The Epiphany of the Lord: Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Verse 1:

O God, with your judgment endow the king,
   and with your justice, the king’s son;
he shall govern your people with justice
   and your afflicted ones with judgment.

Verse 2:

Justice shall flower in his days,
   and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
   and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Verse 3:

The kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
   the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
All kings shall pay him homage,
   all nations shall serve him.

Verse 4:

For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
   and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
   the lives of the poor he shall save.



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