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Psalter

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3:15 AM

 

Cantor

 

O Lord, open my lips.

 

Response

 

And my mouth shall declare your praise.

 

O Lord, open my lips.

 

And my mouth shall declare your praise.

 

O Lord, open my lips.

 

And my mouth shall declare your praise.

 

 

Invitatory Psalm 133

 

O come, bless the Lord,

all you who serve the Lord,

 

who stand in the house of the Lord,

in the courts of the house of our God.

 

Lift up your hands to the holy place

and bless the Lord through the night.

 

May the Lord bless you from Zion,

he who made both 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.

 

 

Hymn

 

 

 

Nocturn I

 

Psalm 36 A

 

Do not fret because of the wicked;

do not envy those who do evil,

 

for they wither quickly like grass

and fade like the green of the fields.

 

If you trust in the Lord and do good,

then you will live in the land and be secure.

 

If you find your delight in the Lord,

he will grant your heart’s desire.

 

Commit your life to the Lord,

trust in him and he will act,

 

so that your justice breaks forth like the light,

your cause like the noon-day sun.

 

Be still before the Lord and wait in patience;

do not fret at the man who prospers;

 

a man who makes evil plots

to bring down the needy and the poor.

 

Calm your anger and forget your rage;

do not fret, it only leads to evil.

 

For those who do evil shall perish;

the patient shall inherit the land.

 

A little longer, and the wicked shall have gone.

Look at his place, he is not there.

 

But the humble shall own the land

and enjoy the fullness of peace.

 

The wicked man plots against the just

and gnashes his teeth against him;

 

But the Lord laughs at the wicked

for he sees that his day is at hand.

 

The sword of the wicked is drawn,

his bow is bent to slaughter the upright.

 

Their sword shall pierce their own hearts

and their bows shall be broken to pieces.

 

The just man’s few possessions

are better than the wicked man’s wealth;

 

for the power of the wicked shall be broken

and the Lord will support the just.

 

He protects the lives of the upright,

their heritage will last for ever.

 

They shall not be put to shame in evil days,

in time of famine their food shall not fail.

 

But all the wicked shall perish

and all the enemies of the Lord.

 

They are like the beauty of the meadows,

they shall vanish, they shall vanish like smoke.

 

The wicked man borrows without repaying,

but the just man is generous and gives.

 

Those blessed by the Lord shall own the land,

but those he has cursed shall be destroyed.

 

The Lord guides the steps of a man

and makes safe the path of one he loves.

 

Though he stumble he shall never fall

for the Lord holds him by the hand.

 

I was young and now I am old,

but I have never seen the just man forsaken

nor his children begging for bread.

 

All the day he is generous and lends

and his children become a blessing.

 

 

 

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 36 B

 

Then turn away from evil and do good

and you shall have a home for ever;

 

for the Lord loves justice

and will never forsake his friends.

 

The unjust shall be wiped out for ever

and the children of the wicked destroyed.

 

The just shall inherit the land;

there they shall live for ever.

 

The just man’s mouth utters wisdom

and his lips speak what is right;

 

the law of his God is in his heart,

his steps shall be saved from stumbling.

 

The wicked man watches for the just

and seeks occasion to kill him.

 

The Lord will not leave him in his power

nor let him be condemned when he is judged.

 

Then wait for the Lord, keep to his way.

It is he who will free you from the wicked.

 

raise you up to possess the land

and see the wicked destroyed.

 

I have seen the wicked triumphant,

towering like a cedar of Lebanon.

 

I passed by again; he was gone.

I searched; he was nowhere to be found.

 

See the just man, mark the upright,

for the peaceful man a future lies in store,

 

but sinners shall all be destroyed.

No future lies in store for the wicked.

 

The salvation of the just comes from the Lord,

their stronghold in time of distress.

 

The Lord helps them and delivers them

and saves them, for their refuge is in him.

 

 

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 51

 

Why do you boast of your wickedness, 

you champion of evil,

planning ruin all day long,

 

your tongue like a sharpened razor,

you master of deceit?

 

You love evil more than good,

lies more than truth.

 

You love the destructive word,

you tongue of deceit.

 

For this God will destroy you

and remove you for ever.

 

He will snatch you from your tent and uproot you

from the land of the living.

 

The just shall see and fear.

They shall laugh and say:

 

“So this is the man who refused

to take God as his stronghold,

 

but trusted in the greatness of his wealth

and grew powerful by his crimes.”

 

But I am like a growing olive tree

in the house of God.

 

I trust in the goodness of God

for ever and ever.

 

I will thank you for evermore;

for this is your doing.

 

I will proclaim that your name is good,

in the presence of your friends.

 

 

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.

 

 

Scripture Reading

 

 

Nocturn II

 

Psalm 10

 

In the Lord I have taken my refuge. 

How can you say to my soul:

Fly like a bird to its mountain.

 

See the wicked bracing their bow

they are fixing their arrows on the string

to shoot upright men in the dark.

 

Foundations once destroyed,

what can the just do?”

 

The Lord is in his holy temple,

the Lord, whose throne is in heaven.

 

His eyes look down on the world;

his gaze tests mortal men.

 

The Lord tests the just and the wicked:

the lover of violence he hates.

 

He sends fire and brimstone on the wicked;

He sends a scorching wind as their lot.

 

The Lord is just and loves justice;

the upright shall see his face.

 

 

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 104 A

 

Give thanks to the Lord, tell his name,

make known his deeds among the peoples.

 

O sing to him, sing his praise;

tell all his wonderful works!

 

Be proud of his holy name,

let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice,

 

Consider the Lord and his strength;

constantly seek his face.

 

Remember the wonders he has done,

his miracles, the judgments he spoke.

 

O children of Abraham, his servant,

O sons of the Jacob he chose.

 

He, the Lord, is our God;

his judgments prevail in all the earth.

 

He remembers his covenant for ever,

his promise for a thousand generations,

 

the covenant he made with Abraham,

the oath he swore to Isaac.

 

He confirmed it for Jacob as a law,

for Israel as a covenant for ever.

 

He said: “I am giving you a land,

Canaan, your appointed heritage.”

 

When they were few in number,

a handful of strangers in the land,

 

when they wandered from country to country,

from one kingdom and nation to another,

 

he allowed no one to oppress them;

he admonished kings on their account:

 

“Do not touch those I have anointed;

do no harm to any of my prophets.”

 

But he called down a famine on the land;

he broke the staff that supported them.

 

He had sent a man before them,

Joseph, sold as a slave.

 

His feet were put in chains,

his neck was bounds with iron,

 

until what he said came to pass

and the word of the Lord proved him true.

 

Then the king sent and released him;

the ruler of the peoples set him free,

 

making him master of his  house

and the ruler of all he possessed,

 

to instruct his princes as he pleased

and to teach his elders wisdom.

 

 

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 104 B

 

So Israel came into Egypt,

Jacob lived in the country of Ham.

 

He gave his people increase;

he made them stronger than their foes,

 

whose hearts he turned to hate his people

and to deal deceitfully with his servants.

 

Then he sent Moses his servant

and Aaron the man he had chosen.

 

Through them he showed his marvels

and his wonders in the country of Ham.

 

He sent darkness, and dark was made

but Egypt resisted his words.

 

He turned the waters into blood

and caused their fish to die.

 

Their land was alive with frogs,

even in the halls of their kings.

 

He spoke; the dog-fly came

and gnats covered the land.

 

He sent hail-stones in place of rain

and flashing fire in their land.

 

He struck their vines and fig-trees;

he shattered the trees through their land.

 

He spoke; the locusts came,

young locusts, too many to be counted.

 

They ate up every blade in the land;

they ate up all the fruit of the fields.

 

He struck all the first-born in their land,

the finest flower of their sons.

 

He led out Israel with silver and gold.

In his tribes were none who fell behind.

 

Egypt rejoiced when they left

for dread had fallen upon them.

 

He spread a cloud as a screen

and fire to give light in the darkness.

 

When they asked for food he sent quails;

he filled them with bread from heaven.

 

He pierced the rock to give them water;

it gushed forth in the desert like a river.

 

For he remembered his holy word,

which he gave to Abraham his servant.

 

So he brought out his people with joy,

his chosen ones with shouts of rejoicing.

 

And he gave them the land of the nations.

They took the fruit of other men’s toil,

 

that thus they might keep his precepts,

that thus they might observe his laws.

 

 

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.

 

 

Non- Scriptural Reading

 

 

 

Final Prayer

 

 

 

Commemoration of Our Lady

  

We fly to your patronage,

O holy Mother of God,

despise not

our petitions

in our necessities,

but ever deliver us

from all evil,

O glorious

and blessed Virgin.

 

 

Dismissal

 

Let us bless the Lord.

 

Thanks be to God.