RESPONSORIAL PSALM (JONAH 2:3-5, 8)
R. You lifted my life from the pit, O Lord.
1. Out of my distress I cried to the Lord
and he answered me;
from the belly of Sheol I cried,
and you have heard my voice. (R.)
2. You cast me into the abyss, into the heart of the sea,
and the flood surrounded me.
All your waves, your billows,
washed over me. (R.)
3. And I said: I am cast out
from your sight.
How shall I ever look again
on your holy Temple? (R.)
4. While my soul was fainting within me,
I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came before you
into your holy Temple. (R.)
Your words are spirit, Lord,
and they are life:
you have the message of eternal life.