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Thursday, odd weeks

2:15 PM

 

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 131

 

O Lord, remember David

and all the many hardships he endured,

 

the oath he swore to the Lord,

his vow to the Strong One of Jacob.

 

“I will not enter the house where I live

nor go to the bed where I rest.

 

I will give no sleep to my eyes,

to my eyelids I will give no slumber

 

till I find a place for the Lord,

a dwelling for the Strong One of Jacob.”

 

At Ephrata we heard of the ark;

we found it in the plains of Yearim.

 

“Let us go to the place of his dwelling;

let us go to kneel at his footstool.”

 

Go up, Lord, to the place of your rest,

you and the ark of your strength.

 

Your priests shall be clothed with holiness;

your faithful shall ring out their joy.

 

For the sake of David your servant

do not reject your anointed.

 

The Lord swore an oath to David;

he will no go back on this word:

 

“A son, the fruit of your body,

will I set upon your throne.

 

If they keep my covenant in truth

and my laws that I have taught them.

 

their sons also shall rule

on your throne from age to age.”

 

For the Lord has chosen Zion;

he has desired it for his dwelling:

 

This is my resting-place for ever,

here have I chosen to live.

 

I will greatly bless her produce,

I will fill her poor with bread.

 

I will clothe her priests with salvation

and her faithful shall ring out their joy.

 

There David’s stock will flower:

I will prepare a lamp for my anointed.

 

I will cover his enemies with shame

but on him my crown shall shine.”

 

 

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 132

 

How good and how pleasant it is,

when brothers live in unity!

 

It is like precious oil upon the head.,

running down upon the beard,

 

running down upon Aaron’s beard,

upon the collar of his robes.

 

It is like the dew of Hermon which falls

on the heights of Zion,

 

For there the Lord gives his blessing,

life for ever.

 

 

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

 

 

Commemoration of Our Lady

 

Holy Mother, on the cross,

Christ entrusted us to you as your children.

Today we join with you in praising Him.

 

 

Dismissal

 

Cantor

Let us bless the Lord.

 

Response

Thanks be to God.