Week 1+3

Week 2+4








3:15 AM




O Lord, open my lips.




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.




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.





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.







Nocturn I



Psalm 28


O give the Lord you sons of God,

give the Lord glory and power,


give the Lord the glory of his name.

Adore the Lord in his holy court.


The Lord’s voice resounding one the waters,

the Lord on the immensity of waters;


the voice of the Lord, full of power,

the voice of the Lord, full of splendor.


The Lord’s voice shattering the cedars,

the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon;


he makes Lebanon leap like a calf

and Sirion like a young wild-ox.


The Lord’s voice flashes flames of fire

The Lord’s voice shaking the wilderness,

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh;


the Lord’s voice rending the oak tree

and stripping the forest bare.


The God of glory thunders.

In his temple they all cry: “Glory!”


The Lord sat enthroned over the flood;

the Lord sits as king for ever.


The Lord will give strength to his people,

the Lord will bless his people with peace.





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 29


I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me

and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.


O Lord, I cried to you for help

and you, my God have healed me.


O Lord, you have raised my soul form the dead,

restored me to life from those who sink into the grave.


Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him,

give thanks to his holy name.


His anger lasts a moment; his favor all through life.

At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn.


I said to myself in my good fortune:

Nothing will ever disturb me.”


Your favor had set me on a mountain fastness,

then you hid your face and I was put to confusion.


To you, Lord, I cried,

to my God I made appeal:


“What profit would my death be, 

my going to the grave?

Can dust give you praise or proclaim your truth?”


The Lord listened and had pity.

The Lord came to my help.


for me you have changed my mourning into dancing,

you removed my sackcloth and girded me with joy.


So my soul sings psalms to you unceasingly.

O Lord my God, I will thank you for ever.





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 30


In you, O Lord, I take refuge.

Let me never be put to shame.


In your justice, set me free,

hear me and speedily rescue me.


Be a rock of refuge for me,

a mighty stronghold to save me,


for you are my rock, my stronghold.

For your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.


Release me from the snares they have hidden

for you are my refuge, Lord.


Into your hands I commend my spirit.

It is you who will redeem me, Lord.


O God of truth, you detest

those who worship false and empty gods.


As for me, I trust in the Lord:

let me be glad and rejoice in your love.


You who have seen my affliction

and taken heed of my soul’s distress,


have not handed me over to the enemy,

but set my feet at large.


Have mercy on me, O Lord,

for I am in distress.


Tears have wasted my eyes,

my throat and my heart.


For my life is spent with sorrow

and my years with sighs.


Affliction has broken down my strength

and my bones waste away.


In the face of all my foes

I am a reproach,


an object of scorn to my neighbors

and of fear to my friends.


Those who see me in the street

run far away from me.


I am like a dead man, forgotten,

like a thing thrown away.


I have heard the slander of the crowd,

fear is all around me,


as they plot together against me,

as they plan to take my life.


But as for me, I trust in you, Lord,

I say: “You are my God.


My life is in your hands, deliver me

from the hands of those who hate me.


Let your face shine on your servant.

Save me in your love.


Let me not be put to shame for I call you,

let the wicked be shamed!


Let them be silenced in the grave,

let lying lips be dumb,


that speak haughtily against the just

with pride and contempt.”


How great is the goodness, Lord

that you keep for those who fear you,


that you show to those who trust you

in the sight of men.


You hide them in the shelter of your presence

from the plotting of men:


you keep them safe within your tent

from disputing tongues.


Blessed be the Lord who has shown me 

the wonders of his love

in a fortified city.


“I am far removed from your sight

I said in my alarm.


Yet you heard the voice of my plea

when I cried for help.


Love the Lord, all you saints.

He guards his faithful


but the Lord will repay to the full

those who act with pride.


Be strong, let your heart take courage,

all who hope in the Lord.





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 33


I will bless the Lord at all times,

his praise always on my lips;


in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.

in the Lord my soul shall hear and be glad.


Glorify the Lord with me.

Together let us praise his name.


I sought the Lord and he answered me;

from all my terrors he set me free.


Look toward him and be radiant;

let your faces not be abashed.


This poor man called; the Lord heard him

and rescued him from all his distress.


The angel of the Lord is encamped,

around those who revere him, to rescue them.


Taste and see that the Lord is good.

He is happy who seeks refuge in him.


Revere the Lord, you his saints.

they lack nothing, those who revere him.


Strong lions suffer want and go hungry

but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.


Come, children, and hear me

that I may teach you’re the fear of the Lord.


Who is he who longs for life

and many days, to enjoy his prosperity?


Then keep your tongue from evil

and your lips from speaking deceit.


Turn aside from evil and do good;

seek and strive after peace.


The Lord turns his face against the wicked

to destroy their remembrance from the earth.


The Lord turns his eyes to the just

and his ears to their appeal.


They call and the Lord hears

and rescues them in all their distress.


The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;

those whose spirit is crushed he will save.


Many are the trials of the just man

but from them all the Lord will rescue him.


He will keep guard over all his bones,

not one of his bones shall be broken.


Evil brings death to the wicked;

those who hate the good are doomed.


The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.

Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.






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 65


Cry out with joy to God all the earth,

O sing to the glory of his name.


O render him glorious praise.

Say to God: “How tremendous your deeds!


Because of the greatness of your strength

your enemies cringe before you.


Before you all the earth shall bow,

shall sing to you, sing to your name!”


Come and see the works of God,

tremendous his deeds among men.


He turned the sea into dry land,

they passed through the river dry-shod.


Let our joy then be in him;

he rules for ever by his might.


His eyes keep watch over the nations;

let rebels not rise against him.


O peoples, bless or God,

let the voice of his praise resound,


of the God who gave life to our souls

and kept our feet from stumbling.


For you, O God, have tested us,

you have tried us as silver is tried:


you led us, God, into the snare;

you laid a heavy burden on our backs.


You let men ride over our heads

we went through fire and through water

but then you brought us relief.


Burnt offering I bring to your house;

to you I will pay my vows,


the vows which my lips have uttered,

which my mouth spoke in my distress.


I will offer burnt offerings of fatlings 

with the smoke of burning rams.

I will offer bullocks and goats.


Come and hear, all who fear God.

I will tell what he did for my soul:


to him I cried aloud,

with high praise ready on my tongue.


If there had been evil in my heart,

the Lord would not have listened.


But truly God has listened;

he has heeded the voice of my prayer.


Blessed by God who did not reject my prayer

nor withhold his love from me.





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



Responsory or Canticle



Gospel Reading



Te Deum

(except during Lent)


We praise you, O God.

We acclaim you Lord and Master.


Everlasting Father,

all the world bows down before you.


All the angels sing your praise,

the hosts of heaven and all the angelic power.


All the Cherubim and Seraphim

call out to you in unending chorus:






holy is the Lord

God of angel hosts!”


The heavens and the earth are filled, Lord.

with your majesty and glory.


Your praises are sung

by the renowned Apostles.


By all the prophets,

who themselves deserve our praise.


By that mighty white-robed army

who shed their blood for Christ.


and to the ends of the earth

the holy Church proclaims her faith in you:


Father, whose majesty is boundless.


Your only son, who is true God,

and who is to be adored.


The Holy Spirit,

sent to be our Advocate.

O Christ, the King of glory!


You alone are the Father’s eternal Son.

When you were to become man so as to save mankind.


you did not shrink back from the chaste Virgin’s womb.

When you triumphantly destroyed death’s sting.


you opened up to believers the kingdom of heaven.

You are now enthroned at God’s right hand,

in the Father’s glory.


We believe that you will come for judgment.

We therefore implore you

to grant your servants grace and aid,


for you shed your precious Blood

for their redemption.


Admit them all to the ranks of your saints

in everlasting glory.





Let us bless the Lord.


Thanks be to God.