Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Evening Prayer - June 11, 2020

Opening Hymn: LEVAS2 (L176)    An Evening Prayer




1 If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own willful way,
Dear Lord, forgive!
2 If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I offend some other through the strain,
Dear Lord, forgive!
3 If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
If I have longed for shelter in the fold,
When thou hast given me some fort to hold,
Dear Lord, forgive!
4 Forgive the sins I have confessed to thee;
Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
O guide me, love me, and my keeper be.
Dear Lord, Amen.

The Invitatory and Psalter

V: O God, make speed | to save | us.
R: 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.



O Gracious Light Phos hilaron with words



O gracious light, pure brightness
of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,

we sing your praises, O God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times

to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.



Psalm 19


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     



The heavens de-clare the glo-ry of God;
the sky dis-plays his hand-i-work.
Day af-ter day it speaks out;
night af-ter night it re-veals his great-ness.

There is no ac-tual speech or word,
nor is its voice lit-er-al-ly heard.
Yet its voice ech-oes through-out the earth;
its words car-ry to the dis-tant ho-ri-zon.

In the sky he has pitched a tent for the sun.
Like a bride-groom it e-merges from its cham-ber;
like a strong man it en-joys run-ning its course.
It e-merges from the dis-tant ho-ri-zon,

and goes from one end of the sky to the oth-er;
noth-ing can es-cape its heat.
The law of the Lord is per-fect and pre-serves one's life.
The rules set down by the Lord are re-li-a-ble

and im-part wis-dom to the in-ex-pe-ri-enced.
The Lord's pre-cepts are fair and make one joy-ful.
The Lord's com-mands are pure and give in-sight for life.
The com-mands to fear the Lord are right and en-dure for-ev-er.

The judg-ments giv-en by the Lord
are trust-wor-thy and ab-so-lute-ly just.
They are of great-er val-ue than gold,
than e-ven a great a-mount of pure gold;

they bring great-er de-light than hon-ey,
than e-ven the sweet-est hon-ey from hon-ey-comb.
Yes, your serv-ant finds mor-al guid-ance there;
those who o-bey them re-ceive rich re-ward.

Who can know all his er-rors?
Please do not pun-ish me for sins I am un-a-ware of.
More-o-ver, keep me from com-mit-ting fla-grant sins;
do not al-low such sins to con-trol me.

Then I will be blame-less,
and in-no-cent of bla-tant re-bel-lion.
May my words and my thoughts be ac-cept-a-ble in your sight, Lord,
my shel-ter-ing rock and my re-deem-er.

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 146


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     



Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as live!
I will sing prais-es to my God as long as ex-ist!
Do not trust in princ-es, or in man kind, who can-not de-liv-er!

Their life's breath de-parts,
they re-turn to the ground; on that day their plans die.
How bless-ed is the one whose help-er is the God of Ja-cob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,

the one who made heav-en and earth,
the seas, and all that is in them,
who re-mains for-ev-er faith-ful,
and vin-di-cates the op-pressed,

The Lord gives food to the hun-gry.
The Lord re-leas-es the im-pris-oned.
The Lord gives sight to the blind.
The Lord lifts up all who are bent o-ver.

The Lord loves the god-ly.
The Lord pro-tects the res-i-dent for-eign-er;
he lifts up the fa-ther-less
and cares for the wid-ow,

But he op-pos-es the wick-ed.
The Lord rules for-ev-er, your God, Zi-on,
through-out the gen-er-a-tions to come!
Praise the Lord for-ev-er!

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 Job 29:1-16


Then Job continued his speech:

“O that I could be as I was
in the months now gone,
in the days when God watched over me,

when he caused his lamp
to shine upon my head,
and by his light
I walked through darkness;

just as I was in my most productive time,
when God’s intimate friendship was experienced in my tent,

when the Almighty was still with me
and my children were around me;

when my steps were bathed with butter
and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil!

When I went out to the city gate
and secured my seat in the public square,

the young men would see me and step aside,
and the old men would get up and remain standing;

the chief men refrained from talking
and covered their mouths with their hands;

the voices of the nobles fell silent,
and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

“As soon as the ear heard these things, it blessed me,
and when the eye saw them, it bore witness to me,

for I rescued the poor who cried out for help,
and the orphan who had no one to assist him;

the blessing of the dying man descended on me,
and I made the widow’s heart rejoice;

I put on righteousness and it clothed me,
my just dealing was like a robe and a turban;

I was eyes for the blind
and feet for the lame;

I was a father to the needy,
and I investigated the case of the person I did not know;


Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!



Thursday - 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 Acts 9:26-31


When he arrived in Jerusalem, he attempted to associate with the disciples, and they were all afraid of him, because they did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took Saul, brought him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus. So he was staying with them, associating openly with them in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord. He was speaking and debating with the Greek-speaking Jews, but they were trying to kill him. When the brothers found out about this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced peace and thus was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, the church increased in numbers.

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.




Hymnal 1982 (S105) The Nicene Creed



We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of his Father.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried;

On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory,
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, and giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen. 


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. 
Amen.

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. 
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.



PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE




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.




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




LEVAS2 (L070)   I Want Jesus to Walk with me
  



1 I want Jesus to walk with me;
I want Jesus to walk with me;
All along my pilgrim journey, Lord,
I want Jesus to walk with me.
2 In my trials, Lord, walk with me;
In my trials, Lord, walk with me;
When the shades of life are falling, Lord,
I want Jesus to walk with me.
3 In my sorrows, Lord, walk with me;
In my sorrows, Lord, walk with me;
When my heart within is aching, Lord,
I want Jesus to walk with me.


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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