Friday, May 15, 2020

Even Song - Fifth Friday of Easter

Friday - Evensong Invitation


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All   

Grace to you and peace from God our Fa-ther
and from the Lord Je-sus Christ.
Wor-ship the Lord in the beau-ty of his ho-li-ness;
let the whole earth trem-ble be-fore him.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as in-cense,
the lift-ing up of my hands as the eve-ning sac-ri-fice.
I will bless the Lord who gives me coun-sel;
my heart teach-es me, night af-ter night.

I have set the Lord al-ways be-fore me;
be-cause he is at my right hand, shall not fall.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glor-y to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.


Friday - O Gracious Light


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

O gra-cious light, pure bright-ness
of the ev-erl-liv-ing Fath-er in heav-en,
O Je-sus Christ, ho-ly and bless-ed!
we sing your prais-es, God!

Now as we come to the set-ting of the sun,
and our eyes be-hold the ves-per light,
we sing your prais-es, God:
Fath-er, Son, and Ho-ly Spi-rit.

You are wor-thy at all times
to be praised by hap-py voic-es,
O Son of God, O Giv-er of life,
and to be glo-ri-fied through all the world.



Psalm 119:19-48


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All   

I am a res-i-dent for-eign-er in this land.
Do not hide your com-mands from me!
I long to know your reg-u-la-tions at all times.
You rep-ri-mand ar-ro-gant peo-ple.

Those who stray from your com-mands are doomed.
Spare me shame and hu-mil-i-a-tion,
for I ob-serve your rules
Though rul-ers plot and slan-der me.

Your serv-ant med-i-tates on your stat-utes.
Yes, I find de-light in your rules;
they give me sure guid-ance.
If I col-lapse in the dirt, you re-vive me with your word!

I told you a-bout my ways and you answered me.
Teach me your stat-utes, God!
Help me to un-der-stand what your pre-cepts mean!
Then I can med-i-tate on your mar-vel-ous teach-ing.

I col-lapse from grief. Sus-tain me by your word!
Re-move me from the path of de-ceit!
Gra-cious-ly give me your law!
I choose the path of faith-ful-ness;

I am com-mit-ted to your reg-u-la-tion.
hold fast to your rules.
O Lord, do not let me be a-shamed!
I run a-long the path of your com-mand,

For you en-a-ble me to do so.
Teach me, O Lord, the lifestyle pre-scribed by your stat-ute,
so that I might ob-serve it con-tin-u-al-ly.
Give me un-der-stand-ing so that I might ob-serve your law,

I willkeep it with all my heart.
Guide me in the path of your com-mand,
for I de-light to walk in your law.
Give me a de-sire for your rules, ra-ther than for wealth.

Turn my eyes a-way from what is worth-less!
Re-vive me with your word!
Con-firm to your serv-ant your prom-ise,
which you made to the one who hon-ors you.

Take a-way the in-sults that dread!
In-deed, your reg-u-la-tions are good.
Look, I long for your pre-cepts.
Re-vive me with your de-liv-er-ance!

May I ex-pe-ri-ence your loy-al love, Lord,
and your de-liv-er-ance, as you prom-ised.
Then I will have re-ply
for the one who in-sults me,

for I trust in your word.
Do not com-plete-ly de-prive me of a truth-ful tes-ti-mo-ny.
I a-wait your jus-tice.
Then will keep your law.

Con-tin-u-al-ly now and for all time.
I will be se-cure, for seek your pre-cepts.
I will speak a-bout your reg-u-la-tions be-fore kings
and I will not be a-shamed.

I will find de-light in your com-mand, which love.
I will lift my hands to your com-mand, which love,
and I will med-i-tate on your stat-utes.
Give me un-der-stand-ing so that I might ob-serve your law.

Glor-y to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.


A reading from Matthew 7:1-12

"Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye. 

"Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you. 

"Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! 

"In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God!

Friday - Song of Mary


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

My soul pro-claims the great-ness of the Lord,
my spir-it re-joices in God my Sav-ior;
for he has looked with fa-vor on his low-ly serv-ant.
From this day all gen-er-a-tions will call me bless-ed:

the Al-might-y has done great things for me,
and ho-ly is his Name.
He has mer-cy on those who fear him
in eve-ry gen-er-a-tion.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scat-tered the proud in their con-ceit.
He has cast down the might-y from their thrones,
and has lift-ed up the low-ly.

He has filled the hun-gry with good things,
and the rich he has sent a-way emp-ty.
He has come to the help of his serv-ant Is-ra-el,
for he has re-mem-bered his prom-ise of mer-cy,

The prom-ise he made to our fa-thers,
to A-bra-ham and his chil-dren for-ev-er.
My soul pro-claims the great-ness of the Lord,
my spir-it re-joices in God my Sav-ior;

Glor-y to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.

Friday Creed


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

We be-lieve in God, the Fa-ther al-might-y,
cre-a-tor of heav-en and earth.
We be-lieve in Je-sus Christ,
his on-ly son, our Lord.

He was con-ceived by the pow-er of the Ho-ly Spir-it
and born of the Vir-gin Mar-y.
He suf-fered un-der Pon-tius Pil-ate,
was cru-ci-fied, died, and was bur-ied.

He de-scend-ed to the dead.
On the third day he rose a-gain.
He a-scended into heav-en,
and is seat-ed at the right hand of the Fa-ther.

He will come a-gain
to judge the liv-ing and the dead.
I be-lieve in the Ho-ly Spir-it,
the ho-ly cath-o-lic Church,

the com-mun-ion of saints,
the for-give-ness of sins,
the res-ur-rec-tion of the bod-y,
and the life ev-er-last-ing. A-men.

Friday - Our Father


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

The Lord be with you.
And al-so with you. A-men.
Our Fa-ther in heav-en,
hal-low-ed be your Name.

Your king-dom 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-liv-er us from e-vil.
For the king-dom, the pow-er, and the glo-ry are yours,
now and for ev-er. A-men.

Friday - Suffrages B


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

That this eve-ning may be ho-ly, good, and peace-ful,
We en-treat you, Lord.
That your ho-ly an-gels may lead us in paths of peace and good-will,
We en-treat you, Lord.

That we may be par-doned and for-giv-en for our sins and of-fense,
We en-treat you, Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,
We en-treat you, Lord.

That we may de-part this life in your faith and fear,
and be freed from con-dem-na-tion
be-fore the great judg-ment seat of Christ,
We en-treat you, Lord.

That we may be bound to-geth-er by your Ho-ly Spir-it
in the com-mun-ion of Bar-na-bas and all your saints,
entrusting one an-oth-er and all our life to Christ,
We en-treat you, Lord.

Collect of the Day
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Fridays
Lord Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant to us your servants so to follow in faith where you have led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake up in your likeness; for your tender mercies' sake. Amen.

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. Amen.

Friday - Closing Eph 3_20


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

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 im-ag-ine:

Glo-ry to him from gen-er-a-tion to gen-er-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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