The Holy Family

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Psalm text (Ps 84:1-2,4-5,8-9,10)

Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Happy are those who live in your house,
ever singing your praise.
Happy are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!
Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed.

For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than live in the tents of wickedness.

Gospel Verse (Acts 16:14b)

Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.

Year C optional

Psalm text (Ps 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10)

Blessed are they who dwell in Your house, O Lord.

How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Happy they who dwell in Your house!
Continually they praise You.
Happy the men whose strength You are!
Their hearts are set upon the pilgrimage.

O Lord of hosts, hear our prayer;
hearken, O God of Jacob!
O God, behold our shield,
and look upon the face of your anointed.

Gospel Verse (cf Acts 16:14b)

Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of Your Son.

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The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.