Sext

Monday, Week 1

12:15 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

(varies)

 

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 122

 

To you have I lifted up my eyes,

you who dwell in the heavens;

 

my eyes, like the eyes of slaves

on the hand of their lords.

 

Like the eyes of a servant

on the hand of her mistress,

 

so our eyes are on the Lord our God

till he show us his mercy.

 

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

We are filled with contempt.

 

Indeed, all too full is our soul  

with the scorn of the rich,

with the proud man’s disdain.

 

 

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 123

 

 “If the Lord had not been on our side,”

this is Israel’s song.

 

 “If the Lord had not been on our side

when men rose up against us,

 

then would they have swallowed us alive

when their anger was kindled.

 

Then would the waters have engulfed us,

the torrent gone over us;

 

over our head would have swept

the raging waters.”

 

Blessed be the Lord who did not give us

a prey to their teeth!

 

Our life, like a bird, has escaped

from the snare of the fowler.

 

Indeed the snare has been broken

and we have escaped

 

Our help is in the name of the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.

 

 

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 124

 

Those who put their trust in the Lord 

are like Mount Zion, that cannot be shaken,

that stands for ever.

 

Jerusalem!  The mountains surround her; 

so the Lord surrounds his people

both now and for ever.

 

For the scepter of the wicked shall not rest

over the land of the just,

 

for fear that the hands of the just

should turn to evil.

 

Do  good, Lord, to those who are good,

to the upright of heart;

 

but the crooked and those who do evil, 

drive them away!

On 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.

 

 

Litany

 

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 


Commemoration of Our Lady

(Varies)

 

Rejoice O Mary,

Mother of Christ

for you alone were privileged

to bear Christ the Lord

 

 

Final Blessing

 

May the Lord bless us,

keep away all evil

and lead us to eternal life.

 

Amen