Cesare Fantetti, A Raphaele Sanctio Urbinate in Vaticani palatii. ca 1675.

Princely Collection.

Old Testament Reading

Psalm 128

Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.

Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.

The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.

The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:

Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.

Let them be as grass on the tops of houses: which withered before it be plucked up:

Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand: nor he that gathereth sheaves his bosom.

And they that have passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord be upon you:

we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.