Saturday, February 1, 2020

Evensong February 4, 2020

HYMNODY for practice

Opening Hymn: LEVAS2 (L176)    An Evening Prayer

1 If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own willful way,
Dear Lord, forgive!
2 If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I offend some other through the strain,
Dear Lord, forgive!
3 If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
If I have longed for shelter in the fold,
When thou hast given me some fort to hold,
Dear Lord, forgive!
4 Forgive the sins I have confessed to thee;
Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
O guide me, love me, and my keeper be.
Dear Lord, forgive! Amen.

AC Single Chant Tune
V: O God, make speed | to save | us.
R: O Lord, | make haste | to help | us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen!

O Gracious Light Phos hilaron with words
O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,we sing your praises,
O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.


Psalm 68 Exsurgat Deus
  Let God arise, and let his enemies  |  be scat- |  tered; *
let those who hate  |  him flee  |  before |  him.
  Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives  |  it a-  |  way; *
as the wax melts at the fire,
     so let the wicked perish at  |  the pres- |  ence of  |  God.

  But let the righteous be glad and rejoice  |  before  |  God; *
let them also be  |  merry  |  and joy-  |  ful.
  Sing to God, sing praises to his Name;
exalt him who rides upon  |  the hea-  |  vens; *

YAHWEH is his Name,  |  rejoice  |  before |   him!
  Father of orphans, defender  |  of wid-  |  ows, * 
God in his  |  holy hab-  |  ita-  |  tion! God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners in-  |  to free-  |  dom; *
but the rebels shall live in  |  dry pla-  |  ces.
  O God, when you went forth  |  before  |  your peo-  |  ple, *
when you marched  |  through the |  wilder-  |  ness,
  The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,
     at the presence of God, the God  |  of Si-  |  nai, *

at the presence of God, the  |  God of  |  Isra-  |  el.
  You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your in-  |  heri-  |  tance; *
you refreshed the land  |  when it  |  was wear-  |  y.
10   Your people found their  |  home in  |  it; *
in your goodness, O God, you have made pro-  |  vision  |  for the  |  poor.
11   The Lord  |  gave the  |  word; *
great was the company of women  |  who bore  |  the tid-  |  ings:
12   Kings with their armies are flee-  |  ing a-  |  way; *
the women at home are |  divid-  |  ing the  |  spoils.
13   Though you lingered among  |  the sheep  |  folds, *
you shall be like a dove whose wings are covered with silver,
     whose fea-  |  thers are |  like green  |  gold.

14   When the Almighty  |  scattered  |  kings, *
it was like snow  |  falling  |  in Zal-  |  mon.
15   O mighty mountain, O hill  |  of Ba-  |  shan! *
O rugged mountain,  |  O hill  |  of Ba-  |  shan!
16   Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountain,
     at the hill which God chose for his  |  resting  |  place? *

truly, the LORD will  |  dwell there  |  for ev-  |  er.
17   The chariots of God are twenty thousand,
even thousands  |  of thou-  |  sands; *

the Lord comes in  |  holiness |  from Si-  |  nai.
18   You have gone up on high and led captivity captive;
you have received gifts even from your  |  ene-  |  mies, *

that the LORD God  |  might dwell  |  among  |  them.
19   Blessed be the Lord  |  day by  |  day, *
the God of our salvation,  |  who bears  |  our bur-  |  dens.
20   He is our God, the God of our  |  salva-  |  tion; *
God is the LORD, by  |  whom we  |  escape  |  death.
21   God shall crush the heads of his  |  enem-  |  ies, *
and the hairy scalp of those who go on still  |  in their  |  wicked-  |  ness.
22   The Lord has said, "I will bring them back  |  from Ba-  |  shan; *
I will bring them back from  |  the depths  |  of the  |  sea;
23   That your foot may be  |  dipped in  |  blood, *
the tongues of your dogs in the  |  blood of  |  your ene-  |  mies."
24   They see your proces-  |  sion, O  |  God, *
your procession into the sanctuary,  |  my God  |  and my  |  King.
25   The singers go before, musicians fol-  |  low af-  |  ter, *
in the midst of maidens playing  |  upon  |  the hand  |  drums.
26   Bless God in the con-  |  grega-  |  tion; *
bless the LORD, you that are of the  |  fountain  |  of Isra-  |  el.
27   There is Benjamin, least of the tribes, at the head;
     the princes of Judah in a  |  compan-  |  y; *

and the princes of Zebu-  |  lon and  |  Naphtal-  |  i. 
28   Send forth your  |  strength, O  |  God; *
establish, O God, what  |  you have  |  wrought for  |  us.
29   Kings shall bring  |  gifts to  |  you, *
for your temple's sake  |  at Je-  |  rusa-  |  lem.
30   Rebuke the wild beast  |  of the  |  reeds, *
and the peoples, a herd of  |  wild bulls  |  with its  |  calves.
31   Trample down those who lust  |  after  |  silver; *
scatter the peoples  |  that de-  |  light in  |  war.
32   Let tribute be brought out  |  of E-  |  gypt; *
let Ethiopia stretch  |  out her  |  hands to  |  God.
33   Sing to God, O  |  kingdoms  |  of the  |  earth; *
sing  |  praises  |  to the  |  Lord.
34   He rides in the heavens, the  |  ancient  | heavens; *
he sends forth his  |  voice, his  |  mighty  |  voice.
35   Ascribe  |  power to  |  God; *
his majesty is over Israel; his  |  strength is  |  in the  |  skies.
36   How wonderful is God in his  |  holy  |  places! *
the God of Israel giving strength and power to his  |  people!
     |  Blessed be |  God!

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen!

The Lessons

A reading from John 6:41-51 Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." They were saying, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?"

Jesus answered them, "Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father.

Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

Here ends the Reading.

LEVAS2 (L243) Glory to God

Hymnal 1982 (S105) The Nicene Creed

The Prayers

V: The Lord be with you.
R: And also with you.
V: Let us pray.

LEVAS2 (L264)   Our Father

Suffrages B

That this evening may be holy, good, | and peace- | ful,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace | and good | will,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our | sins and | offenses,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to | the whole | world,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may depart this life in your faith and fear,
and not be condemned before the great judgment | seat of | Christ,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in
the communion of Barnabas and all your saints,
entrusting one another and all our | life to | Christ,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.

Collect of the Day
O God, by your Spirit you called Cornelius the Centurion to be the first Christian among the Gentiles: Grant to your Church such a ready will to go where you send and to do what you command, that under your guidance it may welcome all who turn to you in love and faith, and proclaim the Gospel to all nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever  |  and ev-  |  er.

A Collect for Aid against Perils
Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Mission
O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayers of the people

LEVAS2 (L262)   Amen

Let us | bless the | Lord.
Thanks | be to | God.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit, be with us all | ever | more.


Hymnal 1982 (H324) Let all mortal flesh keep silence

1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our Lord to earth descendeth,
our full homage to command.
2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
in the Body and the Blood
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.
3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way.
as the Light of Light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.
4 At his feet the six-winged seraph;
cherubim, with sleepless eye
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
"Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord Most High!"

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