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O memoriale mortis Do- O thou memorial of our mini ! Lord's own dying! O living bread to mortals life supplying!
Make thou my soul henceforth on thee to live; Ever a taste of heavenly sweetness give.
Panis vivus, vitam præstans
Præsta meæ menti de te vivere, [sapere. Et te illi semper dulce Ave Jesu, Pastor fidelium;
Adauge fidem omnium in te credentium. Pie Pelicane, Jesu Domine,
(The following is usually sung after every stanza.)
The Penitential Psalms.*
Ant. Remember not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our parents: neither take thou vengeance of our sins.
1. Psalm vi. Domine, ne in furore.
1. David, in deep affliction, prays for a mitigation of the Divine anger; 4. in consideration of God's mercy; 5. his glory; 6. his own repentance. 8. By faith he triumphs over his enemies.
I O Lord, rebuke me | groanings, every night will not in thine indignation: I wash my bed: and water nor chastise me in thy my couch with my tears. wrath.
7 Mine eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old among all mine enemies.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
3 Mysoul also is troubled exceedingly but thou, O Lord, how long?
4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake.
5 For in death there is no one that remembereth thee: and who will give thee thanks in hell?
6 I have laboured in my
8 Depart from me, all ye that work iniquity: for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my supplication: the Lord hath received my prayer.
IO Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.
It is a pious custom to recite the Seven Penitential Psalms, respectively, by way of prayer against the seven deadly sins.
2. Psalm xxxi. Beati quorum.
1. The blessedness of those whose sins are forgiven. 3. The misery of impenitence. 6. Confession of sin brings ease; 8. safety; 14. joy.
I Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven: and whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 Because I was silent, my bones grew old: while I cried aloud all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I turned in my anguish, while the thorn was fastened in me.
5 I have acknowledged my sin unto thee: and my injustice I have not concealed.
6 I said, I will confess against myself my injustice to the Lord: and thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
7 For this shall every one that is holy pray unto thee in a seasonable time.
8 But in the flood of
many waters: they shall not come nigh unto him.
9 Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath surrounded me my joy, deliver me from them that compass me about.
10 I will give thee understanding, and will instruct thee in the way wherein thou shalt go: I will fix mine eyes upon thee.
II Be ye not like unto the horse and mule: which have no understanding.
12 With bit and bridle bind fast the jaws of those who come not nigh unto thee.
13 Many are the scourges of the sinner: but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.
14 Be glad, O ye just, and rejoice in the Lord: and glory, all ye that are right of heart. Glory, &c.
3. Psalm xxxvii. Domine, ne in furore.
1. David's extreme anguish. 15. He hopes in God. resignation and grief. 22. Prayer.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation: nor chastise me in thy wrath.
2 For thine arrows stick fast in me and thou hast laid thy hand heavily upon
3 There is no health in my flesh because of thy wrath there is no rest to my bones because of my sins.
4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: and, like a heavy burden, press sorely upon me.
5 My wounds have putrified and are corrupt: because of my foolishness.
6 I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I go sorrowfully all the day long.
7 For my loins are filled with illusions: and there is no soundness in my flesh.
8 I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I have roared for the groaning of my heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is before thee: and my
groaning is not hidden from thee.
IO My heart is troubled, my strength hath failed me: the very light of mine eyes is gone from me.
II My friends and my neighbours drew near, and stood up against me.
12 They that were once nigh me stood afar off: and they that sought after my soul did violence against
13 And they that sought to do me evil talked vanities and imagined deceits all the day long.
14 But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as one that is dumb, who openeth not his mouth.
15 I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.
16 For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.
17 For I said, Let not mine enemies at any time triumph over me: and when my feet slip, they have.
spoken great things against
18 For I am prepared for scourges and my sorrow is always before me.
19 For I will confess mine iniquity and will think upon my sin.
20 But mine enemies live, and are strengthened against me and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
I Have mercy upon me, O God according to thy great mercy.
2 And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies : blot out mine iniquity.
3 Wash me yet more from my iniquity: and cleanse me from my sin.
21 They that render evil for good spake against me, because I followed good
4 For I acknowledge my iniquity and my sin is always before me. 5 Against thee only have I sinned, and done evil in thy sight: that thou mayest be justified in thy words, and mayest
22 Forsake me not, O Lord my God: go not thou far from me.
4. Psalm 1.
1. David prays for remission of his sins; 8. For perfect sanctity. 17. God delights not in sacrifice, but in a contrite heart. 19. David prays for the exaltation of the Church.
23 Haste thee to my help, O Lord God of my Salvation. Glory, &c.
overcome when thou art judged.
6 For behold, I was conceived in iniquities : and in sins did my mother conceive me.
7 For behold, thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest unto me.
.8 Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
9 To my hearing thou shalt give joy and glad