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Responsive Readings

That her iniquity is pardoned, that she hath received of the
Lord's hand double for all her sins.
The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of the Lord;
Make level in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low;
And the uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together;
For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
The voice of one saying, Cry. And one said, What shall I cry ?
All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the breath of the Lord bloweth upon it;
Surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth;
But the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Psalm xivi


GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, and though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the
mountains tremble with the swelling thereof.
There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God will help her, and that right early.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his
voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;