R.) Blessed be God who lives for ever.
By turns he punishes and pardons; he sends men down to the depths of the underworld and draws them up for supreme Destruction; no one can escape his hand. (R.)
If you return to him with all your heart and all your soul, behaving honestly towards him, then he will return to you and hide his face from you no longer. (R.)
Consider how well he has treated you; loudly give him thanks. Bless the Lord of justice and extol the King of the ages. (R.)
I for my part sing his praise in the country of my exile; I make his power and greatness known to a nation that has sinned. (R.)
Sinners, return to him; let your conduct be upright before him; perhaps he will be l gracious to you and take pity on you. (R.)