B. Responsorial Psalms

After the first reading, whether it is from the Old Testament or the New Testament, one of the following is sung or said:

1. Psalm 32:12.18.20-22
Response: The Lord fills the earth with his love.
They are happy, whose God is the Lord,
the people he has chosen as his own.
The Lord looks on those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love.

Response: The Lord fills the earth with his love.
Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and our shield.
In him do our hearts find joy.
We trust in his holy name.

Response: The Lord fills the earth with his love.
May your love be upon us, 0 Lord,
as we place all our hope in you

Response: The Lord fills the earth with his love.


2. Psalm 33:2-9
Response: I will bless the Lord at all times.
I will bless the Lord at all times,
His praise always on my lips;
in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
The humble shall hear and be glad.

Response: I will bless the Lord at all times.
Glorify the Lord with me.
Together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord and he answered me; _
from all my terrors he set me free.

Response: I will bless the Lord at all times.
Look towards him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This poor man called; the Lord heard him
and rescued him from all his distress.

Response: I will bless the Lord at all times.
The angel of the Lord is encamped
around those who revere him, to rescue them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

Response: I will bless the Lord at all times.


3. Psalm 102:1-2.8.13.17-18
Response: The Lord is compassion and love.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord,
all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
and never forget all his blessings.

Response: The Lord is compassion and love.
The Lord is compassion and love,
slow to anger and rich in mercy.
As a father has compassion on his sons,
the Lord has pity on those who fear him

Response: The Lord is compassion and love.
The love of the Lord is everlasting
upon those who hold him in fear;
his justice reaches out to children's children
when they keep his covenant in truth.

Response: The Lord is compassion and love.


4. Psalm 127:1-5
Response: O blessed are those who fear the Lord!
O blessed are those who fear the Lord
and walk in his ways!
By the labour of your hands you shall eat.
You will be happy and prosper.

Response: O blessed are those who fear the Lord!
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
in the heart of your house;
your children like shoots of the olive,
around your table.

Response: O blessed are those who fear the Lord!
Indeed thus shall be blessed
the man who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion .
all the days of your life!

Response: O blessed are those who fear the Lord!

5. Psalm 145:8-10.15.17-18
Response: How good is the Lord to all.
The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures

Response: How good is the Lord to all.
All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
The eyes of all creatures look to you
and you give them their food in due time.

Response: How good is the Lord to all.
The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts.

Response: How good is the Lord to all.


6. Psalm 148:1-4.9-14
Response: How good is the Lord to all.
Alleluia!
Praise the Lord from the heavens,
praise him in the heights.
Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his host.
Response: How good is the Lord to all.
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, shining stars.
Praise him, highest heavens
and the waters above the heavens.

Response: How good is the Lord to all.
All mountains and hills,
all fruit trees and cedars,
beasts, wild and tame,
reptiles and birds on the wing

Response: How good is the Lord to all.
All earth's kings and peoples,
earth's princes and rulers;
young men and maidens,
old men together with children.

Response: How good is the Lord to all.
Let them praise the name of the Lord
for he alone is exalted.
The splendour of his name
reaches beyond heaven and earth.

Response: How good is the Lord to all.


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