Friday, May 22, 2020

Even Song - Sixth 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 91


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

As for you, the one who lives in the shel-ter of the Most High,
and re-sides in the pro-tec-tive shad-ow of the Sov-ereign One
I say this a-bout the Lord,
my shel-ter and my strong-hold, my God in whom trust

he will cer-tain-ly res-cue you from the snare of the hun-ter
and from the de-struc-tive plague.
He will shel-ter you with his wings;
you will find safe-ty un-der his wings.

His faith-ful-ness is like a shield or a pro-tec-tive wall.
You need not fear the ter-rors of the night,
the ar-row that flies by day,
the plague that stalks in the dark-ness,

Nor the dis-ease that rav-a-ges at noon.
Though a thou-sand may fall be-side you,
and a mul-ti-tude on your right side, it will not reach you.
Cer-tain-ly you will see it with your ver-own eyes

you will see the wick-ed paid back.
For you have tak-en ref-uge in the Lord,
The Lord is my shel-ter, the Most High.
No harm will o-ver-take you;

no ill-ness will come near your home.
For he will or-der his an-gels to pro-tect you in all you do.
They will lift you up in their hands,
so you will not slip and fall on stone.

You will sub-due a li-on and snake;
you will tram-ple un-der-foot a young li-on and ser-pent.
The Lord says, Be-cause he is de-vot-ed to me,
I will de-liv-er him; will pro-tect him

Be-cause he is loy-al to me.
When he calls out to me, will an-swer him.
I will be with him when he is in trou-ble;
I will res-cue him and bring him ho-nor.

I will sat-is-fy him with long life,
and will let him see my sal-va-tion.
I will de-liv-er him; I will pro-tect him
Be-cause he is loy-al to me.

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.


Psalm 92


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

It is fit-ting to thank the Lord,
and to sing prais-es to your name, Most High!
It is fit-ting to pro-claim your loy-al love in the morn-ing,
and your faith-ful-ness during the night,

to the ac-com-pa-ni-ment of a ten-stringed in-stru-ment and lyre,
to the ac-com-pa-ni-ment of the med-i-ta-tive tone of the harp.
For you, O Lord, have made me hap-py by your work.
I will sing for joy be-cause of what you have done.

How great are your works, Lord!
Your plans are ver-in-tri-cate!
The spi-rit-ual-ly in-sen-si-tive do not rec-og-nize this;
the fool does not un-der-stand this.

When the wick-ed sprout up like grass,
and all the e-vil-do-ers glis-ten,
it is so that they may be an-ni-hi-lat-ed.
But you, O Lord, reign for-ev-er!

In-deed, look at your en-e-my, Lord!
In-deed, look at how your en-e-mies per-ish!
All the e-vil-do-ers are scat-tered!
You ex-alt my horn like that of wild ox.

I am cov-ered with fresh oil.
I gloat in tri-umph o-ver those who tried to am-bush me;
I hear the de-feat-ed cries
of the e-vil foes who at-tacked me.

The god-ly grow like palm tree;
they grow high like a ce-dar in Leb-a-non.
Plant-ed in the Lord's house,
they grow in the courts of our God.

They bear fruit e-ven when they are old;
they are filled with vi-tal-i-ty and have man-leaves.
So they pro-claim that the Lord,
my pro-tec-tor, is just and nev-er un-fair.

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 Matthew 7:22-27

On that day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many powerful deeds in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Go away from me, you lawbreakers!’


“Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because its foundation had been laid on rock. Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed – it was utterly destroyed!”

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 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.


Friday 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.


Friday - 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.


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-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.


Collect of the Day
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 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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