THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD – Psalm 72:1–11

1Give the king your justice, O God,

and your righteousness to the royal son!

2May he judge your people with righteousness,

and your poor with justice!

3Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,

and the hills, in righteousness!

4May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,

give deliverance to the children of the  needy,

and crush the oppressor!

5May they fear you while the sun endures,

and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!

6May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,

like showers that water the earth!

7In his days may the righteous flourish,

and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

8May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth!

9May desert tribes bow down before him

and his enemies lick the dust!

10May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands

render him tribute;

may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts!

11May all kings fall down before him,

all nations serve him!