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Wednesday 4 May 2016    (other days)
Wednesday of the 6th week of Eastertide 

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. 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
Chorus novæ Ierúsalem
hymni novam dulcédinem
promat, colens cum sóbriis
paschále festum gáudiis,
Quo Christus invíctus leo,
dracóne surgens óbruto,
dum voce viva pérsonat,
a morte functos éxcitat.
Quam devorárat ímprobus,
prædam refúndit tártarus;
captivitáte líbera
Iesum sequúntur ágmina.
Triúmphat ille spléndide
et dignus amplitúdine,
soli políque pátriam
unam facit rem públicam.
Ipsum canéndo súpplices
Regem precémur mílites,
ut in suo claríssimo
nos órdinet palátio.
Esto perénne méntibus
paschále, Iesu, gáudium
et nos renátos grátiæ
tuis triúmphis ággrega.
Iesu, tibi sit glória,
qui morte victa prǽnites,
cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky,
Heav’n thunders forth its victor cry:
The glad earth shouts her triumph high,
And groaning hell makes wild reply.
While he, the King of sovereign might,
Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite,
And trampling hell by victor’s right,
Brings forth his sleeping saints to light.
Fast barred beneath the stone of late,
In watch and ward where soldiers wait,
Now shining in triumphant state,
He rises victor from death’s gate.
Hell’s pains are loosed and tears are fled:
Captivity is captive led:
The angel, crowned with light, hath said:
‘The Lord is risen from the dead.’
Author of all, be thou our guide
In this our joy of Eastertide;
Whene’er assaults of death impend,
Thy people strengthen and defend.
To thee who, dead, again dost live,
All glory, Lord, thy people give:
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

Ps 76:2-21
Operum Domini recordatio
In omnibus tribulationem patimur, sed non angustiamur” (2 Cor 4, 8).
Vidérunt te aquæ, Deus; per mare deduxísti pópulum tuum, allelúia.
2Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi;*
  voce mea ad Deum, et inténdit mihi.
3In die tribulatiónis meæ Deum exquisívi,†
  manus meæ nocte expánsæ sunt*
  et non fatigántur.
Rénuit consolári ánima mea;†
  4memor sum Dei et ingemísco,*
  exérceor, et déficit spíritus meus.
5Vígiles tenuísti pálpebras óculi mei;*
  turbátus sum et non sum locútus.
6Cogitávi dies antíquos*
  et annos ætérnos in mente hábui.
7Meditátus sum nocte cum corde meo*
  et exercitábar, et scopébam spíritum meum.
8Numquid in ætérnum proíciet Deus,*
  aut non appónet ut complacítior sit adhuc?
9Aut defíciet in finem misericórdia sua,*
  cessábit verbum a generatióne in generatiónem?
10Aut obliviscétur miseréri Deus,*
  aut continébit in ira sua misericórdias suas?
11Et dixi: «Hoc vulnus meum,*
  mutátio déxteræ Excélsi».
12Memor ero óperum Dómini,*
  memor ero ab inítio mirabílium tuórum.
13Et meditábor in ómnibus opéribus tuis*
  et in adinventiónibus tuis exercébor.
14Deus, in sancto via tua;*
  quis deus magnus sicut Deus noster?
15Tu es Deus, qui facis mirabília,*
  notam fecísti in pópulis virtútem tuam.
16Redemísti in bráchio tuo pópulum tuum,*
  fílios Iacob et Ioseph.
17Vidérunt te aquæ, Deus,†
  vidérunt te aquæ et doluérunt;*
  étenim commótæ sunt abýssi.
18Effudérunt aquas núbila,†
  vocem dedérunt nubes,*
  étenim sagíttæ tuæ tránseunt.
19Vox tonítrui tui in rota;†
  illuxérunt coruscatiónes tuæ orbi terræ,*
  commóta est et contrémuit terra.
20In mari via tua et sémitæ tuæ in aquis multis;*
  et vestígia tua non cognoscúntur.
21Deduxísti sicut oves pópulum tuum*
  in manu Móysi et Aaron.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vidérunt te aquæ, Deus; per mare deduxísti pópulum tuum, allelúia.
Psalm 76 (77)
Remembering the works of the Lord
The waters saw you, O God: you led your people through the sea. Alleluia.
I cried out loud to the Lord,
  cried out to God, and he turned to me.
In my time of trouble I sought for God,
  my hands stretched out all night long,
  tireless in supplication.
My soul will not be consoled:
  I think of God, and I sigh;
  I meditate, and my spirit fails.
You have kept me awake, my eyes open;
  in my distress, I did not speak.
I pondered on the days of old,
  thought through the immemorial years.
In the night I meditated in my heart.
  I was troubled, and I asked my soul:
Will God reject you for ever,
  will he never again take you into his favour?
Has his kindness ended for ever,
  his word come to an end for all generations?
Will God forget to show mercy,
  will he lock up his mercies in his anger?
And I said, “I am wounded indeed,
  that the Most High has changed.”
I will remember the works of the Lord.
  I will remember your wonders, from the beginning.
I will ponder on all you have done,
  think deeply through all your great deeds.
O God, your ways are holy:
  what god is as great as our God?
You are God, you work wonders,
  you made known your strength to your people.
By your own action you redeemed your people,
  the children of Jacob and of Joseph.
The waters saw you, O God,
  the waters saw you and writhed,
  stirred up even to their depths.
The clouds poured down water,
  the clouds sounded their voice,
  your arrows shot forth.
Your voice thundered in the whirlwind,
  your lightnings lit up the world,
  the earth trembled and shook.
Your way led through the sea,
  your paths through the great waters,
  your steps left no trace behind them.
You led your people like a flock,
  by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
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 waters saw you, O God: you led your people through the sea. Alleluia.

Canticum1 Sam 2:1-10
Humilium exsultatio in Deo
Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles; esurientes implevit bonis” (Lc 1, 52-53).
Dóminus mortíficat et vivíficat, allelúia.
1Exsultávit cor meum in Dómino,*
  exaltátum est cornu meum in Deo meo;
dilatátum est os meum super inimícos meos,*
  quóniam lætáta sum in salutári tuo.
2Non est sanctus ut est Dóminus;†
  neque enim est álius extra te,*
  et non est fortis sicut Deus noster.
3Nolíte multiplicáre loqui sublímia gloriántes.*
  Recédant supérba de ore vestro,
quia Deus scientiárum Dóminus est,*
  et ab eo ponderántur actiónes.
4Arcus fórtium confráctus est,*
  et infírmi accíncti sunt róbore.
5Saturáti prius pro pane se locavérunt,*
  et famélici non eguérunt ámplius.
Stérilis péperit plúrimos,*
  et, quæ multos habébat fílios, emárcuit.
6Dóminus mortíficat et vivíficat,*
  dedúcit ad inférnum et redúcit.
7Dóminus páuperem facit et ditat,*
  humíliat et súblevat;
8súscitat de púlvere egénum*
  et de stércore élevat páuperem,
ut sédeat cum princípibus*
  et sólium glóriæ téneat.
Dómini enim sunt cárdines terræ,*
  et pósuit super eos orbem.
9Pedes sanctórum suórum servábit,†
  et ímpii in ténebris conticéscent,*
  quia non in fortitúdine sua roborábitur vir.
10Dóminus cónteret adversários suos;*
  super ipsos in cælis tonábit.
Dóminus iudicábit fines terræ†
  et dabit impérium regi suo*
  et sublimábit cornu christi sui.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Dóminus mortíficat et vivíficat, allelúia.
Canticle1 Samuel 2
The song of Hannah, mother of Samuel
The Lord gives death and he gives life. Alleluia.
My heart rejoices in the Lord,
  my strength is raised up in the name of my God.
I cry out in triumph over my enemies
  as I rejoice in your deliverance.
No-one is like the Lord, for he is holy;
  no-one is like our God, for he is strong.
Do not pile boasting upon boasting:
  keep proud words far from your mouth,
for the Lord is the God of all knowledge
  and the judge of all actions.
The bow of the mighty is broken,
  and the weak are clothed in strength.
Those who fed well must hire themselves out, for bread;
  but the hungry are hungry no longer.
The barren woman has given birth to many;
  but she who had many sons is left desolate.
The Lord brings death and brings life;
  he leads down to the underworld and rescues from it.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
  he lays low and raises up.
He lifts the needy from the dust and the poor from the dunghill
  to sit among princes
  to sit on the throne of glory.
To the Lord belong the poles of the earth;
  from them he has suspended the world.
He will keep safe the feet of his chosen,
  but the impious will be silent in the darkness
 – for it is not by his own strength that a man becomes strong.
The Lord grinds down his enemies:
  he will thunder on them from the heavens.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth,
  give dominion to his king,
  and raise up the standard of his anointed one.
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 Lord gives death and he gives life. Alleluia.

Ps 96:1-12
Gloria Domini in iudicio
Hic psalmus salutem mundi significat et fidem omnium gentium in ipsum” (S. Athanasius).
Lux orta est iusto, et rectis corde lætítia, allelúia.
1Dóminus regnávit! Exsúltet terra,*
  læténtur ínsulæ multæ.
2Nubes et calígo in circúitu eius,*
  iustítia et iudícium firmaméntum sedis eius.
3Ignis ante ipsum præcédet*
  et inflammábit in circúitu inimícos eius.
4Illustrárunt fúlgura eius orbem terræ:*
  vidit et contrémuit terra.
5Montes sicut cera fluxérunt a fácie Dómini,*
  a fácie Dómini omnis terra.
6Annuntiavérunt cæli iustítiam eius,*
  et vidérunt omnes pópuli glóriam eius.
7Confundántur omnes, qui adórant sculptília†
  et qui gloriántur in simulácris suis.*
  Adoráte eum, omnes ángeli eius.
8Audívit et lætáta est Sion,†
  et exsultavérunt fíliæ Iudæ*
  propter iudícia tua, Dómine.
9Quóniam tu Dóminus, Altíssimus super omnem terram,*
  nimis exaltátus es super omnes deos.
10Qui dilígitis Dóminum, odíte malum;†
  custódit ipse ánimas sanctórum suórum,*
  de manu peccatóris liberábit eos.
11Lux orta est iusto,*
  et rectis corde lætítia.
12Lætámini, iusti, in Dómino*
  et confitémini memóriæ sanctitátis eius.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Lux orta est iusto, et rectis corde lætítia, allelúia.
Psalm 96 (97)
The glory of God in his judgements
Light shines forth for the just, and joy for the upright of heart. Alleluia.
The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice,
  let the many islands be glad.
Clouds and dark mist surround him,
  his throne is founded on law and justice.
Fire precedes him,
  burning up his enemies all around.
His lightnings light up the globe;
  the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains flow like wax at the sight of the Lord,
  at the sight of the Lord the earth dissolves.
The heavens proclaim his justice
  and all peoples see his glory.
Let them be dismayed, who worship carved things,
  who take pride in the images they make.
All his angels, worship him.
Zion heard and was glad,
  the daughters of Judah rejoiced
  because of your judgements, O Lord.
For you are the Lord, the Most High over all the earth,
  far above all other gods.
You who love the Lord, hate evil!
The Lord protects the lives of his consecrated ones:
  he will free them from the hands of sinners.
A light has arisen for the just,
  and gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice, you just, in the Lord
  and proclaim his holiness.
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.
Light shines forth for the just, and joy for the upright of heart. 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
Adhuc multa hábeo vobis dícere, sed non potéstis portáre modo: cum autem vénerit ille Spíritus veritátis, docébit vos omnem veritátem, 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.
Adhuc multa hábeo vobis dícere, sed non potéstis portáre modo: cum autem vénerit ille Spíritus veritátis, docébit vos omnem veritátem, allelúia.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. When the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth. 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.
I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. When the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth. Alleluia.

Preces
Ad Deum, qui Christum resuscitátum dedit maniféstum fíeri Apóstolis, has preces dirigámus:
Glória Christi clarífica nos, Dómine.
Pater lúminum, Deus, grato ánimo hódie te laudámus, qui vocásti nos in admirábile lumen tuum,
—ad misericórdiam consequéndam.
Nisus, quibus família humána suam ipsíus vitam humaniórem réddere sátagit,
—per virtútem Spíritus tui purífica et róbora.
Da nos ita esse hóminum servítio déditos,
—ut ipsum genus humánum fiat oblátio tibi accépta.
Illucescénte iam die, tua nos reple misericórdia,
—ut per totum diem exsultántes in tuis láudibus iúgiter delectémur.
Prayers and intercessions
Let us pray to God, who manifested to the apostles the glory of the risen Christ.
Glorify us, Lord, with the glory of Christ.
Father, we praise you today with grateful hearts, because you have called us into your own marvellous light;
  help us always to see your loving-kindness.
Glorify us, Lord, with the glory of Christ.
Through your Holy Spirit strengthen and purify men;
  give them new heart in their struggle to improve the quality of life.
Glorify us, Lord, with the glory of Christ.
May we pour out our lives in the service of men:
  bless our efforts, that the whole of humanity may become a sacrifice acceptable to you.
Glorify us, Lord, with the glory of Christ.
At the start of the day fill our hearts with your love;
  let the praise of your glory be the joy of our lives.
Glorify us, Lord, with the glory of Christ.

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.

Annue nobis, quǽsumus, Dómine, ut, quemádmodum mystério resurrectiónis Fílii tui sollémnia cólimus, ita et in advéntu eius gaudére cum sanctis ómnibus mereámur. Per Dóminum.
God and Father,
  we honour the yearly feast of your Son’s resurrection
  by celebrating it in the sacramental mystery.
Give us likewise the grace
  to rejoice with all the saints
  when he comes in glory.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  God for ever and ever.
Amen.

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

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