27:1 In this hope, therefore, let our souls be bound unto him who is faithful in his promises and just in his judgments.
27:2 He who hath commanded men not to lie, much more shall he not lie; for nothing is impossible with God, except to lie.
27:3 Let our faith, therefore, in him be kindled afresh within us, and let us consider that all things are near unto him.
27:4 By the word of his majesty did he constitute all things, and by a word he is able to destroy them.
27:5 Who shall say unto him, What hast thou done? or who shall resist the might of his strength? He will do all things when he willeth and as he willeth, and none of the things decreed by him shall pass away.
27:6 All things are before him, and nothing hath escaped his counsel:
27:7 seeing that the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth the work of his hands: day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night proclaimeth knowledge; and there is no speech nor language where their voices are not heard.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants the translator Charles and the Friar Martin, and upon the Athenæum of Christian Antiquity.