Deus, Deus meus

Source: Psalm 62(3) used at Lauds /or Christmas and in the Office for the Dead.


Deus, Deus meus, ad te de luce vigilo:
Sitivit in te anima mea, quam
multipliciter tibi caro mea.
In terra deserta et invia et
sic in sancto apparui tibi,
ut viderem virtutem tuam et
gloriam tuam.
Quoniam melior est misericordia tua
super vitas:
labia mea laudabunt te.
Sic benedicam te in vita mea:
et in nomine tuo levabo manus meas.



God, my God, I watch for you from dawn:
My soul thirsts for you, and in how
many ways
my flesh, too, longs for you.
In a land empty and trackless and
without water
I have been before you as though
in your sanctuary
so that I have seen your strength
and your glory.
Because your mercy is preferable
even over life
my lips will praise you.
Thus will I bless you while I live
and in your name will I lift up
my hands.