1I will exalt you, O LORD,
because you have lifted me up
and have not let my enemies triumph over me.
2O LORD my God, I cried out to you,
and you restored me to health.
3You brought me up, O LORD, from the dead;
you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.
4Sing to the LORD, you servants of his;
give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.
5For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,
his favor for a lifetime.
6Weeping may spend the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
7While I felt secure, I said,
I shall never be disturbed.
You, LORD, with your favor, made me as strong as
8Then you hid your face,
and I was filled with fear.
9I cried to you, O LORD;
I pleaded with the Lord, saying,
10″What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit?
will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
11Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me;
O LORD, be my helper.”
12You have turned my wailing into dancing;
you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
13Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing;
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
Collect of the Day: The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.