Refrain:

All   God has found the righteous worthy

and their hope is full of immortality.

1    The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God  

and no torment will ever touch them.

2    In the eyes of the foolish, they seem to have died;  

but they are at peace.

3    For though, in the sight of others, they were punished,  

their hope is full of immortality.

4    Having been disciplined a little,

they will receive great good,  

because God tested them and found them worthy.

5    Like gold in the furnace, God tried them  

and, like a sacrificial burnt offering, accepted them.

6    In the time of their visitation, they will shine forth  

and will run like sparks through the stubble.

7    They will govern nations and rule over peoples  

and God will reign over them for ever.

Wisdom 3.1,2a,3b-8

All   Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

All   God has found the righteous worthy

and their hope is full of immortality.

 

Common Worship: Daily Prayer, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2005 and published by Church House Publishing.

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