© 2010 Vincentians Ireland
Provincial Office, St Pauls
O hope of Israel, and its deliverer in the day of trial,
look down with favour upon us from heaven.
Take account and visit Thy vineyard.
Enliven its soil, fructify its seed
and bring to maturity the work of Thy right hand.
The harvest indeed is great but the labourers are few.
We therefore pray the Lord of the harvest
to send forth labourers to His harvest.
Multiply our numbers and increase our joy
so that walls of Jerusalem may be built up.
This is Thy house, O Lord God, thine own house,
let there not be found in it a single stone
which Thy sacred hand has not placed.
Keep them in Thy name whom Thou hast called,
and sanctify them in truth.