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Morning Song - Wednesday after Proper 28

Service Recording



Morning Song - Wednesday after Proper 28

Service Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021



Invitation



Wednesday - Pentecost Invitation


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The Lord is in his holy tem-ple;
let all the earth keep silence 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 medi-ta-tion of my heart
be ac-cepta-ble in your sight, O Lord,
my strength and my re-deem-er.

Thus says the high and lofty One
who in-habits e-terni-ty,
whose name is Ho-ly,
I dwell in/the high and holy place

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

Give thanks to/the Lord, and call 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.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for ever A-men.


Wednesday - Venite


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

For the Lord is/a great God,
and a great King a-bove all gods.
In his hand are the caverns 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 molded the dry land.
Come, let's bow down, and bend the knee,
and kneel be-fore the Lord our Mak-er.

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


Psalms



Psalm 101


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I will sing a-bout loyal-ty and jus-tice!
To you, O Lord, I will sing prais-es!
I will walk in/the way of in-tegri-ty.
When will you come to me?

I will con-duct my business with in-tegri-ty
in the midst of my pal-ace.
I will not even con-sider doing what is dis-hon-est.
I hate doing e-vil; I will have no part of it.

I will have nothing to do with a per-verse per-son;
I will not per-mit e-vil.
I will de-stroy any-one who slanders his neighbor in se-cret.
I will not toler-ate any-one who has a haughty de-mean-or

I will not toler-ate an arro-gant atti-tude.
I will favor the honest people of/the land,
and al-low them to live with me.
Those who walk in/the way of in-tegri-ty will at-tend me.

De-ceitful people will not live in my pal-ace.
Liars will not be welcome in my pres-ence.
Each morning I will de-stroy all/the wicked people in/the land,
and re-move all evil-do-ers from/the ci-ty of/the Lord.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Psalm 109


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O God whom I praise, do not ig-nore me!
For they say cruel and de-cep-tive things to me; they lie to me.
They sur-round me and say hate-ful things;
they at-tack me for no rea-son.

They re-pay my love with ac-cu-sa-tion, but I con-tinue to pray.
They re-pay me evil for good, and hate for love.
Ap-point an evil man to testi-fy a-gainst him!
May an ac-cuser stand at his right side!

When he is judged, he will be found guilt-y!
Then his prayer will be re-garded as sin-ful.
May his days be few!
May an-other take his job!

May his children be father-less, and his wife a wid-ow!
May his children roam a-round beg-ging,
ask-ing for hand-outs as they leave their ruined home!
May the credi-tor seize all he owns!

May stran-gers loot his proper-ty!
May no one show him kind-ness!
May no one have com-passion on his father-less chil-dren!
May his de-scen-dants be cut off!

May the memo-ry of them be wiped out
by the time the next gener-a-tion ar-rives!
May his an-ces-tors sins be re-membered by/the Lord!
May his mother's sin not be for-got-ten!

May the Lord be constant-ly a-ware of them,
and cut off the memo-ry of his children from/the earth!
For he never bo-thered to show kind-ness;
he har-assed the op-pressed and need-y,

and killed the dis-heart-ened.
He loved to curse oth-ers,
so those curses have come up-on him.
He had no de-sire to bless any-one,

so he has ex-peri-enced no bles-sing.
He made cursing a way of life,
so curses poured into his stomach like wa-ter
Curses seeped into his bones like oil.

May a curse at-tach it-self to him,
like a garment one puts on, or a belt one wears con-tin-ual-ly!
May the Lord re-pay my ac-cusers in this way,
those who say evil things a-bout me!

O sove-reign Lord, inter-vene on my be-half
for the sake of your repu-ta-tion!
Be-cause your loyal love is good, de-liver me!
For I am op-pressed and need-y,

and my heart beats vio-lent-ly with-in me.
I am fading a-way like a shad-ow at/the end of/the day;
I am shaken off like/a lo-cust.
I am so starved my knees shake;

I have turned into skin and bones.
I am dis-dained by them.
When they see me, they shake their heads.
Help me, O Lord my God!

Be-cause you are faithful to me, de-liver me!
Then they will real-ize this is your work,
and that you, Lord, have ac-com-plished it.
They curse, but you will bless.

When they at-tack, they will be hu-mili-at-ed,
but your serv-ant will re-joice.
My ac-cusers will be covered with shame,
and draped in hu-mili-a-tion as if/it were a robe.

I will thank the Lord pro-fuse-ly,
in the middle of a crowd I will praise him,
be-cause he stands at/the right hand of/the need-y,
to de-liver him from those who threaten his life.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Readings



A reading from 1 Maccabees 3:42-60


Now Judas and his brothers saw that misfortunes had increased and that the forces were encamped in their territory.They also learned what the king had commanded to do to the people to cause their final destruction.But they said to one another, Let us restore the ruins of our people, and fight for our people and the sanctuary.So the congregation assembled to be ready for battle, and to pray and ask for mercy and compassion.

Jerusalem was uninhabited like a wilderness;not one of her children went in or out.The sanctuary was trampled down,and aliens held the citadel;it was a lodging place for the Gentiles.Joy was taken from Jacob;the flute and the harp ceased to play.

Then they gathered together and went to Mizpah, opposite Jerusalem, because Israel formerly had a place of prayer in Mizpah.They fasted that day, put on sackcloth and sprinkled ashes on their heads, and tore their clothes.And they opened the book of the law to inquire into those matters about which the Gentiles consulted the likenesses of their gods.They also brought the vestments of the priesthood and the first fruits and the tithes, and they stirred up the nazirites who had completed their days;and they cried aloud to Heaven, saying,

What shall we do with these?Where shall we take them?Your sanctuary is trampled down and profaned,and your priests mourn in humiliation.Here the Gentiles are assembled against us to destroy us;you know what they plot against us.How will we be able to withstand them,if you do not help us?

Then they sounded the trumpets and gave a loud shout.After this Judas appointed leaders of the people, in charge of thousands and hundreds and fifties and tens.Those who were building houses, or were about to be married, or were planting a vineyard, or were fainthearted, he told to go home again, according to the law.Then the army marched out and encamped to the south of Emmaus.

And Judas said, Arm yourselves and be courageous.Be ready early in the morning to fight with these Gentiles who have assembled against us to destroy us and our sanctuary.It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation and of the sanctuary.But as his will in heaven may be, so shall he do.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!



Wednesday - First Song of Isaiah


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Sure-ly, it is God who saves me;
I will trust in him and not be a-fraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure de-fense,
and he will be my Sav-ior.

There-fore you shall draw water with re-joic-ing
from the springs of sal-va-tion.
And on that day you shall say,
Give thanks to/the Lord and call up-on his Name;

Make his deeds known a-mong the peo-ples;
see that they re-member that his Name is ex-alt-ed.
Sing the praises of/the Lord,
for he has done great things,

And this is known in all the world.
Cry a-loud, in-habit-ants of Zi-on, ring out your joy,
for the great one in/the midst of you
is the Ho-ly One of Is-ra-el.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


A reading from Matthew 17:22-27


When they gathered together in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised. ” And they became greatly distressed.

After they arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Your teacher pays the double drachma tax, doesn’t he?”He said, “Yes. ” When Peter came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect tolls or taxes – from their sons or from foreigners?” After he said, “From foreigners,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. But so that we don’t offend them, go to the lake and throw out a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a four drachma coin. Take that and give it to them for me and you. ”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Wednesday - Glory to God


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Glory to God in/the high-est,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heaven-ly King,
al-might-y God and Fath-er,

We worship you, we give you thanks,
We praise you for your glo-ry.
Lord Je-sus Christ, only Son of/the Fath-er,
Lord God, _ Lamb of God,

You take/a-way the sin of/the world:
have mer-cy up-on us;
you are seated at/the right hand of/the Fath-er:
re-ceive _ our pray-er.

For you a-lone are/the Ho-ly One,
You a-lone are the Lord,
You a-lone are/the Most High, Je-sus Christ,
with/the Ho-ly Spi-rit, in/the glory of God the Fath-er.


Prayers



Wednesday Creed


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We be-lieve in God, the Fath-er al-might-y,
cre-a-tor of heaven and earth.
We be-lieve in Je-sus Christ,
his on-ly son, our Lord.

He was con-ceived by/the power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit
and born of/the Vir-gin Mar-y.
He suffered under Pon-tius Pi-late,
was cruci-fied, died, and was bur-ied.

He de-scended to/the dead.
On the third day he rose a-gain.
He a-scended into heav-en,
and is seated at/the right hand of/the Fath-er.

He will come a-gain
to judge the living and the dead.
We be-lieve in/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
the _ holy catho-lic Church,

the com-mun-ion of saints,
the for-give-ness of sins,
the resur-rec-tion of/the bod-y,
and the life ever-last-ing. A-men.




Wednesday - Our Father


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The Lord be with you.
And al-so with _ you.
Our Fath-er in heav-en,
hal-low-ed be your Name.

Your king-dom come,
your will be done on earth
as it is 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,

De-liver us from e-vil.
For the king-dom, the pow-er,
and the glory are yours,
now and for-ever A-men.




Wednesday - Morning Suffrages B


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Save your peo-ple, Lord,
and bless your in-herit-ance;
Gov-ern and guide them, Lord
and up-hold them, now and al-ways.

Day by day we bless you;
We praise your name for-ever.
Lord, keep us from all sin to-day;
Have mer-cy on us, Lord, have mer-cy.

Lord, show us your love and mer-cy;
For we put our trust in you.
In you, Lord, is our hope;
And we shall never hope in vain.




Collect of the Day


Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, in your divine providence you have appointed various orders in your Church: Give your grace, we humbly pray, to all who are [now] called to any office and ministry for your people; and so fill them with the truth of your doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faithfully serve before you, to the glory of your great Name and for the benefit of your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

A Collect for Grace

O Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer for Mission

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Amen.





General Thanksgiving


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Al-might-y God, Fa-ther of all mer-cies,
we your un-worthy serv-ants give you hum-ble thanks
for all your good-ness and loving 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 blessings of this life;
but above all for your im-measur-able 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 glory.
And, we pray, give\us such\an a-ware-ness of your mer-cy,
that with truly thank-ful hearts
we may show forth your praise,

not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to your ser-vice,
and by walking be-fore you
in holi-ness and righteous-ness all our days;

through Je-sus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be hon-or and glo-ry
through-out all the ag-es. A-men.


Wednesday - Closing Blessings


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The grace of our Lord Je-sus Christ,
and the love of God our Fath-er,
and the fellow-ship of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be with us all ever-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 power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit. A-men.


Music from the Vox Barnabas Psalter, a collection of 60 Chant Scores
released to Public Domain March 30, 2020.
Hymns are taken from the Vox Barnabas Hymnal a collection arranged from Public Domain hymns
and also released to Public Domain for unrestricted Internet and Performance use.
Scriptures from the New English Translation(NET) Bible, used with permission.

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