Psalm 111

Refrain:    The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

1    Alleluia.

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,  

in the company of the faithful and in the congregation.

2    The works of the Lord are great,  

sought out by all who delight in them.

3    His work is full of majesty and honour  

and his righteousness endures for ever.

4    He appointed a memorial for his marvellous deeds;  

the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. [R]

5    He gave food to those who feared him;  

he is ever mindful of his covenant.

6    He showed his people the power of his works  

in giving them the heritage of the nations.

7    The works of his hands are truth and justice;  

all his commandments are sure. [R]

8    They stand fast for ever and ever;  

they are done in truth and equity.

9    He sent redemption to his people;

he commanded his covenant for ever;  

holy and awesome is his name.

10  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

a good understanding have those who live by it;  

his praise endures for ever.

Refrain:    The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

Gracious God, you are full of compassion;

may we who long for your kingdom to come

rejoice to do your will

and acknowledge your power alone to save;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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