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Wednesday 27 May 2020    (other days)
Wednesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 
 or Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop 

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If you have already recited the Invitatory Psalm today, you should use the alternative opening.


Dómine, lábia mea apéries.
  Et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.
Lord, open our lips.
  And we shall praise your name.
Ps 94 (95)

Adhortamini vosmetipsos per singulos dies, donec illud «hodie» vocatur” (Hebr 3, 13).

Christum Dóminum, qui Sanctum nobis promísit Spíritum, veníte, adorémus, allelúia.
(repeat antiphon*)
1Veníte, exsultémus Dómino;
  iubilémus Deo salutári nostro.
2Præoccupémus fáciem eius in confessióne
  et in psalmis iubilémus ei.
  (repeat antiphon*)
3Quóniam Deus magnus Dóminus
  et rex magnus super omnes deos.
4Quia in manu eius sunt profúnda terræ,
  et altitúdines móntium ipsíus sunt.
5Quóniam ipsíus est mare, et ipse fecit illud,
  et siccam manus eius formavérunt.
  (repeat antiphon*)
6Veníte, adorémus et procidámus
  et génua flectámus ante Dóminum, qui fecit nos,
7quia ipse est Deus noster,
  et nos pópulus páscuæ eius et oves manus eius.
  (repeat antiphon*)
8Utinam hódie vocem eius audiátis:
  «Nolíte obduráre corda vestra,
9sicut in Meríba secúndum diem Massa in desérto,
  ubi tentavérunt me patres vestri:
  probavérunt me, etsi vidérunt ópera mea.
  (repeat antiphon*)
10Quadragínta annis tæduit me generatiónis illíus,
  et dixi: Pópulus errántium corde sunt isti.
11Et ipsi non cognovérunt vias meas;
  ídeo iurávi in ira mea:
  Non introíbunt in réquiem meam».
  (repeat antiphon*)
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
(repeat antiphon*)
Invitatory PsalmPsalm 94 (95)
Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.
(repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us rejoice in the Lord,
  let us acclaim God our salvation.
Let us come before him proclaiming our thanks,
  let us acclaim him with songs.
  (repeat antiphon*)
For the Lord is a great God,
  a king above all gods.
For he holds the depths of the earth in his hands,
  and the peaks of the mountains are his.
For the sea is his: he made it;
  and his hands formed the dry land.
  (repeat antiphon*)
Come, let us worship and bow down,
  bend the knee before the Lord who made us;
for he himself is our God and we are his flock,
  the sheep that follow his hand.
  (repeat antiphon*)
If only, today, you would listen to his voice:
  “Do not harden your hearts
  as you did at Meribah,
on the day of Massah in the desert,
  when your fathers tested me –
they put me to the test,
  although they had seen my works.”
  (repeat antiphon*)
“For forty years they wearied me,
  that generation.
I said: their hearts are wandering,
  they do not know my paths.
I swore in my anger:
  they will never enter my place of rest.”
  (repeat antiphon*)
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.
(repeat antiphon*)

* If you are reciting this on your own, you can choose to say the antiphon once only at the start of the psalm and not repeat it.


Hymnus
Optátus votis ómnium
sacrátus illúxit dies,
quo Christus, mundi spes, Deus,
conscéndit cælos árduos.
Magni triúmphum prœ́lii,
mundi perémpto príncipe,
Patris præséntans vúltibus
victrícis carnis glóriam,
In nube fertur lúcida
et spem facit credéntibus,
iam paradísum réserans
quem protoplásti cláuserant.
O grande cunctis gáudium,
quod partus nostræ Vírginis,
post sputa, flagra, post crucem
patérnæ sedi iúngitur.
Agámus ergo grátias
nostræ salútis víndici,
nostrum quod corpus véxerit
sublíme ad cæli régiam.
Sit nobis cum cæléstibus
commúne manens gáudium:
illis, quod semet óbtulit,
nobis, quod se non ábstulit.
Nunc, Christe, scandens ǽthera
ad te cor nostrum súbleva,
tuum Patrísque Spíritum
emíttens nobis cǽlitus. Amen.
Hymn
Lord, God, your light which dims the stars
Awakes all things,
And all that springs to life in you
Your glory sings.
Your peaceful presence, giving strength,
Is everywhere,
And fallen men may rise again
On wings of prayer.
You are the God whose mercy rests
On all you made;
You gave us Christ, whose love through death
Our ransom paid.
We praise you, Father, with your Son
And Spirit blest,
In whom creation lives and moves,
And finds its rest.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Ps 85:1-17
Pauperis in rebus adversis oratio

Benedictus Deus, qui consolatur nos in omni tribulatione nostra” (2 Cor 1, 3. 4).

Omnes gentes vénient et adorábunt coram te, Dómine, allelúia.
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.
Omnes gentes vénient et adorábunt coram te, Dómine, allelúia.

Psalm 85 (86)
A poor man's prayer in time of trouble

All the nations shall come to adore you, O Lord. Alleluia.
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.
All the nations shall come to adore you, O Lord. Alleluia.

CanticumIs 33:13-16

Deus iudicabit in iustitia

Vobis est repromissio et filiis vestris et omnibus, qui longe sunt” (Act 2, 39).

Regem in decóre suo vidébunt óculi nostri, allelúia.
13Audíte, qui longe estis, quæ fécerim,*
  et cognóscite, vicíni, fortitúdinem meam.
14Contérriti sunt in Sion peccatóres,*
  possédit tremor ímpios.
Quis póterit habitáre de vobis cum igne devoránte?*
  Quis habitábit ex vobis cum ardóribus sempitérnis?
15Qui ámbulat in iustítiis*
  et lóquitur æquitátes,
qui réicit lucra ex rapínis*
  et éxcutit manus suas, ne múnera accípiat,
qui obtúrat aures suas, ne áudiat sánguinem,*
  et claudit óculos suos, ne vídeat malum:
16iste in excélsis habitábit,*
  muniménta saxórum refúgium eius;
panis ei datus est,*
  aquæ eius fidéles sunt.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Regem in decóre suo vidébunt óculi nostri, allelúia.
CanticleIsaiah 33

The Lord will give just judgement

Our eyes will see the King in his splendour. Alleluia.
Hear what I have done, you who are far off,
  and you who are near, learn of my strength.
In Zion, the sinners are afraid;
  the hypocrites tremble.
Which of you could live with a devouring fire?
Which of you will abide in everlasting burning?
He who walks in justice, he who speaks fairly –
he who rejects the spoils of robbery –
he who throws back a bribe –
he who blocks his ears against murderous counsels –
he who shuts his eyes against evil sights –
this is he who will dwell on high, secure in a fortress of rocks.
Bread is given to him; his supply of water is secure.
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.
Our eyes will see the King in his splendour. Alleluia.

Ps 97:1-9
Dominus victor in iudicio

Hic psalmus priorem Domini adventum significat et fidem omnium gentium” (S. Athanasius).

Vidébit omnis caro salutáre Dei nostri, allelúia.
1Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum,*
  quia mirabília fecit.
Salvávit sibi déxtera eius,*
  et bráchium sanctum eius.
2Notum fecit Dóminus salutáre suum,*
  in conspéctu géntium revelávit iustítiam suam.
3Recordátus est misericórdiæ suæ*
  et veritátis suæ dómui Israel.
Vidérunt omnes términi terræ*
  salutáre Dei nostri.
4Iubiláte Deo, omnis terra,*
  erúmpite, exsultáte et psállite.
5Psállite Dómino in cíthara,*
  in cíthara et voce psalmi;
6in tubis ductílibus et voce tubæ córneæ,*
  iubiláte in conspéctu regis Dómini.
7Sonet mare et plenitúdo eius,*
  orbis terrárum, et qui hábitant in eo.
8Flúmina plaudent manu,†
  simul montes exsultábunt 9a conspéctu Dómini,*
  quóniam venit iudicáre terram.
Iudicábit orbem terrárum in iustítia*
  et pópulos in æquitáte.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vidébit omnis caro salutáre Dei nostri, allelúia.

Psalm 97 (98)
The Lord has brought salvation

All men will see the salvation of our God. Alleluia.
Sing a new song to the Lord,
  for he has worked wonders.
His right hand, his holy arm,
  have brought him victory.
The Lord has shown his saving power,
  and before all nations he has shown his justice.
He has remembered to show his kindness
  and his faithfulness to the house of Israel.
The farthest ends of the earth
  have seen the saving power of our God.
Rejoice in God, all the earth.
  Break forth in triumph and song!
Sing to the Lord on the lyre,
  with the lyre and with music.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn,
  sound jubilation to the Lord, our king.
Let the sea resound in its fullness,
  all the earth and all its inhabitants.
The rivers will clap their hands,
  and the mountains will exult at the presence of the Lord,
  for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge all the world in justice,
  and the peoples with fairness.
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.
All men will see the salvation of our God. Alleluia.

Lectio brevisRom 6:8-11
Si mórtui sumus cum Christo, crédimus quia simul étiam vivémus cum eo; sciéntes quod Christus suscitátus ex mórtuis iam non móritur, mors illi ultra non dominátur. Quod enim mórtuus est, peccáto mórtuus est semel; quod autem vivit, vivit Deo. Ita et vos existimáte vos mórtuos quidem esse peccáto, vivéntes autem Deo in Christo Iesu.
Short ReadingRomans 6:8-11 ©
We believe that having died with Christ we shall return to life with him: Christ, as we know, having been raised from the dead will never die again. Death has no power over him any more. When he died, he died, once for all, to sin, so his life now is life with God; and in that way, you too must consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.

Responsorium breve
℣. Surréxit Dóminus de sepúlcro,* Allelúia, allelúia. Surréxit.
℟. Qui pro nobis pepéndit in ligno.* Allelúia, allelúia. Glória Patri. Surréxit.
Short Responsory
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
For our sake he died on the cross, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord has risen from the dead, alleluia, alleluia.

Canticum

De Messia eiusque præcursore

Grátias Deo, qui dedit nobis victóriam per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, allelúia.
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.
Grátias Deo, qui dedit nobis victóriam per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus

The Messiah and his forerunner

Let us thank God, who has given us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, alleluia.
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.
Let us thank God, who has given us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, alleluia.

Preces
Spíritus Sanctus testimónium reddit spirítui nostro quod sumus fílii Dei. Ideo, Deo Patri grátias agéntes, orémus:
Pater noster, audi fílios tuos.
Deus patiéntiæ et solácii, da nobis idípsum sápere in altérutrum secúndum Iesum Christum,
  ut unánimes uno ore honorificémus te.
Pater noster, audi fílios tuos.
Unicuíque nostrum próximo suo placére concéde,
  ad bonum et ædificatiónem.
Pater noster, audi fílios tuos.
Ne sinas nos spíritu mundi duci, qui pósitus est in malígno,
  sed Spíritu, qui a te venit.
Pater noster, audi fílios tuos.
Qui hóminum corda scrutáris,
  duc nos semper in via sinceritátis et veritátis.
Pater noster, audi fílios tuos.
Prayers and intercessions
The Holy Spirit joins with our spirit in bearing witness that we are children of God. Let us give thanks to our heavenly Father.
Father, hear your children.
God of patience and encouragement, grant that we may agree with one another by following the example of Christ;
  united in mind and voice, let us glorify you.
Father, hear your children.
Let each of us think of his brother’s good and strive to please him;
  enable us to strengthen his faith.
Father, hear your children.
Do not allow us to be led astray by the power of the Evil One;
  fill us instead with the Spirit who comes from you.
Father, hear your children.
Lord, you know everything that is in our hearts;
  lead us in the ways of sincerity and truth.
Father, hear your children.

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.

Ecclésiæ tuæ, miséricors Deus, concéde propítius, ut, Sancto Spíritu congregáta, toto sit corde tibi devóta, et pura voluntáte concórdet.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
God of mercy,
  you have gathered your Church together by the Holy Spirit.
Keep us devoted to your service
  and united among ourselves.
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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