Communion of Vigil of the Ascension

Psalm 25:9,2

Sing to the Lord, alleluia; sing to the Lord; bless His name; announce His salvation day after day, alleluia, alleluia.


Verse 9. Take; lit. “destroy,” (H.) or suffer me not to be contaminated or lost. W. — Heb. “gather.” Prot. or “take not away.” Marg. and S. Jer. H. — Heb. may be more expressive, and agrees with the parable, where God orders the cockle to be gathered into bundles, to be burnt. Bert. — Treat me not like the wicked and murderers, who are cut off before their time. C. — David alludes to a future state, as he knew that the wicked were not always punished here. Bert. — O God is not in Heb. Sept. or S. Aug. C. — But it is understood. H.

Verse 2. Burn, like gold in the furnace. Bert. — Purify all my affections and thoughts with the fire of divine love. S. Aug. S. Jer. — Make my dispositions known to the world. I have done no one any harm. C. — I take thee for the arbiter of my cause with respect to Saul, whom I have not injured. Still, as I may not be innocent, do thou try me, as thou thinkest proper. W.

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