R. They are happy,
the people God has chosen as his own.
1. They are happy, whose God is the Lord,
the people he has chosen as his own.
From the heavens the Lord looks forth,
he sees all the children of men. (R.)
2. From the place where he dwells he gazes
on all the dwellers on the earth,
he who shapes the hearts of them all
and considers all their deeds. (R.)
* * * “‘Well – and what have you found?’
I will tell you – and what I was told I should find…
I was told that if I became a Catholic, my mind would be fettered, my reason stifled; I should no longer be able to think for myself. I have found on the contrary that the Catholic Church placed me on a platform of truth from which even a poor mind like mine can rise to fathomless heights. I have found the truth that sets men free.” (Fr Owen Francis Dudley, ex-non-Catholic convert to Catholic Christianity) * * *
3. Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and our shield,
in him do our hearts find joy.
We trust in his holy name. (R.)
The word of the Lord remains for ever:
What is this word?
It is the Good News that has been brought to you.