Psalm 42: Holy Aspiration. At The Beginning of Mass

Psalm 42: Holy Aspiration. At The Beginning of Mass.

Longing for the Sanctuary. Though troubled greatly by heathen strangers, who surround him and mock him, the psalmist is confident that he will once again appear before his God in Jerusalem.

Parallel Latin-English Psalter: Psalms Index

Psalm 42: Prayer Audio in Latin

{42:1} Psalmus David. Iudica me Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta, ab homine iniquo, et doloso erue me.
{42:1} A Psalm of David. Judge me, O God, and discern my cause from that of a nation not holy; rescue me from a man unjust and deceitful.

{42:2} Quia tu es Deus fortitudo mea: quare me repulisti? et quare tristis incedo, dum affligit me inimicus?
{42:2} For you are God, my strength. Why have you rejected me? And why do I walk in sadness, while the adversary afflicts me?

{42:3} Emitte lucem tuam et veritatem tuam: ipsa me deduxerunt, et adduxerunt in montem sanctum tuum, et in tabernacula tua.
{42:3} Send forth your light and your truth. They have guided me and led me, to your holy mountain and into your tabernacles.

{42:4} Et introibo ad altare Dei: ad Deum, qui lætificat iuventutem meam. Confitebor tibi in cithara Deus, Deus meus:
{42:4} And I will enter, upto the altar of God, to God who enlivens my youthfulness. To you, O God, my God, I will confess upon a stringed instrument.

{42:5} quare tristis es anima mea? et quare conturbas me? Spera in Deo, quoniam adhuc confitebor illi: salutare vultus mei, et Deus meus.
{42:5} Why are you sad, my soul? And why do you disquiet me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance and my God.

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