Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Morning Song - Seventh Monday of Easter

Easter Wednesday 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 up-on his Name;
make known his deeds a-mong the peo-ples.

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 spi-rit,
to re-vive the spi-rit 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 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.



Wednesday - 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 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 in Christ shall all be made a-live. Al-le-lu-ia.


Psalm 101


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

I will sing a-bout loy-al-ty and jus-tice!
To you, O Lord, will sing prais-es!
I will walk in the way of in-teg-ri-ty.
When will you come to me?

I will con-duct my busi-ness with in-teg-ri-ty
in the midst of my pal-ace.
I will not e-ven con-sid-er do-ing what is dis-hon-est.
I hate do-ing e-vil; I will have no part of it.

I will have noth-ing to do with a per-verse per-son;
I will not per-mit e-vil.
I will de-stroy an-y-one who slan-ders his neigh-bor in se-cret.
I will not tol-er-ate an-y-one who has a haugh-ty de-mean-or

I will not tol-er-ate an ar-ro-gant at-ti-tude.
I will fa-vor the hon-est peo-ple of the land,
and al-low them to live with me.
Those who walk in the way of in-teg-ri-ty will at-tend me.

De-ceit-ful peo-ple will not live in my pal-ace.
Li-ars will not be wel-come in my pres-ence.
Each morn-ing I will de-stroy all the wick-ed peo-ple in the land,
and re-move all e-vil-do-ers from the cit-of the Lord.

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 109


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    


O God whom I praise, do not ig-nore me!
For they say cruel and de-cep-tive things to me; they lie to me.
They sur-round me and say hate-ful things;
they at-tack me for no rea-son.

They re-pay my love with ac-cu-sa-tion, but I con-tin-ue to pray.
They re-pay me e-vil for good, and hate for love.
Ap-point an e-vil man to tes-ti-fy a-gainst him!
May an ac-cus-er stand at his right side!

When he is judged, he will be found guilt-y!
Then his prayer will be re-gard-ed as sin-ful.
May his days be few!
May an-oth-er take his job!

May his chil-dren be fa-ther-less, and his wife wid-ow!
May his chil-dren roam a-round beg-ging,
ask-ing for hand-outs as they leave their ru-ined home!
May the cred-i-tor seize all he owns!

May stran-gers loot his prop-er-ty!
May no one show him kind-ness!
May no one have com-pas-sion on his fa-ther-less chil-dren!
May his de-scen-dants be cut off!

May the mem-o-ry of them be wiped out
by the time the next gen-er-a-tion ar-rives!
May his an-ces-tors sins be re-mem-bered by the Lord!
May his moth-er's sin not be for-got-ten!

May the Lord be con-stant-ly a-ware of them,
and cut off the mem-o-ry of his chil-dren from the earth!
For he nev-er bo-thered to show kind-ness;
he har-assed the op-pressed and need-y,

and killed the dis-heart-ened.
He loved to curse oth-ers,
so those curs-es have come up-on him.
He had no de-sire to bless an-y-one,

so he has ex-pe-ri-enced no bles-sing.
He made curs-ing way of life,
so curs-es poured into his stom-ach like wa-ter
Curs-es seeped into his bones like oil.

May a curse at-tach it-self to him,
like a gar-ment one puts on, or a belt one wears con-tin-ual-ly!
May the Lord re-pay my ac-cus-ers in this way,
those who say e-vil things a-bout me!

O sov-ereign Lord, in-ter-vene on my be-half
for the sake of your rep-u-ta-tion!
Be-cause your loy-al love is good, de-liv-er me!
For I am op-pressed and need-y,

and my heart beats vio-lent-ly with-in me.
I am fad-ing a-way like a shad-ow at the end of the day;
I am shak-en off like lo-cust.
I am so starved my knees shake;

I have turned into skin and bones.
am dis-dained by them.
When they see me, they shake their heads.
Help me, Lord my God!

Be-cause you are faith-ful to me, de-liv-er me!
Then they will real-ize this is your work,
and that you, Lord, have ac-com-plished it.
They curse, but you will bless.

When they at-tack, they will be hu-mil-i-at-ed,
but your serv-ant will re-joice.
My ac-cus-ers will be cov-ered with shame,
and draped in hu-mil-i-a-tion as if it were robe.

I will thank the Lord pro-fuse-ly,
in the mid-dle of a crowd will praise him,
be-cause he stands at the right hand of the need-y,
to de-liv-er him from those who threat-en his life.

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 4:2-6

At that time
the crops given by the Lord will bring admiration and honor;
the produce of the land will be a source of pride and delight
to those who remain in Israel.


Those remaining in Zion, those left in Jerusalem,
will be called “holy,”
all in Jerusalem who are destined to live.



At that time the Lord will wash the excrement from Zion’s women,
he will rinse the bloodstains from Jerusalem’s midst,
as he comes to judge
and to bring devastation.



Then the Lord will create
over all of Mount Zion
and over its convocations
a cloud and smoke by day
and a bright flame of fire by night;
indeed a canopy will accompany the Lord’s glorious presence.



By day it will be a shelter to provide shade from the heat,
as well as safety and protection from the heavy downpour.



Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!


Wednesday - Third Song of Isaiah


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

A-rise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glo-ry of the Lord has dawned up-on you.
For be-hold, dark-ness co-vers the land;
deep gloom en-shrouds the peo-ples.

But o-ver you the Lord will rise,
and his glo-ry will ap-pear up-on you.
Na-tions will stream to your light,
and kings to the bright-ness of your dawn-ing.

Your gates will al-ways be o-pen;
by day or night they will nev-er be shut.
They will call you, The Cit-y of the Lord,
The Zi-on of the Ho-ly One of Is-ra-el.

Vio-lence will no more be heard in your land,
ru-in or de-struc-tion with-in your bor-ders.
You will call your wall, Sal-va-tion,
and all your por-tals, Praise.

The sun will no more be your light by day;
by night you will not need the bright-ness of the moon.
The Lord will be your ev-er-last-ing light,
and your God will be your glo-ry.

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 Ephesians 4:1-16

I, therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live worthily of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you too were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he captured captives; he gave gifts to men. ” 

Now what is the meaning of “he ascended,” except that he also descended to the lower regions, namely, the earth? He, the very one who descended, is also the one who ascended above all the heavens, in order to fill all things. And he himself gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God – a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full stature. So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes. But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head. From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body builds itself up in love.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!


Wednesday - Song of Zechariah


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

Bless-ed be the Lord, the God of Is-ra-el;
he has come to his peo-ple and set them free.
He has raised up for us a might-sav-ior,
born of the house of his serv-ant Da-vid.

Through his ho-ly proph-ets he prom-ised of old,
that he would save us from our en-e-mies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He prom-ised to show mer-cy to our fath-ers

and to re-mem-ber his ho-ly cov-e-nant.
This was the oath he swore to our fath-er A-bra-ham,
to set us free from the hands of our en-e-mies,
Free to wor-ship him with-out fear,

ho-ly and right-eous in his sight
all the days of our life.
And you, my child, shall be called
the proph-et of the Most High,


for you will go be-fore the Lord to pre-pare his way,
To give his peo-ple knowl-edge of sal-va-tion
by the for-give-ness of their sins.
In the ten-der com-pas-sion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break up-on us,
To shine on those who dwell in dark-ness
and the shad-ow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.


Wednesday 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.


Wednesday - 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.


Wednesday - 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 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, God;
And sus-tain us with your Ho-ly Spi-rit.
Show us your mer-cy, Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.


O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

A Collect for Grace
O Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; 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.

Wednesday - 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




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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