“Eternal Light, shine into our hearts,
Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil,
Eternal Power, be our support,
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance,
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us;
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
we may seek thy face and be brought by thine infinite mercy
to thy holy presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord.-Alcuin of York, 735-804
1 You have been gracious to your land, O Lord;
you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people
and blotted out all their sins.
8 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying;
for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to you.
9 Truly, your salvation is very near to those who fear you,
that your glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness have met together;
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Faithfulness shall spring up from the earth,
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed grant prosperity,
and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go be- fore the Lord
and shall prepare for God a pathway.
-Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13