Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Arise, O God, Judge the Earth

Alleluia of Great and Holy Saturday

Arise, O God, judge the earth, for to Thee belong all the nations! (Ps 81/82:8)
v: God has taken His place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods He holds judgment. (Ps 81/82:1)
v: How long will ye judge unjustly and accept the faces of sinners? (Ps 81/82:2)
v: Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute! (Ps 81/82:3)
v: Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the sinner! (Ps 81/92:4)
v: They have neither knowledge nor understanding; they walk about in darkness. (Ps 81/82:5)
v: Let all the foundations of the earth be shaken! I say: “Ye are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, ye shall die like men, and fall like any prince.” (Ps 81/82:6)

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