Psalm 53.  Deus, in Nomine

A cry for help in time of need

In the stress of today's temptations, when the forces of the evil one attack your soul, pray this Psalm with deepest confidence.

Plea for help

Deus, in nómine tuo salvum me fac: * et in virtúte tua júdica me.
2  Deus, exáudi oratiónem meam: * áuribus pércipe verba oris mei.

Save me, O God, for thy Name's sake, * and avenge me in thy strength.
2  Hear my prayer, O God, * and hearken unto the words of my mouth.

Persecution―a lament

3  Quóniam aliéni insurrexérunt advérsum me, et fortes quæsiérunt ánimam meam: * et non proposuérunt Deum ante conspéctum suum.

3  For strangers are risen up against me, and the mighty have sought after my soul, * which have not God before their eyes.

Trusting petition

4  Ecce enim Deus ádjuvat me: * et Dóminus suscéptor est ánimæ meæ.
5  Avérte mala inimícis meis: * et in veritáte tua dispérde illos.

4  For behold, God is my helper; * and the Lord upholdeth my soul.
5  Turn back the evils upon mine enemies: * destroy thou them in thy truth.

Thanksgiving and a promise

6  Voluntárie sacrificábo tibi, * et confitébor nómini tuo, Dómine: quóniam bonum est :
7  Quóniam ex omni tribulatióne eripuísti me: * et super inimícos meos despéxit óculus meus.

6  An offering of a free heart will I give thee, * and praise thy Name, O Lord, for it is good.
7  For he hath delivered me out of all my trouble; * and mine eye hath looked down upon mine enemies.