Psalm 30 (Great Compline, Lent)
(Psalm 31 – Hebrew Numbering)
In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come; in Thy righteousness deliver me, and rescue me.
Bow down Thine ear unto me, make haste to rescue me, be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me.
For my strength and my refuge art Thou, and for Thy name’s sake wilt Thou guide me and nourish me.
Thou wilt bring me out of this snare which they have hid for me, for Thou art my defender, O Lord.
Into Thy hands I will commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
Thou hast hated them that cling to empty vanities; but I have hoped in the Lord.
I will rejoice and be glad in Thy mercy, for Thou hast regarded my lowliness; Thou hast saved my soul out of necessities, And hast not shut me up in the hands of enemies; Thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted; mine eye is troubled with anger, as also my soul and my belly.
For my life is spent with grief, and my years with groanings; my strength hath grown weak in poverty, and my bones are troubled.
I am become a reproach among all mine enemies, and greatly for my neighbours also, and a fear to mine acquaintances.
They that saw me without fled from me.
I am forgotten by the heart like a dead man.
I am become like a broken vessel.
For I have heard the reproach of many that dwell round about; when they assembled together against me, they devised to take away my life.
But as for me, I have hoped in Thee, O Lord; I said: Thou art my God; in Thy hands are my lots.
Deliver me from the hands of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant, save me in Thy mercy.
O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I have called upon Thee; let the ungodly be put to shame and let them be brought down into hades.
Speechless be the deceitful lips which speak iniquity against the righteous man with arrogance and contempt.
How great is the multitude of Thy goodness, O Lord, which Thou hast hid for them that fear Thee, which Thou hast wrought for them that hope in Thee before the sons of men.
Thou shalt hide them in the secrecy of Thy presence from the disturbance of men; Thou shalt shelter them in the tabernacle from contradiction of tongues.
Blessed is the Lord, for He hath made His mercy wondrous in a fortified city.
But as for me, I said in mine ecstasy: I am cast away from the presence of Thine eyes.
Therefore hast Thou heard the voice of my supplication when I cried unto Thee.
O love ye the Lord, all ye His saints, for the Lord requireth truth; and unto them that act with exceeding pride, He rendereth them their due.
Be ye manful, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that hope in the Lord.