Thursday, June 18, 2020

Even Song - Saturday after Proper 6

Saturday - 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.



Saturday - 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 89: 19-52


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     



Then you spoke through vi-sion
to your faith-ful fol-low-ers and said:
I have placed a young he-ro o-ver a war-ri-or;
I have raised up a young man from the peo-ple.

I have dis-cov-ered Da-vid, my serv-ant.
With my ho-ly oil I have a-noint-ed him as king.
My hand will sup-port him,
and my arm will strength-en him.

No en-e-my will be a-ble to ex-act trib-ute from him;
a vio-lent op-pres-sor will not be a-ble to hu-mil-i-ate him.
I will crush his en-e-mies be-fore him;
I will strike down those who hate him.

He will ex-pe-ri-ence my faith-ful-ness and loy-al love,
and by my name he will win vic-to-ry.
I will place his hand o-ver the sea,
his right hand o-ver the riv-ers.

He will call out to me,
You are my fath-er, my God,
and the pro-tec-tor who de-liv-ers me.
I will ap-point him to be my first-born son,

the most ex-alt-ed of the earth's kings.
I will al-ways] ex-tend my loy-al love to him,
and my cov-e-nant with him is se-cure.
I will give him an e-ter-nal dy-nas-ty,

and make his throne
as en-dur-ing as the skies a-bove.
If his sons re-ject my law
and dis-o-bey my reg-u-la-tions,

if they break my rules
and do not keep my com-mand-ments,
I will pun-ish their re-bel-lion
by beat-ing them with club,

their sin by in-flict-ing them with bruis-es.
But I will not re-move my loy-al love from him,
nor be un-faith-ful to my prom-ise.
I will not break my cov-e-nant

or go back on what prom-ised.
Once and for all have vowed
by my own ho-li-ness,
I will nev-er de-ceive Da-vid.

His dy-nas-ty will last for-ev-er.
His throne will en-dure be-fore me, like the sun,
it will re-main sta-ble, like the moon,
his throne will en-dure like the sky.

But you have spurned and re-ject-ed him;
you are an-gry with your cho-sen king.
You have re-pu-di-at-ed your cov-e-nant with your serv-ant;
you have thrown his crown to the ground.

You have bro-ken down all his wall;
you have made his strong-holds heap of ruins.
All who pass by have robbed him;
he has be-come an ob-ject of dis-dain to his neigh-bors.

You have al-lowed his ad-ver-sar-ies to be vic-to-ri-ous,
and all his en-e-mies to re-joice.
You turn back his sword from the ad-ver-sar-y,
and have not sus-tained him in bat-tle.

You have brought to an end his splen-dor,
and have knocked his throne to the ground.
You have cut short his youth,
and have cov-ered him with shame.

How long, O Lord, will this last?
Will you re-main hid-den for-ev-er?
Will your an-ger con-tin-ue to burn,
to burn on like rag-ing fire?

Take note of my brief life span!
Why do you make all peo-ple so mor-tal?
No man can live on without ex-pe-ri-enc-ing death,
or de-liv-er his life from the pow-er of She-ol.

Where are your ear-li-er faith-ful deeds, Lord,
the ones per-formed in ac-cord-ance with your oath to Da-vid?
Take note, O Lord, of the way your serv-ants are taunt-ed,
and of how I must bear so man-y in-sults from peo-ple!

Your en-e-mies, O Lord, hurl in-sults;
they in-sult your cho-sen king as they dog his foot-steps.
The Lord de-serves praise for-ev-er-more!
We a-gree! We a-gree! A-men!

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 19:13-22

Then little children were brought to him for him to lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. ” And he placed his hands on them and went on his way.

Now someone came up to him and said, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?”He said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments. ” “Which ones?” he asked. Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself. ” 

The young man said to him, “I have wholeheartedly obeyed all these laws. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. ” But when the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he was very rich.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!





Saturday - 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.



Saturday 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.



Saturday - 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.



Saturday - 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.





Father in heaven, by your grace the virgin mother of your incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; 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 Saturdays
O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
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.



Saturday - 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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