The Baptism of the Lord

Year B Optional

Psalm text (Is 12:2-3,4bcd,5-)

You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid,
for the Lord God is my strength and my might;
he has become my salvation.
With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.

Give thanks to the Lord,
call on his name;
make known his deeds among the nations;
proclaim that his name is exalted.

Sing praises to the Lord,
for he has done gloriously;
let this be known in all the earth.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion,
for great in your midst
is the Holy One of Israel.

Gospel Verse (Jn 1:29)

John saw Jesus approaching him, and said: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Year B optional

Psalm text (Isa 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6)

You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the Lord
and He has been my Savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation.

Give thanks to the Lord, acclaim His name;
among the nations make known his deeds,
proclaim how exalted is His name.

Sing praise to the Lord for His glorious achievement;
let this be known throughout all the earth.
Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel!

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Gospel Verse (cf. Jn 1:29)

John saw Jesus approaching him, and said: Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

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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.