Speak Lord: Of mercy, oh, speak of mercy

Holy Oils, OsterleyThe responsorial Psalm picks up the theme of mission and salvation that is heard in the Gospel for Sunday.

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
a voice that speaks of peace,
peace for his people.
His help is near for those who fear him
and his glory will dwell in our land.

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

Mercy and faithfulness have met;
justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
and justice look down from heaven.

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

The Lord will make us prosper
and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
and peace shall follow his steps.

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

Psalm 84:9-14

How much we need this mercy. And how much people need this from us.

Photograph of the aumbry displaying the Holy Oils, Catholic Church, Osterley, London. (c) 2007, Allen Morris

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