20th Sunday in Ordinary Time C: Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18

Lord, come to my aid!

Verse 1:

I have waited, waited for the LORD,
   and he stooped toward me.

Verse 2:

The LORD heard my cry.
He drew me out of the pit of destruction,
   out of the mud of the swamp;
he set my feet upon a crag;
   he made firm my steps.

Verse 3:

And he put a new song into my mouth,
   a hymn to our God.
Many shall look on in awe
   and trust in the LORD.

Verse 4:

Though I am afflicted and poor,
   yet the LORD thinks of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
   O my God, hold not back!