Psalm - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
1 O praise the Lord. Blessed are they fear the Lord:
and greatly delight in his commandments.
2 Their children shall be mighty in the land:
an upright race who will be blessed.
3 Riches and plenty shall be in their house:
and their righteousness shall stand for ever.
4 Light arises in darkness for the upright:
gracious and merciful are the righteous.
5 It goes well with those who act generously and lend:
who guide their affairs with justice.
6 Surely they shall never be moved:
the righteous shall be held in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not fear bad tidings:
their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8 Their hearts are confident and will not fear:
they will see the downfall of their enemies.
9 They give freely to the poor:
their righteousness stands for ever,
their head is uplifted in glory.
10 The wicked shall see it and be angry:
they shall gnash their teeth and consume away;
and the hope of the wicked shall fail.