1 The titil of the hundrid and fourtenthe salm. Alleluia. I louede `the Lord; for the Lord schal here the vois of my preier.
2 For he bowide doun his eere to me; and Y schal inwardli clepe in my daies.
3 The sorewis of deth cumpassiden me; and the perelis of helle founden me.
4 I foond tribulacioun and sorewe; and Y clepide inwardli the name of the Lord. Thou, Lord, delyuere my soule;
5 the Lord is merciful, and iust; and oure God doith merci.
6 And the Lord kepith litle children; Y was mekid, and he delyuerede me.
7 Mi soule, turne thou in to thi reste; for the Lord hath do wel to thee.
8 For he hath delyuered my soule fro deth; myn iyen fro wepingis, my feet fro fallyng doun.
9 I schal plese the Lord; in the cuntrei of hem that lyuen.
10 I bileuede, for which thing Y spak; forsoth Y was maad low ful myche.
11 I seide in my passing; Ech man is a lier.
12 What schal Y yelde to the Lord; for alle thingis which he yeldide to me?
13 I schal take the cuppe of heelthe; and Y schal inwardli clepe the name of the Lord.
14 I schal yelde my vowis to the Lord bifor al his puple;
15 the deth of seyntis of the Lord is precious in his siyt.
16 O! Lord, for Y am thi seruant; Y am thi seruaunt, and the sone of thi handmaide. Thou hast broke my bondys,
17 to thee Y schal offre a sacrifice of heriyng; and Y schal inwardli clepe the name of the Lord.
18 I schal yelde my vowis to the Lord, in the siyt of al his puple;
19 in the porchis of the hous of the Lord, in the myddil of thee, Jerusalem.