41  A Song of Humility


All   Raise us up, O God,

that we may live in your presence.

1    Come, let us return to the Lord  

who has torn us and will heal us.

2    God has stricken us  

and will bind up our wounds.

3    After two days, he will revive us,  

and on the third day will raise us up,

that we may live in his presence.

4    Let us strive to know the Lord;  

his appearing is as sure as the sunrise.

5    He will come to us like the showers,  

like the spring rains that water the earth.

6    ‘O Ephraim, how shall I deal with you?  

How shall I deal with you, O Judah?

7    ‘Your love for me is like the morning mist,  

like the dew that goes early away.

8    ‘Therefore, I have hewn them by the prophets,  

and my judgement goes forth as the light.

9    ‘For loyalty is my desire and not sacrifice,  

and the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.’

Hosea 6.1-6

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   Raise us up, O God,

that we may live in your presence.


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