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.





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.


Psalm text (Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8)

I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The Lord is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid?

One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek:
to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
that I may gaze on the lovliness of the Lord
and contemplate His temple.

Hear, O Lord, the sound of my call;
have pity on me, and answer me.
Of You my heart speaks;
you My glance seeks.

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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