Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:
At the dawning of the day let all sing praise to God.
Psalm 68 (Part II)
May God, who bears our burdens,
be blest day after day.
This God of ours is one who saves.
All see the solemn procession,
the singers in the forefront,
the musicians coming last,
in their midst, youth playing tambourines.
"In festive gatherings,
you who are Israel's children."
There is young Benjamin, leading them,
the royalty of Judah in brocaded robes,
the royalty of Zebulun and Naphtali.
Show forth, O God, your strength,
which you manifest on our behalf.
For the sake of your temple,
high in Jerusalem,
may rulers come to you bearing gifts.
the wild beast that dwells in the reeds,
the bands of the mighty
and the rulers of the people.
Scatter the people who delight in war.
Rulers will make their way from Egypt;
Ethiopia will reach out to you, O God.
Nations of the earth,
sing to God.
Sing praise to the one
who rides on the ancient heavens.
Come, acknowledge the presence of God.
Glory is over Israel;
splendor is in the skies.
Stand with awe in this holy place,
for God gives strength to these people.
Blest be God!
Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)
Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.