Psalms Chapter 123
Nisi quia Domini.
The church giveth glory to God for her deliverance, from the hands of her enemies.
123:1. A gradual canticle. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:
123:2. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us,
123:3. Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,
123:4. Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.
123:5. Our soul hath passed through a torrent: perhaps our soul had passed through a water insupportable.
123:6. Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their teeth.
123:7. Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. The snare is broken, and we are delivered.
123:8. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.