12 A SONG OF THE COVENANT
Hæc dicit Dominus

Refrain: I have given you as a light to the nations,*
and I have called you in righteousness.
1 Thus says God, who created the heavens,*
who fashioned the earth and all that dwells in it;
2 Who gives breath to the people upon it*
and spirit to those who walk in it,
3 ‘I am the Lord and I have called you in righteousness,*
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
4 ‘I have given you as a covenant to the people,*
a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind,
5 ‘To bring out the captives from the dungeon,*
from the prison, those who sit in darkness.
6 ‘I am the Lord, that is my name;*
my glory I give to no other.’
Glory . . . Isaiah 42. 5-8a
I have given you as a light to the nations,*
and I have called you in righteousness.