Psalms 101

Wycliffe(i) 1 The title of the `hundrid and o salm. The preier of a pore man, whanne he was angwishid, and schedde out his speche bifore the Lord. 2 Lord, here thou my preier; and my crie come to thee. 3 Turne not awei thi face fro me; in what euere dai Y am troblid, bowe doun thin eere to me. In what euere day Y schal inwardli clepe thee; here thou me swiftli. 4 For my daies han failid as smoke; and my boonus han dried vp as critouns. 5 I am smytun as hei, and myn herte dried vp; for Y haue foryete to eete my breed. 6 Of the vois of my weilyng; my boon cleuede to my fleische. 7 I am maad lijk a pellican of wildirnesse; Y am maad as a niyt crowe in an hous. 8 I wakide; and Y am maad as a solitarie sparowe in the roof. 9 Al dai myn enemyes dispisiden me; and thei that preisiden me sworen ayens me. 10 For Y eet aschis as breed; and Y meddlide my drinke with weping. 11 Fro the face of the ire of thin indignacioun; for thou reisinge me hast hurtlid me doun. 12 Mi daies boweden awei as a schadewe; and Y wexede drie as hei. 13 But, Lord, thou dwellist with outen ende; and thi memorial in generacioun and in to generacioun. 14 Lord, thou risinge vp schalt haue merci on Sion; for the tyme `to haue merci therof cometh, for the tyme cometh. 15 For the stones therof plesiden thi seruauntis; and thei schulen haue merci on the lond therof. 16 And, Lord, hethen men schulen drede thi name; and alle kingis of erthe schulen drede thi glori. 17 For the Lord hath bildid Sion; and he schal be seen in his glorie. 18 He bihelde on the preier of meke men; and he dispiside not the preier of hem. 19 Be these thingis writun in an othere generacioun; and the puple that schal be maad schal preise the Lord. 20 For he bihelde fro his hiye hooli place; the Lord lokide fro heuene in to erthe. 21 For to here the weilingis of feterid men; and for to vnbynde the sones of slayn men. 22 That thei telle in Sion the name of the Lord; and his preising in Jerusalem. 23 In gaderinge togidere puplis in to oon; and kingis, that thei serue the Lord. 24 It answeride to hym in the weie of his vertu; Telle thou to me the fewnesse of my daies. 25 Ayenclepe thou not me in the myddil of my daies; thi yeris ben in generacioun and in to generacioun. 26 Lord, thou foundidist the erthe in the bigynnyng; and heuenes ben the werkis of thin hondis. 27 Tho schulen perische, but thou dwellist perfitli; and alle schulen wexe eelde as a clooth. And thou schalt chaunge hem as an hiling, and tho schulen be chaungid; 28 but thou art the same thi silf, and thi yeeris schulen not faile. 29 The sones of thi seruauntis schulen dwelle; and the seed of hem schal be dressid in to the world.