May
13

The Ascension of the Lord

Psalm text (Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9)

God mounts His throne to shouts of joy, a blare of trumpets to the Lord.

All you peoples, clap your hands,
shout to God with cries of gladness.
For the Lord, the most High, the awesome,
is the great King over all the earth.

God mounts His throne amid shouts of joy;
the Lord amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise.
Sing praise to our King, sing praise.

For King of all the earth is God.
Sing hyms of praise.
God reigns over the nations.
God sits upon His holy throne.

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Gospel Verse (Mt 28:19a+20b)

Go and teach all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always, until the end of the world.

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Psalm text (Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20)

The Lord has set His throne in heaven.

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
and all my being, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits.

For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so surpassing is His kindness toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He put our transgressions from us.

The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
and His kngdom rules over all.
Bless the Lord, all you His angels,
you mighty in strength, who do His bidding.

Gospel Verse (cf Jn 14:18)

I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord. I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice.

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