Psalm 27: 1, 7-9, 13-14
The responsorial psalm for this week is from Psalm 27. Tradition has handed down its two sections (v 1–6, v 7–14) as one psalm, though each part could be understood as complete in itself.
Asserting boundless hope that God will bring rescue (v 1–3), the psalmist longs for the presence of God in the temple and protection from all enemies (v 4–6). In the second section, there is a clear shift in tone (v 7–12); the climax of the poem comes with “I believe” (v 13).