Psalms 102

Bishops(i) 1 Heare my prayer O God: and let my crying come in vnto thee 2 Hyde not thy face from me in the day of my distresse: encline thine eare vnto me, heare me spedyly in the day that I call 3 For my dayes are consumed away like smoke: and my bones are burnt vp as though they were a firebrande 4 My heart is smitten downe and wythered lyke grasse: because I did forget to eate my bread 5 Through the noyse of my gronyng: my bones wyll scase cleaue to my fleshe 6 (102:6a) I am become lyke a Pellicane of the wildernesse, and like an Owle that is in the desert 7 (102:6b) I watch, and am as it were a sparrowe that sitteth alone vpon the house toppe 8 (102:7) Myne enemies reuile me all the day long: and they that are in a rage against me, make their oth by me 9 (102:8a) For I haue eaten asshes as it were bread, and mingled my drynke with weepyng 10 (102:8b) because of thine indignation and wrath: for thou hast set me vp, and cast me downe 11 (102:9) My dayes fade away lyke a shadowe: and I am wythered lyke grasse 12 (102:10) But thou O God endurest for euer: and thy remembraunce throughout all generations 13 (102:11) Thou wylt aryse vp, thou wylt haue compassion vpon Sion: for it is tyme that thou haue mercie vpon her, for the tyme appoynted is come 14 (102:12) For thy seruauntes be well affected towarde her stones: and it pitieth them to see her in the dust 15 (102:13) And the heathen wyll feare thy name O God: and all the kynges of the earth thy glorious maiestie 16 (102:14) For God wyll buylde vp Sion: to be seene in his glorious maiestie 17 (102:15) He wyll regarde the prayer of the humble destitute of all helpe: and he wyll not dispise their prayer 18 (102:16) This shalbe written for those that come after: and the people which shalbe borne, shall prayse the Lorde 19 (102:17) For he hath loked downe from his high sanctuarie: out of heauen did God beholde the earth 20 (102:18) That he might heare the mourninges of such as be in captiuitie: and delyuer the children of death 21 (102:19) That they may declare the name of God in Sion: and his prayse at Hierusalem 22 (102:20a) When people were gathered together, & kyngdomes to serue God 23 (102:20b) he afflicted my strength in the way, he shortened my dayes 24 (102:21) But I say, O my God take me not away in the middest of myne age: as for thy yeres, they endure throughout all generations 25 (102:22) Thou hast before tyme layde the foundation of the earth: and the heauens are the worke of thy handes 26 (102:23) They shall perishe, but thou wylt remayne styll: they all shall waxe olde as doth a garment, and as a vesture thou wylt chaunge them, and they shalbe chaunged 27 (102:24a) But thou art, and thy yeres can not fayle 28 (102:24b) the children of thy seruauntes shal dwell, and their seede shalbe maynteyned in thy syght