall be changed;

* but thou art the same, and thy | years shall not fail.

28 The children of thy servants | shall continue,

* and their seed shall stand | fast in thy sight.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.