Contents Psalmus LXXXIII (Sixto-Clementine)
Psalm 83 (84)
Desiderium templi Domini
Desire for the Lord's Temple
Non habemus hic manentem civitatem, sed futuram inquirimus.
(Hebr 13, 14)
We have here not a lasting city, but we seek the one that is to come.
(Hebr 13, 14)
2 QUAM dilecta tabernacula tua, Domine virtutum! * 3 Concupiscit et deficit anima mea in atria Domini. 2 HOW lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! * 3 My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.
Cor meum et caro mea * exultaverunt in Deum vivum. My heart and my flesh * have rejoiced in the living God.
4 Etenim passer invenit sibi domum * et turtur nidum sibi ubi ponat pullos suos. 4 For the sparrow hath found herself a house, * and the turtle a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones.
Altaria tua, Domine virtutum, * Rex meus et Deus meus. Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, * my King and my God.
5 Beati qui habitant in domo tua, Domine: * in saecula saeculorum laudabunt te. 5 Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house, O Lord: * they shall praise Thee for ever and ever.
6 Beatus vir cuius est auxilium abs te, * ascensiones in corde suo disposuit, 7 in valle lacrimarum in loco, quem posuit. 6 Blessed is the man whose help is from Thee: * he hath set his heart to ascend in steps, 7 in the vale of tears, in the place which he hath set.
8 Etenim benedictionem dabit legislator, ibunt de virtute in virtutem, * videbitur Deus deorum in Sion. 8 For the lawgiver shall give a blessing, they shall go from virtue to virtue: * the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.
9 Domine Deus virtutum, exaudi orationem meam; * auribus percipe Deus Iacob. 9 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: * give ear, O God of Jacob.
10 Protector noster aspice, Deus, * et respice in faciem Christi tui. 10 Behold, O God our protector: * and look upon the face of Thy Christ.
11 Quia melior est dies una in atriis tuis * super milia. 11 For better is one day in Thy courts * than thousands outside.
Elegi abiectus esse in domo Dei mei, * magis quam habitare in tabernaculis peccatorum. I have chosen to be at the threshold of the house of my God, * rather than to dwell in the tents of sinners.
12 Quia misericordiam et veritatem diligit Deus: * gratiam et gloriam dabit Dominus. 12 For God loveth mercy and truth, * grace and glory the Lord will grant.
13 Non privabit bonis eos, qui ambulant in innocentia: * Domine virtutum, * beatus homo qui sperat in te. 13 He will not deprive them of good things, those who walk in innocence. * O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one that trusteth in Thee.

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