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22 December

Compline (Night 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.

This is an excellent moment for an examination of conscience. In a communal celebration of Compline, one of the penitential acts given in the Missal may be recited.


Hymnus
Christe, qui, splendor et dies,
noctis tenébras détegis,
lucísque lumen créderis,
lumen beátis prædicans,
Precámur, sancte Dómine,
hac nocte nos custódias;
sit nobis in te réquies,
quiétas horas tríbue.
Somno si dantur óculi,
cor semper ad te vígilet;
tuáque dextra prótegas
fidéles, qui te díligunt.
Defénsor noster, áspice,
insidiántes réprime,
gubérna tuos fámulos,
quos sánguine mercátus es.
Sit, Christe, rex piíssime,
tibi Patríque glória,
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sæcula. Amen.
Hymn
Christ, thou who art the light and day,
Who chasest nightly shades away,
Thyself the Light of Light confessed,
And promiser of radiance blest:
O holy Lord, we pray to thee,
Throughout the night our guardian be;
In thee vouchsafe us to repose,
All peaceful till the night shall close.
O let our eyes due slumber take,
Our hearts to thee forever wake:
And let thy right hand from above
Shield us who turn to thee in love.
O strong defender, hear our prayers,
Repel our foes and break their snares,
And govern thou thy servants here,
Those ransomed with thy life-blood dear.
Almighty Father, this accord
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord,
Who with the Holy Ghost and thee
Doth reign through all eternity.

Psalmus 85:1-17
Pauperis in rebus adversis oratio
Benedictus Deus, qui consolatur nos in omni tribulatione nostra” (2 Cor 1, 3. 4).
Tu, Dómine Deus, pátiens et multæ misericórdiæ.
1Inclína, Dómine, aurem tuam et exáudi me,*
  quóniam inops et pauper sum ego.
2Custódi ánimam meam, quóniam sanctus sum;*
  salvum fac servum tuum, Deus meus, sperántem in te.
3Miserére mei, Dómine,*
  quóniam ad te clamávi tota die.
4Lætífica ánimam servi tui,*
  quóniam ad te, Dómine, ánimam meam levávi.
5Quóniam tu, Dómine, suávis et mitis*
  et multæ misericórdiæ ómnibus invocántibus te.
6Auribus pércipe, Dómine, oratiónem meam*
  et inténde voci deprecatiónis meæ.
7In die tribulatiónis meæ clamávi ad te,*
  quia exáudies me.
8Non est símilis tui in diis, Dómine,*
  et nihil sicut ópera tua.
9Omnes gentes, quascúmque fecísti, vénient†
  et adorábunt coram te, Dómine,*
  et glorificábunt nomen tuum,
10quóniam magnus es tu et fáciens mirabília:*
  tu es Deus solus.
11Doce me, Dómine, viam tuam,*
  et ingrédiar in veritáte tua;
simplex fac cor meum,*
  ut tímeat nomen tuum.
12Confitébor tibi, Dómine Deus meus, in toto corde meo*
  et glorificábo nomen tuum in ætérnum,
13quia misericórdia tua magna est super me,*
  et eruísti ánimam meam ex inférno inferióri.
14Deus, supérbi insurrexérunt super me,†
  et synagóga poténtium quæsiérunt ánimam meam,*
  et non proposuérunt te in conspéctu suo.
15Et tu, Dómine, Deus miserátor et miséricors*
  pátiens et multæ misericórdiæ et veritátis,
16réspice in me et miserére mei;†
  da fortitúdinem tuam púero tuo*
  et salvum fac fílium ancíllæ tuæ.
17Fac mecum signum in bonum,†
  ut vídeant, qui odérunt me, et confundántur,*
  quóniam tu, Dómine, adiuvísti me et consolátus es me.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Tu, Dómine Deus, pátiens et multæ misericórdiæ.
Psalm 85 (86)
A poor man's prayer in time of trouble
You, Lord God, are slow to anger, abounding in love.
Turn your ear to me, Lord, and hear me,
  for I am poor and destitute.
Keep my life safe, for I am faithful;
  O God, save your servant, who trusts in you.
Take pity upon me, O Lord,
  for I call to you all the day long.
Make your servant’s heart glad,
  for to you, O Lord, I have raised it.
For you, Lord, are gentle and mild:
  you are kind to all those who call on you.
Let your ears hear my prayer, O Lord!
  Turn to the voice of my pleading!
In my time of trouble I call on you,
  for you, O Lord, will hear me.
No other god is like you, O Lord,
  and nothing compares with your works.
All people – all nations you made –
  will come and worship before you;
  they will give glory to your name.
For you are great, you work wonders:
  you alone are God.
O Lord, teach me your paths,
  and I will come to your truth.
Make my heart simple and guileless,
  so that it honours your name.
I will proclaim you, Lord my God,
  and give you praise with all my heart.
I will give glory to your name for ever,
  for your great kindness is upon me:
  you have rescued me from the deepest depths.
O God, the proud rise against me,
  in the meetings of the powerful they seek my life:
  they do not keep you in their sight.
And you, Lord, are a God of compassion,
  full of mercies, patient and true.
Look upon me, have mercy upon me,
  give your strength and protection to your servant:
  your servant, the child of your handmaid.
Give me a sign of your goodness,
  let my enemies see it and be confounded;
because you, O Lord, have helped me and given me comfort.
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.
You, Lord God, are slow to anger, abounding in love.

Lectio
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Pósuit nos Deus in acquisitiónem salútis per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, qui mórtuus est pro nobis, ut sive vigilémus sive dormiámus, simul cum illo vivámus.
Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 ©
God chose us to win salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that, alive or dead, we should still live united to him.

Responsorium breve
℟. In manus tuas, Dómine, * comméndo spíritum meum. In manus.
℣. Redemísti nos, Dómine Deus veritátis. * Comméndo spíritum meum. Glória Patri. In manus.
Short Responsory
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.

Canticum
Christus lumen gentium et gloria Israel
Salva nos, Dómine, vigilántes, custódi nos dormiéntes, ut vigilémus cum Christo et requiescámus in pace.
29Nunc dimíttis servum tuum, Dómine,*
  secúndum verbum tuum in pace,
30quia vidérunt óculi mei*
  salutáre tuum,
31quod parásti*
  ante fáciem ómnium populórum,
32lumen ad revelatiónem géntium*
  et glóriam plebis tuæ Israel.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Salva nos, Dómine, vigilántes, custódi nos dormiéntes, ut vigilémus cum Christo et requiescámus in pace.
CanticleNunc Dimittis
Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.
Now, Master, you let your servant go in peace.
  You have fulfilled your promise.
My own eyes have seen your salvation,
  which you have prepared in the sight of all peoples.
A light to bring the Gentiles from darkness;
  the glory of your people 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.
Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

Orémus
  Quiétem, Dómine, corpóribus nostris tríbue salutárem, et quæ fúdimus hódie sémina per labórem, fac ut messem gérminent sempitérnam. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
  Amen.
Let us pray.
Lord, give our bodies restful sleep;
  and let the work we have done today
  be sown for an eternal harvest.
Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Noctem quiétam et finem perféctum concédat nobis Dóminus omnípotens.
The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

AMEN


Alma Redemptoris Mater
Alma Redemptóris Mater,
quæ pérvia cæli porta manes,
et stella maris,
succúrre cadénti,
súrgere qui curat, pópulo;
tu quæ genuísti, natúra miránte,
tuum sanctum Genitórem,
Virgo prius ac postérius,
Gabriélis ab ore
sumens illud Ave,
peccatórum miserére.

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