Saepe expugnaverunt.

Many a time have they fought against me from my | youth up,

* may | Israel now say;

2 Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my | youth up;

* but they have | not prevailed against me.

3 The plowers plowed up- | -on my back,

* and | made long furrows.

4 But the | righteous LORD

* hath hewn the snares of the un- | -godly in pieces.

5 Let them be confounded and | turned backward,

* as many as have | evil will at Sion.

6 Let them be even as the grass up- | -on the housetops,

* which withereth afore | it be grown up;

7 Whereof the mower filleth | not his hand,

* neither he that bindeth | up the sheaves his bosom.

8 So that they who go by say not so much as, The LORD | prosper you;

* we wish you good luck in the | Name of the LORD.

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.