16 A SONG OF THE BRIDE
Gaudens gaudebo

Refrain: God makes righteousness and praise*
blossom before all the nations.
1 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,*
my soul shall exult in my God;
2 Who has clothed me with the garments of salvation,*
and has covered me with the cloak of integrity,
3 As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,*
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
4 For as the earth puts forth her blossom,*
and as seeds in the garden spring up,
5 So shall God make righteousness and praise*
blossom before all the nations.
6 For Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent,*
and for Jerusalem’s sake, I will not rest,
7 Until her deliverance shines out like the dawn,*
and her salvation as a burning torch.
8 The nations shall see your deliverance,*
and all rulers shall see your glory;
9 Then you shall be called by a new name*
which the mouth of God will give.
10 You shall be a crown of glory
   in the hand of the Lord,*
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
Glory . . . Isaiah 61. 10-11; 62. 1-3
God makes righteousness and praise*
blossom before all the nations.