HOLY NIGHT – EASTER VIGIL MASS – 4TH READING – ISAIAH 54:5-14 – 4TH RESPONSORIAL PSALM – PSALM 29

HOLY NIGHT 

EASTER VIGIL MASS

FOURTH READING

ISAIAH 54:5-14     

A READING FROM THE PROPHET ISAIAH

(WITH EVERLASTING LOVE THE LORD YOUR REDEEMER HAS TAKEN PITY ON YOU.) 

Now your creator will be your husband,

his name,

the Lord of hosts;

your redeemer will be the Holy One of Israel,

he is called the God of the whole earth.

Yes,

like a forsaken wife,

distressed in spirit,

the Lord calls you back.

Does a man cast off the wife of his youth?

Says your God.

I did forsake you for a brief moment,

but with great love

will I take you back.

In excess of anger,

for a moment

I hid my face from you.

But with everlasting love 

I have taken pity on you,

says the Lord,

your redeemer.

I am now 

as I was in the days of Noah

when I swore that Noah’s waters

should never flood the world again.

So now I swear concerning my anger with you

and the threats I made against you;

for the mountains may depart,

the hills be shaken,

but my love for you will never leave you;

and my covenant of peace with you will never be shaken,

says the Lord who takes pity on you.

Unhappy creature,

storm-tossed,

disconsolate,

see,

I will set your stones on carbuncles

and your foundations on sapphires.

I will make rubies your battlements,

your gates crystal,

and your entire wall precious stones.

Your sons will be taught by the Lord.

The prosperity of your sons will be great.

You will be founded on integrity;

remote from oppression,

you will have nothing to fear;

remote from terror,

it will not approach you. 

The word of the Lord.

R.) Thanks be to God.

FOURTH RESPONSORIAL PSALM

PSALM 29

R.) I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me

and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

O Lord, you have raised my soul from the dead,

restored me to life from those who sink into the grave. (R.)

Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him,

give thanks to his holy name.

His anger lasts but a moment; his favour through life.

At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn. (R.)

The Lord listened and had pity.

The Lord came to my help.

For me you have changed my mourning into dancing;

O Lord my God, I will thank you for ever. (R.)

PRAYER

LATIN 

Oremus.

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,

multiplica in honorem nominis tui

quod patrum fidei spopondisti,

et promissionis filios sacra

adoptione dilata,

ut,

quod priores sancti non

dubitaverunt futurum,

Ecclesia tua magna ex parte iam cognoscat impletum. 

Per Christum Dominum nostrum. 

R.) Amen. 

ENGLISH  

Let us pray.

Almighty ever-living God,

surpass,

for the honour of your name,

what you pledged to the Patriarchs

by reason of their faith,

and through sacred adoption increase the children of your promise,

so that what the Saints of old never doubted

would come to pass 

your Church may now see in great part fulfilled. 

Through Christ our Lord. 

R.) Amen. 

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