25 A SONG OF THE RIGHTEOUS
Justorum autem animæ

Refrain: God has found the righteous worthy*
and their hope is of immortality.
1 The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God*
and no torment will ever touch them.
2 In the eyes of the foolish, they seem to have died;*
but they are at peace.
3 For though, in the sight of others, they were punished,*
their hope is of immortality.
4 Having been disciplined a little,
   they will receive great good,*
because God tested them and found them worthy.
5 Like gold in the furnace, God tried them*
and, like a sacrificial burnt offering, accepted them.
6 In the time of their visitation, they will shine forth*
and will run like sparks through the stubble.
7 They will govern nations and rule over peoples*
and God will reign over them for ever.
Glory . . . Wisdom 3. 1-8
God has found the righteous worthy*
and their hope is of immortality.