The Church blesseth God for a miraculous deliverance.
Psalms 124:1 A gradual canticle. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say: Psalms 124:2 If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us, Psalms 124:3 Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us, Psalms 124:4 Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up. Psalms 124:5 Our soul hath passed through a torrent: perhaps our soul had passed through a water insupportable. Psalms 124:6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their teeth. Psalms 124:7 Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. The snare is broken, and we are delivered. Psalms 124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.