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Wednesday 21 February 2018    (other days)
Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent 
 (optional commemoration of Saint Peter Damian, Bishop, Doctor)

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


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
Iam, Christe, sol iustítiæ,
mentis dehíscant ténebræ,
virtútum ut lux rédeat,
terris diem cum réparas.
Dans tempus acceptábile
et pǽnitens cor tríbue,
convértat ut benígnitas
quos longa suffert píetas;
Quiddámque pæniténtiæ
da ferre, quo fit démptio,
maióre tuo múnere,
culpárum quamvis grándium.
Dies venit, dies tua,
per quam reflórent ómnia;
lætémur in hac ut tuæ
per hanc redúcti grátiæ.
Te rerum univérsitas,
clemens, adóret, Trínitas,
et nos novi per véniam
novum canámus cánticum. Amen.
Hymn
Creator of the earth and skies,
To whom the words of life belong,
Grant us thy truth to make us wise;
Grant us thy power to make us strong.
Like theirs of old, our life is death,
Our light is darkness, till we see
The eternal Word made flesh and breath,
The God who walked by Galilee.
We have not known thee: to the skies
Our monuments of folly soar,
And all our self-wrought miseries
Have made us trust ourselves the more.
We have not loved thee: far and wide
The wreckage of our hatred spreads,
And evils wrought by human pride
Recoil on unrepentant heads.
For this, our foolish confidence,
Our pride of knowledge and our sin,
We come to thee in penitence;
In us the work of grace begin.

Ps 35:2-13
Malitia peccatoris, Domini bonitas

Qui sequitur me, non ambulabit in tenebris, sed habebit lucem vitæ” (Io 8, 12).

Deus, in lúmine tuo vidébimus lumen.
2Susúrrat iníquitas ad ímpium in médio cordis eius;*
  non est timor Dei ante óculos eius.
3Quóniam blandítur ipsi in conspéctu eius,*
  ut non invéniat iniquitátem suam et óderit.
4Verba oris eius iníquitas et dolus*
  désiit intellégere, ut bene ágeret.
5Iniquitátem meditátus est in cubíli suo,†
  ástitit omni viæ non bonæ,*
  malítiam autem non odívit.
6Dómine, in cælo misericórdia tua*
  et véritas tua usque ad nubes;
7iustítia tua sicut montes Dei,†
  iudícia tua abýssus multa:*
  hómines et iuménta salvábis, Dómine.
8Quam pretiósa misericórdia tua, Deus!*
  Fílii autem hóminum in tégmine alárum tuárum sperábunt;
9inebriabúntur ab ubertáte domus tuæ,*
  et torrénte voluptátis tuæ potábis eos.
10Quóniam apud te est fons vitæ,*
  et in lúmine tuo vidébimus lumen.
11Præténde misericórdiam tuam sciéntibus te*
  et iustítiam tuam his, qui recto sunt corde.
12Non véniat mihi pes supérbiæ,*
  et manus peccatóris non móveat me.
13Ibi cecidérunt, qui operántur iniquitátem,*
  expúlsi sunt, nec potuérunt stare.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Deus, in lúmine tuo vidébimus lumen.
Psalm 35 (36)
The sinner's wickedness; God's goodness
In your light, God, we see light.
Evil whispers to the sinner in the depths of his heart:
  the fear of God does not stand before his eyes.
Evil’s flattering light disguises his wickedness,
  so that he does not hate it.
His words are false and deceitful,
  he no longer considers how to do good.
Even when in bed he plots mischief;
  he follows the wrong path; he does not hate malice.
Lord, your mercy fills the heavens,
  your faithfulness rises to the sky.
Your justice is like the mountains of God,
  your judgements are like the deeps of the sea.
Lord, you protect both men and beasts.
How precious is your kindness, O God!
  The sons of men will take shelter under your wings;
they will eat their fill from the riches of your house,
  drink all they want from the stream of your joy.
For with you is the spring of life-giving water.
  In your light we shall see true light.
Hold out your mercy to those who know you,
  offer your justice to the upright in heart.
Let me not be crushed under the heels of the proud,
  nor dispossessed by the hands of sinners.
The doers of evil have fallen where they stood,
  they are cast down and cannot rise.
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.
In your light, God, we see light.

Canticum
Iudt 16:1-2,13-15
Dominus, creator mundi, populum suum protegit

Cantant novum canticum” (Ap 5, 9).

Dómine, magnus es tu, et præclárus in virtúte tua.
1Incípite Deo meo in týmpanis,*
  cantáte Dómino meo in cýmbalis,
modulámini illi psalmum novum,*
  exaltáte et invocáte nomen ipsíus.
2Tu es Deus cónterens bella,†
  qui ponis castra in médio pópuli tui,*
  ut erípias me de manu persequéntium me.
13Cantábo Deo meo hymnum novum:†
  Dómine, magnus es tu et clarus,*
  mirábilis in virtúte et insuperábilis.
14Tibi sérviat omnis creatúra tua,*
  quóniam dixísti, et facta sunt,
misísti spíritum tuum, et ædificáta sunt,*
  et non est, qui resístat voci tuæ.
15Montes enim a fundaméntis agitabúntur cum aquis,*
  petræ autem a fácie tua tamquam cera liquéscent.
Illis autem qui timent te*
  propítius adhuc eris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dómine, magnus es tu, et præclárus in virtúte tua.
CanticleJudith 16
The Lord, creator of the world, protects his people
Lord, you are great, you are glorious, you are wonderfully strong.
Make music to my God with drums,
  sing to my Lord with cymbals.
Begin a new song to him,
  extol and call upon his name.
You are the God who crushes battle-lines,
  you set up your camp among your people,
  you save me from the grip of my persecutors.
I will sing a new song to God:
  Lord, you are great and glorious,
  wonderful in your unconquerable power.
Let all your creatures serve you,
  for you spoke and they were made,
you sent forth your spirit, and they were created:
  there is no-one who can resist your command.
For the mountains will be shaken to their roots,
  the seas will be stirred up,
  at your sight the rocks will melt like wax –
but to those who fear you,
  you will show your loving kindness.
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.
Lord, you are great, you are glorious, you are wonderfully strong.

Ps 46:2-10
Dominus universorum rex

Sedet ad dexteram Patris et regni eius non erit finis.

Iubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis.
2Omnes gentes, pláudite mánibus,*
  iubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis,
3quóniam Dóminus Altíssimus, terríbilis,*
  rex magnus super omnem terram.
4Subiécit pópulos nobis*
  et gentes sub pédibus nostris.
5Elégit nobis hereditátem nostram,*
  glóriam Iacob, quem diléxit.
6Ascéndit Deus in iúbilo,*
  et Dóminus in voce tubæ.
7Psállite Deo, psállite;*
  psállite regi nostro, psállite.
8Quóniam rex omnis terræ Deus,*
  psállite sapiénter.
9Regnávit Deus super gentes,*
  Deus sedet super sedem sanctam suam.
10Príncipes populórum congregáti sunt*
  cum pópulo Dei Abraham,
quóniam Dei sunt scuta terræ:*
  veheménter elevátus est.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Iubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis.
Psalm 46 (47)
The Lord is King
Cry to God with shouts of joy.
All nations, clap your hands;
  cry out to God in exultation,
for the Lord, the Most High, is greatly to be feared,
  and King over all the earth.
He has made whole peoples our subjects,
  put nations beneath our feet.
He has chosen our inheritance for us,
  the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
God ascends amid rejoicing,
  the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.
Sing to God, sing praise.
  Sing to our king, sing praise.
God is king over the whole earth:
  sing to him with all your skill.
God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The nobles of the peoples join together
  with the people of the God of Abraham,
for to God belong the armies of the earth;
  he is high above all things.
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.
Cry to God with shouts of joy.

Lectio brevisDeut 7:6,8-9
Te elégit Dóminus Deus tuus, ut sis ei pópulus peculiáris de cunctis pópulis, qui sunt super terram, quia diléxit vos Dóminus et custodívit iuraméntum, quod iurávit pátribus vestris, edúxit vos in manu forti et redémit te de domo servitútis, de manu pharaónis regis Ægýpti. Et scies quia Dóminus Deus tuus ipse est Deus, Deus fidélis, custódiens pactum et misericórdiam diligéntibus se et his, qui custódiunt mandáta eius, in mille generatiónes.
Short Reading
Deuteronomy 7:6,8-9 ©
It is you that the Lord our God has chosen to be his very own people out of all the peoples on the earth. It was for love of you and to keep the oath he swore to your fathers that the Lord brought you out with his mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know then that the Lord your God is God indeed, the faithful God who is true to his covenant and his graciousness for a thousand generations towards those who love him and keep his commandments.

Responsorium breve
℣. Ipse liberábit me* De láqueo venántium. Ipse.
℟. Et a verbo malígno.* De láqueo venántium. Glória Patri. Ipse.
Short Responsory
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
And from the evil word.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
It is he who will free me from the snare of the hunters.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Generátio hæc prava et pervérsa signum quærit et signum non dábitur ei, nisi signum Ionæ prophétæ.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Generátio hæc prava et pervérsa signum quærit et signum non dábitur ei, nisi signum Ionæ prophétæ.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
A wicked, godless generation asks for a sign; and the only sign that it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
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 wicked, godless generation asks for a sign; and the only sign that it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Preces
Benedicátur Auctor salútis nostræ, qui vult hómines fíeri in se novam creatúram, ut vétera tránseant et ómnia renovéntur. Quaprópter viva spe fulti eum rogémus:
Rénova nos, Dómine, in Spíritu tuo.
Dómine, qui cælum novum terrámque novam promisísti, semper nos rénova per Spíritum tuum,
  ut in cælésti Ierúsalem te iúgiter perfruámur.
Rénova nos, Dómine, in Spíritu tuo.
Da nos tecum operári ut hunc mundum Spíritu tuo imbuámus
  atque in iustítia, caritáte et pace cívitas terréna finem suum efficácius assequátur.
Rénova nos, Dómine, in Spíritu tuo.
Tríbue nos omnes desídias et neglegéntias castigáre
  et supérnis delectári munéribus.
Rénova nos, Dómine, in Spíritu tuo.
Líbera nos a malo
  nosque a fascinatióne nugacitátis, quæ bona obscúrat, defénde.
Rénova nos, Dómine, in Spíritu tuo.
Prayers and intercessions
Blessed be Christ our Saviour. In him we become a new creation, the old order passes and all things are renewed. Let us pray in living hope.
Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.
You promised us, Lord, a new heaven and a new earth;
  renew us in your Spirit, that we may come to the new Jerusalem and rejoice in you for ever.
Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.
Let us work with you to fill the world with your Spirit;
  let us perfect our earthly city in justice, charity and peace.
Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.
Grant that we may put aside our apathy;
  help us to recognize with joy the power you have given us.
Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.
Set us free from all evil;
  show us in the confusion of our lives the things that really matter.
Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.

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.

Devotiónem pópuli tui, quǽsumus, Dómine, benígnus inténde, ut, qui per abstinéntiam temperántur in córpore, per fructum boni óperis reficiántur in mente.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Look with favour on our Lenten observance, Lord,
  and while we subdue our bodies by self-denial,
  renew our spirit with the grace that prompts us to good works.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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

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