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Wednesday 22 April 2015    (other days)
Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide

Sext (Midday 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.

Hymnus
Veníte, servi, súpplices,
et mente et ore extóllite
dignis beátum láudibus
nomen Dei cum cántico.
Hoc namque tempus illud est,
quo sæculórum iúdicem
iniústa morti trádidit
mortálium senténtia.
Et nos amóre débito,
timóre iusto súbditi,
advérsus omnes ímpetus
quos sævus hostis íncutit,
Unum rogémus et Patrem
Deum regémque Fílium
simúlque Sanctum Spíritum,
in Trinitáte Dóminum. Amen.
Hymn
Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.
You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

The psalms of the day are shown here. If you are reciting more than one daytime hour (Terce, Sext, None) today, use the psalms of the day at one hour and the complementary psalms at the others.
SPECIAL FOR TODAY: If you are celebrating None today, you must use the psalms of the day at None, and use the complementary psalms now.

PSALMS OF THE DAY


Psalmus 118:105-112
Meditatio verbi Domini in lege
Hoc est præceptum meum, ut diligatis invicem ” (Io 15, 12).
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
105Lucérna pédibus meis verbum tuum*
  et lumen sémitis meis.
106Iurávi et státui*
  custodíre iudícia iustítiæ tuæ.
107Humiliátus sum usquequáque, Dómine;*
  vivífica me secúndum verbum tuum.
108Voluntária oris mei beneplácita sint, Dómine,*
  et iudícia tua doce me.
109Anima mea in mánibus meis semper,*
  et legem tuam non sum oblítus.
110Posuérunt peccatóres láqueum mihi,*
  et de mandátis tuis non errávi.
111Heréditas mea testimónia tua in ætérnum,*
  quia exsultátio cordis mei sunt.
112Inclinávi cor meum ad faciéndas iustificatiónes tuas*
  in ætérnum, in finem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
Psalm 118 (119): 105-112
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet,
  a light for my journey.
I have firmly sworn to keep your just laws.
Lord, I am greatly afflicted:
  revive me as you have promised.
Lord, accept the vows I make,
  and teach me your judgements.
I hold my life in my hands,
  I remember your laws.
The wicked placed a trap for me,
  but I did not wander from your commandments.
Your decrees are my inheritance for ever,
  they are the joy of my heart:
my heart is set on carrying them out,
  for ever, until the end.
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. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Psalmus 69:2-6
Deus, in adiutorium meum intende
Domine, salva nos, perimus” (Mt 8, 25).
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
2Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde;*
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
3Confundántur et revereántur,*
  qui quærunt ánimam meam.
Avertántur retrórsum et erubéscant,*
  qui volunt mihi mala.
4Convertántur propter confusiónem suam,*
  qui dicunt mihi: «Euge, euge».
5Exsúltent et læténtur in te omnes, qui quærunt te,*
  et dicant semper: «Magnificétur Deus», qui díligunt salutáre tuum.
6Ego vero egénus et pauper sum;*
  Deus, ad me festína.
Adiútor meus et liberátor meus es tu;*
  Dómine, ne moréris.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
Psalm 69 (70)
God, come to my aid
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
God, come to my aid;
  Lord, hurry to help me.
Throw into fear and confusion
  the ones who seek my life.
Throw them back, ashamed,
  the ones who seek harm for me.
Turn them back in confusion,
  the ones who mock me.
But let all who seek you rejoice in you.
  Let them always say ‘God is great,’
  those who delight in your saving help.
But I am poor and destitute.
  God, hurry to me.
You are my helper and liberator:
  Lord, do not delay.
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. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Psalmus 74:2-11
Dominus summus iudex
Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles” (Lc 1, 52).
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
2Confitébimur tibi, Deus;†
  confitébimur et invocábimus nomen tuum:*
  narrábimus mirabília tua.
3Cum statúero tempus,*
  ego iustítias iudicábo.
4Si liquefácta est terra et omnes, qui hábitant in ea,*
  ego confirmávi colúmnas eius.
5Dixi gloriántibus: «Nolíte gloriári!»*
  et delinquéntibus: «Nolíte exaltáre cornu!
6Nolíte exaltáre in altum cornu vestrum;*
  nolíte loqui advérsus Deum protérva».
7Quia neque ab oriénte neque ab occidénte*
  neque a desértis exaltátio.
8Quóniam Deus iudex est:*
  hunc humíliat et hunc exáltat.
9Quia calix in manu Dómini*
  vini meri plenus mixto.
Et inclinávit ex hoc in hoc;†
  verúmtamen usque ad fæces epotábunt,*
  bibent omnes peccatóres terræ.
10Ego autem annuntiábo in sǽculum,*
  cantábo Deo Iacob.
11Et ómnia córnua peccatórum confríngam,*
  et exaltabúntur córnua iusti.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
Psalm 74 (75)
The Lord, judge over all
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
We shall give you thanks, O God,
  give thanks and call on your name.
  We shall recount your marvels.
At the moment that I have decreed
  I shall hand down my judgements.
If the earth trembles with all that is in it,
  it is I who set firm its pillars.
I have said to the boastful, ‘Stop boasting!’
  I have said to the wicked, ‘Stop showing off your strength!’
Stop flaunting your strength to the heavens;
  stop speaking boldly against God!
For triumph does not come
  from the east or the west;
  it does not come from the wilderness.
It is God who is the judge:
  he raises some, abases others.
The cup in the Lord’s hand
  is foaming with wine that is drugged.
He pours it out and they will drain it.
  All the sinners of the earth shall drink.
But I will proclaim him for ever,
  and sing of the God of Jacob.
I will smash the strength of the wicked,
  and the power of the just shall prevail.
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. Alleluia. Alleluia.
OR:

At the daytime hours (Terce, Sext, None) when you don’t choose to use the psalms of the day, use the complementary psalms instead.

COMPLEMENTARY PSALMS


Psalmus 122:1-5
Dominus fiducia populi
Duo cæci ... clamaverunt: «Domine, miserere nostri, Fili David»” (Mt 20, 30).
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
1Ad te levávi óculos meos,*
  qui hábitas in cælis.
2Ecce sicut óculi servórum ad manus dominórum suórum,*
  sicut óculi ancíllæ ad manus dóminæ suæ,
ita óculi nostri ad Dóminum Deum nostrum,*
  donec misereátur nostri.
3Miserére nostri, Dómine, miserére nostri,*
  quia multum repléti sumus despectióne;
4quia multum repléta est ánima nostra*
  derisióne abundántium et despectióne superbórum.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
Psalm 122 (123)
The Lord guards his people
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
To you I lift up my eyes,
  to you who dwell in the heavens.
Like the eyes of a servant watching his master,
  like the eyes of a maid on her mistress’s hands,
  so we keep our eyes on the Lord our God,
  as we wait for his kindness.
Take pity on us, Lord, take pity:
  we have had our fill of contempt.
Our souls have had their fill
  of the laughter of the rich,
  of the contempt of the proud.
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. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Psalmus 123:1-8
Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini
Dixit Dominus Paulo: «Noli timere ... quia ego sum tecum»” (Act 18, 9-10).
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
1Nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel,†
  2nisi quia Dóminus erat in nobis,*
  cum exsúrgerent hómines in nos:
3forte vivos deglutíssent nos,*
  cum irascerétur furor eórum in nos.
4Fórsitan aqua absorbuísset nos,†
  torrens pertransísset ánimam nostram*
  5fórsitan pertransíssent ánimam nostram aquæ intumescéntes.
6Benedíctus Dóminus;*
  qui non dedit nos in direptiónem déntibus eórum.
7Anima nostra sicut passer erépta est*
  de láqueo venántium:
láqueus contrítus est,*
  et nos erépti sumus.
8Adiutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini,*
  qui fecit cælum et terram.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
Psalm 123 (124)
Our help is in the name of the Lord
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
If the Lord had not been with us
  (so let Israel sing),
If the Lord had not been with us
  when men rose up against us,
they might have skinned us alive,
  such was their anger.
The waters could have drowned us,
  the torrent poured over us,
  the foaming waters poured over us.
Blessed be the Lord, who saved us
  from being torn to pieces by their teeth.
We have escaped, like a bird
  from the snare of the fowler.
The snare was broken,
  and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth.
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. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Psalmus 124:1-5
Dominus custos populi sui
Pax super Israel Dei” (Gal 6, 16).
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
1Qui confídunt in Dómino sicut mons Sion:*
  non commovébitur, in ætérnum manet.
2Ierúsalem, montes in circúitu eius,†
  et Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui*
  ex hoc nunc et usque in sǽculum.
3Quia non requiéscet virga iniquitátis super sortem iustórum,*
  ut non exténdant iusti ad iniquitátem manus suas.
4Bénefac, Dómine, bonis*
  et rectis corde.
5Declinántes autem per vias pravas†
  addúcet Dóminus cum operántibus iniquitátem.*
  Pax super Israel!
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia.
Psalm 124 (125)
The Lord guards his people
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Those who trust in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion:
  it cannot be shaken, it will stand firm for ever.
Jerusalem – the mountains stand guard over it,
  and the Lord stands guard over his people,
  both now and for ever.
The sceptre of the wicked shall not rest
  upon the inheritance of the just;
lest the just themselves stretch out their hands
  and turn to wickedness.
Be good, O Lord, to the good
  and the upright of heart.
As for those who turn away to crooked paths,
  the Lord shall treat them like the doers of evil.
Peace be on 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.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

CONCLUSION


Lectio brevis1 John 5:5-6
Quis est qui vincit mundum, nisi qui credit quóniam Iesus est Fílius Dei? Hic est qui venit per aquam et sánguinem, Iesus Christus; non in aqua solum sed in aqua et in sánguine.
Short Reading1 John 5:5-6 ©
Who can overcome the world? Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus Christ came by water and blood: not with water only, but with water and blood.

℣. Gavísi sunt discípuli, allelúia.
℟. Viso Dómino, allelúia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia,
when they saw the Lord, alleluia.

Oremus.
  Adésto, quǽsumus, Dómine, famíliæ tuæ, et dignánter impénde, ut, quibus fídei grátiam contulísti, in resurrectióne Unigéniti tui portiónem largiáris ætérnam. Per Dóminum.
Let us pray.
Lord God,
  stand by your people
  on whom you have bestowed the gift of faith.
Grant them their eternal heritage
  in the resurrection of your only Son,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

Benedicámus Dómino.
– Deo grátias.
Let us praise the Lord.
– Thanks be to God.

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