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Wednesday 2 December 2020    (other days)
Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent 

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
Vox clara ecce íntonat,
obscúra quæque íncrepat:
procul fugéntur sómnia;
ab æthre Christus prómicat.
Mens iam resúrgat tórpida
quæ sorde exstat sáucia
sidus refúlget iam novum,
ut tollat omne nóxium.
E sursum Agnus míttitur
laxáre gratis débitum;
omnes pro indulgéntia
vocem demus cum lácrimis,
Secúndo ut cum fúlserit
mundúmque horror cínxerit,
non pro reátu púniat,
sed nos pius tunc prótegat.
Summo Parénti glória
Natóque sit victória,
et Flámini laus débita
per sæculórum sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
Hark! a herald voice is calling
  Through the shadows of the night
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness
  Christ descends with heavenly light.’
Wakened by the solemn warning,
  Let the earthbound soul arise;
Christ, her sun, all sloth dispelling,
  Shines upon the morning skies.
Lo, the Lamb, so long expected,
  Comes with pardon down from heav’n;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
  One and all to be forgiv’n;
So, when next he comes with glory,
  And his judgement-day draws near,
Faithful he may find his servants,
  Watching till their Lord appear.
Honour, glory, might, and blessing
  To the Father and the Son,
With the everlasting Spirit,
  While eternal ages run.

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 brevisIs 7:14-15
Ecce, Virgo concípiet et páriet fílium et vocábit nomen eius Emmánuel; butýrum et mel cómedet, ut ipse sciat reprobáre malum et elígere bonum.
Short ReadingIsaiah 7:14-15 ©
The maiden is with child and will soon give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel. On curds and honey will he feed until he knows how to refuse evil and choose good.

Responsorium breve
℣. Super te, Ierúsalem, * Oriétur Dóminus. Super te.
℟. Et glória eius in te vidébitur.* Oriétur Dóminus. Glória Patri. Super te.
Short Responsory
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
His glory will appear in your midst.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.

Canticum

De Messia eiusque præcursore

Véniet fórtior me post me, cuius non sum dignus sólvere corrígiam calceamentórum.
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.
Véniet fórtior me post me, cuius non sum dignus sólvere corrígiam calceamentórum.
CanticleBenedictus

The Messiah and his forerunner

There is one coming who is more powerful than I am. I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals.
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.
There is one coming who is more powerful than I am. I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals.

Preces
Verbum Dei in nobis habitáre decrévit, ut viderémus glóriam suam. Qua spe gaudéntes, acclamémus:
O Emmánuel, esto nobíscum.
Princeps iuste et recte,
  ius redde paupéribus et oppréssis.
O Emmánuel, esto nobíscum.
Rex pacífice, gládios in vómeres conflans et lánceas in falces,
  muta invídias in dilectiónem et iniúrias nostras in remissiónes.
O Emmánuel, esto nobíscum.
Tu, qui non secúndum visiónem oculórum iúdicas,
  discérne eos qui tui sunt.
O Emmánuel, esto nobíscum.
Quando in nube véneris cum potestáte magna,
  fac ut sine confusióne appareámus ante fáciem tuam.
O Emmánuel, esto nobíscum.
Prayers and intercessions
The Word of God has chosen to live among us: let us thank him and give him praise:
Come, Lord Jesus!
Bring justice to those bowed down with suffering:
  defend the poor and the powerless.
Come, Lord Jesus!
Prince of Peace, turn our jealousies into love,
  teach us to forgive rather than give way to anger.
Come, Lord Jesus!
When you come to judge the world,
  may we stand before you without fear.
Come, Lord Jesus!
You stand in our midst unknown:
  help us to find you in the poor and the troubled.
Come, Lord Jesus!

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.

Prǽpara, quǽsumus, Dómine Deus noster, corda nostra divína tua virtúte, ut, veniénte Christo Fílio tuo, digni inveniámur ætérnæ vitæ convívio et cibum cæléstem, ipso ministránte, percípere mereámur.
Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum, Fílium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Prepare our hearts, Lord,
  by the power of your grace.
When Christ comes,
  may he find us worthy
  to receive from his hand the bread of heaven
  at the feast of eternal life.
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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