Sext

(Sunday, even 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 of truth, O Lord of might

Who order time and change aright

Who send the early morning ray

And light the glow of perfect day

 

Extinguish now each sinful fire

And banish every false desire

And while you keep the body whole

Shed forth your light upon the soul

 

Almighty Father hear our cry

Through Jesus Christ our Lord most high

Whom in the spirit we adore

Who reigns with You for evermore

 

Amen

 

Psalm 118 XVI

 

I have done what is right and just:

let me not be oppressed.

 

Vouch for the welfare of your servant

lest the proud oppress me.

 

My eyes yearn for your saving help

and the promise of your justice.

 

Treat your servant with love

and teach me your statutes.

 

I am your servant, give me knowledge;

then I shall know your will.

 

It is time for the Lord to act

for your law has been broken.

 

That is why I love your commands

more than finest gold.

 

why I rule my life by your precepts:

I hate false ways.

 

 

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

(varies)

 

 

Psalm 118 XVII

 

Your will is wonderful indeed;

therefore I obey it.

 

The unfolding of your word gives light

and teaches the simple.

 

I open my mouth and I sigh

as I yearn for your commands.

 

Turn and show me your mercy;

show justice to your friends.

 

Let my steps be guided by your promise,

let no evil rule me.

 

Redeem me from manís oppression

let no evil rule me.

 

Redeem me from manís oppression

and I will keep your precepts.

 

Let your face shine on your servant

and teach me your decrees.

 

Tears stream from my eyes

because your law is disobeyed.

 

 

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 118 XVIII

 

Lord you are just indeed;

your decrees are right.

 

You have imposed your will with justice

and with absolute truth.

 

I am carried away by anger

for my foes forget your word.

 

Your promise is tried in the fire,

the delight of your servant.

 

Although I am weak and despised,

I remember your precepts.

 

Your justice is eternal justice

and your law is truth.

 

Though anguish and distress have seized me,

I delight in your commands.

 

the justice of your will is eternal:

if you teach me, I shall live

 

 

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

 

Antiphon to Mary

 

Rejoice O Mary, Mother of Christ

For you alone were privileged to bear

Christ the Lord

 

 

Cantor

Let bless the Lord.

 

Response

Thanks be to God.