Lord, great and awesome God,
you keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you
and observe your commandments!
Behold the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world.
You will be a people sacred to the LORD, your God,
as he promised
since you have hearkened to his voice.
Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed, says the LORD,
And make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.
Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
And so I say to you, you are Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my Church,
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
So shall my word be
that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me void,
but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it.
Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart
find favor before you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
Look here, the Lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world.
If you hold back your foot on the sabbath
from following your own pursuits on my holy day;
If you call the sabbath a delight,
and the LORD’s holy day honorable;
If you honor it by not following your ways,
seeking your own interests, or speaking with maliceB
Then you shall delight in the LORD,
and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;
I will nourish you with the heritage of Jacob, your father,
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.