O Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God,
who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day:
Defend us in the same with thy mighty power;
and grant that this day we fall into no sin,
neither run into any kind of danger;
but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance,
to do always that is righteous in thy sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
14 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter Jerusalem!
15 The Lord has taken away the judgements against you,
he has turned away your enemies.
The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
you shall fear disaster no more.
16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands grow weak.
17 The Lord, your God, is in your midst,
a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing
18 as on a day of festival.
I will remove disaster from you,
so that you will not bear reproach for it.
Give praise, you servants of the Lord,
O praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord,
from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting
let the name of the Lord be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations
and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
that has his throne so high,
yet humbles himself to behold
the things of heaven and earth?
6 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ashes,
7 To set them with princes,
with the princes of his people.
8 He gives the barren woman a place in the house
and makes her a joyful mother of children.