The Gradual for Septuagesima Sunday gives us much needed peace of mind, and comfort. As the church begins her "countdown" to Easter, her highest and holiest Day, she proclaims aloud, with much faith and great hope:
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, O LORD! Let no man prevail.