Psalm 131 (Sixth Royal Hour, Nativity, Consecration of a Church)
(Psalm 132 – Hebrew Numbering)
Remember, O Lord, David and all his meekness.
How he made an oath unto the Lord, and vowed unto the God of Jacob: I shall not go into the dwelling of my house, I shall not ascend upon the bed of my couch, I shall not give sleep to mine eyes, nor slumber to mine eyelids, nor rest to my temples, Until I find a place for the Lord, a habitation for the God of Jacob.
Lo, we have heard of it in Ephratha, we have found it in the plains of the wood.
Let us go forth into His tabernacles, let us worship at the place where His feet have stood.
Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness.
Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice.
For the sake of David Thy servant, turn not Thy face away from Thine anointed one.
The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David, and He will not annul it: Of the fruit of thy loins will I set upon thy throne.
If thy sons keep My covenant and these testimonies which I will teach them, Their sons also shall sit for ever on thy throne. For the Lord hath elected Sion, He hath chosen her to be a habitation for Himself.
This is My rest for ever and ever; here will I dwell, for I have chosen her.
Blessing, I will bless her pursuit; her beggars will I satisfy with bread.
Her priests will I clothe with salvation, and her saints with rejoicing shall rejoice.
There will I make to spring forth a horn for David, I have prepared a lamp for My Christ.
His enemies will I clothe with shame, but upon Him shall My sanctification flourish.