Monday, June 15, 2020

Even Song - Wednesday after Proper 6

Wednesday - 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.


Wednesday - 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 81


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     



Shout for joy to God, our source of strength!
Shout out to the God of Ja-cob!
Sing a song and play the tam-bou-rine,
the pleas-ant sound-ing harp,

and the ten-stringed in-stru-ment!
Sound the rams horn on the day of the new moon,
and on the day of the full moon
when our fes-ti-val be-gin.

For ob-serv-ing the fes-ti-val
is a re-quire-ment for Is-ra-el;
it is an or-di-nance giv-en by the God of Ja-cob.
He de-creed it as a reg-u-la-tion in Jo-seph,

when he attacked the land of E-gypt.
I heard a voice I did not rec-og-nize.
It said: I re-moved the bur-den from his shoul-der;
his hands were re-leased from hold-ing the bas-ket.

In your dis-tress
you called out and res-cued you.
I an-swered you from a dark thun-der-cloud.
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.

I said, Lis-ten, my peo-ple!
I will warn you! Is-ra-el,
if on-ly you would o-bey me!
There must be no oth-er god a-mong you.

You must not wor-ship a for-eign god.
am the Lord, your God,
I am the one who brought you
out of the land of E-gypt.

O-pen your mouth wide and I will fill it!
But my peo-ple did not o-bey me;
Is-ra-el did not sub-mit to me.
I gave them o-ver to their stub-born de-sire;

they did what seemed right to them.
If on-ly my peo-ple would o-bey me!
If on-ly Is-ra-el would keep my com-mand!
Then I would quick-ly sub-due their en-e-my,

I would at-tack their ad-ver-sar-ies.
May those who hate the Lord
cow-er in fear be-fore him!
May they be per-ma-nent-ly hu-mil-i-at-ed!

I would feed Is-ra-el the best wheat,
and would sat-is-fy your ap-pe-tite
with hon-ey from the rock-cliff.
Shout for joy to God, our 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 82


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     



God stands in the as-sem-bly of El;
in the midst of the gods he ren-ders judg-ment.
He says, How long
will you make un-just le-gal de-ci-sions

and show fa-vor-it-ism to the wick-ed?
De-fend the cause of the poor
and the fath-er-less!
Vin-di-cate the op-pressed and suf-fer-ing!

Res-cue the poor and need-y!
De-liv-er them from the pow-er of the wick-ed!
They nei-ther know nor un-der-stand.
They stum-ble a-round in the dark,

While all the foun-da-tions of the earth crum-ble.
thought, You are all god;
all of you are sons of the Most High.
Yet you will die like mor-tal;

You will fall like all the oth-er rul-er.
Rise up, O God, and ex-e-cute judg-ment
Pas-s-s judg-ment on all the earth!
For you own all the na-tion.

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 18:1-9


At that time the disciples came to Jesus saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, had him stand among them, and said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn around and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven! Whoever then humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.

“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a huge millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the open sea. Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come. If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into fiery hell.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!




Wednesday - 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.





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 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.


Collect of the Day


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 Protection
O God, the life of all who live, the light of the faithful, the strength of those who labor, and the repose of the dead: We thank you for the blessings of the day that is past, and humbly ask for your protection through the coming night. Bring us in safety to the morning hours; through him who died and rose again for us, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. 
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.

Wednesday - 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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