Monday, June 1, 2020

Even Song - Monday after Proper 4

Monday - 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.



Monday - 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 44


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All   

O God, we have clear-ly heard; our an-ces-tors have told us
what you did in their days, in an-cient times.
You, by your pow-er, de-feat-ed na-tions
and set-tled our fath-ers on their land;

You crushed the peo-ple liv-ing there
and en-ab-led our an-ces-tors to oc-cu-py it.
For they did not con-quer the land by their sword,
and they did not pre-vail by their strength,

But ra-ther by your pow-er, strength and good fa-vor,
for you were par-tial to them.
You are my king, God!
De-cree Ja-cobs de-liv-er-ance!

By your pow-er we will drive back our en-e-my;
By your strength we will tram-ple down our foe!
For I do not trust in my bow, and I do not pre-vail by my sword.
For you de-liv-er us from our en-e-my;

You hu-mil-i-ate those who hate us.
In God we boast all day long,
and we will con-tin-ual-ly give thanks to your name.
But you re-ject-ed and em-bar-rassed us!

You did not go into bat-tle with our ar-my.
You made us re-treat from the en-e-my.
Those who hate us take what-ev-er they want from us.
You hand-ed us o-ver like sheep to be eat-en;

You scat-tered us a-mong the na-tions.
You sold your peo-ple for pit-tance;
you did not ask a high price for them.
You made us an ob-ject of dis-dain to our neigh-bors;

Those who live on our bor-ders taunt and in-sult us.
You made us an ob-ject of rid-i-cule a-mong the na-tions;
for-eign-ers treat us with con-tempt.
All day long I feel hu-mil-i-at-ed

And am o-ver-whelmed with shame,
be-fore the vin-dic-tive en-e-my
who rid-i-cules and in-sults me.
All this has hap-pened to us,

E-ven though we have not re-ject-ed you
Nor vio-lat-ed your cov-e-nant with us.
We have not been un-faith-ful,
nor have we dis-o-beyed your com-mands.

Yet you have bat-tered us, leav-ing us a heap of ruins
We are o-ver-run by wild dogs;
you have cov-ered us with dark-ness.
If we had re-ject-ed our God,

And spread out our hands in prayer to an-oth-er god,
would not God dis-cov-er it,
for he knows one's thoughts?
Yet be-cause of you we are killed all day long;

We are treat-ed like sheep at the slaught-er-ing block.
Rouse your-self! Why do you sleep, Lord?
Wake up! Do not re-ject us for-ev-er!
Why do you look the oth-er way,

And ig-nore the way we are op-pressed and mis-treat-ed?
For we lie in the dirt,
with our bel-lies pressed to the ground.
Res-cue us be-cause of your loy-al love!

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 13:44-52

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, they pulled it ashore, sat down, and put the good fish into containers and threw the bad away. It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

“Have you understood all these things?” They replied, “Yes. ”Then he said to them, “Therefore every expert in the law who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his treasure what is new and old. ”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!



Monday - 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.



Monday 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.



Monday - 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.



Monday - 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.




Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We humbly pray that your gracious providence may give and preserve to our use the harvests of the land and of the seas, and may prosper all who labor to gather them, that we, who are constantly receiving good things from your hand, may always give you thanks; 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 Peace
Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgements, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. 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.

Monday - 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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