Psalm 118 J
of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
Princes have persecuted me without cause:
and the wicked spirit fears the invocation of thy name.
There is much peace to them that keep thy name, O Mother of God:
and to them there is no stumbling-block.
At the seven hours I have sung praises to thee, O Lady:
according to thy word give me understanding.
Let my prayer come into thy sight, that I may not forsake thee, O Lady, all the days of my life:
for thy ways are mercy and truth.
I will long forever to praise thee, O Lady:
when thou shalt have taught me thy justifications.