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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 94

 

Come, ring out our joy to the Lord;

hail the rock who saves us.

 

Let us come before him, giving thanks,

with songs let us hail the Lord.

 

A mighty God is the Lord,

a great king above all gods.

 

In his hands are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his.

 

To him belongs the sea, for he made it,

and the dry land shaped by his hands.

 

Come in; let us bow and bend low;

let us kneel before the God who made us,

 

for he is our God and we 

the people who belong to his pasture,

the flock that is led by his hand.

 

O that today you would listen to his voice!

Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,

 

as on the day at Massah in the desert 

when your fathers put me to the test;

when they tried me, though they saw my work.

 

For forty years I was wearied of these people 

and I said: ‘Their hearts are astray.

these people do not know my ways.’

 

Then I took an oath in my anger:

Never shall they enter my rest.’

 

 

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 17

 

I love you, Lord, my strength,

my rock, my fortress, my savior.

 

My God is the rock where I take refuge;

my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.

 

The Lord is worthy of all praise

when I call I am saved from my foes.

 

The waves of death rose about me;

the torrents of destruction assailed me;

 

the snares of the grave entangled me;

the traps of death confronted me.

 

I my anguish I called to the Lord;

I cried to my God for help.

 

From his temple he heard my voice;

my cry came to his ears.

 

Then the earth reeled and rocked

the mountains were shaken to their base:

they reeled at his terrible anger.

 

Smoke came forth from his nostrils 

and scorching fire from his mouth:

coals were set ablaze by its heat.

 

He lowered the heavens and came down,

a black cloud under his feet.

 

He came enthroned on the cherubim,

He flew on the wings of the wind.

 

He made the darkness his covering,

the dark waters of the clouds, his tent.

 

A brightness shone out before him

with hailstones and flashes of fire.

 

The Lord thundered in the heavens;

the Most High let his voice be heard.

 

He shot his arrows, scattered the foe

flashed his lightning, and put them to flight.

 

The bed of the ocean was revealed;

the foundations of the world were laid bare

 

at the thunder of your threat, O Lord,

at the blast of the breath of your anger.

 

From on high he reached down and seized me;

he drew me forth from the mighty waters.

 

he snatched me from my powerful foe,

from my enemies whose strength I could not match.

 

They assailed me in the day of my misfortune,

but the Lord was my support.

 

He brought me forth into freedom,

he saved me because he loved me.

 

He rewarded me because I was just,

repaid me, for my hands were clean,

 

for I have kept the way of the Lord,

and have not fallen away from my God.

 

For his judgments are all before me:

I have never neglected his commands.

 

I have always been upright before him;

I have kept myself from guilt.

 

He repaid me because I was just

and my hands were clean in his eyes.

 

You are loving with those who love you:

you show yourself perfect with the perfect;

 

with the sincere you show yourself sincere,

but the cunning you outdo in cunning.

 

For you save a humble people

but humble the eyes that are proud.

 

You, O Lord, are my lamp,

my God who lightens my darkness.

 

With you I can break through any barrier,

with my God I can scale any wall.

 

As for God, his ways are perfect;

the word of the Lord, purest gold.

 

He indeed is the shield

of all who make him their refuge.

 

For who is God but the Lord?

Who is a rock but our God?

 

The God who girds me with strength

and makes the path safe before me.

 

My feet you made swift as the deer’s;

you have made me stand firm on the heights.

 

You have trained my hands for battle

and my arms to bend the heavy bow.

 

You gave me your saving shield;

you upheld me, trained me with care.

 

You gave me freedom for my steps;

my feet have never slipped.

 

I pursued and overtook my foes,

never turning back till they were slain.

 

I smote them so they could not rise;

they fell beneath my feet.

 

You girded me with strength for battle;

you made my enemies fall beneath me,

 

you made my foes take flight;

those who hated me I destroyed.

 

They cried, but there was no one to save them;

they cried to the Lord, but in vain.

 

I crushed them fine as dust before the wind;

trod them down like dirt in the streets.

 

You saved me from the feuds of the people

and put me at the head of the nations.

 

People unknown to me served me:

when they heard of me they obeyed me.

 

Foreign nations came to me cringing, 

foreign nations faded away

They came trembling out of their strongholds.

 

Long life to the Lord, my rock!

Praised be the God who saves me,

 

the God who gives me redress

and subdues people under me.

 

You saved me from my furious foes

You set me above my assailants.

You saved me from violent men,

 

so I will praise you, Lord, among the nations:

I will sing a psalm to your name.

 

He has given great victories to his king 

and shown his love for his anointed,

for David and his sons 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.

 

 

Scripture Reading

 

 

Nocturn II

 

Psalm 24

 

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul

I trust you, let me not be disappointed;

do not let my enemies triumph.

 

Those who hope in you shall not be disappointed,

but only those who wantonly break faith.

 

Lord, make me know your ways.

Lord, teach me your paths.

 

Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:

for you are God my savior.

 

In you I hope all day long

because of your goodness, O Lord.

 

Remember your mercy, Lord,

and the love you have shown from of old.

 

Do not remember the sins of my youth.

In your love remember me.

 

The Lord is good and upright.

He shows the path to those who stray,

 

he guides the humble in the right path;

he teaches his way to the poor.

 

His ways are faithfulness and love

for those who keep his covenant and will.

 

Lord, for the sake of your name

forgive my guilt, for it is great.

 

I anyone fears the Lord

he will show him the path he should choose.

 

His soul shall live in happiness

and his children shall possess the land.

 

The Lord’s friendship is for those who revere him;

to them he reveals his covenant.

 

My eyes are always on the Lord,

for he rescues my feet from the snare.

 

Turn to me and have mercy

for I am lonely and poor.

 

Relieve the anguish of my heart

and set me free from my distress.

 

See my affliction and my toil

and take all my sins away.

 

See how many are my foes;

how violent their hatred for me.

 

Preserve my life and rescue me.

Do not disappoint me, you are my refuge.

 

May innocence and uprightness protect me,

for my hope is in you, O Lord.

 

Redeem Israel, O God,

from all its distress.

 

 

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 26

 

The Lord is my light and my help;

whom shall I fear?

 

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

before whom shall I shrink?

 

When evil-doers draw near

to devour my flesh,

 

it is they, my enemies and foes,

who stumble and fall.

 

Though an army encamp against me

my heart would not fear.

 

Though war break out against me,

even then would I trust.

 

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,

for this I long,

 

to live in the house of the Lord,

all the days of my life,

 

to savor the sweetness of the Lord,

to behold his temple.

 

For there he keeps me safe in his tent

in the day of evil.

 

He hides me in the shelter of his tent,

on a rock he sets me safe.

 

And now my head shall be raised

above my foes who surround me,

 

and I shall offer within his tent 

a sacrifice of joy.

I will sing and make music for the Lord.

 

O Lord, hear my voice when I call;

have mercy and answer.

 

Of you my heart has spoken:

Seek his face.”

 

It is your face, O Lord, that I seek;

hide not your face.

 

Dismiss not your servant in anger;

you have been my help.

 

Do not abandon or forsake me,

O God my help!

 

Though father and mother forsake me

The Lord will receive me.

 

Instruct me, Lord, in your way;

on an even path lead me.

 

When they lie in ambush protect me

from my enemy’s greed.

 

False witnesses rise against me,

breathing out fury.

 

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness

in the land of the living.

 

Hope in him, hold firm and take heart.

Hope in the Lord!

 

 

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 27

 

To you, O Lord, I call,

my rock, hear me.

 

If you do not heed I shall become

like those in the grave.

 

Hear the voice of my pleading

as I call for help,

 

as I lift my hands in prayer

to your holy place.

 

Do not drag me away with the wicked,

with the evil-doers,

 

who speak words of peace to their neighbors

but with evil in their hearts.

 

Repay them as their actions deserve

and the malice of their deeds.

 

Repay them for the work of their hands;

give them their deserts.

 

For they ignore the deeds of the Lord

and the work of his hands.

May he ruin them and never rebuild them.

 

Blessed be the Lord for he has heard

my cry, my appeal.

 

The Lord is my strength and my shield;

in him my heart trusts.

 

I was helped, my heart rejoices

and I praise him with my song.

 

The Lord is the strength of his people

a fortress where his anointed find help.

 

Save your people; bless Israel your heritage.

Be their shepherd and carry them 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.

 

 

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,

 

holy,

 

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.

 

 

Dismissal

 

Let us bless the Lord.

 

Thanks be to God.