2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10

Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

Verse 1:

I have waited, waited for the LORD,
   and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
   a hymn to our God.

Verse 2:

Sacrifice or offering you wished not,
   but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought not;
   then said I, “Behold I come.”

Verse 3:

“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
to do your will, O my God, is my delight,
   and your law is within my heart!”

Verse 4:

I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
   I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.