Seasonal Psalms

(8) Holy Week

Psalm text (Ps 22:8-9, 17-18a, 19-20, 23-24)

My God, my God, why have You abandoned me?

All who see Me scoff at Me.
They mock Me with parted lips, they wag their heads.
He relied on the Lord, let the Lord deliver Him,
let Him rescue Him if He loves Him.

Many dogs surround Me,
a pack of evildoers closes in upon Me.
They have pierced My hands and My feet.
I can count all My bones.

They divide my garments among them,
and for my vesture they cast lots.
But You, O Lord, be not far from me.
O my help, hasten to aid me.

I will proclaim Your name to my brethren.
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
You who fear the Lord praise Him,
all you descendants of Jacob,
give glory to Him, revere Him,
all you descendants of Israel.



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.