Thursday, March 26, 2015

40 Days of Chant, Psalm 32

1      Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, *
     and whose sin is put away!

2      Happy are they to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, *
     and in whose spirit there is no guile!

3      While I held my tongue, my bones withered away, *
     because of my groaning all day long.

4      For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; *
     my moisture was dried up as in the heat of summer.

5      Then I acknowledged my sin to you, *
     and did not conceal my guilt.

6      I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” *
     Then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.

7      Therefore all the faithful will make their prayers to you in
time of trouble; *
     when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach them.

8      You are my hiding‑place;
you preserve me from trouble; *
     you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

9      “I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you
should go; *
     I will guide you with my eye.

10    Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding; *
     who must be fitted with bit and bridle,
     or else they will not stay near you.”

11    Great are the tribulations of the wicked; *
     but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.

12    Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; *
     shout for joy, all who are true of heart.

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