Sunday, May 31, 2020

Even Song - Pentecost Sunday

Sunday - 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.

Glo-ry 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.



Sunday - 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 145


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

I will ex-tol you, my God, king!
I will praise your name con-tin-ual-ly!
Eve-ry day I will praise you!
I will praise your name con-tin-ual-ly!

The Lord is great
and cer-tain-ly wor-thy of praise!
No one can fath-om his great-ness!
One gen-er-a-tion will praise your deeds to an-oth-er,

And tell a-bout your might-acts!
I will fo-cus on your ho-nor and ma-jes-tic splen-dor,
and your a-maz-ing deeds!
They will pro-claim the pow-er of your awe-some acts!

I will de-clare your great deeds!
They will talk a-bout the fame of your great kind-ness,
and sing a-bout your jus-tice.
The Lord is mer-ci-ful and com-pas-sion-ate;

He is pa-tient
and dem-on-strates great loy-al love.
The Lord is good to all,
and has com-pas-sion on all he has made.

All your works will give thanks to you, Lord.
Your loy-al fo-llow-ers will praise you.
They will pro-claim the splen-dor of your king-dom;
they will tell a-bout your pow-er,

So that man-kind might ac-knowl-edge your might-acts,
and the ma-jes-tic splen-dor of your king-dom.
Your king-dom is an e-ter-nal king-dom,
and your do-min-ion en-dures through all gen-er-a-tions.

The Lord sup-ports all who fall,
and lifts up all who are bent o-ver.
Eve-ry-thing looks to you in an-tic-i-pa-tion,
and you pro-vide them with food on a reg-u-lar ba-sis.

You o-pen your hand,
and fill eve-ry liv-ing thing with the food they de-sire.
The Lord is just in all his ac-tions,
and ex-hib-its love in all he does.

The Lord is near all who cry out to him,
all who cry out to him sin-cere-ly.
He sat-is-fies the de-sire of his loy-al fol-low-ers;
he hears their cry for help and de-liv-ers them.

The Lord pro-tects all those who love him,
but he de-stroys all the wick-ed.
My mouth will praise the Lord.
Let all who live praise his ho-ly name for-ev-er!

Glo-ry 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 Isaiah 11:1-9

A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s root stock,
a bud will sprout from his roots.


The Lord’s Spirit will rest on him –
a Spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom,
a Spirit that provides the ability to execute plans,
a Spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord.



He will take delight in obeying the Lord.
He will not judge by mere appearances,
or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.



He will treat the poor fairly,
and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and order the wicked to be executed.



Justice will be like a belt around his waist,
integrity will be like a belt around his hips.



A wolf will reside with a lamb,
and a leopard will lie down with a young goat;
an ox and a young lion will graze together,
as a small child leads them along.



A cow and a bear will graze together,
their young will lie down together.
A lion, like an ox, will eat straw.



A baby will play
over the hole of a snake;
over the nest of a serpent
an infant will put his hand.



They will no longer injure or destroy
on my entire royal mountain.
For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty,
just as the waters completely cover the sea.



Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!




Sunday - Song of Three Young Men


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     


Glo-ri-fy the Lord, all you works of the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.
In the fir-ma-ment of his pow-er, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.

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

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, eve-ry 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 ex-alt 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 ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O nights and days,
O shin-ing light and en-fold-ing dark.
Storm clouds and thun-der bolts, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Let the earth glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.
Glo-ri-fy the Lord, moun-tains and hills, and all that grows
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O springs of wa-ter, sea, and stream,
O whales and all that move in the wa-ters.
All birds of the air, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O beasts of the wild,
and all you flocks and herds.
O men and women eve-ry-where, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Let the peo-ple of God glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.
Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O priests and serv-ants of the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glo-ri-fy the Lord, O spi-rits and souls of the right-eous,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.
You that are ho-ly and hum-ble of heart, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Let us glo-ri-fy the Lord: Fath-er, Son, and Ho-ly Spi-rit;
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.
In the fir-ma-ment of his pow-er, glo-ri-fy the Lord,
praise him and high-ly ex-alt him for ev-er.


A reading from John 4:19-26

The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you people say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem. ” Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. But a time is coming – and now is here – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. ” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (the one called Christ); “whenever he comes, he will tell us everything. ” Jesus said to her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he. ”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!



Sunday - Song of Mary


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All  

My soul pro-claims the great-ness of the Lord,
my spi-rit re-joic-es 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 blessed:

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 fath-ers,
to A-bra-ham and his chil-dren for-ev-er.
My soul pro-claims the great-ness of the Lord,
my spi-rit re-joic-es in God my Sav-ior;

Glo-ry 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.



Sunday Creed


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All  

We be-lieve in God, the Fath-er 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 Spi-rit
and born of the Vir-gin Ma-ry.
He suf-fered un-der Pon-tius Pi-late,
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-scend-ed into heav-en,
and is seat-ed at the right hand of the Fath-er.

He will come a-gain
to judge the liv-ing and the dead.
We be-lieve in the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
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.



Sunday - Our Father


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All  


The Lord be with you.
And al-so with you. A-men.
Our Fath-er 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.



Sunday - 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-fenses,
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 Spi-rit
in the com-mun-ion of Bar-na-bas and all your saints,
en-trust-ing one an-oth-er and all our life to Christ,
We en-treat you, Lord.




O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 
Amen.

A Collect for Sundays
Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the light, and where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. 
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.

A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

Al-might-God,
you have giv-en us grace at this time
with one ac-cord
to make our com-mon sup-pli-ca-tion to you;

and you have prom-ised
through your well-be-lov-ed Son
that when two or three are ga-thered to-geth-er in his Name
you will be in the midst of them:

Ful-fill now, O Lord, our de-sires and pe-ti-tions
as may be best for us;
grant-ing us in this world knowl-edge of your truth,
and in the age to come life ev-er-last-ing. A-men.


Sunday - Closing Blessings


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

The grace of our Lord Je-sus Christ,
and the love of God our Fath-er,
and the fel-low-ship of the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be with us all ev-er-more. A-men.

Thanks be to God!
May the God of hope fill us
with all joy and peace in be-liev-ing
through the pow-er of the Ho-ly Spi-rit. A-men.




Music from the Vox Barnabas Psalter, a collection of 60 Chant Scores by John Johansen, 
released to Public Domain March 30, 2020.

Scriptures from the New English Translation (NET) Bible, used with permission.


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