Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Morning Song - Friday after Proper 5

Confession


Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all
goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in
eternal life. Amen.

Pentecost - Friday Invitation

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     


The Lord is in his ho-ly tem-ple;
let all the earth keep si-lence be-fore him
I was glad when they said to me,
Let us go to the house of the Lord.

Let the words of my mouth
and the med-i-ta-tion of my heart
be ac-cep-ta-ble in your sight, Lord,
my strength and my re-deem-er.

Thus says the high and loft-One
who in-hab-its e-ter-ni-ty,
whose name is Ho-ly,
I dwell in the high and ho-ly place

Send out your light
and your truth, that they may lead me,
and bring me to your ho-ly hill
and to your dwel-ling place.

Give thanks to the Lord, and call up-on his Name;
make known his deeds a-mong the peo-ples.
Lord, o-pen our lips.
And our mouth shall pro-claim your praise.

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.




Friday - Venite

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All   


Come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our sal-va-tion.
Let us come be-fore his pres-ence with thanks-giv-ing
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

For the Lord is great God,
and a great King a-bove all gods.
In his hand are the cav-erns of the earth,
and the heights of the hills are his al-so.

The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands have mold-ed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee,
and kneel be-fore the Lord our Mak-er.

For he is our God,
and we are the peo-ple of his pas-ture
and the sheep of his hand.
Oh, that to-day you would heark-en to his voice!



Psalm 69

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     


De-liv-er me, God,
for the wat-er has reached my neck.
I sink into the deep mire
where there is no sol-id ground;

I am in deep wat-er,
and the cur-rent o-ver-pow-ers me.
I am ex-haust-ed from shout-ing for help;
my throat is sore; my eyes grow tired of look-ing for my God.

Those who hate me with-out cause
are more nu-mer-ous than the hairs of my head.
Those who want to de-stroy me,
my en-e-mies for no rea-son, out-num-ber me.

They make me re-pay what I did not steal!
O God, you are a-ware of my fool-ish sins;
my guilt is not hid-den from you.
Let none who re-ly on you be dis-graced be-cause of me,

O Sove-reign Lord of Heav-en’s Ar-my!
Let none who seek you be a-shamed
be-cause of me, O God of Is-ra-el!
For I suf-fer hu-mil-i-a-tion for your sake

and am thor-ough-ly dis-graced.
My own broth-ers treat me like stran-ger;
they act as if I were a for-eign-er.
Cer-tain-ly zeal for your house con-sumes me;

I en-dure the in-sults of those who in-sult you.
I weep and re-frain from eat-ing food,
which causes oth-ers to in-sult me.
I wear sack-cloth and they rid-i-cule me.

Those who sit at the cit-y gate gos-sip a-bout me;
drunk-ards mock me in their song.
O Lord, may you hear my prayer
and be fa-vor-a-bly dis-posed to me!

O God, be-cause of your great loy-al love,
an-swer me with your faith-ful de-liv-er-ance!
Res-cue me from the mud! Don’t let me sink!
De-liv-er me from those who hate me, from the deep wat-er!

Don’t let the cur-rent o-ver-pow-er me!
Don’t let the deep swal-low me up!
Don’t let the Pit de-vour me!
An-swer me, O Lord, for your loy-al love is good!

Be-cause of your great com-pas-sion, turn toward me!
Do not ig-nore your serv-ant, for am in trou-ble!
An-swer me right a-way!
Come near me and re-deem me!

Be-cause of my en-e-my, res-cue me!
You know how am in-sult-ed,
hu-mil-i-at-ed and dis-graced;
you can see all my en-e-mies.

Their in-sults are pain-ful and make me lose heart;
I look for sym-pa-thy, but re-ceive none,
for com-fort-ers, but find none.
They put bit-ter poi-son into my food,

and to quench my thirst they give me vine-gar to drink.
May their din-ing ta-ble be-come trap be-fore them!
May it be a snare for that group of friends!
May their eyes be blind-ed!

Make them shake vio-lent-ly!
Pour out your judg-ment on them!
May your rag-ing an-ger o-ver-take them!
May their camp be-come des-o-late, their tents un-in-hab-it-ed!

For they har-ass the one whom you dis-ci-pline;
they spread the news a-bout the suf-fer-ing
of those whom you pun-ish.
Hold them ac-count-a-ble for all their sins!

Do not vin-di-cate them!
May their names be de-let-ed from the scroll of the liv-ing!
Do not let their names be list-ed with the god-ly!
I am op-pressed and suf-fer-ing!

O God, de-liv-er and pro-tect me!
I will sing prais-es to Gods name!
I will mag-ni-fy him as I give him thanks!
That will please the Lord more than a bull with horns and hooves.

The op-pressed look on; let them re-joice!
You who seek God, may you be en-cour-aged!
For the Lord lis-tens to the need-y;
he does not de-spise his cap-tive peo-ple.

Let the heavens and the earth praise him,
a-long with the seas and eve-ry-thing that swims in them!
For God will de-liv-er Zi-on
and re-build the cit-ies of Ju-dah,

and his peo-ple will a-gain live in them and pos-sess Zi-on.
The de-scen-dants of his serv-ants will in-her-it it,
and those who are loy-al to him will live in it.
You who seek God, may you be en-cour-aged!

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 Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14


Rejoice, young man, while you are young,
and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth.
Follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes,
but know that God will judge your motives and actions.


Banish emotional stress from your mind.
and put away pain from your body;
for youth and the prime of life are fleeting.



So remember your Creator in the days of your youth –
before the difficult days come,
and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;



before the sun and the light of the moon and the stars grow dark,
and the clouds disappear after the rain;



when those who keep watch over the house begin to tremble,
and the virile men begin to stoop over,
and the grinders begin to cease because they grow few,
and those who look through the windows grow dim,



and the doors along the street are shut;
when the sound of the grinding mill grows low,
and one is awakened by the sound of a bird,
and all their songs grow faint,



and they are afraid of heights and the dangers in the street;
the almond blossoms grow white,
and the grasshopper drags itself along,
and the caper berry shrivels up –
because man goes to his eternal home,
and the mourners go about in the streets –



before the silver cord is removed,
or the golden bowl is broken,
or the pitcher is shattered at the well,
or the water wheel is broken at the cistern –



and the dust returns to the earth as it was,
and the life’s breath returns to God who gave it.



“Absolutely futile!” laments the Teacher,
“All of these things are futile!”



Not only was the Teacher wise,
but he also taught knowledge to the people;
he carefully evaluated and arranged many proverbs.



The Teacher sought to find delightful words,
and to write accurately truthful sayings.



The words of the sages are like prods,
and the collected sayings are like firmly fixed nails;
they are given by one shepherd.



Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
There is no end to the making of many books,
and much study is exhausting to the body.



Having heard everything, I have reached this conclusion:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
because this is the whole duty of man.



For God will evaluate every deed,
including every secret thing, whether good or evil.



Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!



Friday - Second Song of Isaiah


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    




Seek the Lord while he wills to be found;
call up-on him when he draws near.
Let the wick-ed for-sake their ways
and the e-vil ones their thoughts;

And let them turn to the Lord,
and he will have com-pas-sion,
Let then re-turn to our God,
for he will rich-ly par-don.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heav-ens are high-er than the earth,
so are my ways high-er than your ways,

and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as rain and snow fall from the heav-ens
and re-turns not a-gain,
but wat-ers the whole earth,

Bring-ing forth life
and giv-ing a-bun-dant growth
And seed for re-plan-ting
and bread and fruit for eat-ing,

So is my word that goes forth from my mouth;
it will not re-turn to me emp-ty;
But it will ac-com-plish that which I have pur-posed,
and pros-per in that for which sent it.

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 Galatians 5:25-6:10


If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.


Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too. Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else. For each one will carry his own load.

Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it. Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows, because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!



Friday - Song to the Lamb

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    


Splen-dor and ho-nor and king-ly pow-er
are yours by right, Lord our God,
For you cre-at-ed eve-ry-thing that is,
and by your will they were cre-at-ed and have their be-ing;

And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain,
for with your blood you have re-deemed for God,
From eve-ry fam-i-ly, lan-guage, peo-ple, and na-tion,
a king-dom of priests to serve our God.

And so, to him who sits up-on the throne,
and to Je-sus Christ the Lamb,
Be wor-ship and praise, do-min-ion and splen-dor,
for ev-er and for ev-er-more.

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.


Friday 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.


Friday - 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.


Friday - Suffrages A

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    


Show us your mer-cy, Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.
Clothe your min-is-ters with right-eous-ness;
Let your peo-ple sing with joy.

Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For on-ly in you can we live in safe-ty.
Lord, keep this na-tion un-der your care;
And guide us in the way of jus-tice and truth.

Let your way be known up-on earth;
Your sav-ing health a-mong all na-tions.
Let not the need-y, O Lord, be for-got-ten;
Nor the hope of the poor be tak-en a-way.

Cre-ate in us clean hearts, God;
And sus-tain us with your Ho-ly Spi-rit.
Show us your mer-cy, Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.





O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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 Fridays
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

A Prayer for Mission
Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. 
Amen.

General Thanksgiving

Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All  


Al-might-y God, Fa-ther of all mer-cies,
we your un-wor-thy serv-ants give you hum-ble thanks
for all your good-ness and lov-ing kind-ness
to us and to all whom you have made.

We bless you for our cre-a-tion, pres-er-va-tion,
and all the bles-sings of this life;
but a-bove all for your im-meas-ur-a-ble love
in the re-demp-tion of the world by our Lord Je-sus Christ;

for the means of grace, and for the hope of glo-ry.
And, we pray, give us such an a-ware-ness of your mer-cy,
that with tru-ly thank-ful hearts
we may show forth your praise,

not on-ly with our lips, but in our lives,
by giv-ing up our selves to your ser-vice,
and by walk-ing be-fore you
in ho-li-ness and right-eous-ness all our days;

through Je-sus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be ho-nor and glo-ry
through-out all the ag-es. A-men.

Friday - 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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