The Office of the Passion - 154 

[Part Four: The Time of the Lord’s Coming]

[The other Psalms that our most blessed Father Francis likewise arranged begin here. They are to be said in place of the preceding psalms of the Lord’s Passion from His Coming until the Vigil of the Nativity inclusively.]

Antiphon: Holy Virgin Mary
Psalm [XIII]

1How long, Lord, will you forget me forever?*
How long will you turn your face from me? Ps 13:1 [Vulgate, Ps 12:1]
2How long will I place doubts in my soul*
sorrow in my heart day after day? Ps 13:2 [Vulgate, Ps 12:2]
3How long will my enemy exult over me?*
Look upon me and hear me, Lord, my God. Ps 13:3 [Vulgate, Ps 12:3]
4Give light to my eyes that I may never sleep in death* Ps 13:4 [Vulgate, Ps 12:4]
so that my enemy may never say: I have overcome him! Ps 13:5 [Vulgate, Ps 12:5]
5Those who afflict me would rejoice if I stumble*
but I have hoped in your mercy. Ps 13:5 [Vulgate, Ps 12:5]
6My heart shall rejoice in your salvation;+
I will sing to the Lord Who gives me good things.*
I will chant a Psalm to the name of the Lord the Most High. Ps 13:6 [Vulgate, Ps 12:6]

Antiphon: Holy Virgin Mary
Psalm [XIV]

1I will praise you, Lord, Most Holy Father, King of heaven and earth,* Is 12:1 Mt 11:25
because you have consoled me. Is 12:1
2You are God, my Savior,*
I will act with confidence and not be afraid. Is 12:2
3The Lord is my strength and my glory,*
He has become my salvation. Is 12:2




Officium passionis domini, Fontes Franciscani, p. 159-160

[Pars IV: Pro tempore Adventus Domini]

[Incipiunt alii psalmi, quos similiter ordinavit beatissimus pater noster Franciscus, qui dicendi sunt loco psalmorum supradictorum passionis Domini ab Adventu Domini usque ad vigiliam Nativitatis et non plus.]

Ad Completorium
Antiphona: Sancta Maria Virgo.
Psalmus: [XIII]

1Usquequo, Domine oblivisceris me in finem?*
Usquequo avertis faciem tuam a me?
2Quamdiu ponam consilia in anima mea*
dolorem in corde meo per diem?
3Usquequo exaltabitur inimicus meus super me?*
Respice, et exaudi me, Domine, Deus meus.
4Illumina oculos meos, ne umquam obdormiam in morte*
nequando dicat inimicus meus: Praevalui adversus eum.
5Qui tribulant me, exsultabunt si motus fuero*
ego autem in misericordia tua speravi.
6Exsultabit cor meum, in salutari tuo;
cantabo Domino, qui bona tribuit mihi
et psallam nomini Domini altissimi.

Ad Matutinum
Antiphona: Sancta Maria Virgo.
Psalmus [XIV]

1Confitebor tibi, Domine, sanctissime Pater, Rex caeli et terrae*
quoniam consolatus es me.
2Tu es Deus salvator meus*
fiducialiter agam et non timebo.
3Fortitudo mea et laus mea, Dominus*
et factus est mihi in salutem.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 154