18 A SONG OF JERUSALEM OUR MOTHER
Lætamini cum Jerusalem

Refrain: Thus says our God, I will comfort you,*
you shall see and your heart shall rejoice.
1 ‘Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her*
all you who love her’, says the Lord.
2 ‘Rejoice with her in joy,*
all you who mourn over her,
3 ‘That you may drink deeply with delight*
from her consoling breast.’
4 For thus says our God,*
‘You shall be nursed and carried on her arm.
5 ‘As a mother comforts her children,*
so I will comfort you;
6 ‘You shall see and your heart shall rejoice;*
you shall flourish like the grass of the fields.’
Glory . . . Isaiah 66. 10-11a, 12a, 12c, 13-14
Thus says our God, I will comfort you,*
you shall see and your heart shall rejoice.