Psalm 127.  Beati omnes

Blessings of the Father's house

At the table of God, we are all his children: Christ is the Father, the Church is the Mother, and we Christians are the children.  In the name of the Church we are thankful for all Eucharistic graces, and plead for further favours.  (The Corpus Christi Office has taught us to interpret this Psalm eucharistically.

Home blessings

Beáti omnes, qui timent Dóminum, * qui ámbulant in viis ejus.
2  Labóres mánuum tuárum quia manducábis: * beátus es, et bene tibi erit.
3  Uxor tua sicut vitis abúndans: * in latéribus domus tuæ.
4  Fílii tui sicut novéllæ olivárum: * in circúitu mensæ tuæ.
5  Ecce sic benedicétur homo, * qui timet Dóminum.

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, * and walk in his ways.
2  For thou shalt eat the labours of thine hands: * blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.
3  Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine * upon the walls of thine house;
4  Thy children like the olive-branches * round about thy table.
5  Lo, thus shall the man be blessed * that feareth the Lord.


6  Benedícat tibi Dóminus ex Sion: *  et vídeas bona Jerúsalem ómnibus diébus vitæ tuæ.
7  Et vídeas fílios filiórum tuórum: * pacem super Israël.

6  The Lord bless thee out of Sion, * that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all the days of thy life.
7  Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children, * and peace upon Israel.