Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:
The Holy One works marvels for us. Blest be God's name forever.
When God brought Israel back to Zion,
it seemed like a dream.
Then our mouths were filled with laughter;
on our lips there were songs of joy.
Among the nations it was said,
"What marvels God worked for them!"
Truly, God has worked marvels for us!
It is cause for rejoicing.
Restore us to fullness, O God,
like streams and rivers in spring.
Those who sow in tears
shall reap in joy.
They go out full of tears,
bearing the seed for sowing.
They come back full of song,
carrying their sheaves.
Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)
Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.