(Usus Antiquior) Good Friday, Solemn Afternoon Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord (Feria I Classis) – Friday, 7 April 2023 : Second Tract

Liturgical Colour : Black

Psalm 139 : 2-10, 14

Eripe me, Domine, ab homine malo : a viro iniquo libera me.

Verse : Qui cogitaverunt malitias in corde : tota die constituebant praelia.

Verse : Acuerunt linguas suas sicut serpentis : venenum aspidum sub labiis eorum.

Verse : Custodi me, Domine, de manu peccatoris : et ab hominibus iniquis libera me.

Verse : Qui cogitaverunt supplantare gressus meos : absconderunt superbi laqueum mihi.

Verse : Et funes extenderunt in laqueum pedibus meis : juxta iter scandalum posuerunt mihi.

Verse : Dixi Domino : Deus meus es tu : exaudi, Domine, vocem orationis meae.

Verse : Domine, Domine, virtus salutis meae : obumbra caput meum in die belli.

Verse : Ne tradas me a desiderio meo peccatori : cogitaverunt adversus me : ne derelinquas me, ne umquam exaltentur.

Verse : Caput circuitus eorum : labor labiorum ipsorum operiet eos.

Verse : Verumtamen justi confitebuntur Nomini Tuo : et habitabunt recti cum vultu Tuo.

English translation

Deliver me, o Lord, from the evil man, rescue me from the unjust man.

Verse : Who have devised iniquities in their heart, all the day long they designed battles.

Verse : They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent, the venom of asps is under their lips.

Verse : Keep me, o Lord, from the band of the wicked, and from unjust men deliver me.

Verse : Who have proposed to supplant my steps, the proud have hidden a net for me.

Verse : And they have stretched out cords for a snare for my feet, they have laid for me a stumbling block by the wayside.

Verse : I said to the Lord, ‘You are my God. Hear, o Lord, the voice of my supplication.’

Verse : O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation, overshadow my head in the day of battle.

Verse : Give me up not from my desire to the wicked, they have plotted against me. Do not forsake me, Lord, lest at any time they should triumph.

Verse : Their heads encompassing about me, the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them.

Verse : But the just shall give glory to Your Name, and the upright shall dwell with Your countenance.

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