The just shall rejoice at the presence of God,
they shall exult and dance for joy.
O sing to the Lord, make music to his name;
rejoice in the Lord, exult at his presence.
Father of the orphan, defender of the widow,
such is God in his holy place.
God gives the lonely a home to live in;
he leads the prisoners forth into freedom:
You poured down, O God, a generous rain:
when your people were starved you gave them new life.
It was there that your people found a home,
prepared in your goodness, O God, for the poor.
Responsorial Psalm for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The glory of God is humankind fully alive. We know our lives best, live them most fully in celebration and thanksgiving.
- For what do you exult?
- For what might you dance for joy?
Photograph (c) 2019, Allen Morris. Cyprus treasure. British Museum (St Sergius (?)