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PSALM 48 – AUDITE HÆC, OMNES GENTES

PSALM 48 – AUDITE HÆC, OMNES GENTES

The folly of worldlings, who live on in sin, without thinking of death and hell.

Unto the end, a psalm for the sons of Core.

Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.

All you that are earthborn: both rich and poor together.

My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.

I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.

Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.

They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,

No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he shall not give to God his ransom,

Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever, and shall still live unto the end.

He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together:

And they shall leave their riches to strangers: and their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever.

Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names.

And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.

This way of theirs is a stumbling-block to them: and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.

They are laid in hell like sheep: death shall feed upon them.

And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their help shall decay in hell from their glory.

But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when he shall receive me.

Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, and when the glory of his house shall be increased.

For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; nor shall his glory descend with him.

For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.

He shall go in to the generations of his fathers: and he shall never see light.

Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.

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27th FEBRUARY, RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 48)

R. How happy are the poor in spirit;
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

1. This is the lot of the self-confident,
who have others at their beck and call.
Like sheep they are driven to the grave,
where death shall be their shepherd
and the just shall become their rulers. (R.)

2. With the morning their outward show vanishes
and the grave becomes their home.
But God will ransom me from death
and take my soul to himself. (R.)

3. Then do not fear when a man grows rich,
when the glory of his house increases.
He takes nothing with him when he dies,
his glory does not follow him below. (R.)

4. Though he flattered himself while he lived:
“Men will praise me for doing well for myself,”
yet he will go to join his fathers,
who will never see the light any more. (R.)

ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are those who,
with a noble and generous heart,
take the word of God to themselves
and yield a harvest through their perseverance.
Alleluia!

 
 

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26th FEBRUARY, RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 48)

R. How happy are the poor in spirit;
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

1. Hear this, all you peoples,
give heed, all who dwell in the world,
men both low and high,
rich and poor alike! (R.)

2. Why should I fear in evil days
the malice of the foes who surround me,
men who trust in their wealth,
and boast of the vastness of their riches? (R.)

3. For no man can buy his own ransom,
or pay a price to God for his life.
The ransom of his soul is beyond him.
He cannot buy life without end,
nor avoid coming to the grave. (R.)

4. He knows that wise men and fools must both perish
and leave their wealth to others. (R.)

ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;
no one can come to the Father except through me.
Alleluia!

 
 

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20th SEPTEMBER, RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 48)

R. How happy are the poor in spirit;
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

1. Why should I fear in evil days
the malice of the foes who surround me,
men who trust in their wealth,
and boast of the vastness of their riches? (R.)

2. For no man can buy his own ransom,
or pay a price to God for his life.
The ransom of his soul is beyond him.
He cannot buy life without end,
nor avoid coming to the grave. (R.)

3. Then do not fear when a man grows rich,
when the glory of his house increases.
He takes nothing with him when he dies,
his glory does not follow him below. (R.)

4. Though he flattered himself while he lived:
“Men will praise me for doing well for myself,”
yet he will go to join his fathers,
who will never see the light any more. (R.)

ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia!
Harden not your hearts today,
but listen to the voice of the Lord.
Alleluia!

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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GREAT IS THE LORD, AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED IN THE CITY OF OUR GOD (PSALM 48)

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.
They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.
Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.
Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.
For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

 
 

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