21 A SONG OF HUMILITY
Venite et revertamur

Refrain: Raise us up, O God,*
that we may live in your presence.
1 Come, let us return to the Lord*
who has torn us and will heal us.
2 God has stricken us*
and will bind up our wounds.
3 After two days, he will revive us,*
and on the third day will raise us up,
   that we may live in his presence.
4 Let us humble ourselves;*
let us strive to know our God,
5 Whose justice dawns like the morning star;*
its dawning is as sure as the sunrise.
6 God’s justice will come to us like the showers,*
like the spring rains that water the earth.
7 ‘O Ephraim, how shall I deal with you?*
How shall I deal with you, O Jacob?
8 ‘Your love for me is like the morning mist,*
like the dew that goes early away.
9 ‘Therefore, I have hewn them by the prophets,*
and my judgement goes forth as the light.
10 ‘For loyalty is my desire and not sacrifice,*
and the knowledge of God
   rather than burnt-offerings.’
Glory . . . Hosea 6. 1-6
Raise us up, O God,*
that we may live in your presence.