Evening Prayer II
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.
Come, Thou incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword,
our prayer attend!
Come, and Thy people bless,
and give Thy Word success,
Spirit of holiness,
on us descend!
Come, holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
in this glad hour.
Thou Who almighty art,
now rule in every heart,
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of power!
To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be,
Thy sovereign majesty
may we in glory see,
And to eternity
love and adore!
Text: Anonymous, 1757 Music: Italian Hymn
Antiphon 1: O Trinity most high, eternal and true: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Lord's revelation to my Master:
"Sit on my right:
your foes I will put beneath your feet."
The Lord will wield from Zion
your scepter of power:
rule in the midst of all your foes.
A prince from the day of your birth
on the holy mountains;
from the womb before the dawn I begot you.
The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
"You are a priest for ever,
a priest like Melchizedeck of old."
The Master standing at your right hand
will shatter kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall drink from the stream by the wayside
and therefore he shall lift up his head. Glory...
O Trinity most high, eternal and true: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Antiphon 2 Save us, set us free and give us life, O blessed Trinity.
When Israel came forth from Egypt,
Jacob's sons from an alien people
Judah became the Lord's temple,
Israel became his kingdom.
The sea fled at the sight:
the Jordan turned back on its course,
the mountains leapt like rams
and the hills like yearling sheep.
Why was it, sea, that you fled,
that you turned back, Jordan, on your course?
Mountains, that you leapt like rams;
hills, like yearling sheep?
Tremble, O earth, before the Lord,
in the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turns the rock into a pool
and flint into a spring of water. Glory...
Save us, set us free and give us life, O blessed Trinity.
Antiphon 3 Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, the God who is, who was, and who is to come.
Salvation, glory, and power to our God:
his judgments are honest and true.
Sing praise to our God, all you his servants,
all who worship him reverently, great and small.
The Lord our all-powerful God is King;
Let us rejoice, sing praise, and give him glory.
The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun,
and his bride is prepared to welcome him.
Alleluia (alleluia). Glory...
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, the God who is, who was, and who is to come.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Father, almighty and eternal God, send the Holy Spirit upon your Church in your Son’s name,
- preserve it in the unity of charity and in the fullness of truth.
Send laborers into your harvest, Lord, to teach the truth to all nations,
- and to baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Father, send help to all who suffer persecution in the name of your Son
- for he promised to send the Spirit of Truth to answer for them.
Father omnipotent, may all men and women come to acknowledge you, together with the Word and the Holy Spirit, as the one true God,
- may they believe in you, hope in you, and love you.
Father of all the living, bring the dead to share in your glory,
- the glory of your eternal reign with your Son and the Holy Spirit.
God our Father, who by sending into the world
the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification
made known to the human race your wondrous mystery,
grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith,
we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory
and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty.
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.
The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.