Morning Canticle (Surge, illuminare)

11    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.