9  A Song of Mercy and Truth

1    O God, will you not give us life again,  

that your people may rejoice in you?

2    Show us your mercy, O Lord,  

and grant us your salvation.

3    Truly, his salvation is near to those who fear him,  

that his glory may dwell in our land.

4    Mercy and truth are met together,  

righteousness and peace have kissed each other;

5    Truth shall spring up from the earth  

and righteousness look down from heaven.

6    Righteousness shall go before him  

and direct his steps in the way.

Psalm 85.6,7,9-11,13

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.


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