26 A SONG OF THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM
Propter hoc octavi

Refrain: In Wisdom’s company do all good things come;*
those who receive her are friends with God.
1 I prayed and understanding was given me;*
I called on God
   and the Spirit of Wisdom came to me.
2 I preferred her to sceptres and thrones*
and I accounted wealth as nothing
   in comparison with her.
3 I loved her more than health or beauty*
and I chose to have her rather than light,
   because her radiance never ceases.
4 In her company, all good things came to me;*
in her hands a wealth of true riches.
5 In all these good things, I rejoiced,
   because Wisdom brings them,*
but I did not know that she was their mother.
6 What I learned without selfishness
   I pass on without reserve,*
I do not hide her gifts.
7 For Wisdom is an unfailing treasure for mortals:*
those who receive her are friends with God.
Glory . . . Wisdom 7. 7-14
In Wisdom’s company do all good things come;*
those who receive her are friends with God.