Justice shall flourish in God's time,
and fullness of peace forever.
1 Give the king Your justice, O God,
and Your righteousness to a king's son.
2 May he judge Your people with righteousness,
and Your poor with justice. (Refrain)
3 May the mountains yield prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness.
4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
and crush the oppressor. (Refrain)
5 May he live while the sun endures,
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth. (Refrain)
7 In his days may righteousness flourish
and peace abound, until the moon is no more.
8 May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth. (Refrain)
9 May his foes bow down before him,
and his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles
render him tribute,
may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts. (Refrain)
11 May all kings fall down before him,
all nations give him service.
12 For he delivers the needy when they call,
the poor and those who have no helper. (Refrain)
13 He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
14 From oppression and violence he redeems their life;
and precious is their blood in his sight. (Refrain)
|First Line:||Justice shall flourish in God's time|
|Notes:||Responsorial refrain to responsive reading.|
|Name:||Psalm 72 (Bevenot and Schiavone)|
|Composer (psalm tone):||Laurence Bevenot (1986)|
|Composer (refrain):||John Schiavone (1975)|
|Copyright:||Music: Copyright © 1975 by G.I.A. Publications, Inc. Chicago, Illinois. All rights reserved.; Psalm tone © 1986 Trustees of Ampleforth Abbey. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|