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
inaquosa:
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.