Psalm 112

Refrain:    The righteous will be held in everlasting remembrance.

1    Alleluia.

Blessed are those who fear the Lord  

and have great delight in his commandments.

2    Their descendants will be mighty in the land,  

a generation of the faithful that will be blest.

3    Wealth and riches will be in their house,  

and their righteousness endures for ever.

4    Light shines in the darkness for the upright;  

gracious and full of compassion are the righteous. [R]

5    It goes well with those who are generous in lending  

and order their affairs with justice,

6    For they will never be shaken;  

the righteous will be held in everlasting remembrance.

7    They will not be afraid of any evil tidings;  

their heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. [R]

8    Their heart is sustained and will not fear,  

until they see the downfall of their foes.

9    They have given freely to the poor;

their righteousness stands fast for ever;  

their head will be exalted with honour.

10  The wicked shall see it and be angry;

they shall gnash their teeth in despair;  

the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Refrain:    The righteous will be held in everlasting remembrance.

Generous God,

save us from the meanness

that calculates its interest and hoards its earthly gain;

as we have freely received,

so may we freely give;

in the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord.


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