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  • Psalm 132
  • Momento, Domine


1 LORD, remember David, *

and all the hardships he endured;

2 How he swore an oath to the LORD *

and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 "I will not come under the roof of my house, *

nor climb up into my bed;

4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *

nor let my eyelids slumber;

5 Until I find a place for the LORD, *

a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

6 "The ark! We heard it was in Ephratah; *

we found it in the fields of Jearim.

7 Let us go to God's dwelling place; *

let us fall upon our knees before his footstool."

8 Arise, O LORD, into your resting-place, *

you and the ark of your strength.

9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *

let your faithful people sing with joy.

10 For your servant David's sake, *

do not turn away the face of your Anointed.

11 The LORD has sworn an oath to David; *

in truth, he will not break it:

12 "A son, the fruit of your body *

will I set upon your throne.

13 If your children keep my covenant

and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *

their children will sit upon your throne for evermore."

14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; *

he has desired her for his habitation:

15 "This shall be my resting-place for ever; *

here will I dwell, for I delight in her.

16 I will surely bless her provisions, *

and satisfy her poor with bread.

17 I will clothe her priests with salvation, *

and her faithful people will rejoice and sing.

18 There will I make the horn of David flourish; *

I have prepared a lamp for my Anointed.

19 As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame; *

but as for him, his crown will shine."

green leaf at end of canticle

  chanted by the Rev. Philip Mayer
St. Peter's by the Lake Episcopal Church
The Colony, Texas