Canticle P : A Song of the Spirit

Revelation 22:12-17

“Behold, I am coming soon,” says the Lord,  “and bringing my reward with me, *
to give to everyone according to their deeds.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, *
the beginning and the end.”  Blessed are those who do God’s commandments,

that they may have the right to the tree of life, *
and may enter the city through the gates.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to you, *
with this testimony for all the churches.

“I am the root and the offspring of David, *
I am the bright morning star.”

“Come!” say the Spirit and the Bride; *
“Come!” let each hearer reply!

Come forward, you who are thirsty, *
let those who desire take the water of life as a gift.”