Psalm 130.  Domine, non est exaltatum

Peace in God

In this singing of this beautiful hymn with its unmistakably mystic character, picture some little convent in which consecrated souls serve our Lord humbly and joyfully.  Be thankful for the blessings of religious communities, and beg for more vocations.

Dómine, non est exaltátum cor meum: * neque eláti sunt óculi mei.
2  Neque ambulávi in magnis: * neque in mirabílibus super me.
3  Si non humíliter sentiébam: * sed exaltávi ánimam meam.
4  Sicut ablactátus est super matre sua: * ita retribútio in ánima mea.
5  Speret Israël in Dómino: * ex hoc nunc et usque in sæculum.

O Lord, mine heart is not exalted; * nor are mine eyes raised up high.
2  Neither have I walked in great matters * nor in wondrous things above me.
3  If I was not humbly minded, * but exalted my soul.
4  Like as a child that is weaned is towards his mother: * even so is the reward in my soul.
4  Let Israel hope in the Lord * from this time forth for evermore.