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Psalm 102 (103)

Praise of the compassionate Lord
Through the tender mercy of God, the Rising Sun has come to visit us from on high” (cf Lk 1, 78).

My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  and never forget all his blessings.

It is he who forgives all your guilt,
  who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
  who crowns you with love and compassion,
who fills your life with good things,
  renewing your youth like an eagle’s.

The Lord does deeds of justice,
  gives judgement for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses
  and his deeds to Israel’s sons.

The Lord is compassion and love,
  slow to anger and rich in mercy.
His wrath will come to an end;
  he will not be angry for ever.
He does not treat us according to our sins
  nor repay us according to our faults.

For as the heavens are high above the earth
  so strong is his love for those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west
  so far does he remove our sins.

As a father has compassion on his sons,
  the Lord has pity on those who fear him;
for he knows of what we are made,
  he remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;
  he flowers like the flower of the field;
the wind blows and he is gone
  and his place never sees him again.

But the love of the Lord is everlasting
  upon those who hold him in fear;
his justice reaches out to children’s children
  when they keep his covenant in truth,
  when they keep his will in their mind.

The Lord has set his sway in heaven
  and his kingdom is ruling over all.
Give thanks to the Lord, all his angels,
  mighty in power, fulfilling his word,
  who heed the voice of his word.

Give thanks to the Lord, all his hosts,
  his servants who do his will.
Give thanks to the Lord, all his works,
  in every place where he rules.
  My soul, give thanks to the Lord!