Psalm 118: 5-24
Sung in Hebrew
In distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and brought me relief.
The Lord is on my side,
I have no fear; what can man do to me?
With the Lord on my side as my helper,
I will see the downfall of my foes.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in mortals;
it is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in the great.
All nations have beset me;
by the name of the Lord I will surely cut them down.
They beset me, they surround me; by the name of the Lord I will surely cut them down.
They have beset me like bees; they shall be extinguished like burning thorns; by the name of the Lord I will surely cut them down.
You pressed me hard, I nearly fell; but the Lord helped me.
The Lord is my strength and might;
He has become my deliverance.
The tents of the victorious resound with joyous shouts of deliverance.
"The right hand of the Lord is triumphant!
The right hand of the Lord is exalted!
The right hand of the Lord is triumphant!"
I shall not die but live
and proclaim the works of the Lord.
The Lord punished me severely,
but did not hand me over to death.
Open the gates of victory for me
that I may enter them and praise the Lord.
This is the gateway to the Lord—
the victorious shall enter through it.
I praise You, for You have answered me,
and have become my deliverance.
The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.
This is the Lord's doing;
it is marvelous in our sight.
This is the day that the Lord has made—
let us exalt and rejoice on it.
Performers: Chorus Viennensis; Raoul Gehringer, Conductor; Joseph Malovany, Cantor