Introit of Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm. 26:7,9

Hear O Lord, my voice with which I have cried to Thee: be Thou my helper, forsake me not, nor do Thou despise me, O God, my Saviour. Ps. The Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom shall I fear? V. Glory be to the Father.


Verse 7. To thee, is understood in Heb. and the Rom. Sept. H.

Verse 9. Decline not. Heb. “put not away.” Prot. But the Vulg. seems preferable. — Forsake. Sept. (Compl. and Ald.) mh aposkorakishV, “send me not to the crows,” an expression borrowed from profane authors, who said, “to the crows,” when they held a person in sovereign contempt. Theod. Bert. — Grabe substitutes this word, though the Alex. and Vat. MSS. agree with us. H. — There seems to be a gradation in the condition of the reprobate here observed. God hides his countenance, withdraws, abandons, and despises them; and they only perceive their misery, when it is too late. Bert. — David implores aid in this life, and deprecates the divine anger, looking upon himself as an orphan, whom God takes under his special protection. W.

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