Responsorial Psalm for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10

Summary: Patiently awaiting the Lord, He heard my cry and inspired a song of praise. God values my readiness to listen and obey His will more than sacrifices or offerings.

Obedience Over Offerings

R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

I have waited, waited for the LORD,
and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
a hymn to our God.

R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

Sacrifice or offering you wished not,
but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought not;
then said I, “Behold I come.”

R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
to do your will, O my God, is my delight,
and your law is within my heart!”

R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.

R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

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