Psalm 129 Saepe expugnaverunt

"Greatly have they oppressed me since my youth," *
let Israel now say;
"Greatly have they oppressed me since my youth, *
but they have not prevailed against me."
The plowmen plowed upon my back *
and made their furrows long.
The LORD, the Righteous One, *
has cut the cords of the wicked.
Let them be put to shame and thrown back, *
all those who are enemies of Zion.
Let them be like grass upon the housetops, *
which withers before it can be plucked;
Which does not fill the hand of the reaper, *
nor the bosom of him who binds the sheaves;
So that those who go by say not so much as,
"The LORD prosper you. *
We wish you well in the Name of the LORD."

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.