- O COME, let us sing unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
- Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
- For the Lord is a great God : and a great King above all gods.
- In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also.
- The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land.
- O come, let us worship and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
- For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
- To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
- When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.
- Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways;
- Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.
Verba mea auribus.
- PONDER my words, O Lord : consider my meditation.
- O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God : for unto thee will I make my prayer.
- My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord : early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
- For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
- Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight : for thou hatest all them that work vanity.
- Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing : the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
- But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy : and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
- Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies : make thy way plain before my face.
- For there is no faithfulness in his mouth : their inward parts are very wickedness.
- Their throat is an open sepulchre : they flatter with their tongue.
- Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations : cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.
- And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;
- For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous : and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.
Canticle: 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
Soli Deo Honor et Gloria
- Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel : for ever and ever.
- Yours, O Lord, are the greatness : the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty;
- For all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours : yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
- Riches and honour come from you : and you rule over all.
- In your hand are power and might : and it is in your hand to make great and to give strength to all.
- And now, our God, we give thanks to you : and praise your glorious name.
- BRING unto the Lord, O ye mighty, bring young rams unto the Lord : ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.
- Give the Lord the honour due unto his Name : worship the Lord with holy worship.
- It is the Lord that commandeth the waters : it is the glorious God that maketh the thunder.
- It is the Lord that ruleth the sea; the voice of the Lord is mighty in operation : the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
- The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar-trees : yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus.
- He maketh them also to skip like a calf : Libanus also, and Sirion, like a young unicorn.
- The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness: yea, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades.
- The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and discovereth the thick bushes : in his temple doth every man speak of his honour.
- The Lord sitteth above the water-flood : and the Lord remaineth a King for ever.
- The Lord shall give strength unto his people : the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.
Isaiah ii. 3.
Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
St Luke i. 68.
- Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
- And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us: in the house of his servant David;
- As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets: which have been since the world began;
- That we should be saved from our enemies: and from the hand of all that hate us.
- To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers: and to remember his holy Covenant;
- To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham: that he would give us;
- That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies: might serve him without fear;
- In holiness and righteousness before him: all the days of our life.
- And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
- To give knowledge of salvation unto his people: for the remission of their sins,
- Through the tender mercy of our God: whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;
- To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
In Domino confido.
- In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye then to my soul, that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?
- For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver: that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.
- If the foundations be destroyed: what can the righteous do?
- The LORD is in his holy temple: the LORD’S seat is in heaven.
- His eyes consider the poor: and his eyelids try the children of men.
- The LORD approveth the righteous: but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.
- Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest: this shall be their portion to drink.
- For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness: his countenance will behold the thing that is just.
Domine, quis habitabit?
- LORD, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle: or who shall rest upon thy holy hill?
- Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life: and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
- He that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour: and hath not slandered his neighbour.
- He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes: and maketh much of them that fear the LORD.
- He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not: though it were to his own hindrance.
- He that hath not given his money upon usury: nor taken reward against the innocent.
- Whoso doeth these things: shall never fall.
Ephesians i. 3.
- Blessed be the God and Father: of our Lord Jesus Christ,
- Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings: in heavenly places in Christ
- According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world: That we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
- Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself: according to the good pleasure of his will,
- To the praise of the glory of his grace: wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
- In whom we have redemption through his blood: the forgiveness of sins
- According to the riches of his grace: Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
- Having made known unto us the mystery of his will: according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
- That in the dispensation of the fulness of times: he might gather together in one all things in Christ,
- both which are in heaven, and which are on earth: even in him.
Colossians i. 9b.
That ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
St. Luke i. 46.
- My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
- For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden.
- For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.
- For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.
- And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.
- He hath showed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
- He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek;.
- He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.
- He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.
- Bow down thine ear, O LORD, and hear me: for I am poor, and in misery.
- Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy: my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.
- Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I will call daily upon thee.
- Comfort the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
- For thou, Lord, art good and gracious: and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
- Give ear, LORD, unto my prayer: and ponder the voice of my humble desires.
- In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou hearest me.
- Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord: there is not one that can do as thou doest.
- All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship thee, O Lord: and shall glorify thy Name.
- For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
- Teach me thy way, O LORD, and I will walk in thy truth: O knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy Name.
- I will thank thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and will praise thy Name for evermore.
- For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell.
- O God, the proud are risen against me: and the congregations of violent men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes.
- But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy: long-suffering, plenteous in goodness and truth.
- O turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me: give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid.
- Show some token upon me for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
I Thessalonians v. 9.
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
St. Luke ii. 29.
- Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, * according to thy word.
- For mine eyes have seen * thy salvation,
- Which thou hast prepared * before the face of all people;
- To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, * and to be the glory of thy people Israel.