Ordinary Time

WEEK 8 - TUESDAY

Evening Prayer
Psalter, Tuesday Week IV

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.
Amen. Alleluia.


HYMN

Day is done, but love unfailing
dwells ever here
Shadows fall, but hope, prevailing,
calms every fear.
Loving Father, none forsaking,
take our hearts of Love's own making
Watch our sleeping, guard our waking,
be always near.

Dusk descends, but light unending
shines through our night
You are with us, ever lending
new strength to sight
One in love, your truth confessing
one in hope of heaven's blessing
May we see, in love's possessing
love's endless light!

Eyes will close, but you unsleeping
watch by our side
Death may come, in love's safekeeping
still we abide
God of love, all evil quelling
sin forgiving, fear dispelling
Stay with us, our hearts indwelling
this eventide.
Text: James Quinn, S.J.; Melody: Ar Hyd Y Nos 84.84.88.84; Midi: Cyberhymnal


PSALMODY

Antiphon 1: If I forget you Jerusalem, let my right hand wither.

Psalm 137:1-6
By the rivers of Babylon
The Babylonian captivity is a type of our spiritual captivity. (Saint Hilary)


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! Glory...

Psalm Prayer: Lord, remember your pilgrim Church. We sit weeping at the streams of Babylon. Do not let us be drawn into the current of the passing world, but free us from every evil and raise our thoughts to the heavenly Jerusalem.

Antiphon 1 If I forget you Jerusalem, let my right hand wither.


Antiphon 2 In the presence of the angels, I will sing to you, My God.


Psalm 138
Thanksgiving
The king of the earth will bring his glory and honor into the holy city. (Revelation 21:24)


I thank you, Lord, with all my heart,
you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you.
I will adore before your holy temple.

I thank you for your faithfulness and love
which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
you increased the strength of my soul.

All earth's kings shall thank you
when they hear the words of your mouth.
They shall sing of the Lord's ways:
How great is the glory of the Lord!

The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly
and the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of affliction
you give me life and frustrate my foes.

You stretch out your hand and save me,
your hand will do all things for me.
Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands. Glory...

Psalm Prayer: Listen to the prayers of your Church, Lord God. In the presence of the angels we praise your name. You keep the proud at a distance and look upon the lowly with favor. Stretch out your hand to us in our suffering. Perfect in us the work of your love and bring us to life.

Antiphon 2 In the presence of the angels, I will sing to you, My God.


Antiphon 3 Adoration and glory belong by right to the Lamb that was slain.

Canticle  -  Revelation 4:11;5-9,10,12
Redemption hymn

O Lord our God, you are worthy
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you have created all things;
by your will they came to be and were made.

Worthy are you, O Lord
to receive the scroll and break open its seals.

For you were slain;
with your blood you purchased for God
those from every tribe and tongue,
of every people and nation.

You made them a kingdom,
and priests to serve our God,
and they shall reign on earth."

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches,
wisdom and strength,
honor and glory and praise. Glory...

Antiphon 3 Adoration and glory belong by right to the Lamb that was slain.


READING      Colossians 3:15-17
Let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


RESPONSORY
I shall know the fullness of joy, when I see your face, O Lord.
 - I shall know the fullness of joy, when I see your face, O Lord.
Fulfillment and endless peace in your presence,
 - when I see your face, O Lord.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
 - I shall know the fullness of joy, when I see your face, O Lord.


MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: Do great things for us, O Lord, for you are mighty, and holy is your name.


INTERCESSIONS
Let us praise Christ who gives power and strength to his people and let us entreat him with sincere hearts.

                       Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Christ our strength, you called your faithful ones to your truth,
 - mercifully grant them faith and perseverance.

Direct our leaders according to your will
 - and help them to keep us in peace.

You provided bread for the hungry crowd,
 - teach us to share our resources with the needy.

Do not direct world leaders to give attention only to the needs of their own nations,
 - but give them, above all, a respect and a deep concern for all peoples.

Grant blessed life and resurrection to our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep,
 - and may all those who have believed in you share in your glory.


Our Father...


PRAYER
Lord,
may our evening prayer come before you
and let the faith our lips profess
live in the prayerful thoughts of our hearts.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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.



 
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