Universalis
Tuesday 28 March 2017    (other days)
Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent 

Vespers (Evening 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.
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.

Hymnus
Iesu, quadragenáriæ
dicátor abstinéntiæ,
qui ob salútem méntium
præcéperas ieiúnium,
Adésto nunc Ecclésiæ,
adésto pæniténtiæ,
qua supplicámus cérnui
peccáta nostra dílui.
Tu retroácta crímina
tua remítte grátia
et a futúris ádhibe
custódiam mitíssime,
Ut, expiáti ánnuis
compunctiónis áctibus,
tendámus ad paschália
digne colénda gáudia.
Te rerum univérsitas,
clemens, adóret, Trínitas,
et nos novi per véniam
novum canámus cánticum. Amen.
Hymn
Sole hope of all the world and Lord,
Bestower of the great reward,
Receive the prayers thy servants raise
Mixed with meet psalms and chants of praise.
And though our conscience doth proclaim
Our deep transgressions and our shame,
Cleanse us, O God, we humbly plead,
From sins of thought and word and deed.
Our sins remember thou no more;
Forgive: thou art of mighty pow’r:
So take upon thee, Lord, our care
That pure in heart we make our prayer.
Therefore accept, O Lord, this tide
Of fast which thou hast sanctified,
That we may reach by mystic ways
The sacraments of Easter days.

Ps 136:1-6
Super flumina Babylonis

Hanc corporalem populi captivitatem referre in exemplum spiritalis captivitatis oportet” (S. Hilarius).

Si oblítus fúero tui, Ierúsalem, oblivióni detur déxtera mea.
1Super flúmina Babylónis, illic sédimus et flévimus,*
  cum recordarémur Sion.
2In salícibus in médio eius*
  suspéndimus cítharas nostras.
3Quia illic rogavérunt nos, qui captívos duxérunt nos,*
  verba cantiónum
et, qui affligébant nos, lætítiam:*
  «Cantáte nobis de cánticis Sion».
4Quómodo cantábimus cánticum Dómini*
  in terra aliéna?
5Si oblítus fúero tui, Ierúsalem,*
  oblivióni detur déxtera mea;
6adhǽreat lingua mea fáucibus meis,*
  si non memínero tui,
si non præposúero Ierúsalem*
  in cápite lætítiæ meæ.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Si oblítus fúero tui, Ierúsalem, oblivióni detur déxtera mea.
Psalm 136 (137)
By the rivers of Babylon
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!
By the rivers of Babylon
  we sat and wept
  remembering Zion.
On the willow-trees of Babylon
  we hung up our harps.
In that place they asked us,
  those who had captured us,
  to sing them a song:
“Sing us,” they said,
  “a song of Zion.”
They had brought us affliction
  and asked us for joy.
How shall we sing the songs of the Lord
  in a foreign land?
Jerusalem, if I forget you,
  send my right hand to oblivion;
let my tongue stick in my throat
  if I do not remember –
if I do not rank Jerusalem
  the first of my joys.
Remember, Lord, the Edomites
  on the day of Jerusalem:
  “Raze it,” they said, “to the ground.”
Babylon’s daughter, destroyer –
  blessed be he that takes his revenge,
  that smashes your child on a rock.
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.
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!

Ps 137:1-8
Gratiarum actio

Reges terrae afferent gloriam suam et honorem in civitatem sanctam” (Cf. Ap 21, 24).

In conspéctu angelórum psallam tibi, Deus meus.
1Confitébor tibi, Dómine, in toto corde meo,*
  quóniam audísti verba oris mei.
In conspéctu angelórum psallam tibi,*
  2adorábo ad templum sanctum tuum;
et confitébor nómini tuo†
  propter misericórdiam tuam et veritátem tuam,*
  quóniam magnificásti super omne nomen elóquium tuum.
3In quacúmque die invocávero te, exáudi me;*
  multiplicábis in ánima mea virtútem.
4Confitebúntur tibi, Dómine, omnes reges terræ,*
  quia audiérunt elóquia oris tui.
5Et cantábunt vias Dómini,*
  quóniam magna est glória Dómini;
6quóniam excélsus Dóminus,†
  et húmilem réspicit,*
  et supérbum a longe cognóscit.
7Si ambulávero in médio tribulatiónis, vivificábis me;†
  et contra iram inimicórum meórum exténdes manum tuam,*
  et salvum me fáciet déxtera tua.
8Dóminus perfíciet pro me;†
  Dómine, misericórdia tua in sǽculum:*
  ópera mánuum tuárum ne despícias.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
In conspéctu angelórum psallam tibi, Deus meus.
Psalm 137 (138)
Thanksgiving
Before the angels I will bless you, my God.
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart,
  for you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will make music to you,
  worship before your holy temple.
I will praise your name
  because of your mercy and faithfulness:
  high above all other names is the greatness of your word.
Each day that I call on you, Lord,
  listen to me, strengthen my spirit.
All the kings of the earth will proclaim your glory, Lord,
  when they hear your word.
They will sing of the paths of the Lord,
  so great is his glory.
For the Lord is on high
  but he cares for the humble;
  and he knows the proud from afar.
If I walk in the midst of troubles, you will give me life.
  If my enemies rise up against me,
  your right hand will keep me safe.
The Lord does all that I need.
  Lord, your kindness lasts for ever:
  do not forsake the work of your hands.
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.
Before the angels I will bless you, my God.

Canticum
Ap 4:11,5:9,10,12
Hymnus redemptorum
Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est, accípere glóriam et honórem.
4,11Dignus es, Dómine et Deus noster,*
  accípere glóriam et honórem et virtútem,
quia tu creásti ómnia,*
  et propter voluntátem tuam erant et creáta sunt.
5,9Dignus es, Dómine, accípere librum*
  et aperíre signácula eius,
quóniam occísus es†
  et redemísti Deo in sánguine tuo*
  ex omni tribu et lingua et pópulo et natióne
10et fecísti eos Deo nostro regnum et sacerdótes,*
  et regnábunt super terram.
12Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est,†
  accípere virtútem et divítias et sapiéntiam*
  et fortitúdinem et honórem et glóriam et benedictiónem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dignus est Agnus, qui occísus est, accípere glóriam et honórem.
CanticleApocalypse 4,5
The song of the redeemed
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and honour.
You are worthy, our Lord and our God,
  to receive glory and honour and power;
for you made all things,
  and it is by your will that they exist and were created.
You are worthy, Lord,
  to receive the book and open its seals,
for you were killed,
  and with your blood you have ransomed people
  from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and made them rulers and priests for God;
  and they will rule over the earth.
The Lamb is worthy, who was killed,
  to receive power and riches and wisdom,
  strength and honour, glory and blessing.
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.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive glory and honour.

Lectio brevisIac 2:14,17,18
Quid próderit, fratres mei, si fidem quis dicat se habére, ópera autem non hábeat? Numquid póterit fides salváre eum? Fides, si non hábeat ópera, mórtua est in semetípsa. Osténde mihi fidem tuam sine opéribus, et ego tibi osténdam ex opéribus meis fidem.
Short Reading
James 2:14,17,18 ©
Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will that faith save him? Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead. I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds – now you prove to me that you have faith without any good deeds to show.

Responsorium breve
℣. Ego dixi: Dómine,* Miserére mei. Ego.
℟. Sana ánimam meam, quia peccávi tibi.* Miserére mei. Glória Patri. Ego.
Short Responsory
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
‘Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.’
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me.’

Canticum
Exsultatio animæ in Domino
Ecce sanus factus es; iam noli peccáre, ne detérius tibi áliquid contíngat.
Magníficat*
  ánima mea Dóminum,
et exsultávit spíritus meus*
  in Deo salvatóre meo,
quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ.*
  Ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes,
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,*
  et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericórdia eius in progénies et progénies*
  timéntibus eum.
Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo,*
  dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui;
depósuit poténtes de sede*
  et exaltávit húmiles;
esuriéntes implévit bonis*
  et dívites dimísit inánes.
Suscépit Israel púerum suum,*
  recordátus misericórdiæ,
sicut locútus est ad patres nostros,*
  Abraham et sémini eius in sǽcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ecce sanus factus es; iam noli peccáre, ne detérius tibi áliquid contíngat.
CanticleMagnificat
My soul rejoices in the Lord
Now you are well again: leave your sinful ways, or something worse may happen to you.
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
  and my spirit rejoices in God, my salvation.
For he has shown me such favour –
  me, his lowly handmaiden.
Now all generations will call me blessed,
  because the mighty one has done great things for me.
His name is holy,
  his mercy lasts for generation after generation
  for those who revere him.
He has put forth his strength:
  he has scattered the proud and conceited,
  torn princes from their thrones;
  but lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
  the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel,
  he has remembered his mercy as he promised to our fathers,
  to Abraham and his children for ever.
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.
Now you are well again: leave your sinful ways, or something worse may happen to you.

Preces
Dóminum Iesum, qui exaltátus in cruce ómnia ad se traxit, magnificémus et mente pia exorémus:
Trahe ad te univérsa, Dómine.
Dómine, lux, quæ e mystério crucis tuæ emánat, áttrahat omnes,
  ut te viam, veritátem et vitam agnóscant.
Trahe ad te univérsa, Dómine.
Da cunctis te sitiéntibus aquam vivam,
  ne sítiant in ætérnum.
Trahe ad te univérsa, Dómine.
Doctrinárum et ártium cultóres illúmina,
  ut hómines regno tuo effíciant aptióres.
Trahe ad te univérsa, Dómine.
Move omnes, qui ob peccáta et scándala a te discessérunt,
  ut rédeant ad te et in dilectióne tua permáneant.
Trahe ad te univérsa, Dómine.
Omnes defúnctos nostros in cæléstes sedes admítte,
  ut cum Beáta María Vírgine sanctísque ómnibus collæténtur.
Trahe ad te univérsa, Dómine.
Prayers and intercessions
When the Lord Jesus was lifted up on the cross, he drew all things to himself. Let us glorify him in our prayer.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Lord, may your cross light up the darkness of the world;
  may it lead every man to you, the way, the truth and the life.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Give the true and living water to all who thirst for you;
  let it well up to eternal life.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Shed the light of your knowledge on scientists and artists;
  let their work make men more open to the coming of your kingdom.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Look on those who no longer walk with you because of scandal or sin;
  may they return to you and remain in your love.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.
Grant our dead a place in heaven;
  let them share the happiness of Mary and the saints.
Lord, draw all men to yourself.

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:
sanctificétur nomen tuum;
advéniat regnum tuum;
fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie;
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris;
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a malo.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
  hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
  Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
  and forgive us our trespasses,
  as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.

Exercitátio veneránda sanctæ devotiónis, Dómine, tuórum fidélium corda dispónat, ut et dignis méntibus suscípiant paschále mystérium et salvatiónis tuæ núntient præcónium.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
By our Lenten prayer and observance, Lord,
  prepare our hearts to welcome the mystery of Easter
  and to proclaim the good news of salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

The psalms and canticles here are our own translation. The Grail translation of the psalms, which is used liturgically in most of the English-speaking world, cannot be displayed on the Web for copyright reasons. The Universalis apps, programs and downloads do contain the Grail translation of the psalms.

You can also view this page in English only.

Copyright © 1996-2017 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.
 
This web site © Copyright 1996-2016 Universalis Publishing Ltd (contact us) Cookies
(top