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Responsorial Psalms

Responsorial Psalms

Psalm 26 – Response: The Lord is my light and my help.
The Lord is my light and my help; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; before whom shall I shrink? R.

There is one thing I ask of the Lord, for this I long, to live in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life, to savour the sweetness of the Lord, to behold his temple. R.

O Lord, hear my voice when I call; have mercy and answer. Of you my heart has spoken: “Seek his face.” R.

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Hope in him, hold firm and take heart. Hope in the Lord! R.

Psalm 114 – Response: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.
How gracious is the Lord and just; our God has compassion. The Lord protects the simple hearts; I was helpless so he saved me. R.

I trusted, even when I said: ‘I am sorely afflicted,’ and when I said in my alarm: ‘No man can be trusted’. R.

O precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful. Your servant, Lord, your servant am I; You have loosened my bonds. R.

Psalm: 22 – Response: The Lord is my Shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The Lord is my shepherd; There is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures Where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me, To revive my drooping spirit. R.

He guides me along the right path; He is true to his name. If I should walk in the valley of darkness, no evil would I fear. You are there with your crook and your staff; with these you give me comfort. R.

You have prepared a banquet for me, In the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing. R.

Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me, all the days of my life. In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell, for ever and ever. R.

Psalm 121 – Response: I rejoice when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’
I rejoice when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house’. And now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. R.

Jerusalem is built as a city strongly compact. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord. R.

For the peace of Jerusalem pray: ‘Peace be to your homes! May peace reign in your walls, in your palaces, peace! R.

For the love of my brethren and friends I say ‘Peace upon you!’ For the love of the house of the Lord I will ask for your good. R.

Psalm 41 – Response: My soul is thirsting for God, the God of my life.
Like a deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God. R.

My soul is thirsting for God, the God of my life; when can I enter and see the face of God? R.

By day the Lord will send his loving kindness; by night I will sing to him, praise the god of my life. R.

Why are you cast down, my soul, why groan within me? Hope in God; I will praise him still, my saviour and my God. R.

Psalm 102 – Response: The Lord is compassion and love.
The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy. He does not treat us according to our sins nor repay us according to our faults. R.

For as the heavens are high above the earth so strong is his love for those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west so far does he remove our sins. R.

As a father has compassion on his children, the Lord has pity of those who fear him; for he knows of what we are made, he remembers that we are dust. R.

The love of the Lord is everlasting upon those who fear him; he justice reaches out to children’s children when they keep his covenant in truth. R.

Psalm 129 – Response: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice.
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice. O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading. R.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive? But with you is found forgiveness: for this we revere you. R.

My soul is waiting for the Lord, I count on his work. My soul is longing for the Lord more than watchman for daybreak. R.

Because with the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption, Israel indeed he will redeem from all its iniquity. R.