Monday, March 21, 2005

Monday in Holy Week

The appointed psalm, no. 36 (REB):

A wicked person's talk is prompted by sin in his heart; he sees no need to fear God.

For it flatters and deceives him and, when his iniquity is found out, he does not change.

Everything he says is mischevious and false; he has lost all understanding of right conduct;

he lies in bed planning the mischief he will do. So set is he on his evil course that he rejects no wickedness.

Lord, your unfailing love reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Your righteousness is like the lofty mountains, your justice is like the great deep; Lord who saves man and beast,

how precious is your unfailing love! Gods and frail mortals seek refuge in the shadow of your wings.

They are filled with the rich plenty of your house, and you give them to drink from the stream of your delights;

for with you is the fountain of life, and by your light we are enlightened.

Continue in your love unfailing to those who know you, and your saving power towards the honest of heart.

Let not the foot of the proud come near me, let no wicked hand disturb me.

There they lie, the evildoers, flung down and not able to rise.

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