Easter Vigil

After Reading 1 (option 1)

Psalm text (Ps 103:1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35)

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are,
clothed in majesty and glory,
wrapped in light as in a robe!

You founded the earth on its base,
to stand firm from age to age.
You wrapped it with the ocean like a cloak:
the waters stood higher than the mountains.

You make springs gush forth in the valleys:
they flow in between the hills.
On their banks dwell the birds of heaven;
from the branches they sing their song.

From your dwelling you water the hills;
earth drinks its fill of your gift.
You make the grass grow for the cattle
and the plants to serve man’s needs.

How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your riches.
Bless the Lord, my soul!

After Reading 1 (option 1)

Psalm text (Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10+12, 13-14, 24+35)

Lord, send out Your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord, my God, You are great indeed!
You are clothed with majesty and glory,
robed in light as with a cloak.

You fixed the earth upon its foundation,
not to be moved forever;
with the ocean, as with a grament, You covered it;
above the mountains the waters stood.

You send forth springs into the watercourses
that wind among the mountains.
Beside them the birds of heaven dwell;
from among the branches they send forth their song.

You water the mountains from Your palace;
the earth is replete with the fruit of Your works.
You raise grass for the cattle, and vegetation for man's use,
producing bread from the earth.

How manifold are Your works, O Lord!
In wisdom You have wrought them all--
the earth is full of Your creatures.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!

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