For the 3rd Week of Advent - Cycle C

A reading from psalm 146 (first reader only)

 

PRAISE THE BELOVED, O MY SOUL!/

I WILL PRAISE YOU WITH ALL MY BEING./

PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN RICHES/

IN ILLUSIONARY THINGS THAT FADE AWAY./

FOR WHEN OUR DAY COMES TO DEPART THIS WORLD,/

WE CARRY ONLY THE LOVE IMPRINTED UPON OUR SOUL./

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE STRENGTH IS IN THE BELOVED,/

WHOSE TRUST IS IN YOU, O DIVINE LOVER./

YOU ARE EVER FAITHFUL,/

BRINGING BALANCE AND HARMONY TO EARTH,/

NOURISHMENT TO BODY AND SOUL./

O THAT WE MIGHT BECOME BEACONS OF LIGHT/

TO THOSE IN DARKNESS./