Thursday, June 4, 2020

Even Song - Thursday after Proper 4

Thursday - 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.

Thursday - 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 59

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

De-liv-er me from my en-e-mies, my God!
Pro-tect me from those who at-tack me!
De-liv-er me from e-vil-do-ers!
Res-cue me from vio-lent men!

For look, they wait to am-bush me;
pow-er-ful men stalk me,
but not be-cause I have re-belled or sinned, Lord.
Though I have done noth-ing wrong, they are anx-ious to at-tack.

Spring into ac-tion and help me! Take no-tice of me!
You, O Lord God of Heav-ens Ar-my, the God of Is-ra-el,
Rouse your-self and pun-ish all the na-tions!
Have no mer-cy on any treach-er-ous e-vil-do-er!

They re-turn in the eve-ning;
they growl like a dog and prowl a-round out-side the cit-y.
Look, they hurl in-sults at me
and o-pen-ly threat-en to kill me,

For they say, Who hears?
But you, O Lord, laugh in dis-gust at them;
you taunt all the na-tions.
You are my source of strength!

I will wait for you!
For God is my ref-uge.
The God who loves me will help me;
God will en-a-umph o-ver my en-e-mies.

Do not strike them dead sud-den-ly,
be-cause then my peo-ple might for-get the les-son.
Use your pow-er to make them home-less vag-a-bonds
and then bring them down, Lord who shields us!

They speak sin-ful words.
So let them be trapped by their own pride
and by the curs-es and lies they speak!
An-gri-ly wipe them out!

Wipe them out so they van-ish!
Let them know that God rules in Ja-cob
and to the ends of the earth!
They re-turn in the eve-ning;

They growl like a dog and prowl a-round out-side the cit-y.
They wan-der a-round look-ing for some-thing to eat;
they re-fuse to sleep unt-il they are full.
As for me, I will sing a-bout your strength;

I will praise your loy-al love in the morn-ing.
For you are my ref-uge
and my place of shel-ter when I face trou-ble.
You are my source of strength!

I will sing prais-es to you!
For God is my ref-uge,
the God who loves me.
You are my source of strength!

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 60

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

O God, you have re-ject-ed us.
You sud-den-ly turned on us in your an-ger.
Please re-store us!
You made the earth quake; you split it o-pen.

Re-pair its breach, for it is read-to fall.
You have made your peo-ple ex-pe-ri-ence hard times;
you have made us drink in-tox-i-cat-ing wine.
You have giv-en your loy-al fol-low-ers ral-ly-ing flag,

so that they might seek safe-ty from the bow.
De-liv-er by your pow-er and an-swer me,
so that the ones you love may be safe.
God has spo-ken in his sanc-tu-ar-y:

I will tri-umph! I will par-cel out She-chem;
the Val-ley of Suc-coth will meas-ure off.
Gi-le-ad be-longs to me, as does Ma-nas-seh!
E-phra-im is my hel-met, Ju-dah my roy-al scep-ter.

Mo-ab is my wash-ba-sin.
I will make E-dom serve me.
I will shout in tri-umph o-ver Phi-lis-ti-a.
Who will lead me into the for-ti-fied cit-y?

Who will bring me to E-dom?
Have you not re-ject-ed us, God?
O God, you do not go into bat-tle with our ar-my.
Give us help a-gainst the en-e-my,

for any help men might of-fer is fu-tile.
By God's pow-er we will con-quer;
he will tram-ple down our en-e-my.
O God, Give us help a-gainst the en-e-my,

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 14:13-21

Now when Jesus heard this he went away from there privately in a boat to an isolated place. But when the crowd heard about it, they followed him on foot from the towns. As he got out he saw the large crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. When evening arrived, his disciples came to him saying, “This is an isolated place and the hour is already late. Send the crowds away so that they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves. ” But he replied, “They don’t need to go. You give them something to eat. ” They said to him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish. ” “Bring them here to me,” he replied. Then he instructed the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven he gave thanks and broke the loaves. He gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, twelve baskets full. Not counting women and children, there were about five thousand men who ate.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Thursday - 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.

Thursday 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.

Thursday - 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.

Thursday - 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.

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. 

A Collect for the Presence of Christ
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. 

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. 

A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

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.

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

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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