Speak Lord: our protector

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You are blest, Lord God of our fathers.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
Blest your glorious holy name.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest in the temple of your glory.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest on the throne of your kingdom.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest who gaze into the depths.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest in the firmament of heaven.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

Daniel 3:52-55

The responsorial psalm sung tomorrow, Trinity Sunday, is the song sung by the three young men thrown into the furnace by Nebuchadnezzar.

They have failed to give worship to the king, knowing worship belongs to God alone. And so he has them thrown into the fire. There they offer to God true praise, and there they are joined by one who looks like a  God, and who keeps them safe. The young men are drawn unharmed from the fire, and the King is persuaded to give honour to the God of Israel.

  • How and when do you offer God praise?
  • What helps/hinders you giving praise to God in time of suffering?

Image based on detail from Sarcophagus in the Vatican Museum, Rome. (c) 2016, Allen Morris

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