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(Friday, odd weeks)

 

Cantor

O, God, come to my assistance.

 

Response

O Lord, Make haste to help me.

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

Hymn

 

O God creation’s secret force

Yourself unmoved all motion’s source

Who from the morn till evening ray

Through every change direct the day

 

Your light at eventide impart

That light from us may ne’er depart

But let a holy death accord

Eternal glory with the Lord

 

Almighty Father hear our cry

Through Jesus Christ our Lord most hight

Whom in the spirit we adore

Who reigns with you forevermore

 

Amen

 

 

Psalm 125

 

When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage,

it seemed like a dream.

 

Then was our mouth filled with laughter,

on our lips there were songs.

 

The heathens themselves said: “What marvels

the Lord worked for them!”

 

What marvels the Lord worked for us!

Indeed we were glad.

 

Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage

as streams in dry land.

 

Those who are sowing in tears

will sing when they reap.

 

They go out, they go out, full of tears

carrying seed for the sowing;

 

they come back, they come back, full of song,

carrying their sheaves.

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

Psalm 126

 

If the Lord does not build the house,

in vain do its builders labor;

 

if the Lord does not watch over the city,

in vain does the watchman keep vigil.

 

In vain is your earlier rising,

your going later to rest,

 

You who toil for the bread you eat,

when he pours gifts on his beloved while they slumber.

 

Truly, sons are a gift from the Lord,

a blessing, the fruit of the womb.

 

Indeed the sons of youth

are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

 

O the happiness of the man

who has filled his quiver with these arrows!

 

He will have no cause for shame

when he disputes with his foes in the gateways.

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages..

 

 

Psalm 127

 

O blessed are those who fear the Lord

and walk in his ways!

 

By the labor of your hands you shall eat.

You will be happy and prosper;

 

your wife like a fruitful vine

in the heart of your house;

 

your children like shoots of the olive,

around your table.

 

Indeed thus shall be blessed

the man who fears the Lord.

 

May the Lord bless you from Zion

all the days of your life!

 

May you see your children’s children 

in a happy Jerusalem!

O Israel, peace!

 

 

Doxology

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

Short Reading

 

Short Verse and Response

 

Litany

 

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

 

 

Prayer

 

 

Dismissal

 

Cantor

Let us bless the Lord.

 

Response

Thanks be to God.

 

 

Antiphon to Mary

 

Holy Mother, on the cross,

Christ entrusted us to you as your children.

Today we join with you in praising Him.