O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Let God Arise, Let His Enemies Flee Before His Face

From Matins in the Byzantine Divine Office (Ps. 117):

R. God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us, blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.

V. O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His love endures forever.
V. They encircled me, compassed me about; in the name of the Lord I crushed them.
V. I shall not die, I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.
V. The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the work of Lord, a marvel in our eyes.