The Third Sunday of Easter (Misericordias Domini)

Saint Matthew Lutheran Church—Ernestville, Missouri

The Divine Service, abbreviated for use in Christian homes:

Hymn: The King of Love My Shepherd Is, LSB 709

Gospel: John 10:11-16

Misericordias Domini (Easter 3)—The Sundays after the Resurrection of our Lord receive their names from the Introit for that particular Sunday. The Latin phrase Misericordias Domini means “The steadfast love of the Lord” and comes from Psalm 33.

The full Introit, taken from Psalm 33:1, 18–20; (antiphon: Psalm 33:5b, 6a), is given below:

The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. Alleluia.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. Alleluia.
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. Alleluia.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. Alleluia.

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