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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 57

 

Do you truly speak justice, you who hold divine power?

Do you mete out fair judgment to the sons of men?

 

No, in your hearts you devise injustice;

your hands deal out violence to the land.

 

In their wickedness they have gone astray from their birth;

they wandered among lies as soon as they were born.

 

Their venom is like the venom of the snake;

they are heedless as the adder that turns a deaf ear

 

lest it should catch the snake charmer’s voice,

the voice of the skillful dealer in spells.

 

O God, break the teeth in their mouths,

tear out the fangs of these wild beast, O Lord!

 

Let them vanish like water that runs away;

let them wither like grass that is trodden underfoot;

 

let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime;

like a woman’s miscarriage that never sees the sun.

 

Before they put forth thorns, like a bramble,

let them be swept away, green wood or dry!

 

The just shall rejoice at the sight of vengeance;

they shall bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.

 

Truly,” men shall say, “the just are rewarded.

Truly there is a God who does justice on the 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.

 

 

Psalm 58

 

Rescue me, God, from my foes;

protect me from those who attack me.

 

O rescue me from those who do evil

and save me from blood-thirsty men.

 

See, they lie in wait for my life;

powerful men band together against me.

 

For no offense, no sin of min, Lord,

for no guilt of mine they rush to take their stand.

 

Awake, come to my aid and see!

Lord of hosts, you are Israel’s God.

 

Rouse yourself and punish the nations;

show no mercy to evil traitors.

 

Each evening they come back like dogs.

They howl and roam about the city,

 

they prowl in search of food,

they snarl till they have their fill.

 

See how they gabble open mouthed,

their lips are filled with insults.

“For who,” they say, “will hear us?”

 

But you, Lord, will laugh them to scorn.

You make light of all the nations.

 

O my Strength, it is you to whom I turn,

for you, O God, are my stronghold,

the God who shows me love.

 

O God, come to my aid

and let me look in triumph on my foes.

 

God, kill them lest my people be seduced;

rout them by your power, lay them low.

 

It is you, O Lord, who are our shield.

For the sins of their mouths and their lips,

 

for the curses and lies that they speak

let them be caught in their pride.

 

Destroy the, Lord, in your anger.

Destroy them till they are no more.

 

Let men know that God is the ruler

over Jacob and the ends of the earth.

 

Each evening they come back like dogs.

They howl and roam about the city,

 

they prowl in search of food,

they snarl till they have their fill.

 

As for me, I will sing of your strength

and each morning acclaim your love;

 

for you have been my stronghold,

a refuge in the day of my distress.

 

O my Strength, it is you to whom I turn,

for you, O God, are my stronghold,

the God who shows me love.

 

 

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 59

 

O God, you have rejected us and broken us.

You have been angry; come back to us.

 

You have made the earth quake, torn it open.

Repair what is shattered for it sways.

 

You have inflicted hardships on your people

and made us drink a wine that dazed us.

 

You have given those who fear you a signal

to flee from the enemy’s bow.

 

O come, and deliver your friends,

help with your right hand and reply.

 

From his holy place God has made this promise;

“I will triumph and divide the land of Shechem,

I will measure out the valley of Succoth.

 

Gilead is mine and Manasseh,

Ephraim I take for my helmet,

Judah for my commander’s staff.

 

Moab I will use for my washbowl;

on Edom I will plant my shoe.

Over the Philistines I will shout in triumph.”

 

But who will lead me to conquer the fortress?

Who will bring me face to face with Edom?

 

Will you utterly reject us, O God,

and no longer march with our armies?

 

Give us help against the foe,

for the help of man is vain.

 

With God we shall do bravely

and he will trample down our foes.

 

 

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 136

 

By the rivers of Babylon,

there we sat and wept,

remembering Zion;

 

on the poplars that grew there

we hung up our harps.

 

For it was there that they asked us,

our captors, for songs,

our oppressors, for joy.

 

Sing to us,” they said,

“one of Zion’s songs.”

 

O how could we sing the song of the Lord

on alien soil?

 

If I forget you, Jerusalem,

let my right hand wither!

 

O let my tongue

cleave to my mouth

If I remember you not,

 

if I prize not Jerusalem

above all my joys!

 

Remember, O Lord,

against the sons of Edom

the day of Jerusalem;

 

when they said: “Tear it down!

Tear it down to its foundations!”

 

O Babylon, destroyer,

he is happy who repays you

the ills you brought on us.

 

He shall seize and shall dash

your children on the rock!

 

 

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.

 

 

Psalms 143

 

Blessed be the Lord, my rock,

who trains my arms for battle,

who prepares my hands for war.

 

He is my love, my fortress;

he is my stronghold, my savior,

 

my shield, my place of refuge.

He brings peoples under my rule.

 

Lord, what is man that you care for him,

mortal man, that you keep him in mind;

 

man, who is merely a breath,

whose life fades like a shadow?

 

Lower your heavens and come down;

touch the mountains; wreathe them in smoke.

 

Flash your lightning; rout the foe,

shoot your arrows and put them to flight.

 

Reach down from heaven and save me;

draw me out from the mighty waters,

from the hands of alien foes

 

whose mouths are filled with lies,

whose hands are raised in perjury.

 

To you, O God, will I sing a new song,

I will play on the ten-stringed lute

 

to you who give kings their victory,

who set David your servant free.

 

You set him free from the evil sword;

you rescued him from alien foes

 

whose mouths were filled with lies,

whose hands were raised in perjury.

 

To you, O God, will I sing a new song;

I will play on the ten-stringed lute

 

to you who give kings their victory,

who set David your servant free.

 

You set him free from the evil sword;

you rescued him from alien foes

 

whose mouths were filled with lies,

whose hands were raised in perjury.

 

Let our sons then flourish like saplings,

grown tall and strong from their youth;

 

our daughters graceful as columns

adorned as though for a palace.

 

Let our barns be filled to overflowing

with crops of every kind;

 

our sheep increasing by thousands,

myriads of sheep in our fields,

our cattle heavy with young,

 

no ruined wall, no exile,

no sound of weeping in our streets.

 

Happy the people with such blessings;

happy the people whose God is 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 144

 

I will give you glory, O God my King,

I will bless your name for ever.

 

I will bless you day after day

and praise your name for ever.

 

The Lord is great, highly to be praised,

his greatness cannot be measured.

 

Age to age shall proclaim your works,

shall declare your mighty deeds,

 

shall speak of your splendor and glory,

tell the tale of your wonderful works.

 

They shall declare your mighty deeds,

recount your greatness and might.

 

They will recall your abundant goodness;

age to age shall ring out your justice.

 

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

 

How good is the Lord to all,

compassionate to all his creatures.

 

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,

and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

 

They shall speak of the glory of your reign

and declare your might, O God,

 

to make known to men your mighty deeds

and the glorious splendor of your reign.

 

Yours is an everlasting kingdom;

your rule lasts from age to age.

 

The Lord is faithful in all his words

and loving in all his deeds.

 

The Lord supports all who fall

and raises all who are bowed down.

 

The eyes of all creatures look to you,

and you give them their food in due time.

 

You open wide your hand,

grant the desires of all who live.

 

The eyes of all creatures look to you,

and you give them their food in due time.

 

You open wide your hand,

grant the desires of all who live.

 

The Lord is just in all his ways

and loving in all his deeds.

 

He is close to all who call him,

who call on him from their hearts.

 

He grants the desires of those who fear him,

he hears their cry and saves them.

 

The Lord protects all who love him;

but the wicked he will utterly destroy.

 

Let me speak the praise of the Lord,

let all mankind bless his holy name

for ever, for ages unending.

 

 

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

 

 

Hymn

 

We fly to your patronage,

O holy Mother of God;

despise not our petitions

in our necessities,

but deliver us from all evil,

O glorious and blessed Virgin.

 

 

Dismissal

 

Let us bless the Lord.

 

Thanks be to God.