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Thursday 3 December 2020    (other days)
Thursday of the 1st week of Advent

Sext (Midday Prayer)


INTRODUCTION
Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde.
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen. Allelúia.
INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
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. Alleluia.

Hymnus
Rector potens, verax Deus,
qui témperas rerum vices,
splendóre mane ínstruis
et ígnibus merídiem,
Exstíngue flammas lítium,
aufer calórem nóxium,
confer salútem córporum
verámque pacem córdium.
Præsta, Pater piíssime,
Patríque compar Unice,
cum Spíritu Paráclito
regnans per omne sæculum. Amen.
Hymn
Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.
You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Ps 118:17-24
Meditatio verbi Domini in lege

Meus cibus est, ut fáciam voluntátem eius, qui misit me” (Io 4, 34)

Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.
17Bénefac servo tuo, et vivam*
  et custódiam sermónem tuum.
18Revéla óculos meos,*
  et considerábo mirabília de lege tua.
19Incola ego sum in terra,*
  non abscóndas a me præcépta tua.
20Defécit ánima mea in desiderándo iudícia tua*
  in omni témpore.
21Increpásti supérbos;*
  maledícti, qui errant a præcéptis tuis.
22Aufer a me oppróbrium et contémptum,*
  quia testimónia tua servávi.
23Etsi príncipes sedent et advérsum me loquúntur,*
  servus tamen tuus exercétur in iustificatiónibus tuis.
24Nam et testimónia tua delectátio mea,*
  et consílium meum iustificatiónes tuæ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.

Psalm 118(119): 17-24

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’
Be good to your servant, and I shall live
  and keep to your teachings.
Uncover my eyes
  and I shall see the wonders of your law.
My home is on the earth
  but do not hide your commands from me.
My soul is weary with longing,
  day and night, for your decrees.
You have rebuked the proud, they are accursed
  because they turn from your commands.
Save me from scorn and contempt,
  for I have kept your decrees.
Princes enthroned may speak against me,
  but your servant will still follow your judgements.
For your decrees are my delight,
  and your statutes are my counsellors.
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.

Ps 24:1-11
Imploratio veniæ et salutis

Spes non confundit” (Rom 5, 5).

1Ad te, Dómine, levávi ánimam meam,*
  2Deus meus, in te confído: non erubéscam.
Neque exsúltent super me inimíci mei,*
  3étenim univérsi, qui sústinent te, non confundéntur.
Confundántur infidéliter agéntes*
  propter vanitátem.
4Vias tuas, Dómine, demónstra mihi*
  et sémitas tuas édoce me.
5Dírige me in veritáte tua et doce me,†
  quia tu es Deus salútis meæ,*
  et te sustínui tota die.
6Reminíscere miseratiónum tuárum, Dómine,*
  et misericordiárum tuárum, quóniam a sǽculo sunt.
7Peccáta iuventútis meæ et delícta mea ne memíneris;†
  secúndum misericórdiam tuam meménto mei tu,*
  propter bonitátem tuam, Dómine.
8Dulcis et rectus Dóminus,*
  propter hoc peccatóres viam docébit;
9díriget mansuétos in iudício,*
  docébit mites vias suas.
10Univérsæ viæ Dómini misericórdia et véritas*
  custodiéntibus testaméntum eius et testimónia eius.
11Propter nomen tuum, Dómine, propitiáberis peccáto meo:*
  multum est enim.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.

Psalm 24 (25)
A plea for pardon and salvation

To you, Lord, I lift up my soul.
  My God, I trust you, I shall not be ashamed.
Do not let my enemies triumph.
  No-one who trusts you should lose by it.
Let the losers be the faithless traitors
  who break their word pointlessly.
Lord, show me your ways
  and teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
  since you are the God of my salvation
  and I hope in you all the day long.
Remember your mercies, O Lord:
  remember your loving kindness
  since the beginning of time.
The sins of my youth and my crimes
 – forget them all, O Lord.
Your mercy is great, so remember me.
  Lord, remember me in your goodness.
The Lord is upright and gentle,
  and he will teach sinners good ways.
He will guide the humble in his judgements;
  he will teach the meek his ways.
All the ways of the Lord are kindness and faithfulness
  to those who keep his covenant
  and obey his decrees.
For the sake of your name, O Lord,
  you will not be angry at my sins
  for they are so many.
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.

Ps 24:12-22

12Quis est homo, qui timet Dóminum?*
  Docébit eum viam, quam éligat.
13Anima eius in bonis demorábitur,*
  et semen eius hereditábit terram.
14Familiáriter aget Dóminus cum timéntibus eum,*
  ut testaméntum suum maniféstet illis.
15Oculi mei semper ad Dóminum,*
  quóniam ipse evéllet de láqueo pedes meos.
16Réspice in me et miserére mei,*
  quia únicus et pauper sum ego.
17Diláta angústias cordis mei*
  et de necessitátibus meis érue me.
18Vide humilitátem meam et labórem meum*
  et dimítte univérsa delícta mea.
19Réspice inimícos meos, quóniam multiplicáti sunt,*
  et ódio crudéli odérunt me.
20Custódi ánimam meam et érue me;*
  non erubéscam, quóniam sperávi in te.
21Innocéntia et ǽquitas custódiant me,*
  quia sustínui te.
22Líbera, Deus, Israel*
  ex ómnibus tribulatiónibus suis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.

Psalm 24 (25)

Who is the man who fears the Lord?
  The Lord will teach him the path to choose.
His soul will live in prosperity:
  his children will inherit the land.
The Lord is close to those who fear him
  in fulfilment of his covenant.
My eyes are turned to the Lord
  for he frees my feet from the snare.
Look down on me and take pity,
  for I am alone and a pauper.
Loosen the bonds of my heart,
  rescue me from my need.
See my lowliness, see how I labour,
  and forgive all my sins.
See my enemies, how many they are,
  and the hatred they have for me.
Guard my life and rescue me:
  I will not be ashamed, for I hope in you.
May innocence and justice guard me,
  since my hope is in you.
O God, free Israel
  from all its troubles.
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 angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’
OR:

At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


Ps 122:1-5
Dominus fiducia populi

Duo cæci ... clamaverunt: «Domine, miserere nostri, Fili David»” (Mt 20, 30).

Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.
1Ad te levávi óculos meos,*
  qui hábitas in cælis.
2Ecce sicut óculi servórum ad manus dominórum suórum,*
  sicut óculi ancíllæ ad manus dóminæ suæ,
ita óculi nostri ad Dóminum Deum nostrum,*
  donec misereátur nostri.
3Miserére nostri, Dómine, miserére nostri,*
  quia multum repléti sumus despectióne;
4quia multum repléta est ánima nostra*
  derisióne abundántium et despectióne superbórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.

Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’
To you I lift up my eyes,
  to you who dwell in the heavens.
Like the eyes of a servant watching his master,
  like the eyes of a maid on her mistress’s hands,
  so we keep our eyes on the Lord our God,
  as we wait for his kindness.
Take pity on us, Lord, take pity:
  we have had our fill of contempt.
Our souls have had their fill
  of the laughter of the rich,
  of the contempt of the proud.
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.

Ps 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini

Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).

1Nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel,†
  2nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis,*
  cum exsúrgerent hómines in nos:
3forte vivos deglutíssent nos,*
  cum irascerétur furor eórum in nos.
4Fórsitan aqua absorbuísset nos,†
  torrens pertransísset ánimam nostram*
  5fórsitan pertransíssent ánimam nostram aquæ intumescéntes.
6Benedíctus Dóminus;*
  qui non dedit nos in direptiónem déntibus eórum.
7Anima nostra sicut passer erépta est*
  de láqueo venántium:
láqueus contrítus est,*
  et nos erépti sumus.
8Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.

Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord

If the Lord had not been with us
  (so let Israel sing),
If the Lord had not been with us
  when men rose up against us,
they might have skinned us alive,
  such was their anger.
The waters could have drowned us,
  the torrent poured over us,
  the foaming waters poured over us.
Blessed be the Lord, who saved us
  from being torn to pieces by their teeth.
We have escaped, like a bird
  from the snare of the fowler.
The snare was broken,
  and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth.
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.

Ps 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui

Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).

1Qui confídunt in Dómino sicut mons Sion:*
  non commovébitur, in ætérnum manet.
2Ierúsalem, montes in circúitu eius,†
  et Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3Quia non requiéscet virga iniquitátis super sortem iustórum,*
  ut non exténdant iusti ad iniquitátem manus suas.
4Bénefac, Dómine, bonis*
  et rectis corde.
5Declinántes autem per vias pravas†
  addúcet Dóminus cum operántibus iniquitátem.*
  Pax super Israel!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Gábriel ángelus locútus est Maríæ, dicens: Ave, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum; benedícta tu inter mulíeres.

Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people

Those who trust in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion:
  it cannot be shaken, it will stand firm for ever.
Jerusalem – the mountains stand guard over it,
  and the Lord stands guard over his people,
  both now and for ever.
The sceptre of the wicked shall not rest
  upon the inheritance of the just;
lest the just themselves stretch out their hands
  and turn to wickedness.
Be good, O Lord, to the good
  and the upright of heart.
As for those who turn away to crooked paths,
  the Lord shall treat them like the doers of evil.
Peace be on Israel!
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 angel Gabriel said to Mary, ‘Rejoice, most highly favoured one! The Lord is with you. Of all women you are the most blessed.’

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevisAg 2:6,9
Adhuc unum módicum est, et ego commovébo cælum et terram et mare et áridam. Maior erit glória domus istíus novíssima plus quam prima; et in loco isto dabo pacem, dicit Dóminus exercítuum.
Short ReadingHaggai 2:6,9 ©
A little while now, and I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. The new glory of this Temple is going to surpass the old, and in this place I will give peace – it is the Lord of Hosts who speaks.

℣. Meménto nostri, Dómine, in beneplácito pópuli tui.
℟. Vísita nos in salutári tuo.
℣. Remember us, Lord, for the love you bear your people.
℟. Come to us as a saviour.

Oremus.
  Excita, Dómine, poténtiam tuam et magna nobis virtúte succúrre, ut, quod nostra peccáta præpédiunt, grátia tuæ propitiatiónis accéleret.
  Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
  Amen.
Let us pray.
Show forth your power, O Lord, and come.
Come in your great strength and help us.
Be merciful and forgiving,
  and hasten the salvation which only our sins delay.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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