Option 3

Psalm text (Ps 103:1-2, 8+13, 17-18a)

The Lord is kind and merciful.
The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
and all my being, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.

Merciful and gracious is the Lord,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

But the kindness of the Lord is from eternity
to eternity toward those who fear him.
And his justice toward children's children
among those who keep his covenant.

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.