R. The Lord is just in all his ways.
1. The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures. (R.)
2. All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God,
to make known to men your mighty deeds
and the glorious splendour of your reign. (R.)
* * * “A Catholic is a person who has plucked up the courage to face the incredible and inconceivable idea that something else may be wiser than he is.” (G.K. Chesterton, ex-non-Catholic convert to Catholic Christianity) * * *
3. Yours is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule lasts from age to age.
The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord supports all who fall
and raises all who are bowed down. (R.)
The word of God is something alive and active;
it can judge secret emotions and thoughts.