FIRST RESPONSORIAL PSALM
R.) Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.
Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are,
clothed in majesty and glory,
wrapped in light as in a robe! (R.)
You founded the earth on its base,
to stand firm from age to age.
You wrapped it with the ocean like a cloak:
the waters stood higher than the mountains. (R.)
You make springs gush forth in the valleys:
they flow in between the hills.
On their banks dwell the birds of heaven;
from their branches they sing their song. (R.)
From your dwelling you water the hills;
earth drinks its fill of your gift.
You make the grass grow for the cattle
and the plants to serve man’s needs. (R.)
How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your riches.
Bless the Lord, my soul! (R.)
ALTERNATIVE FIRST RESPONSORIAL PSALM
R.) The Lord fills the earth with his love.
The word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love. (R.)
By his word the heavens were made,
by his breath of his mouth all the stars.
He collects the waves of the ocean;
he stores up the depths of the sea. (R.)
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.)
Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and shield.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
as we place all our hope in you. (R.)
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
qui es in omnium operum tuorum
intellegant redempti tui,
non fuisse excellentius,
quod initio factus est mundus,
quam quod in fine sæculorum
Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus.
Qui vivit et regnat
in sæcula sæculorum.
qui mirabiliter creasti hominem
et mirabilius redemisti,
contra oblectamenta peccati mentis
ut mereamur ad æterna
Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
Let us pray.
Almighty ever-living God,
who are wonderful in the ordering of all your works,
may those you have redeemed understand
that there exists nothing more marvellous
than the world’s creation
in the beginning
at the end of the ages,
Christ our Passover
has been sacrificed.
Who lives and reigns, for ever and ever.
Let us pray.
who wonderfully created human nature
and still wonderfully redeemed it,
to set our minds against the enticement of sin,
that we may merit to attain eternal joys.
Through Christ our Lord.