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.

The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.