Dilexi. The prayer of a just man in affliction, with a lively confidence in God. Alleluia.
1 I have loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my prayer.
Alleluja. Dilexi, quoniam exaudiet Dominus vocem orationis meae.
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me: and in my days I will call upon him.
Quia inclinavit aurem suam mihi, et in diebus meis invocabo.
3 The sorrows of death have encompassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow:
Circumdederunt me dolores mortis; et pericula inferni invenerunt me. Tribulationem et dolorem inveni,
4 And I called upon the name of the Lord. O Lord, deliver my soul.
et nomen Domini invocavi : o Domine, libera animam meam.
5 The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy.
Misericors Dominus et justus, et Deus noster miseretur.
6 The Lord is the keeper of little ones: I was little and he delivered me.
Custodiens parvulos Dominus; humiliatus sum, et liberavit me.
7 Turn, O my soul, into thy rest: for the Lord hath been bountiful to thee.
Convertere, anima mea, in requiem tuam, quia Dominus benefecit tibi;
8 For he hath delivered my soul from death: my eyes from tears, my feet from falling.
quia eripuit animam meam de morte, oculos meos a lacrimis, pedes meos a lapsu.
9 I will please the Lord in the land of the living.
Placebo Domino in regione vivorum.