Introit of Passion Sunday

Psalm 42:1-2

Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man: for Thou art my God and my strength. Ps. Send out Thy light and Thy truth: they have led me and brought me unto Thy holy hill, even unto Thy tabernacles. Judge me


Verse 1. David. Sept. add, “it has no title, in Heb.” being composed by the same author, and on the same subject, as the preceding. C. — David teaches the faithful how to begin a good work; and priests how they ought to officiate at Mass. W. — Holy. Heb. “merciful.” The Babylonians and their king, treated the Jews with great cruelty. C. — After we have proved ourselves, according to the admonition of S. Paul, (1 Cor. xi.) before approaching to the holy Eucharist, we may beg of God to judge and to protect us. W.

Verse. 2. Me. Without thy assistance, I can do nothing. My enemies seem too strong, while thou appearest to disregard my prayer. W.

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