Psalm 121: Joy In The Holy City. For Peace and Security Of The Church.

A joyful hymn sung by the pilgrims as they entered Jerusalem. The entrance into the Holy City is a signal for great rejoicing; it is also a time of prayer for the blessings of peace and security.

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Psalm 121: Prayer Audio in Latin

{121:1} Canticum graduum. Lætatus sum in his, quæ dicta sunt mihi: In domum Domini ibimus.
{121:1} A Canticle in steps. I rejoiced in the things that were said to me: “We shall go into the house of the Lord.”

{121:2} Stantes erant pedes nostri, in atriis tuis Ierusalem.
{121:2} Our feet were standing in your courts, O Jerusalem.

{121:3} Ierusalem, quæ ædificatur ut civitas: cuius participatio eius in idipsum.
{121:3} Jerusalem has been built as a city, whose participation is unto itself.

{121:4} Illuc enim ascenderunt tribus, tribus Domini: testimonium Israel ad confitendum nomini Domini.
{121:4} For to that place, the tribes ascended, the tribes of the Lord: the testimony of Israel, to confess to the name of the Lord.

{121:5} Quia illic sederunt sedes in iudicio, sedes super domum David.
{121:5} For in that place, seats have sat down in judgment, seats above the house of David.

{121:6} Rogate quæ ad pacem sunt Ierusalem: et abundantia diligentibus te.
{121:6} Petition for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem, and for abundance for those who love you.

{121:7} Fiat pax in virtute tua: et abundantia in turribus tuis.
{121:7} Let peace be in your virtue, and abundance in your towers.

{121:8} Propter fratres meos, et proximos meos, loquebar pacem de te:
{121:8} For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors, I spoke peace about you.

{121:9} Propter domum Domini Dei nostri, quæsivi bona tibi.
{121:9} For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I sought good things for you.

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