HOLY NIGHT – EASTER VIGIL MASS – 5TH READING – ISAIAH 55:1-11 – 5TH RESPONSORIAL PSALM – ISAIAH 12

HOLY NIGHT 

EASTER VIGIL MASS

FIFTH READING

ISAIAH 55:1-11    

A READING FROM THE PROPHET ISAIAH

(COME TO ME AND YOUR SOUL WILL LIVE, AND I WILL MAKE AN EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH YOU.) 

Thus says the Lord:

Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty;

though you have no money, come!

Buy corn without money,

and eat,

and, at no cost,

wine and milk.

Why spend money on what is not bread,

your wages on what fails to satisfy?

Listen, listen to me

and you will have good things to eat

and rich food to enjoy.

Pay attention,

come to me;

and your soul will live.

With you I will make an everlasting covenant

out of the favour promised to David.

See,

I have made of you a witness to the peoples, 

a leader and a master of the nations.

See, 

you will summon a nation you never knew,

those unknown will come hurrying to you,

for the sake of the Lord your God,

of the Holy One of Israel

who will glorify you. 

Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,

call to him while he is still near.

Let the wicked man abandon his way,

the evil man his thoughts.

Let him turn back to the Lord

who will take pity on him,

to our God who is rich in forgiving;

for my thoughts are not your thoughts,

my ways not your ways

– it is the Lord who speaks.

Yes, the heavens are as high above the earth

as my ways are above your ways,

my thoughts ‎above your thoughts.

Yes, as the rain and the snow come down from the heavens

and do not return without watering the earth,

making it yield

and giving growth to provide seed for the sower

and bread for the eating,

so the word that goes from my mouth

does not return to me empty,

without carrying out my will

and succeeding in what it was sent to do.

The word of the Lord.

R.) Thanks be to God.

FIFTH RESPONSORIAL PSALM

ISAIAH  12

R.) With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 

Truly, God is my salvation,

I trust, I shall not fear.

For the Lord is my strength, my song,

he became my saviour.

With joy you will draw water

from the wells of salvation. (R.)

Give thanks to the Lord, give praise to his name!

Make his mighty deeds known to the peoples!

Declare the greatness of his name. (R.)

Sing a psalm to the Lord!

For he has done glorious deeds,

make them known to all the earth!

People of Zion, sing and shout for joy

for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. (R.)

PRAYER

LATIN 

Oremus.

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,

spes unica mundi,

qui prophetarum

tuorum  præconio

præsentium temporum

declarasti mysteria,

auger populi tui vota placatus,

quia in nullo fidelium nisi ex tua

inspiratione proveniunt

quarumlibet incrementa virtutum. 

Per Christum Dominum nostrum. 

R.) Amen. 

ENGLISH  

Let us pray.

Almighty ever-living God,

sole hope of the world,

who by the preaching of your Prophets

unveiled the mysteries of this present age,

graciously increase

the longing of your people,

for only at the prompting of your grace

do the faithful progress in any kind of virtue. 

Through Christ our Lord. 

R.) Amen. 

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