Psalm 137.  Confitebor tibi

Thanksgiving to our Protector for his mercy and his faithfulness

A true Vesper Psalm in which thanks are offered for the graces of Holy Communion and the salvation that God will give the Church and individual souls.

I thank God

Confitébor tibi, Dómine, in toto corde meo: * quóniam audísti verba oris mei.
2  In conspéctu Angelórum psallam tibi: * adorábo ad templum sanctum tuum, et confitébor nómini tuo.
3  Super misericórdia tua, et veritáte tua: * quóniam magnificásti super omne, nomen sanctum tuum.
4  In quacúmque die invocávero te, exáudi me: * multiplicábis in ánima mea virtútem.

I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; * for thou hast heard the words of my mouth.
2  Even before the Angels will I sing praise unto thee, * I will worship toward thy holy temple, and I will give glory unto thy Name.
3  Because of thy loving-kindness and truth; * for thou hast magnified thy holy Name above all things.
4  In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear thou me; * thou shalt endue my soul with much strength.

The world thanks God

5  Confiteántur tibi, Dómine, omnes reges terræ: * quia audiérunt ómnia verba oris tui.
6  Et cantent in viis Dómini: * quóniam magna est glória Dómini.
7  Quóniam excélsus Dóminus, et humília réspicit: * et alta a longe cognóscit.

5  May all the kings of the earth give glory unto thee, O Lord; * for they have heard all the words of thy mouth.
6  Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, * for great is the glory of the Lord.
7  For the Lord is high, yet looketh he upon the lowly; * and the high he knoweth them afar off.

God protects us

8  Si ambulávero in médio tribulatiónis, vivificábis me: * et super iram inimicórum meórum extendísti manum tuam, et salvum me fecit déxtera tua.
9  Dóminus retríbuet pro me: * Dómine, misericórdia tua in sæculum: ópera mánuum tuárum ne despícias.

8  Though I walk in the midst of tribulation, yet shalt thou quicken me; * and thou hast stretched forth thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand hath saved me.
9  The Lord shall render for me; * yea, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.