Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Priests)
Psalm 47 : 2–3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6, 7-8
Great is YHVH, most worthy of praise in the City of God, His holy mountain. Beautifully elevated, it is the joy of all the earth.
Mount Zion, heavenly mountain, the City of the great King. Here, within her lines of defence, God has shown Himself to be a sure fortress.
The kings assembled together, advanced toward the city. But as soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they panicked and took to flight.
Seized with fear, they trembled, like a woman in travail, or like ships of Tarshish, shattered by a strong wind from the east.