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TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 144)

R. Your friends, O Lord, shall make known
the glorious splendour of your reign.

1. All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God,
to make known to men your mighty deeds
and the glorious splendour of your reign. (R.)

2. Yours is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule lasts from age to age. (R.)

3. Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
let all mankind bless his holy name
for ever, for ages unending. (R.)

ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia!
It was ordained that the Christ should suffer
and rise from the dead,
and so enter into his glory.
Alleluia!

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THE RACE THAT LONG IN DARKNESS PINED (HYMN)

1. The race that long in darkness pined
has seen a glorious light:
the people dwell in day, who dwelt
in death’s surrounding night.

2. To hail thy rise, thou better sun,
the gathering nations come,
joyous as when the reapers bear
the harvest treasures home.

3. To us a child of hope is born,
to us a Son is given;
him shall the tribes of earth obey,
him all the hosts of heaven.

4. His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
for evermore adored,
the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
the great and mighty Lord.

5. His power increasing still shall spread,
his reign no end shall know;
justice shall guard his throne above,
and peace abound below.

– John Morison (1749-98)

 
 

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