Saturday, April 18, 2020

Morning Song April 18, 2020

Alleluia - Pascha Nostrum

Al-le-lu-ia! Christ is ri-sen. 

The Lord is ri-sen in-deed. Al-le-lu-ia!
Lord, o-pen our lips.
And our mouth shall pro-claim your praise.

Glor-y to the Fa-ther, and to the Son, 
and to the Hol-y Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now, 
and will be for e-ver. A-men.

Al-le-lu-ia. Christ our Pass-o-ver has been sa-cri-ficed for us;
there-fore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old lea-ven, the lea-ven of ma-lice and e-vil,
but with the un-lea-vened bread of sin-cer-i-ty and truth. Al-le-lu-ia.
Christ be-ing raised from the dead will ne-ver die a-gain
death no long-er has do-min-ion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also con-si-der your-selves dead to sin,
and a-live to God in Je-sus Christ our Lord. Al-le-lu-ia.

Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fall-en a-sleep.
For since by a man came death,
by a man has come al-so the res-ur-rec-tion of the dead.
For as in A-dam all die,
so al-so in Christ shall all be made a-live. Al-le-lu-ia.



I will e-xalt you, O God my King,
and bless your Name for-ev-er and ev-er.
E-very day will I bless you
and praise your Name for-ev-er and ev-er.
Great is the LORD and great-ly to be praised;
there is no end to his great-ness.
One gene-ra-tion shall praise your works to an-other
and shall de-clare your pow-er.
I will pon-der the glo-rious splen-dor of your maj-est-y
and all your mar-ve-lous works.

They shall speak of the might of your won-drous acts,
and I will tell of your great-ness.
They shall pub-lish the re-mem-brance of your great good-ness;
they shall sing of your right-eous deeds.
The LORD is gra-cious and full of com-pas-sion,
slow to an-ger and of great kind-ness.
The LORD is lov-ing to ev-ery-one
and his com-pas-sion is ov-er all his works.
All your works praise you, O LORD,
and your faith-ful ser-vants bless you.
They make known the glo-ry of your king-dom
and speak of your pow-er;

That the peo-ples may know of your pow-er
and the glo-rious splen-dor of your king-dom.
Your king-dom is an ev-er-last-ing king-dom;
your do-mi-nion en-dures through-out all a-ges.
The LORD is faith-ful in all his words
and merci-ful in all his deeds.
The LORD up-holds all those who fall;
he lifts up those who are bowed down.
The eyes of all wait up-on you, O LORD,
and you give them their food in due sea-son.
You op-en wide your hand
and sat-is-fy the needs of every liv-ing crea-ture.

The LORD is right-eous in all his ways
and lov-ing in all his works.
The LORD is near to those who call up-on him,
to all who call up-on him faith-ful-ly.
He ful-fills the de-sire of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and helps them.
The LORD pre-serves all those who love him,
but he de-stroys all the wick-ed.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD;
let all flesh bless his ho-ly Name for-ev-er and ev-er.

Glo-ry to the Fa-ther, and to the Son, 
and to the Ho-ly Spir-it:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now, 
and will be for-ev-er. Amen.


The Lessons


When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God thought, "If the people face war, they may change their minds and return to Egypt." So God led the people by the roundabout way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of the land of Egypt prepared for battle. And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph who had required a solemn oath of the Israelites, saying, "God will surely take notice of you, and then you must carry my bones with you from here." 

They set out from Succoth, and camped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. The LORD went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. 

Then the LORD said to Moses: Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall camp opposite it, by the sea. Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, "They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has closed in on them." I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them, so that I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God! Hallelujah!


A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, all you works of the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.
In the firma-ment of his pow-er, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, you an-gels and all pow-ers of the Lord,
O heav-ens and all wat-ers a-bove the heav-ens.
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, ev-ery show-er of rain and fall of dew,
all winds and fire and heat.
Win-ter and Sum-mer, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O chill and cold,
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O nights and days,
O shin-ing light and enf-old-ing dark.
Storm clouds and thunder-bolts, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Let the earth glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O moun-tains and hills, and all that grows up-on the earth,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O springs of wat-er, seas, and streams,
O whales and all that move in the wat-ers.
All birds of the air, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O beasts of the wild,
and all you flocks and herds.
O men and wom-en ev-ery-where, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Let the peo-ple of God glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O priests and ser-vants of the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O spir-its and souls of the right-eous,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

You that are ho-ly and hum-ble of heart, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

Let us glo-ri-fy the Lord: Fa-ther, Son, and Ho-ly Spir-it;
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.

In the firma-ment of his pow-er, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly e-xalt him for-ev-er.




So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. 

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling-- if indeed, when we have taken it off we will not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan under our burden, because we wish not to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 

He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord-- for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God! Hallelujah!



O rul-er of the uni-verse, Lord God, great deeds are they that you have done,
sur-pas-sing hu-man un-der-stand-ing.
Your ways are ways of righ-teous-ness and truth,
O King of all the a-ges.
Who can fail to do you hom-age, Lord, and sing the prais-es of your Name?
for you on-ly are the Ho-ly One.
All na-tions will draw near and fall down be-fore you,
be-cause your just and ho-ly works have been re-vealed.

Glo-ry to the Fa-ther, and to the Son, 
and to the Ho-ly Spir-it:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now, 
and will be for-ev-er. Amen.



Hymnal 1982 (S105) The Nicene Creed


We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of his Father.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried;
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory,
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, and giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen. 

The Lord be with you.
And al-so with you.
Let us pray ad Jesus taught us:
Our Fa-ther in heav-en, hal-lowed be your Name,
your kingd-om come, your will be done,
on earth as in heav-en.
Give us to-day our dai-ly bread.
For-give us our sins as we for-give those who sin a-gainst us.
Save us from the time of tri-al,
and de-liver us from ev-il.
For the king-dom, the pow-er, and the glo-ry are yours, 
now and for-ev-er. A-men.

Show us your mer-cy, O Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.
Clothe your min-is-ters with righ-teous-ness;
Let your peo-ple sing with joy.

Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For on-ly in you can we live in safe-ty.
Lord, keep this na-tion un-der your care;
And guide us in the way of jus-tice and truth.

Let your way be known up-on earth;
Your sav-ing health a-mong all na-tions.
Let not the need-y, O Lord, be for-got-ten;
Nor the hope of the poor be tak-en a-way.

Cre-ate in us clean hearts, O God;
And sus-tain us with your Hol-y Spir-it.
Al-le-lu-ia!
Al-le-lu-ia! A-men!

Collect of the Day
We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

A Collect for Saturdays
Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for Mission
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia
Thanks be to God. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia
Glo-ry to God whose pow-er, work-ing in us, 
can do in-fi-nite-ly more than we can ask or i-ma-gine: 
Glo-ry to him from ge-ner-a-tion to ge-ner-a-tion in the Church, 
and in Christ Je-sus for-ev-er and ev-er. A-men. 
Let us bless the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia

Thanks be to God. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia

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