Psalm 129 or
Sœpe expugnaverunt

1"Greatly have they oppressed me since my youth," *
let Israel now say;

2"Greatly have they oppressed me since my youth, *
but they have not prevailed against me."

3The plowmen plowed upon my back *
and made their furrows long.

4The LORD, the Righteous One, *
has cut the cords of the wicked.

5Let them be put to shame and thrown back, *
all those who are enemies of Zion.

6Let them be like grass upon the housetops, *
which withers before it can be plucked;

7Which does not fill the hand of the reaper, *
nor the bosom of him who binds the sheaves;

8So that those who go by say not so much as,
"The LORD prosper you. *
We wish you well in the Name of the LORD."