‘The Lord is good and upright.
He shows the path to those who stray,
He guides the humble in the right path,
He teaches his way to the poor.’
‘Root of Jesse,
set up as a sign to the peoples,
come to save us and delay no more.’
‘The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
the world and all its peoples.
It is he who set it on the seas;
on the waters he made it firm.’
‘Be a rock where I can take refuge,
a mighty stronghold to save me;
for you are my rock, my stronghold.
Free me from the hand of the wicked.’
‘Ruler of the House of Israel,
who gave the law to Moses on Sinai,
come and save us with outstretched arm.’
‘May his name be blessed for ever and endure like the sun.
Every tribe shall be blessed in him, all nations bless his name.’
‘I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips; in the Lord my soul shall make its boast. The humble shall hear and be glad.’
‘Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.’
‘Behold, the Lord will come,
and all his holy ones with him;
and on that day there will be a great light.’
‘In you I hope all day long because of your goodness, O Lord.
Remember your mercy, Lord, and the love you have shown from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth. In your love remember me.’
‘Be happy at all times; pray constantly;
and for all things give thanks to God,
because this is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.’
‘I lift up my eyes to the mountains; where is my help to come from?
My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.’
‘Happy indeed is the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked;
nor lingers in the way of sinners, nor sits in the company of scorners,
but whose delight is the law of the Lord and who ponders his law day and night.’
‘Come, Lord, with your peace that we may rejoice in your presence with sincerity of heart.’
‘My soul, give thanks to the Lord
all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
and never forget all his blessings.
It is he who forgives all your guilt,
who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
who crowns you with love and compassion.
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.’
‘Sing a new song to the Lord
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.’
‘Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight, and all mankind shall see the salvation of God.’
‘Look, I am going to send my messenger before you; he will prepare your way.
A voice cries in the wilderness: Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight.’
‘Our Lord is great and almighty; his wisdom can never be measured.
The Lord raises the lowly; he humbles the wicked to the dust.’
‘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?’
‘Look, the Lord will come to save his people. Blessed those who are ready to meet him.’
‘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.’
‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children.’
The heavens proclaim the glory of God,
and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
and night unto night makes known the message.
Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
For you are God my saviour.