Psalm 102
Douay-Rheims Bible

Do Not Hide Your Face From Me

1{101:1}The prayer of the poor man, when he was anxious, and poured out his supplication before the Lord. [2] Hear, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee.

2{101:3}Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am in trouble, incline thy ear to me. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear me speedily.

3{101:4}For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire.

4{101:5}I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered: because I forgot to eat my bread.

5{101:6}Through the voice of my groaning, my bone hath cleaved to my flesh.

6{101:7}I am become like to a pelican of the wilderness: I am like a night raven in the house.

7{101:8}I have watched, and am become as a sparrow all alone on the housetop.

8{101:9}All the day long my enemies reproached me: and they that praised me did swear against me.

9{101:10}For I did eat ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

10{101:11}Because of thy anger and indignation: for having lifted me up thou hast thrown me down.

11{101:12}My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

12{101:13}But thou, O Lord, endurest for ever: and thy memorial to all generations.

13{101:14}Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion: for it is time to have mercy on it, for the time is come.

14{101:15}For the stones thereof have pleased thy servants: and they shall have pity on the earth thereof.

15{101:16}All the Gentiles shall fear thy name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16{101:17}For the Lord hath built up Sion: and he shall be seen in his glory.

17{101:18}He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble: and he hath not despised their petition.

18{101:19}Let these things be written unto another generation: and the people that shall be created shall praise the Lord:

19{101:20}Because he hath looked forth from his high sanctuary: from heaven the Lord hath looked upon the earth.

20{101:21}That he might hear the groans of them that are in fetters: that he might release the children of the slain:

21{101:22}That they may declare the name of the Lord in Sion: and his praise in Jerusalem;

22{101:23}When the people assemble together, and kings, to serve the Lord.

23{101:24}He answered him in the way of his strength: Declare unto me the fewness of my days.

24{101:25}Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto generation and generation.

25{101:26}In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth: and the heavens are the works of thy hands.

26{101:27}They shall perish but thou remainest: and all of them shall grow old like a garment: And as a vesture thou shalt change them, and they shall be changed.

27{101:28}But thou art always the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail.

28{101:29}The children of thy servants shall continue and their seed shall be directed for ever.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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