The Third Song of Isaiah

Surge, illuminare

Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 14c, 18-19

Arise, shine, for your light has come, *and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.

For behold, darkness covers the land; *deep gloom enshrouds the peoples.

But over you the Lord will rise, *and his glory will appear upon you.

Nations will stream to your light, *and kings to the brightness of your dawning.

Your gates will always be open; *by day or night they will never be shut.

They will call you, The City of the Lord, *The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Violence will no more be heard in your land, *ruin or destruction within your borders.

You will call your walls, Salvation, *and all your portals, Praise.

The sun will no more be your light by day; *by night you will not need the brightness of the moon.

The Lord will be your everlasting light, *and your God will be your glory.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.