14 A SONG OF THE WORD OF THE LORD
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Refrain: Return to the Lord, who will have mercy,*
to our God, who will richly pardon.
1 Seek the Lord while he may be found,*
call upon him while he is near;
2 Let the wicked abandon their ways,*
and the unrighteous their thoughts;
3 Return to the Lord,
   who will have mercy;*
to our God, who will richly pardon.
4 ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts,*
neither are your ways my ways’, says the Lord.
5 ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth,*
so are my ways higher than your ways
   and my thoughts than your thoughts.
6 ‘As the rain and the snow come down from above,*
and return not again but water the earth,
7 ‘Bringing forth life and giving growth,*
seed for sowing and bread to eat,
8 ‘So is my word that goes forth from my mouth;*
it will not return to me fruitless,
9 ‘But it will accomplish that which I purpose,*
and succeed in the task I gave it.’
Glory . . . Isaiah 55. 6-11
Return to the Lord, who will have mercy,*
to our God, who will richly pardon.