Psalm 12: Anguish. For a Person in Great Sorrow.

Psalm 12: Anguish. For a Person in Great Sorrow.

A prayer in the time of trial. This psalm shows three stages of devout prayer: a plaintive cry, fervent prayer and firm confidence in God.

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Psalm 12: Prayer Audio in Latin

{12:1} In finem, Psalmus David. Usquequo Domine oblivisceris me in finem? Usquequo avertis faciem tuam a me?
{12:1} Unto the end. A Psalm of David. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me until the end? How long will you turn your face away from me?

{12:2} Quamdiu ponam consilia in anima mea, dolorem in corde meo per diem?
{12:2} How long can I take counsel in my soul, sorrowing in my heart throughout the day?

{12:3} Usquequo exaltabitur inimicus meus super me?
{12:3} How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

{12:4} Respice, et exaudi me Domine Deus meus. Illumina oculos meos ne umquam obdormiam in morte:
{12:4} Look upon me and listen to me, O Lord my God. Enlighten my eyes, lest I fall asleep forever in death:

{12:5} ne quando dicat inimicus meus: Prævalui adversus eum. Qui tribulant me, exultabunt si motus fuero:
{12:5} lest at any time my enemy may say, “I have prevailed against him.” Those who trouble me will exult, if I have been disturbed.

{12:6} ego autem in misericordia tua speravi. Exultabit cor meum in salutari tuo: cantabo Domino qui bona tribuit mihi: et psallam nomini Domini altissimi.
{12:6} But I have hoped in your mercy. My heart will exult in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, who assigns good things to me. And I will sing psalms to the name of the Lord Most High.

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