TUESDAY, WEEK IV
Lord, open my lips.
- And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Psalm 95 is the traditional Invitatory Psalm. Psalm 24, 67, or 100 may be substituted.
Antiphon: The Lord is risen, alleluia.
God, come to my assistance.
- Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
- as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
This day God gives me
Strength of high heaven.
Sun and moon shining.
Flame in my hearth.
Flashing of lightning.
Wind in its swiftness.
Deeps of the ocean.
Firmness of earth.
This day God sends me
Strength as my steersman,
Might to uphold me.
Wisdom as guide.
Your eyes are watchful.
Your ears are listening.
Your lips are speaking.
Friend at my side.
God's way is my way,
God's shield is round me.
God's host defends me.
Saving from ill.
Angels of heaven,
Drive from me always
All that would harm me.
Stand by me still.
Rising, I thank you.
Mighty and strong one.
King of creation,
Giver of rest.
Threeness of persons,
Oneness of Godhead,
Text: James Quinn, SJ; Music: Old Gaelic Melody, Bunessan 55.54.D; Midi: Cyberhymnal
Antiphon 1: Whoever does the will of my Father will enter the kingdom of heaven, alleluia.
My song is of mercy and justice;
I sing to you, O Lord.
I will walk in the way of perfection.
O when, Lord, will you come?
I will walk with blameless heart
within my house;
I will not set before my eyes
whatever is base.
I will hate the ways of the crooked;
they shall not be my friends.
The false-hearted must keep far away;
the wicked I disown.
The man who slanders his neighbor in secret
I will bring to silence.
The man of proud looks and haughty heart
I will never endure.
I look to the faithful in the land
that they may dwell with me.
He who walks in the way of perfection
shall be my friend.
No man who practices deceit
shall live within my house.
No man who utters lies shall stand
before my eyes.
Morning by morning I will silence
all the wicked in the land,
uprooting from the city of the Lord
all who do evil. Glory...
Whoever does the will of my Father will enter the kingdom of heaven, alleluia.
Antiphon 2: Let all the nations, O Lord, know the depths of your loving mercy for us, alleluia.
Blessed are you, and praiseworthy,
O Lord, the God of our fathers,
and glorious forever is your name.
For you are just in all you have done;
all your deeds are faultless, all your ways right,
and all your judgments proper.
For we have sinned and transgressed
by departing from you,
and we have done every kind of evil.
For your name's sake, do not deliver us up forever,
or make void your covenant.
Do not take away your mercy from us,
for the sake of Abraham, your beloved,
Isaac your servant, and Israel your holy one,
To whom you promised to multiply their offspring
like the stars of heaven,
or the sand on the shore of the sea.
For we are reduced, O Lord, beyond any other nation,
brought low everywhere in the world this day
because of our sins.
We have in our day no prince, prophet, or leader,
no holocaust, sacrifice, oblation, or incense,
no place to offer first fruits, to find favor with you.
But with contrite heart and humble spirit
let us be received;
as though it were holocausts of rams and bullocks,
or thousands of fat lambs,
So let our sacrifice be in your presence today
as we follow you unreservedly;
for those who trust in you cannot be put to shame.
And now we follow you with our whole heart,
we fear you and we pray to you. Glory...
Let all the nations, O Lord, know the depths of your loving mercy for us, alleluia.
Antiphon 3: The Lord is my refuge and my savior, alleluia.
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 passing shadow?
Lower your heavens and come down;
touch the mountains; wreathe them in smoke.
Flash your lightnings; 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 harp
to you who give kings their victory,
who set David your servant free. Glory...
The Lord is my refuge and my savior, alleluia.
Source of all life, remember the death and resurrection of the Lamb slain on the cross.
- listen to his voice as he lives for ever, making intercession for us.
Now that the old leaven of wickedness and evil is destroyed,
- may we always feed on the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Grant that today we may put aside all friction and jealousy,
- and show greater concern for the needs of others.
Send into our hearts the spirit of the Gospel,
- that we may walk in the way of your commandments, today and forever.
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, celebrating the mysteries of the Lordís Resurrection,
we may merit to receive the joy of our redemption.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.