Weekly Verbatim Psalms from the Catholic Lectionary

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Nativity of St John the Baptist

Psalm text (Ps 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15)

I praise You, for I am wonderfully made.

O Lord You have probed me and You know me;
You know when I sit and when I stand;
You understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest You scrutinize,
with all my ways You are familiar.

Truly You have formed my inmost being;
You knit me in my mother's womb.
I give You thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
wonderful are Your works.

My soul also You knew full well;
nor was my frame unknown to You
when I was made in secret,
when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth.


Gospel Verse (cf Lk 1:76)

You, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare His way.

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