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Psalter

Sanctoral

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Outline

 

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 3

 

How many are my foes, O Lord!

How many are rising up against me!

 

How many are saying about me:

“There is no help for him in God.”

 

But you, Lord, are a shield about me,

my glory, who lift up my head.

 

I cry aloud to the Lord.

He answers from his holy mountain.

 

I lie down to rest and I sleep.

I wake, for the Lord upholds me.

 

I will not fear even thousands of people

who are ranged on every side against me.

 

Arise, Lord, save me, my God,

you who strike all my foes on the mouth,

 

you who break the teeth of the wicked!

O Lord of salvation, bless your people!

 

 

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 7

 

Lord God, I take refuge in you.

From my pursuer save me and rescue me,

 

lest he tear me to pieces like a lion

and drag me off with no one to rescue me.

 

Lord God, if my hands have done wrong

if I have paid back evil for good.

I who saved my unjust oppressor:

 

then let my foe pursue me and seize me, 

let him trample my life to the ground

and lay my soul in the dust.

 

Lord, rise up in your anger, 

rise against the fury of my foes;

my God, awakeYou will give judgment.

 

Let the company of nations gather round you 

taking your seat above them on high.

The Lord is judge of the peoples.

 

Give judgment for me, Lord;

I am just and innocent of heart.

 

Put an end to the evil of the wicked!

Make the just stand firm,

 

you who test mind and heart,

O just God!

 

God is the shield that protects me,

who saves the upright of heart.

 

God is a just judge

slow to anger,

 

but he threatens the wicked every day.

men who will not repent.

 

God will sharpen his sword;

he has braced his bow and taken aim.

 

For them he has prepared deadly weapons;

he barbs his arrows with fire.

 

Here is one who is pregnant with malice,

conceives evil and brings forth lies.

 

He digs a pitfall, digs it deep;

and in the trap he has made he will fall.

 

His malice will recoil on himself;

on his own head his violence will fall.

 

I will thank the Lord for his justice:

I will sing to the Lord, the Most High.

 

 

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 15

 

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you

I say to the Lord: “You are my God.

My happiness lies in you alone.”

 

He has put into my heart a marvelous love 

for the faithful ones who dwell in his land.

Those who choose other gods increase their sorrows.

 

Never will I offer their offerings of blood.

Never will I take their name upon my lips.

 

O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup,

it is you yourself who are my prize.

 

The lot marked out for me is my delight,

welcome indeed the heritage that falls to me!

 

I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel,

who even at night directs my heart,

 

I keep the Lord ever in my sight;

since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.

 

And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad;

even by body shall rest in safety.

 

For you will not leave my soul among the dead,

nor let your beloved know decay.

 

You will show me the path of life

the fullness of joy in your presence,

at your right hand happiness for ever.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Nocturn II

 

 

Psalm 88a

 

I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord;

through all ages my mouth will proclaim your truth.

 

Of this I am sure, that your love lasts for ever,

that your truth is firmly established as the heavens.

 

“With my chosen one I have made a covenant;

I have sworn to David my servant:

 

I will establish your dynasty for ever

and set up your throne for all ages.”

 

The heavens proclaim your wonders, O Lord;

the assembly of your holy ones proclaims your truth.

 

For who in the skies can compare with the Lord,

or who is like the Lord among the sons of God?

 

A God to be feared in the council of the holy ones,

great and dreadful to all around him.

 

O Lord, God of hosts, who is your equal?

You are mighty, O Lord, and truth is your garment.

 

It is you who rule the sea in its pride:

it is you who still the surging of its waves.

 

It is you who trod Rahab underfoot like a corpse,

scattering your foes with your mighty arm.

 

The heavens are yours, the world is yours.

It is you who founded the earth and all it holds;

 

it is you who created the North and the South.

Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at your name.

 

Yours is a mighty arm, O Lord;

your hand is strong, your right hand ready.

 

Justice and right are the pillars of your throne,

love and truth walk in your presence.

 

Happy the people who acclaim such a king,

who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face,

 

who find their joy every day in your name,

who make your justice the source of their bliss.

 

For you, O Lord, are the glory of their strength;

by your favor it is that our might is exalted;

 

for our ruler is in the keeping of the Lord;

our king in the keeping of the Holy One of Israel.

 

 

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 88b

 

Of old you spoke in a vision.

To your friends the prophets you said:

 

“I have set the crown on a warrior.

I have exalted one chosen from the people.

 

I have found David my servant

and with my holy oil anointed him.

 

My hand shall always be with him

and my arm shall make him strong.

 

the enemy shall never outwit him

nor the evil man oppress him.

 

I will beat down his foes before him

and smite those who hate him.

 

My truth and my love shall be with him;

by my name his might shall be exalted.

 

I will stretch out his hand to the Sea

and his right hand as far as the River.

 

He will say to me: ‘You are my father,

my God, the rock who saves me;’

 

and I will make him my first-born.

the highest of the kings of the earth.

 

I will keep my love for him always;

with him my covenant shall last.

 

I will establish his dynasty for ever,

make his throne endure as the heavens.

 

If his sons forsake my law

and refuse to walk as I decree,

 

and if ever they violate my statutes,

refusing to keep my commands:

 

then I will punish their offenses with the rod,

then I will scourge them on account of their guilt.

 

But I will never take back my love,

my truth will never fail.

 

I will never violate my covenant

nor go back on the word I have spoken.

 

Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness;

“I will never lie to David.

 

His dynasty shall last forever.

In my sight his throne is like the sun;

 

like the moon, it shall endure for ever,

a faithful witness in the skies.”

 

 

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 88c

 

And yet you have spurned, rejected,

you are angry with the one your have anointed.

 

You have broken your covenant with your servant

and dishonored his crown in the dust.

 

You have broken down all his walls

and reduced his fortresses to ruins.

 

He is despoiled by all who pass by;

he has become the taunt of his neighbors.

 

You have exalted the right hand of his foes;

you have made all his enemies rejoice.

 

You have made his sword give way.

you have not upheld him in battle.

 

You have brought his glory to and end;

you have hurled his throne  to the ground.

 

You have cut short the years of his youth;

you have heaped disgrace upon him.

 

How long, O Lord?  Will you hide yourself for ever?

How long will your anger burn like a fire?

 

Remember, Lord, the shortness of my life

and how frail you have made the sons of men.

 

What man can live and never see death?

Who can save himself from the grasp of the grave?

 

Where are the mercies of the past, O Lord,

which you have sworn in your faithfulness to David?

 

Remember, Lord, how your servant is taunted,

how I have to bear all the insults of the peoples.

 

Thus your enemies taunt me, O Lord,

Mocking your anointed at every step.

 

Blessed be the Lord for ever.

Amen, amen!

 

 

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

 

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.