R. Let your face shine on your servant, O Lord.
1. Teach me discernment and knowledge
for I trust in your commands.
It was good for me to be afflicted,
to learn your statutes. (R.)
2. Lord, I know that your decrees are right,
that you afflicted me justly.
By your decree the earth endures to this day;
for all things serve you. (R.)
3. I am your servant, make me understand;
then I shall know your will.
The unfolding of your word gives light
and teaches the simple. (R.)
Blessed are you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom
to mere children.