R. The Lord is close to all who call him.
1. The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts. (R.)
2. He grants the desires of those who fear him,
he hears their cry and he saves them.
The Lord protects all who love him;
but the wicked he will utterly destroy. (R.)
* * * INFALLIBLE
“In itself her claim may be reduced to this: the Catholic Church, when she defines a doctrine of Faith or morals, when she tells us what to believe and what to do; in a word, what the Christian religion is – then, and then only, she is prevented by God from making a mistake, from teaching untruth. The Church is God’s mouthpiece – His voice. Could God’s voice speak untruth?
Protestantism, claiming the Holy Ghost and presenting a jumble of contradictions, declares, in effect, that God does speak untruth. And only blinded reason prevents its adherents from seeing and admitting that unpalatable fact.
Sanity alone should compel every thinking man to halt before the Catholic Church’s very claim.” (Fr Owen Francis Dudley, ex-non-Catholic convert to Catholic Christianity) * * *
3. Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
let all mankind bless his holy name
for ever, for ages unending. (R.)
Instruct me, Lord, in your way;
on an even path lead me.