Canticles
The following canticles are mostly collected from the Catholic Liturgy of the Hours and the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Not included are the Psalms which are used as Canticles (Psalms 95, 100, 67, 24). Those can be found in the Invitatory Psalms

Cantemus Domino - The Song of Moses
God's kindness to his people - Deuteronomy 32:1-12
The Song of Hannah - 1 Samuel 2:1-10
The Song of David 1 Chronicles 29
Ecce Deus - The First Song of Isaiah
Hymn After Victory - Isaiah 26:1b-4,7-9,12
God's Flawless Judgment - Isaiah 33:13-16
A Song of the Wilderness - Isaiah 35:1,2b-4a,4c-6,10
The Song of Hezekiah- Isaiah 38:10-14, 17-20
The Good Shepherd- Isaiah 40:10-17
God Victor and Savior- Isaiah 42:10-16
Vere tu es Deus- Isaiah 45:15-25
Quaerite Dominum - Isaiah 55:6-11
Surge, illuminare - Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 14c, 18-19
A New Jerusalem - Isaiah 61:10-62:5
Joys of heaven - Isaiah 66:10-14a
Lament in Time of War and Famine - Jeremiah 14:17-21
The Song of Jeremiah - Jeremiah 31:10-14
A Song of Lamentation - Lamentations 1:12,16; 3:19,22-24,26
The Lord Will Renew His People - Ezekiel 36:24-28
A Song of Hosea - Hosea 6:1-3
A Song of Jonah - Jonah 2:2-7,9
The Canticle of Habakkuk - -Habakkuk 3:1-19
The Prayer of Azariah - Daniel 3: 26,27, 29, 34-41
Song of the Three Young Men -  Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
Song of the Three Young Men II - Benedictus es, Domine
The Song of Tobit - Tobit 13:1b-8
Thanksgiving for the people's deliverance - Tobit 13:8-11,13-15
The Song of Judith - Judith 16:1,13-15
The Souls of the Righteous - Wisdom 3: 1-8
Prayer for Wisdom - Wisdom 9:1-6,9-11
Song of Wisdom - Sirach 14:20; 15:3-6
Prayer for Jerusalem - Sirach 36:1-5,10-13
Kyrie Pantokrator - Prayer of Manasseh
The Beatitudes
Magnificat - The Song of Mary
Benedictus - The Song of Zechariah
Nunc Dimittis - The Song of Simeon
God Our Saviour - Ephesians 1:3-10
The Firstborn of all Creation - Colossians 1:12-20
A Song of Faith - 1 Peter 1:3-4,18-21
A Song of Christ the Servant - 1 Peter 2:21b-25
A Song of Repentance - 1 John 1:5-9
Dignus es - The Song of the Lamb
The Great Multitude - Revelation 7:9-10, 12, 15-17
The Judgment of God - Revelation 11:17-18; 12:10b-12a
Magna et mirabilia - Song of the Redeemed
New Heaven and New Earth - Revelation 21:1-5
The Heavenly City - Revelation 21:22-26; 22:1-4; 5:13

Gloria in excelsis - Glory to God
The Nicene Creed
The Apostles' Creed
Te Deum Laudamus - You are God
The Angelus
Phos hilaron - O Gracious Light
Pascha nostrum - Christ our Passover


 
The Song of Moses  Cantemus Domino
 
Exodus 15:1-6, 11-13, 17-18
 
I will sing to the Lord, for he is lofty and uplifted; *
 the horse and its rider has he hurled into the sea.
 
The Lord is my strength and my refuge; *
 the Lord has become my Savior.
 
This is my God and I will praise him, *
 the God of my people and I will exalt him.
 
The Lord is a mighty warrior; *
 The LORD is his Name.
 
The chariots of Pharoah and his army has he hurled into the sea; *
 the finest of those who bear armor have been drowned in the Red Sea.
 
The fathomless deep has overwhelmed them; *
 they sank into the depths like a stone.
 
Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in might; *
 your right hand, O Lord, has overthrown the enemy.
 
Who can be compared with you, O Lord, among the gods? *
 who is like you, glorious in holiness,
 awesome in renown, and worker of wonders?
 
You stretched forth your right hand; *
 the earth swallowed them up.
 
With your constant love you led the people you redeemed; *
 with your might you brought them in safety to your holy dwelling.
 
You will bring them in and plant them *
 on the mount of your possession,
 
The resting-place you have made for yourself, O Lord, *
 the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hand has established.
 
The Lord shall reign *
 for ever and for ever.
 
 
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.
 



God's kindness to his people - Deuteronomy 32:1-12

Give ear, O heavens, while I speak;
let the earth hearken to the words of my mouth!
May my instruction soak in like the rain,
and my discourse permeate like the dew,
Like a downpour upon the grass,
like a shower upon the crops.

For I will sing the Lord's renown.
Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!
The Rock - how faultless are his deeds,
how right all his ways!
A faithful God, without deceit,
how just and upright he is!

Yet basely has he been treated by his degenerate children,
a perverse and crooked race!
Is the Lord to be thus repaid by you,
O stupid and foolish people?
Is he not your father who created you?
Has he not made you and established you?

Think back on the days of old,
reflect on the years of age upon age.
Ask your father and he will inform you,
ask your elders and they will tell you:

When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage,
when he parceled out the descendants of Adam,
He set up the boundaries of the peoples
after the number of the sons of God;
While the Lord's own portion was Jacob,
His hereditary share was Israel.

He found them in a wilderness,
a wasteland of howling desert.
He shielded them and cared for them,
guarding them as the apple of his eye.

As an eagle incites its nestlings forth
by hovering over its brood,
So he spread his wings to receive them
and bore them up on his pinions.
The Lord alone was their leader,
no strange god was with him. Glory...


The Song of Hannah - 1 Samuel 2:1-10

My heart rejoices in the Lord,
 my strength is raised up in the name of my God.
I cry out in triumph over my enemies
 as I rejoice in your deliverance.

No one is like the Lord, for he is holy;
 no one is like our God, for he is strong.

Do not pile boasting upon boasting:
 keep proud words far from your mouth,
for the Lord is the God of all knowledge
 and the judge of all actions.

The bow of the mighty is broken,
 and the weak are clothed in strength.
Those who fed well must hire themselves out, for bread;
 but the hungry are hungry no longer.
The barren woman has given birth to many;
 but she who had many sons is left desolate.

The Lord brings death and brings life;
 he leads down to the underworld and rescues from it.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
 he lays low and raises up.
He lifts the needy from the dust and the poor from the dunghill
 to sit among princes
 to sit on the throne of glory.
To the Lord belong the poles of the earth;
 from them he has suspended the world.

He will keep safe the feet of his chosen,
 but the impious will be silent in the darkness
 – for it is not by his own strength that a man becomes strong.
The Lord grinds down his enemies:
 he will thunder on them from the heavens.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth,
 give dominion to his king,
 and raise up the standard of his anointed one.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.
Amen.



The Song of David 1 Chronicles 29:10b-13

Blessed may you be, O Lord,
God of Israel our father,
from eternity to eternity.

Yours, O Lord, are grandeur and power,
majesty, splendor, and glory.

For all in heaven and on earth is yours;
yours, O Lord, is the sovereignty;
you are exalted as head over all.

Riches and honor are from you,
and you have dominion over all.
In your hand are power and might;
it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all.

Therefore, our God, we give you thanks
and we praise the majesty of your name.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.
Amen.


 

The First Song of Isaiah Ecce Deus

Isaiah 12:2-6

Surely, it is God who saves me; *
I will trust in him and not be afraid.

For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, *
and he will be my Savior.

Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
from the springs of salvation.

And on that day you shall say, *
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;

Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
see that they remember that his Name is exalted.

Sing praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, *
and this is known in all the world.

Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.

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.


Hymn After Victory - Isaiah 26:1b-4,7-9,12

A strong city have we;
  he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us.
Open up the gates
  to let in a nation that is just,
  one that keeps faith.

A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace;
  in peace, for its trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever!
  For the Lord is an eternal Rock.

The way of the just is smooth;
  the path of the just you make level.
Yes, for your way and your judgments, O Lord,
  we look to you;
Your name and your title
  are the desire of our souls.

My soul yearns for you in the night,
  yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for you;
When your judgment dawns upon the earth,
  the world's inhabitants learn justice.
 
O Lord, you mete out peace to us,
  for it is you who have accomplished all we have done. Glory...


God's Flawless Judgment - Isaiah 33:13-16

Hear, you who are far off,
what I have done;
you who are near,
acknowledge my might.

On Zion sinners are in dread,
trembling grips the impious:
"Who of us can live with the consuming fire?
who of us can live with the everlasting flames?"

He who practices virtue and speaks honestly,
who spurns what is gained by oppression,
Brushing his hands free of contact with a bribe,
stopping his ears lest he hear of bloodshed,
closing his eyes lest he look on evil-

He shall dwell on the heights,
his stronghold shall be the rocky fastness,
his food and drink in steady supply.




A Song of the Wilderness - Isaiah 35.1,2b-4a,4c-6,10

The wilderness and the dry land shall rejoice,  •
  the desert shall blossom and burst into song.
   
They shall see the glory of the Lord,  •
  the majesty of our God.
   
Strengthen the weary hands,  •
  and make firm the feeble knees.
   
Say to the anxious, 'Be strong, fear not,
       your God is coming with judgement,  •
  coming with judgement to save you.'
   
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened,  •
  and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
   
Then shall the lame leap like a hart,  •
  and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy.
   
For waters shall break forth in the wilderness,  •
  and streams in the desert;
   
The ransomed of the Lord shall return with singing,  •
  with everlasting joy upon their heads.
   
Joy and gladness shall be theirs,  •
  and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.    
  
  Glory to the Father and to the Son
  and to the Holy Spirit;
  as it was in the beginning is now
  and shall be for ever.  Amen.

(Advent, Morning Prayer)


The Song of Hezekiah - Isaiah 38:10-14, 17-20

I said, in the middle of my days I am going to the gates of the underworld.
Where shall I find the remainder of my years?

I said, I will not see the Lord God in the land of the living,
I will never see another of the inhabitants of the earth.

My dwelling-place is taken away, taken far away from me, like the tent of a shepherd.
Like a weaver, he has rolled up my life and cut it off from the loom.

From morning to night, you have made an end of me.

I cried for help till daybreak; like a lion, he has crushed all my bones.
From morning to night, you have made an end of me.

I twitter like a fledgling sparrow, make noises like a dove.
My eyes are weak from looking upward.

But you have pulled my soul out of the pit of destruction,
you have put all my sins behind you.

For after all, the underworld will not proclaim you, nor death praise you;
those who go down there do not wait in hope for your faithfulness.

It is the living, the living who will proclaim you, as I do today.
Fathers will pass on to their children the truth of your faithfulness.

Save me, Lord, and to the sound of the harp we will sing to you,
all the days of our life, in the house of the Lord.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.
Amen.


The Good Shepherd- Isaiah 40:10-17

Here comes with power
the Lord God,
who rules by his strong arm;
Here is his reward with him,
his recompense before him.

Like a shepherd he feeds his flock;
in his arms he gathers the lambs,
Carrying them in his bosom,
and leading the ewes with care.

Who has cupped in his hand the waters of the sea,
and marked off the heavens with a span?
Who has held in a measure the dust of the earth,
weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?

Who has directed the spirit of the Lord,
 or has instructed him as his counselor?
Whom did he consult to gain knowledge?
Who taught him the path of judgment,
or showed him the way of understanding?

Behold, the nations count as a drop of the bucket,
as dust on the scales;
the coastlands weigh no more than powder.

Lebanon would not suffice for fuel,
nor its animals be enough for holocausts.
Before him all the nations are as nought,
as nothing and void he accounts them.  Glory...



God Victor and Savior- Isaiah 42:10-16


Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise from the end of the earth:

Let the sea and what fills it resound,
the coastlands, and those who dwell in them.
Let the steppe and its cities cry out,
the villages where Kedar dwells;

Let the inhabitants of Sela exult,
and shout from the top of the mountains.
Let them give glory to the Lord,
and utter his praise in the coastlands.

The Lord goes forth like a hero,
like a warrior he stirs up his ardor;
He shouts out his battle cry,
against his enemies he shows his might:

I have looked away, and kept silence,
I have said nothing, holding myself in;
But now, I cry out as a woman in labor,
gasping and panting.

I will lay waste mountains and hills,
all their herbage I will dry up;
I will turn the rivers into marshes,
and the marshes I will dry up.

I will lead the blind on their journey;
by paths unknown I will guide them.
I will turn darkness into light before them,
and make crooked ways straight.  Glory...



Vere tu es Deus- Isaiah 45:15-25

Truly with you God is hidden,
the God of Israel, the savior!
Those are put to shame and disgrace
who vent their anger against him;
Those go in disgrace who carve images.

Israel, you are saved by the Lord, saved forever!
You shall never be put to shame or disgrace in future ages.

For thus says the Lord,
The creator of the heavens,
who is God,
The designer and maker of the earth
who established it,
Not creating it to be a waste,
but designing it to be lived in:

I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I have not spoken from hiding
nor from some dark place of the earth,
And I have not said to the descendants of Jacob,
"Look for me in an empty waste."
I, the Lord, promise justice,
I foretell what is right.

Come and assemble, gather together,
you fugitives from among the gentiles!
They are without knowledge who bear wooden idols
and pray to gods that cannot save.

Come here and declare in counsel together:
Who announced this from the beginning
and foretold it from of old?
Was it not I, the Lord,
besides whom there is no other God?
There is no just and saving God but me.

Turn to me and be safe,
all you ends of the earth,
for I am God; there is no other!

By myself I swear,
uttering my just decree
and my unalterable word:

To me every knee shall bend;
by me every tongue shall swear,
Saying, "Only in the Lord
are just deeds and power.

Before him in shame shall come
all who vent their anger against him.
In the Lord shall be the vindication and the glory
of all the descendants of Israel."  Glory...


Quaerite Dominum - Isaiah 55:6-11
 
Seek the Lord while he wills to be found; *
 call upon him when he draws near.
 
Let the wicked forsake their ways *
 and the evil ones their thoughts;
 
And let them turn to the Lord, and he will have compassion, *
 and to our God, for he will richly pardon.
 
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, *
 nor your ways my ways, says the Lord.
 
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, *
 so are my ways higher than your ways,
 and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For as rain and snow fall from the heavens *
 and return not again, but water the earth,
 
Bringing forth life and giving growth, *
 seed for sowing and bread for eating,
 
So is my word that goes forth from my mouth; *
 it will not return to me empty;
 
But it will accomplish that which I have purposed, *
 and prosper in that for which I sent it.
 
 
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.
 

Surge, illuminare - Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 14c, 18-19
 
Arise, shine, for your light has come, *
 and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.
 
For behold, darkness covers the land; *
 deep gloom enshrouds the peoples.
 
But over you the Lord will rise, *
 and his glory will appear upon you.
 
Nations will stream to your light, *
 and kings to the brightness of your dawning.
 
Your gates will always be open; *
 by day or night they will never be shut.
 
They will call you, The City of the Lord, *  The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
 
Violence will no more be heard in your land, *
 ruin or destruction within your borders.
 
You will call your walls, Salvation, *
 and all your portals, Praise.
 
The sun will no more be your light by day; *
 by night you will not need the brightness of the moon.
 
The Lord will be your everlasting light, *
 and your God will be your glory.
 
 
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.
 

A New Jerusalem - Isaiah 61:10-62:5

I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
in my God is the joy of my soul;
For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation,
and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,
Like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,
like a bride bedecked with her jewels.

As the earth brings forth its plants,
and a garden makes its growth spring up,
So will the Lord God make justice and praise
spring up before all the nations.

For Zion's sake I will not be silent,
for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet,
Until her vindication shines forth like the dawn
and her victory like a burning torch.

Nations shall behold your vindication,
and all kings your glory;
You shall be called by a new name
pronounced by the mouth of the Lord.
You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord,
a royal diadem held by your God.

No more shall men call you "Forsaken,"
or your land "Desolate,"
But you shall be called "My Delight,"
and your land "Espoused."
For the Lord delights in you,
and makes your land his spouse.

As a young man marries a virgin,
your Builder shall marry you;
And as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
so shall your God rejoice in you.   Glory...


Joys of heaven - Isaiah 66:10-14a

Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her,
all you who love her;
Exult, exult with her,
all you who were mourning over her!

Oh, that you may suck fully
of the milk of her comfort,
That you may nurse with delight
at her abundant breasts!

For thus says the Lord:
Lo, I will spread prosperity over her like a river,
and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent.

As nurslings, you shall be carried in her arms,
and fondled in her lap;
As a mother comforts her son,
so will I comfort you;
in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort.

When you see this, your heart shall rejoice,
and your bodies flourish like the grass. Glory...



Lament in Time of War and Famine - Jeremiah 14:17-21

Let my eyes stream with tears
day and night, without rest,
Over the great destruction which overwhelms
the virgin daughter of my people,
over her incurable wound.

If I walk out into the field,
look! those slain by the sword;
If I enter the city,
look! those consumed by hunger.
Even the prophet and the priest forage
in a land they know not.

Have you cast Judah off completely?
Is Zion loathsome to you?
Why have you struck us a blow that cannot be healed?

We wait for peace, to no avail;
for a time of healing, but terror comes instead.
We recognize, O Lord, our wickedness,
the guilt of our fathers;
that we have sinned against you.

For your name's sake spurn us not,
disgrace not the throne of your glory;
remember your covenant with us, and break it not. Glory...



The Song of Jeremiah - Jeremiah 31:10-14

Hear the word of the Lord, O nations,
proclaim it on distant coasts, and say:
He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together,
he guards them as a shepherd his flock.

The Lord shall ransom Jacob,
he shall redeem him from the hand of his conqueror.

Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion,
they shall come streaming to the Lord's blessings:
The grain, the wine, and the oil,
the sheep and the oxen;
They themselves shall be like watered gardens,
never again shall they languish.

Then the virgins shall make merry and dance,
and young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into joy,
I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.
I will lavish choice portions upon the priests,
and my people shall be filled with my blessings,
says the Lord.  Glory...


A Song of Lamentation - Lamentations 1:12,16; 3:19,22-24,26

Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? *
Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow,
Which was brought upon me, *
inflicted by God's fierce anger.
For these things I weep; my eyes flow with tears, *
for a comforter is far from me, one to revive my courage.
Remember my affliction and my bitterness, *
wormwood and gall!
The steadfast love of God never ceases, *
God's mercies never end.
They are new every morning; *
great is your faithfulness.
"God is my portion," says my soul, *
"therefore will I hope in God."
It is good that we should wait quietly *
for the coming of God's salvation.


The Lord Will Renew His People - Ezekiel 36:24-28

I will take you away from among the nations,
gather you from all the foreign lands,
and bring you back to your own land.

I will sprinkle clean water upon you
to cleanse you from all your impurities,
and from all your idols I will cleanse you.

I will give you a new heart
and place a new spirit within you,
taking from your bodies your stony hearts
and giving you natural hearts.

I will put my spirit within you
and make you live by my statutes,
careful to observe my decrees.

You shall live in the land I gave your fathers;
you shall be my people,
and I will be your God.



A Song of Hosea - Hosea 6:1-3

Come, let us return to our God, *
who has torn us and will heal us.
God has struck us and will bind up our wounds, *
after two days revive us,
On the third day restore us, *
that in God's presence we may live.
Let us humble ourselves, let us strive to know the Lord, *
whose justice dawns like morning light,
its dawning as sure as the sunrise.
God's justice will come to us like a shower, *
like spring rains that water the earth.


A Song of Jonah - Jonah 2:2-7,9

I called to you, O God, out of my distress, and you answered me; *
out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.
You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, *
and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and billows passed over me.
Then I said, "I am driven away from your sight; *
how shall I ever look again upon your holy temple?"
The waters closed in over me, the deep was round about me; *
weeds were wrapped around my head at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land beneath the earth, *
yet you brought up my life from the depths, O God.
As my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, O God, *
and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.
With the voice of thanksgiving, I will sacrifice to you; *
what I have vowed I will pay, for deliverance belongs to the Lord!
The Canticle of Habakkuk - Habakkuk 3:1-19

Lord, I have heard of your fame,
    I stand in awe at your deeds.
    Do them again in our days and make them known.
    In spite of your anger, have compassion.

God comes forth from Teman,
    the Holy One comes from Mount Paran.
    His splendor covers the sky
    and his glory fills the earth.

His brilliance is like the light;
    rays flash forth from his hands;
    there his power lies hidden.

You march out to save your people,
    to save the one you have anointed.
    This I hear and I tremble with fear;
    my lips quiver at the sound.

Weakness invades my bones,
    my steps fail beneath me,
    yet I calmly wait for the doom
    that will fall on those who assail us.

For even though the fig tree does not blossom,
    nor fruit grow on our vines,
    even though the olive crop fail
    and fields produce no harvest,

even though flocks vanish from the folds
    and stalls stand empty of cattle,
    yet I will rejoice in the Lord
    and exult in God my savior.

The Lord my God is my strength.
    He makes me leap like the deer.
    He guides me to grace on the heights.
    The Lord our God is my savior.


The Prayer of Azariah - Daniel 3: 26,27, 29, 34-41

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...


 
Song of the Three Young Men  Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
 
 
Invocation
 
Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
I  The Cosmic Order
 
Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
 O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
 
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
 all winds and fire and heat.
 
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
 drops of dew and flakes of snow
 
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
 O shining light and enfolding dark.
 
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
II  The Earth and its Creatures
 
Let the earth glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills,
and all that grows upon the earth, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams, *
 O whales and all that move in the waters.
 
All birds of the air, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild, *
 and all you flocks and herds.
 
O men and women everywhere, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
III  The People of God
 
Let the people of God glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
Glorify the Lord, O priests and servants of the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
 
Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
You that are holy and humble of heart, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 

 
Doxology
 
Let us glorify the Lord:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
 praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
 


 
Song of the Three Young Men II Benedictus es, Domine
 
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
 you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
 
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
 
 
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
 on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
 
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
 
 
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
 in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
 
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
 

 
The Song of Tobit - Tobit 13:1b-8
 

Blessed be God who lives forever,
because his kingdom lasts for all ages.

For he scourges and then has mercy;
he casts down to the depths of the nether world,
and he brings up from the great abyss.
No one can escape his hand.

Praise him, you Israelites, before the Gentiles,
for though he has scattered you among them,
he has shown you his greatness even there.

Exalt him before every living being,
because he is the Lord our God,
our Father and God forever.

He scourged you for your iniquities,
but will again have mercy on you all.
He will gather you from all the Gentiles
among whom you have been scattered.

When you turn back to him with all your heart,
to do what is right before him,
Then he will turn back to you,
and no longer hide his face from you.

So now consider what he has done for you,
and praise him with full voice.
Bless the Lord of righteousness,
and exalt the King of the ages.

In the land of my exile I praise him,
and show his power and majesty to a sinful nation.
"Turn back, you sinners! do the right before him:
perhaps he may look with favor upon you
and show you mercy.

"As for me, I exalt my God,
and my spirit rejoices in the King of heaven.
Let all people speak of his majesty,
and sing his praises in Jerusalem."



Thanksgiving for the people's deliverance - Tobit 13:8-11,13-15

Let all men speak of his majesty,
and sing his praises in Jerusalem.

O Jerusalem, holy city,
he scourged you for the works of your hands,
but will again pity the children of the righteous.

Praise the Lord for his goodness,
and bless the King of the ages,
so that his tent may be rebuilt in you with joy.

May he gladden within you all who were captives;
all who were ravaged may he cherish within you
for all generations to come.

A bright light will shine to all parts of the earth;
many nations shall come to you from afar,
And the inhabitants of all the limits of the earth,
drawn to you by the name of the Lord God,
Bearing in their hands their gifts for the King of heaven.

Every generation shall give joyful praise in you,
and shall call you the chosen one,
through all ages forever.

Go, then, rejoice over the children of the righteous,
who shall all be gathered together
and shall bless the Lord of the ages.

Happy are those who love you,
and happy those who rejoice in your prosperity.

Happy are all who shall grieve over you,
over all your chastisements,

For they shall rejoice in you
as they behold all your joy forever.

My spirit blesses the Lord, the great King.  Glory...


 
The Song of Judith - Judith 16:1,13-15
 

Strike up the instruments,
a song to my God with timbrels,
chant to the Lord with cymbals;
Sing to him a new song,
exalt and acclaim his name.

A new hymn I will sing to my God.
O Lord, great are you and glorious,
wonderful in power and unsurpassable.

Let your every creature serve you;
for you spoke, and they were made,
You sent forth your spirit, and they were created;
no one can resist your word.

The mountains to their bases, and the seas, are shaken;
the rocks, like wax, melt before your glance.
But to those who fear you,
you are very merciful. Glory...





The Souls of the Righteous - Wisdom 3: 1-8

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God *
and no torment will ever touch them.

In the eyes of the foolish, they seem to have died; *
but they are at peace.

For though, in the sight of others, they were punished, *
their hope is of immortality.

Having been disciplined a little,
they will receive great good, *
because God tested them and found them worthy.

Like gold in the furnace, God tried them *
and, like a sacrificial burnt offering, accepted them.

In the time of their visitation, they will shine forth *
and will run like sparks through the stubble.

They will govern nations and rule over peoples *
and God will reign over them for ever.
Prayer for Wisdom - Wisdom 9:1-6,9-11

God of my fathers, Lord of mercy,
you who have made all things by your word
And in your wisdom have established man
to rule the creatures produced by you,
To govern the world in holiness and justice,
and to render judgment in integrity of heart:

Give me Wisdom, the attendant at your throne,
and reject me not from among your children;
For I am your servant, the son of your handmaid,
a man weak and short-lived
and lacking in comprehension of judgment and of laws.

Indeed, though one be perfect among the sons of men,
if Wisdom, who comes from you, be not with him,
he shall be held in no esteem.

Now with you is Wisdom, who knows your works
and was present when you made the world;
Who understands what is pleasing in your eyes
and what is conformable with your commands.

Send her forth from your holy heavens
and from your glorious throne dispatch her
That she may be with me and work with me,
that I may know what is your pleasure.

For she knows and understands all things,
and will guide me discreetly in my affairs
and safeguard me by her glory.  Glory...


Song of Wisdom - Sirach 14:20; 15:3-6

Happy those who meditate on Wisdom,
    and fix their gaze on knowledge.

She will feed him with the bread of learning,
    and give him the water of understanding to drink.

He will lean upon her and not fall;
    he will trust in her and not be put to shame.

She will exalt him above his neighbors,
    and in the assembly she will make him eloquent.

Joy and gladness he will find,
    and an everlasting name he will inherit.



Prayer for Jerusalem - Sirach 36:1-5,10-13

Come to our aid, O God of the universe,
and put all the nations in dread of you!
Raise your hand against the heathen,
that they may realize your power.

As you have used us to show them your holiness,
so now use them to show us your glory.
Thus they will know, as we know,
that there is no God but you.

Give new signs and work new wonders;
show forth the splendor of your right hand and arm.

Gather all the tribes of Jacob,
that they may inherit the land as of old,
Show mercy to the people called by your name;
Israel, whom you named your first-born.

Take pity on your holy city,
Jerusalem, your dwelling place.
Fill Zion with your majesty,
your temple with your glory.  Glory...


 
Kyrie Pantokrator - Prayer of Manasseh 1-2, 4, 6-7, 11-15
 
*Especially suitable in Lent, and on other penitential occasions*
 
O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *
 God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
 and of all their righteous offspring:
 
You made the heavens and the earth, *
 with all their vast array.

All things quake with fear at your presence; *
 they tremble because of your power.
 
But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *
 it surpasses all that our minds can fathom.
 
O Lord, you are full of compassion, *
 long-suffering, and abounding in mercy.
 
You hold back your hand; *
 you do not punish as we deserve.
 
In your great goodness, Lord,
you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *
 that they may repent of their sin and be saved.
 
And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *
 and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness.
 
I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *
 and I know my wickedness only too well.
 
Therefore I make this prayer to you: *
 Forgive me, Lord, forgive me.
 
Do not let me perish in my sin, *
 nor condemn me to the depths of the earth.
 
For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *
 and in me you will show forth your goodness.
 
Unworthy as I am, you will save me,
in accordance with your great mercy, *
 and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life.
 
For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *
 and yours is the glory to ages of ages.  Amen.

The Beatitudes - Matthew 5:3-10

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger
and thirst after righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are those who suffer persecution
for righteousness' sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Rejoice and be glad
for great is your reward in heaven.

Magnificat - Luke 1:46-55  

English:

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him *
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers, *
to Abraham and his children for ever.
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.
 
Latin:

Magnificat anima mea Dominum
et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae
suae ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes
quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est
et sanctum nomen eius
et misericordia eius in progenies
et progenies timentibus eum
fecit potentiam in brachio
suo dispersit superbos mente cordis sui
deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles
esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes
suscepit Israhel
puerum suum memorari misericordiae
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros
Abraham et semini eius in saecula
Gloria Patri et Filio at Spiritui Sancto
Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum.
Amen.




Benedictus - Luke 1: 68-79
 
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; *
 he has come to his people and set them free.
 
He has raised up for us a mighty savior, *
 born of the house of his servant David.
 
Through his holy prophets he promised of old,
that he would save us from our enemies, *
 from the hands of all who hate us.
 
He promised to show mercy to our fathers *
 and to remember his holy covenant.
 
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, *
 to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
 
Free to worship him without fear, *
 holy and righteous in his sight
 all the days of our life.
 
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, *
 for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
 
To give his people knowledge of salvation *
 by the forgiveness of their sins.
 
In the tender compassion of our God *
 the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
 
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, *
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
 
 
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.
 

 
Nunc Dimittis - Luke 2:29-32
 
Lord, you now have set your servant free *
 to go in peace as you have promised;
 
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
 whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
 
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
 and the glory of your people Israel.
 
 
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.
 

God Our Saviour - Ephesians 1:3-10

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him before the world began
to be holy and blameless in his sight.

He predestined us to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood,
we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased to decree in Christ.
A plan to be carried out in Christ,
in the fulness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.

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.


The Firstborn of all Creation - Colossians 1:12-20

Let us give thanks to the Father,
who has made us worthy to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

He rescued us from the power of darkness  
and brought us into the kingdom of his beloved Son.  
Through him we have redemption, the forgiveness of our sins.

He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation,
for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
thrones and dominations, principalities and powers.

All things were created through him and for him:
he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

And he is the head of the body, the Church.
He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead,
and so he is pre-eminent above all.

For it was the Father’s will that the fullness of God should dwell in him,
and that through him all things should be reconciled to himself.

Through the blood of the Cross he brought peace to all things,
both on Earth and in the heavens.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.
Amen.


A Song of Faith
1 Peter 1:3-4,18-21

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ.

By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading,
kept in heaven for you.

Who are being protected by the power of God
through faith for a salvation,
ready to be revealed in the last time.

You were ransomed from the futile ways of your ancestors
not with perishable things like silver or gold

But with the precious blood of Christ
like that of a lamb without spot or stain.

Through him you have confidence in God,
who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,
so that your faith and hope are set on God.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.


A Song of Christ the Servant
1 Peter 2:21b-25

Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example,  *
        that you should follow in his steps.
He committed no sin, no guile was found on his lips,  *
        when he was reviled, he did not revile in turn.
When he suffered, he did not threaten,  *
        but he trusted himself to God who judges justly.
Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,  *
        that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
          
By his wounds, you have been healed,
              for you were straying like sheep,  *
        but have now returned  
              to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.  

Glory to the Father and to the Son  and to the Holy Spirit;
        as it was in the beginning is now    and shall be for ever. Amen.


A Song of Repentance - 1 John 1:5-9

This is the message we have heard from Christ
and proclaim to you:  *   
that God is light,
in whom there is no darkness at all.
If we say that we have fellowship with God
while we walk in darkness,  *   
we lie and do not do what is true.  
But if we walk in the light
as He is in the light,  *   
we have fellowship with one another.
And the blood of Jesus, the Son of God,  *   
cleanses us from all our sins.  
If we say that we have no sin,  *   
we deceive ourselves
and the truth is not in us.  
If we confess our sins,  *   
the One who is faithful and just will forgive us
and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  

 Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.
 
A Song to the Lamb  Dignus es
 
Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 13
 
Splendor and honor and kingly power *
 are yours by right, O Lord our God,
 
For you created everything that is, *
 and by your will they were created and have their being;
 
And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain, *
 for with your blood you have redeemed for God,
 
From every family, language, people, and nation, *
 a kingdom of priests to serve our God.
 
 
And so, to him who sits upon the throne, *
 and to Christ the Lamb,
 
Be worship and praise, dominion and splendor, *
 for ever and for evermore.
 


The Great Multitude - Revelation 7:9-10, 12, 15-17

There was a great multitude that no one could count,
They were wearing white robes
and were holding palm branches in their hands.
And they cried out in a loud voice:

"Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.
Praise and glory and wisdom
and thanks and honor and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever."

They are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.

Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
he will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."


The Judgment of God - Revelation 11:17-18; 12:10b-12a

We praise you, the Lord God Almighty,
Who is and who was.
You have assumed your great power,
You have begun your reign.

The nations have raged in anger,
But then came your day of wrath
And the moment to judge the dead:
The time to reward your servants the prophets
And the holy ones who revere you,
The great and the small alike.

Now have salvation and power come,
The reign of our God and the authority
Of his Anointed One,
For the accuser of our brothers is cast out,
Who night and day accused them before God.

They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
And by the word of their testimony;
Love for life did not deter them from death.
So rejoice, you heavens,
And you that dwell therein!


 
Magna et mirabilia - Revelation 15:3-4

O ruler of the universe, Lord God,
great deeds are they that you have done, *
surpassing human understanding.

Your ways are ways of righteousness and truth, *
O King of all the ages.

Who can fail to do you homage, Lord,
and sing the praises of your Name? *
for you only are the Holy One.

All nations will draw near and fall down before you, *
because your just and holy works have been revealed.

 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.

 


New Heaven and New Earth - Revelation 21:1-5

I saw a new heaven and a new earth, *
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away
and the sea was no more.

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God, *
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice from the throne saying, *
'Behold, my dwelling is with my people.

'I will dwell with them and they shall be mine, *
and I myself will be with them.

'I will wipe away every tear from their eyes, *
and death shall be no more.

'Neither shall there be mourning,
nor crying, nor pain any more, *
for the former things have passed away.'

And the One who sat upon the throne said, *
'Behold, I make all things new.'




The Heavenly City - Revelation 21:22-26; 22:1-4; 5:13

I saw no temple in the city, *
for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty
and the Lamb.

And the city has no need of sun or moon
to shine upon it, *
for the glory of God is its light,
and its lamp is the Lamb.

By its light the nations shall walk, *
and the rulers of the earth
shall bring their glory into it.

Its gates shall never be shut by day,
nor shall there be any night; *
they shall bring into it
the glory and honour of the nations.

I saw the river of the water of life,
bright as crystal, *
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

And either side of the river stood the tree of life,
yielding its fruit each month, *
and the leaves of the tree
were for the healing of the nations.

The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be there,
and his servants shall worship him; *
and they shall see his face
and his name shall be on their foreheads.

To the One who sits on the throne and to the Lamb *
be blessing and honour and glory and might,
for ever and ever. Amen.




Gloria in excelsis
 
English:

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Latin:

Glória in excélsis Deo,
et in terra pax homínibus bonæ voluntátis.
Laudámus te.
Benedícimus te.
Adorámus te.
Glorificámus te.
Grátias ágimus tibi propter magnam glóriam tuam.
Dómine Deus, Rex cæléstis,
Deus Pater omnípotens.
Dómine Fili unigénite, Jesu Christe.
Dómine Deus, Agnus Dei, Fílius Patris.
Qui tollis peccáta mundi,
miserére nobis.
Qui tollis peccáta mundi,
súscipe deprecatiónem nostram.
Qui sedes ad déxteram Patris,
miserére nobis.
Quóniam tu solus Sanctus.
Tu solus Dóminus.
Tu solus Altíssimus, Jesu Christe.
Cum Sancto Spíritu,
+ in glória Dei Patris. Amen.

 

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate
of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Credo in unum Deum,
Patrem omnipotentem,
Factorem caeli et terrae,
Visibilium omnium et invisibilium.
Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum,
Filium Dei Unigenitum,
Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula.
Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Deum verum de Deo vero,
Genitum, non factum, consubstantialem Patri:
Per quem omnia facta sunt.
Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem
Descendit de caelis.
Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto
Ex Maria Virgine,
et homo factus est.
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato;
Passus, et sepultus est,
Et resurrexit tertia die,
secundum Scripturas,
Et ascendit in caelum,
sedet ad dexteram Patris.
Et iterum venturus est cum gloria,
Iudicare vivos et mortuos,
Cuius regni non erit finis.

Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem:
Qui ex Patre Filioque procedit.
Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur:
Qui locutus est per prophetas.
Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.
Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum.
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum,
Et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
At the words that follow, up to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow.
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
 
Te Deum Laudamus

English:

You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord; we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father:
All creation worships you.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you;
Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the king of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free
you did not shun the Virgin's womb.
You overcame the sting of death
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God's right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come and be our judge.
Come then, Lord, and help your people,
bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glory everlasting.

Latin:

Te deum laudamus
Te dominum confitemur.
Te æternum Patrem
omnis terra veneratur.
Tibi omnes angeli, tibi cæli: et universæ Potestates.
Tibi Cherubim incessabili voce proclamant:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus: Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt cæli et terra majestates gloriæ tuæ.
Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus.
Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus.
Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus.
Te per orbum terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia.
Patrem immensæ majestatis:
Venerandum tuum, verum, et unicum Filium.
Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum.

Tu Rex gloriæ, Christe, tu Patris
sempiternus es Filius.
Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem,
non horruisti Virginis uterum.
Tu devicto mortis aculeo,
aperuisti credentibus regna cælorum.
Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris.
Judex crederis, esse venturus.
Te ergo quæsumus, tuis famulis subveni,
quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.
Aeterna fac cum Sanctis
tuis in Gloria numerari.


The Angelus

The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary.
And She conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Lord, Pour your grace into our hearts, that as we have known the incarnation of Your Son, Jesus Christ, by the message of an angel, so by His + Cross, and Passion, we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.  Amen.


Phos hilaron

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of Life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

 
Pascha nostrum
 
1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
 
Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
 therfore let us keep the feast,
 
Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
 but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.  Alleluia.
 
 
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
 death no longer has dominion over him.
 
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
 but the life he lives, he lives to God.
 
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
 and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Alleluia.
 
 
Christ has been raised from the dead, *
 the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
 
For since by a man came death, *
 by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
 
For as in Adam all die, *
 so also in Christ shall all be made alive.  Alleluia.



 
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