After the first morning meditation (Ps. 92), man
begins his pilgrimage to God. On his way he thinks about God's
goodness, and our Lord Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd—his kindness, mercy
Jubiláte Deo, omnis terra: *
servíte Dómino in lætítia.
2 Introíte in conspéctu ejus, * in exsultatióne.
3 Scitóte quóniam Dóminus ipse est Deus: * ipse fecit nos, et non
4 Pópulus ejus, et oves páscuæ ejus: *
introíte portas ejus in
confessióne, átria ejus in hymnis: confitémini illi.
5 Laudáte nomen ejus: quóniam suávis est Dóminus, in ætérnum
misericórdia ejus, * et usque in generatiónem et generatiónem véritas ejus.
O be joyful in
the Lord, all ye lands: * serve the Lord with gladness.
2 Come before his
presence * with exceeding great joy.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God; * it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves.
4 We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture : * O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be ye thankful unto him.
5 Give praises unto his Name: for the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting; * and his
truth endureth from generation to generation.