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Psalter

Sanctoral

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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

(varies)

 

 

Nocturn I

 

Psalm 55

 

Have mercy on me, God, men crush me;

they fight me all day long and oppress me.

 

My foes crush me all day long,

for many fight proudly against me.

 

When I fear, I will trust in you,

in God, whose word I praise.

 

In God I trust, I shall not fear:

what can mortal man do to me?

 

All day long they distort my words,

all their thought is to harm me.

 

They band together in ambush,

track me down and seek my life.

 

Repay them, God, for their crimes;

in your anger, cast down the peoples.

 

You have kept an account of my wanderings; 

you have kept a record of my tears;

are they not written in your book?

 

Then my foes will be put to flight

on the day that I call to you.

 

This I know, that God is on my side

In God, whose word I praise,

in the Lord whose word I praise,

 

in God I trust; I shall not fear:

what can mortal man do to me?

 

I am bound by the vows I have made you.

O God, I will offer your praise

 

for you have rescued my soul from death,

you kept my feet from stumbling

 

that I may walk in the presence of God

and enjoy the light of the living.

 

 

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 69

 

O God, make hast to my rescue,

Lord, come to my aid!

 

Let there be shame and confusion

on those who seek my life.

 

O let them turn back in confusion,

who delight in my harm,

 

let them retreat, covered with shame,

who jeer at my lot.

 

Let there be rejoicing and gladness

for all who seek you.

 

Let them say for ever: “God is great.”

who love your saving help.

 

As for me, wretched and poor,

come to me, O God.

 

You are my rescuer, my help,

O Lord, do not delay.

 

 

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 70

 

In you, O Lord, I take refuge;

let me never be put to shame.

 

In your justice rescue me, free me:

pay heed to me and save me.

 

Be a rock where I can take refuge, 

a mighty stronghold to save me;

for you are my rock, my stronghold.

 

Free me from the hand of the wicked,

from the grip of the unjust, of the oppressor.

 

It is you, O Lord, who are my hope,

my trust, O Lord, since my youth.

 

On you I have leaned from my birth

from my mother’s womb you have been my help.

My hope has always been in you.

 

My fate has filled many with awe

but you are my strong refuge.

 

My lips are filled with your praise,

with your glory all the day long.

 

Do not reject me now that I am old;

when my strength fails do not forsake me.

 

For my enemies are speaking about me;

those who watch me take counsel together

 

saying: “God has forsaken him; follow him,

seize him, there is no one to save him.”

 

O God, do not stay far off:

my God, make haste to help me!

 

Let them be put to shame and destroyed,

all those who seek my life.

 

Let them be covered with shame and confusion,

all those who seek to harm me.

 

But as for me, I will always hope

and praise you more and more.

 

My lips will tell of your justice 

and day by day of your help,

though I can never tell it all.

 

I will declare the Lord’s mighty deeds

proclaiming your justice, yours alone.

 

O God, you have taught me from my youth

and I proclaim your wonders still.

 

Now that I am old and grey-headed,

do not forsake me, God.

 

Let me tell of your power to all ages,

praise your strength and justice to the skies,

 

tell of you who have worked such wonders.

O God, who is like you?

 

You have burdened me with bitter troubles

but you will give me back my life.

 

You will raise me from the depths of the earth,

you will exalt me and console me again.

 

So I will give you thanks on the lyre

for your faithful love, by God.

 

To you will I sing with the harp,

to you, the Holy One of Israel.

 

When I sing to you my lips shall rejoice

and my soul, which you have redeemed.

 

And all the day long my tongue

shall tell the tale of your justice:

 

for they are put to shame and disgraced,

all those who seek to harm 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.

 

 

Scripture Reading

 

 

 

Nocturn II

 

 

Psalm 74

 

We give thanks to you, O God

we give thanks and call upon your name.

We recount your wonderful deeds.

 

“When I reach the appointed time,

then I will judge with justice.

 

Though the earth and all who dwell in it may rock,

it is I who uphold its pillars.

 

To the boastful I say: ‘Do not boast,’

to the wicked: ‘Do not flaunt your strength,

 

do not flaunt your strength on high.

Do not speak with insolent pride.’”

 

For neither from the east nor the west,

nor from desert or mountains comes judgment,

 

but God himself is the judge.

One he humbles, another he exalts.

 

The Lord holds a cup in his hand,

full on wine, foaming and spiced.

 

He pours it; they drink it to the dregs:

all the wicked on the earth must drain it.

 

As for me, I will rejoice for ever

and sing psalms to Jacob’s God.

 

He shall break the power of the wicked,

while the strength of the just shall be exalted.

 

 

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 81

 

God stands in the divine assembly.

In the midst of the gods he gives judgment.

 

“How long will you judge unjustly

and favor the cause of the wicked?

 

Do justice for the weak and the orphan,

defend the afflicted and the needy.

 

Rescue the weak and the poor;

set them free from the hand of the wicked.

 

Unperceiving, they grope in the darkness

and the order of the world is shaken.

 

I have said to you: ‘You are gods

and all of you, sons of the Most High.’

 

And yet, you shall die like men,

you shall fall like any of the princes.”

 

Arise, O God, judge the earth,

for you rule all the nations.

 

 

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 93

 

O Lord, avenging God,

avenging God, appear!

 

Judge of the earth, arise,

give the proud what they deserve!

 

How long, O Lord, shall the wicked,

how long shall the wicked triumph?

 

They bluster with arrogant speech;

the evil-doers boast to each other.

 

They crush your people, Lord,

they afflict the ones you have chosen.

 

They kill the widow and the stranger

and murder the fatherless child.

 

And they say: “The Lord does not see;

the God of Jacob pays no heed.”

 

Mark this, most senseless of people;

fools, when will you understand?

 

Can he who made the ear, not hear?

Can he who formed the eye, not see?

 

Will he who trains nations, not punish?

Will he who teaches men, not have knowledge?

 

The Lord knows the thoughts of men.

He knows they are no more than a breath.

 

Happy the man whom your teach, O Lord,

whom you train by means of your law:

 

to him you give peace in evil days

while the pit is being dug for the wicked.

 

The Lord will not abandon his people

nor forsake those who are his own:

 

for judgment shall again be just

and all true hearts shall uphold it.

 

Who will stand up for me against the wicked?

Who will defend me from those who do evil?

 

If the Lord were not to help me,

I would soon go down into the silence.

 

When I think: “I have lost my foothold”;

your mercy, Lord, holds me up.

 

When cares increase in my heart

your consolation calms my soul.

 

Can judges who do evil be your friends?

They do injustice under cover of law;

 

they attack the life of the just

and condemn innocent blood.

 

As for me, the Lord will be a stronghold;

my God will be the rock where I take refuge.

 

He will repay them for their wickedness, 

destroy them for their evil deeds.

The Lord, our God, will destroy them.

 

 

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

 

 

Prayer

 

Lord God,

we thank you for gathering us into your presence

before the dawn of this day.

By this we know that you loved us first,

and never cease to call us.

 

May our vigil this night be part of your praise,

and may we be found faithful

on the day when you come back;

 

so that we may help the world

to welcome your salvation,

for you live, forever and ever.

 

Amen

 

 

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.

 

 

Let us bless the Lord.

 

Thanks be to God.