1. A Canticle Psalm to the sons of Korah. Its foundations are in the holy mountains:

2. the Lord loves the gates of Zion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.

3. Glorious things are being said of you, O City of God.

4. I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me. Behold, the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians: these have been there.

5. Will not Zion say that this man and that man were born in her? And the Most High himself has founded her.

6. The Lord will explain, in the writings of peoples and of leaders, about those who have been in her.

7. For so the dwelling place within you is with all rejoicing.

“O Senhor sempre orienta e chama; mas não se quer segui-lo e responder-lhe, pois só se vê os próprios interesses. Às vezes, pelo fato de se ouvir sempre a Sua voz, ninguém mais se apercebe dela; mas o Senhor ilumina e chama. São os homens que se colocam na posição de não conseguir mais escutar.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina