Easter Vigil

After Reading 7 (no Baptisms, option 2)

Psalm text (Ps 50)

A pure heart create for me, O God.

A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.

Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervour sustain in me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you.

For in sacrifice you take no delight,
burnt offerings from my you would refuse,
my sacrifice, a contrite spirit.
A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.

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.