Psalm of the Week

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Year C - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - July 3, 2016

Psalm 30

A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the temple. Of David.

I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up,
    and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
    and you have healed me.
O LORD, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
    restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.

Sing praises to the LORD, O you his faithful ones,
    and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment;
    his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.

As for me, I said in my prosperity,
    “I shall never be moved.”
By your favor, O LORD,
    you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face;
    I was dismayed.

To you, O LORD, I cried,
    and to the LORD I made supplication:
“What profit is there in my death,
    if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it tell of your faithfulness?
Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me!
    O LORD, be my helper!”

You have turned my mourning into dancing;
    you have taken off my sackcloth
    and clothed me with joy,
so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
    O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

Song

I Worship You, O LORD

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