Thursday, May 14, 2020

Morning Song - Fifth Thursday of Easter

Easter Thursday Invitation


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

Al-le-lu-ia! Christ is ris-en.
The Lord is ris-en in-deed. Al-le-lu-ia!
O give thanks to the Lord, and call upon his Name;
make known his deeds a-mong the peoples.

Thus says the high and loft-One
who in-hab-its e-ter-ni-ty,
whose name is Ho-ly,
I dwell in the high and ho-ly place

and al-so with the one who has a con-trite and hum-ble spir-it,
to re-vive the spir-it of the hum-ble and to re-vive the heart of the con-trite.
Lord, o-pen our lips.
And our mouth shall pro-claim your praise.

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. A-men.

Thursday - Christ Our Passover


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

Al-le-lu-ia. Christ our Pass-o-ver has been sac-ri-ficed for us;
there-fore let us keep the feast,
Not with old leav-en, the leav-en of mal-ice and e-vil,
but with the un-leav-ened bread of sin-cer-i-ty and truth. Al-le-lu-ia.

Christ be-ing raised from the dead will nev-er die a-gain;
death no long-er has do-min-ion o-ver him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God.

So al-so con-sid-er yourselves 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 Ad-am all die,
so in Christ shall all be made a-live. Al-le-lu-ia.

Psalm 70


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

O God, please be will-ing to res-cue me!
O Lord, hur-ry and help me!
May those who are try-ing to take my life
be em-bar-rassed and a-shamed!

May those who want to harm me
be turned back and a-shamed!
May those who say, A-ha! A-ha!
be driv-en back and dis-graced!

May all those who seek you
be hap-py and re-joice in you!
May those who love to ex-pe-ri-ence your de-liv-er-ance
say con-tin-u-al-ly, May God be praised!

I am op-pressed and need-y!
God, hur-ry to me!
You are my help-er and my de-liv-er-er!
Lord, do not de-lay!

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.

Psalm 71


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

In you, O Lord, I have tak-en shel-ter!
Nev-er let me be hu-mil-i-at-ed!
Vin-di-cate me by res-cu-ing me!
Lis-ten to me! De-liv-er me!

Be my pro-tec-tor and ref-uge,
a strong-hold where can be safe!
For you are my high ridge
and my strong-hold for-ev-er.

My God, res-cue me
from the pow-er of the wick-ed,
from the hand of the cru-el op-pres-sor!
For you are my hope; Sover-eign Lord,

I have trust-ed in you since was young.
I have leaned on you since birth;
you pulled me from my moth-ers womb.
I praise you con-tin-u-al-ly.

Man-y are ap-palled when they see me,
but you are my se-cure shel-ter.
I praise you con-stant-ly
and speak of your splen-dor all day long.

Do not re-ject me in my old age!
When all my strength has failed,
do not a-ban-don me!
For my en-e-mies talk a-bout me;

Those wait-ing for a chance to kill me plot my de-mise.
They say, God has a-ban-doned him.
Run and seize him,
for there is no one who will res-cue him!

O God, do not re-main far a-way from me!
My God, hur-ry and help me!
May my ac-cus-ers be
hu-mil-i-at-ed and defeated!

May those who want to harm me
be cov-ered with scorn and dis-grace!
As for me, I will wait con-tin-u-al-ly,
and will con-tin-ue to praise you.

I will tell a-bout your jus-tice,
and all day long pro-claim your sal-va-tion,
though I can-not fath-om its full ex-tent.
I will come and tell a-bout your deeds

The might-y acts of the Sover-eign Lord.
I will pro-claim your jus-tice yours a-lone.
O God, you have taught me since was young,
and I am still de-clar-ing your a-maz-ing deeds.

E-ven when I am old and gray,
O God. Do not a-ban-don me
until I tell the next gen-er-a-tion
a-bout your strength and pow-er.

Your jus-tice, God,
ex-tends to the skys a-bove;
you have done great things. God,
who can com-pare to you?

Though you have al-lowed me to ex-pe-ri-ence
much trou-ble and dis-tress,
re-vive me once a-gain!
Bring me up once a-gain


A reading from Leviticus 19:26-37

You shall not eat anything with its blood. You shall not practice augury or witchcraft. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. You shall not make any gashes in your flesh for the dead or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD. Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, that the land not become prostituted and full of depravity. 

You shall keep my sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. Do not turn to mediums or wizards; do not seek them out, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God. You shall rise before the aged, and defer to the old; and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD. 

When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 

You shall not cheat in measuring length, weight, or quantity. You shall have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. You shall keep all my statutes and all my ordinances, and observe them: I am the LORD.

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God!

Thursday - Song of Moses


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

I will sing to the Lord,
for he is loft-and up-lift-ed;
the horse and its rid-er
has he hurled into the sea.

The Lord is my strength and my ref-uge;
the Lord has be-come my Sav-ior.
This is my God and I will praise him,
the God of my peo-ple and will ex-alt him.

The Lord is a might-y war-ri-or;
Yah-weh is his ho-ly Name.
The char-i-ots of Phar-oah and his ar-my
has he hurled into the sea;

The fin-est of those who bear ar-mor
have been drowned in the Red Sea.
The fa-thom-less deep has over-whelmed them;
they sank into the depths like stone.

Your right hand, Lord,
is glo-ri-ous and might-y;
your right hand, Lord,
has over-thrown the en-e-my.

Who can be com-pared with you,
Lord, a-mong the gods?
who is like you,
glo-ri-ous in ho-li-ness,

Awe-some in re-nown,
and work-er of won-der?
You stretched forth your right hand;
the earth swal-lowed them up.

With your con-stant love
you led the peo-ple you re-deemed;
with your might you brought them in safe-ty
to your ho-ly dwell-ing place.

You will bring them in and plant them
on the mount of your pos-ses-sion,
In the re-sting place
you have made for yourself, Lord,

In the sanc-tu-ar-y, Lord,
that your hand has es-tab-lished.
The Lord shall reign
for ev-er and for ev-er. A-men!

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 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing. 

Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, and is intended to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering. For it is indeed just of God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to the afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 

These will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, separated from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes to be glorified by his saints and to be marveled at on that day among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God!

Thursday - Glory to God


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

Glo-ry to God in the high-est,
and peace to his peo-ple on earth.
Lord God, heav-en-ly King,
al-might-God and Fa-ther,

we wor-ship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glo-ry.
Lord Je-sus Christ, on-ly Son of the Fa-ther,
Lord God, Lamb of God,

You take a-way the sin of the world:
now have mer-cy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Fa-ther:
now re-ceive our pray-er.

For you a-lone are the Ho-ly One,
you a-lone are the Lord,
you a-lone are the Most High, Je-sus Christ,
with the Ho-ly Spir-it, in the glo-ry of God the Fa-ther.

Thursday 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.

Thursday - 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.

Thursday - Suffrages A


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

Show us your mer-cy, Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.
Clothe your min-is-ters with right-eous-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 upon 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, God;
And sus-tain us with your Ho-ly Spir-it.
Show us your mer-cy, Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.


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 Guidance
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for Mission
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday - 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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