Bookmark and Share

Isaiah 66

Canticle - Consolation and joy in the holy city
“The Jerusalem which is above is free and is our mother” (Gal 4, 26).

Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
  all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,
  all you who mourn over her;

That you may suck and be satisfied
  with her consoling breasts;
that you may drink deeply with delight
  from the abundance of her glory.

For thus says the Lord:
  Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river,
  and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip,
  and dandled upon her knees.

As one whom his mother comforts,
  so I will comfort you;
  you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice;
  your bones shall flourish like the grass.