Psalm 61: To Obtain the Grace of Confidence in God

Psalm 61: Our Sole Refuge. To Obtain the Grace of Confidence in God.

David is beset by enemies who would destroy him as one casts down a tottering wall. Yet he feels secure in God’s care, and he tells the people to put all their trust in God.

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Psalm 61: Prayer Audio in Latin

{61:1} In finem, Pro Idithun, Psalmus David.
{61:1} Unto the end. For Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

{61:2} Nonne Deo subiecta erit anima mea? ab ipso enim salutare meum.
{61:2} Will my soul not be subject to God? For from him is my salvation.

{61:3} Nam et ipse Deus meus, et salutaris meus: susceptor meus, non movebor amplius.
{61:3} Yes, he himself is my God and my salvation. He is my supporter; I will be moved no more.

{61:4} Quousque irruitis in hominem? interficitis universi vos: tamquam parieti inclinato et maceriæ depulsæ.
{61:4} How is it that you rush against a man? Every one of you puts to death, as if you were pulling down a ruined wall, leaning over and falling apart.

{61:5} Verumtamen pretium meum cogitaverunt repellere, cucurri in siti: ore suo benedicebant, et corde suo maledicebant.
{61:5} So, truly, they intended to reject my price. I ran in thirst. They blessed with their mouth and cursed with their heart.

{61:6} Verumtamen Deo subiecta esto anima mea: quoniam ab ipso patientia mea.
{61:6} Yet, truly, my soul will be subject to God. For from him is my patience.

{61:7} Quia ipse Deus meus, et salvator meus: adiutor meus, non emigrabo.
{61:7} For he is my God and my Savior. He is my helper; I will not be expelled.

{61:8} In Deo salutare meum, et gloria mea: Deus auxilii mei, et spes mea in Deo est.
{61:8} In God is my salvation and my glory. He is the God of my help, and my hope is in God.

{61:9} Sperate in eo omnis congregatio populi, effundite coram illo corda vestra: Deus adiutor noster in æternum.
{61:9} All peoples gathered together: trust in him. Pour out your hearts in his sight. God is our helper for eternity.

{61:10} Verumtamen vani filii hominum, mendaces filii hominum in stateris: ut decipiant ipsi de vanitate in idipsum.
{61:10} So, truly, the sons of men are untrustworthy. The sons of men are liars in the scales, so that, by emptiness, they may deceive among themselves.

{61:11} Nolite sperare in iniquitate, et rapinas nolite concupiscere: divitiæ si affluant, nolite cor apponere.
{61:11} Do not trust in iniquity, and do not desire plunder. If riches flow toward you, do not be willing to set your heart on them.

{61:12} Semel locutus est Deus, duo hæc audivi, quia potestas Dei est,
{61:12} God has spoken once. I have heard two things: that power belongs to God,

{61:13} et tibi Domine misericordia: quia tu reddes unicuique iuxta opera sua.
{61:13} and that mercy belongs to you, O Lord. For you will repay each one according to his works.

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