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== VESPERS, OR EVENSONG. 1 ==
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== Vespers, or Evensong. 1 ==
  
 
=== The Lord's Day. ===
 
=== The Lord's Day. ===
  
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''At the beginning of Vespers, the Lord's Prayer and the Angelic Salutation are said inaudibly.''
  
At the begi?zning of Vespers the Lord's Prayer and the Angelic Salutation are said inaudibly.
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<span class="dropcap">O</span>UR Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil.  Amen.
  
OUR Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>AIL, Mary, full of grace; The Lord is with thee : blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
  
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
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''Then is said aloud:''
  
Give us this day our daily bread.
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''Verse.'' &#10016; Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
  
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil.
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''Answer.'' Make haste to help me, O Lord.
  
Amen.
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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.
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Alleluia.
  
TJAIL, Mary, full of grace; The * - Lord is with thee : blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
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''From Septuagesima Sunday to Maundy Thursday instead of'' "Alleluia" ''is said:''
  
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
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Ceaseless praise to Thee be given,  
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O Eternal King of heaven.
  
Then is said aloud: ''Verse.'' t%t Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
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''Then follow the Psalms. They are said under Five Antiphons, except in Paschal time when there is only one, and when these are not specially given, those given here are used.''
  
''Answer.'' Make haste to help me, O Lord.
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''Antiphon.'' The Lord said.
  
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
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''If this Antiphon be used the Psalm begins with the words'' "Unto my Lord."
  
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
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''Antiphon for Paschal time.'' Alleluia.
  
Amen. Alleluia.
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'''Psalm CIX.'''
  
From Septuagesima Sunday to Mawidy Thursday instead of " Alleluia" is said: Ceaseless praise to Thee be given, O Eternal King of heaven.
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[Intituled "A Psalm of David." The first verse was quoted by our Lord.—Matth.  xxii. 44; Mark xii. 36; Luke xx. 42.]
  
Then follow the Psalms. They are said under Five Antiphons, except in Paschal time when there is only one, and when these are not specially given, those given here are used.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE Lord said unto my Lord : * Sit Thou at My right hand,  
  
''Antiphon.'' The Lord said.
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Until I make Thine enemies * Thy footstool.
  
If this A?itiphon be used the Psalm begins with the words " Unto my Lord." Antiphon for Paschal time. Alleluia.
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The Lord shall send the rod of Thy strength out of Zion : * rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies.
  
Psalm CIX.
 
  
[Intituled "A Psalm of David." The first verse was quoted by our Lord.—Matth.
 
  
xxii. 44; Mark xii. 36; Luke xx. 42.] THE Lord said unto my Lord : * Sit Thou at My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies * Thy footstool.
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1 The proper hour for Vespers is sunset, reckoned to be about 6 p.m. In private recitation, they ought not usually to be begun before noon.
  
The Lord shall send the rod of Thy strength out of Zion : * rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies.
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VESPERS, OR EVENSONG. 177
  
1 The proper hour for Vespers is sunset, reckoned to be about 6 p.m. In private recitation, they ought not usually to be begun before noon.
 
  
VESPERS, OR EVENSONG. 177 Thine shall be the dominion in the day of Thy power, amid the brightness of the saints : * from the womb, before the day-star have I begotten Thee.
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Thine shall be the dominion in the day of Thy power, amid the brightness of the saints : * from the womb, before the day-star have I begotten Thee.
  
 
The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent : * Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek.
 
The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent : * Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek.
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''Antiphon.'' The Lord said unto my Lord : * Sit Thou at My right hand.
 
''Antiphon.'' The Lord said unto my Lord : * Sit Thou at My right hand.
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''Second Antiphon.'' All His commandments.
 
''Second Antiphon.'' All His commandments.
  
covenant. He will show His people the power of His works, That He may give them the heritage of the heathen. * The works of His hands are verity and judgment : All His commandments are sure ; they stand fast for ever and ever, * being done in truth and uprightness.
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'''Psalm CX.'''
  
He sent redemption unto His people : He hath commanded His covenant for ever : Holy and terrible is His Name.
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[The Hebrew prefixes "Alleluia," and begins, " I will praise the Lord." The Psalm is A B C Darian.]
  
* The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom : A good understanding have all they that do His commandments : * His praise endureth for ever.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span> WILL praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart : * in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
  
''Antiphon.'' 1 A11 His commandments are sure ; they stand fast for ever and ever.
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The works of the Lord are great, * meet to serve for the doing of His will.
  
''Third Antiphon.'' In His commandments.
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His work is honourable and glorious, * and His righteousness endureth for ever.
  
Psalm CX.
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He hath made a memorial of His wonderful works : the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. * He hath given meat unto them that fear Him :
  
[The Hebrew prefixes "Alleluia," and begins, " I will praise the Lord." The Psalm is A B C Darian.] WILL praise Thee, O Lord, •* with my whole heart : * in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
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He will ever be mindful of His covenant. * He will show His people the power of His works,  
  
The works of the Lord are great, * meet to serve for the doing of His will.
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That He may give them the heritage of the heathen. * The works of His hands are verity and judgment :
  
His work is honourable and glorious, * and His righteousness endureth for ever.
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All His commandments are sure ; they stand fast for ever and ever, * being done in truth and uprightness.
  
He hath made a memorial of His wonderful works : the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
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He sent redemption unto His people : He hath commanded His covenant for ever :  
  
* He hath given meat unto them that fear Him : He will ever be mindful of His Psalm CXI.
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Holy and terrible is His Name. * The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom :
  
[The Hebrew prefixes "Alleluia." The Vulgate adds 'to the superscription "on the return of Haggai and Zechariah [from the Captivity]." See Thursday, fifth week in November. The Psalm is A B C Darian.] BLESSED is the man that feareth the Lord : * that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
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A good understanding have all they that do His commandments : * His praise endureth for ever.
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''Antiphon.'' 1 A11 His commandments are sure ; they stand fast for ever and ever.
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''Third Antiphon.'' In His commandments.
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'''Psalm CXI.'''
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[The Hebrew prefixes "Alleluia." The Vulgate adds 'to the superscription "on the return of Haggai and Zechariah [from the Captivity]." See Thursday, fifth week in November. The Psalm is A B C Darian.]  
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>LESSED is the man that feareth the Lord : * that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
  
 
His seed shall be mighty upon earth ; * the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
 
His seed shall be mighty upon earth ; * the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
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Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness : * he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
 
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness : * he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
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1 Ps. ex. 8.
 
1 Ps. ex. 8.
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i;8 THE PSALTER.
 
i;8 THE PSALTER.
  
Happy is the man that showeth favour and lendeth ; he will guide his words with discretion : * surely he shall not be moved for ever : The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. * He shall not be afraid of evil tidings : His heart is ready, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, * he shall not be afraid until he see his desire upon his enemies.
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Happy is the man that showeth favour and lendeth ; he will guide his words with discretion : * surely he shall not be moved for ever :  
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The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. * He shall not be afraid of evil tidings :  
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His heart is ready, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, * he shall not be afraid until he see his desire upon his enemies.
  
 
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor : his righteousness endureth for ever : * his horn shall be exalted with honour.
 
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor : his righteousness endureth for ever : * his horn shall be exalted with honour.
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''Antiphon.'' In His commandments he delighteth greatly.
 
''Antiphon.'' In His commandments he delighteth greatly.
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''Fourth Antiphon.'' Blessed be the Name.
 
''Fourth Antiphon.'' Blessed be the Name.
  
Psalm CXII.
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'''Psalm CXII.'''
  
[The Hebrew prefixes "Alleluia."] DRAISE the Lord, O ye His -* servants, * praise the Name of the Lord.
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[The Hebrew prefixes "Alleluia."]  
  
Blessed be the Name of the Lord, * from this time forth, and for evermore ! From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, * the Lord's Name is to be praised.
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<span class="dropcap">P</span>RAISE the Lord, O ye His servants, * praise the Name of the Lord.
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Blessed be the Name of the Lord, * from this time forth, and for evermore !  
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From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, * the Lord's Name is to be praised.
  
 
The Lord is high above all nations, * and His glory above the heavens.
 
The Lord is high above all nations, * and His glory above the heavens.
  
Who is like unto the Lord our God, Who dwelleth on high, * and beholdeth what is lowly in heaven, and in the earth? the dust, * and lifteth the needy out of the dung-hill ; That He may set him with princes, * even with the princes of His people.
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Who is like unto the Lord our God, Who dwelleth on high, * and beholdeth what is lowly in heaven, and in the earth ?  
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He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, * and lifteth the needy out of the dung-hill ;  
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That He may set him with princes, * even with the princes of His people.
  
 
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, * and to be a joyful mother of children.
 
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, * and to be a joyful mother of children.
  
[The Hebrew adds " Alleluia," which the Vulgate and the LXX. prefix to the next Psalm.] ''Antiphon.'' Blessed be the Name of the Lord for evermore.
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[The Hebrew adds " Alleluia," which the Vulgate and the LXX. prefix to the next Psalm.]  
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''Antiphon.'' Blessed be the Name of the Lord for evermore.
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''Fifth Antiphon.'' We that live.
 
''Fifth Antiphon.'' We that live.
  
Psalm CXIII.
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'''Psalm CXIII.'''
  
A \ THEN Israel went out of Egypt, * y * the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah was His sanctuary, * Israel His dominion.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEN Israel went out of Egypt, * the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,  
  
The sea saw it and fled : * dan was driven back.
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Judah was His sanctuary, * Israel His dominion.
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The sea saw it and fled : * Jordan was driven back.
  
 
The mountains skipped like rams, * and the little hills like lambs.
 
The mountains skipped like rams, * and the little hills like lambs.
  
What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? * and thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back ? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? * and ye little hills, like lambs? The earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, * at the presence of the God of Jacob : Who turned the rock into a standing water, * and the flint into a fountain of waters. 1 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us : * but unto Thy Name give glory, For Thy mercy, truth's sake, the heathen their God ? and Jorand for Thy * Wherefore should say : Where is now He raiseth up the poor out of 1 In the Hebrew here ends Ps. cxiv. and the next words begin cxv.
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What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? * and thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back ?  
  
VESPERS, OR EVENSONG. 179 But our God is in the heavens : * He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.
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Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? * and ye little hills, like lambs?
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The earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, * at the presence of the God of Jacob :
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Who turned the rock into a standing water, * and the flint into a fountain of waters. 1
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Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us : * but unto Thy Name give glory,
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For Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake.  Wherefore should  the heathen say : Where is now their God ? 
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1 In the Hebrew here ends Ps. cxiv. and the next words begin cxv.
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But our God is in the heavens : * He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.
  
 
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, * the work of men's hands.
 
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, * the work of men's hands.
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They have mouths, but they speak not : * eyes have they, but they see not.
 
They have mouths, but they speak not : * eyes have they, but they see not.
  
They have ears, but they hear not : * noses have they, but they smell not : They have hands, but they handle not : feet have they, but they walk not : * neither speak they through their throat.
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They have ears, but they hear not : * noses have they, but they smell not :  
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They have hands, but they handle not : feet have they, but they walk not : * neither speak they through their throat.
  
 
May they that make them be like unto them : * even every one that trusteth in them.
 
May they that make them be like unto them : * even every one that trusteth in them.
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They that fear the Lord trust in the Lord : * He is their help and their shield.
 
They that fear the Lord trust in the Lord : * He is their help and their shield.
  
The Lord hath been mindful of us, * and blessed us : He hath blessed the house of Israel : * He hath blessed the house of Aaron.
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The Lord hath been mindful of us, * and blessed us :  
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He hath blessed the house of Israel : * He hath blessed the house of Aaron.
  
 
He hath blessed them that fear the Lord, * both small and great.
 
He hath blessed them that fear the Lord, * both small and great.
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The dead shall not praise Thee, O Lord, * neither all they that go down into the grave.
 
The dead shall not praise Thee, O Lord, * neither all they that go down into the grave.
  
But we that live bless the Lord,.
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But we that live bless the Lord, * from this time forth for evermore.
  
* from this time forth for evermore.
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[The Hebrew adds "Alleluia."]
  
[The Hebrew adds "Alleluia."] ''Antiphon.'' We that live bless the Lord.
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''Antiphon.'' We that live bless the Lord.
  
Antiphon for Paschal time. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
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''Antiphon for Paschal time.'' Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
  
Here follows the ''Chapter.'' When a special o?te is not give?i, thefollowing is used: ''Chapter.'' (2 Cor. i. 3.) BLESSED be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus.
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''Here follows the Chapter. When a special one is not given, the following is used:''  
  
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, Who comforteth us in all our tribulation.
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''Chapter.'' (2 Cor. i. 3.)
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>LESSED be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, Who comforteth us in all our tribulation.
  
 
''Answer.'' Thanks be to God.
 
''Answer.'' Thanks be to God.
  
This Afiswer is always made after the ''Chapter.''
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''This Answer is always made after the Chapter.''
  
Then follows the '''Hymn.''' When a special one is not given, the following is used: '''Hymn.'''1 T7ATHER of Lights, by Whom each J- day Is kindled out of night, Who, when the heavens were made,, didst lay Their rudiments in light ; Thou, WTho didst bind and blend in one The glistening morn and evening pale,.
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''Then follows the Hymn. When a special one is not given, the following is used:''  
  
Hear Thou our plaint, when light is gone, And lawlessness and strife prevail.
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'''Hymn.'''1
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FATHER of Lights, by Whom each day
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Is kindled out of night,
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Who, when the heavens were made, didst lay
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Their rudiments in light ;
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Thou, Who didst bind and blend in one
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The glistening morn and evening pale,
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Hear Thou our plaint, when light is gone,  
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And lawlessness and strife prevail.
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Hear, lest the whelming weight of crime
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Wreck us with life in view ;
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Lest thoughts and schemes of sense and time
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Earn us a sinner's due.
  
Hear, lest the whelming weight of crime Wreck us with life in view ; Lest thoughts and schemes of sense and time Earn us a sinner's due.
 
  
 
1 Hymn of the Ambrosian school, very slightly altered ; translation by the late Card.
 
1 Hymn of the Ambrosian school, very slightly altered ; translation by the late Card.
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i8o THE PSALTER.
 
i8o THE PSALTER.
  
So may we knock at Heaven's door, And strive the immortal prize to win, Continually and evermore Guarded without and pure within.
 
  
Grant this, O Father, Only Son, And Spirit, God of grace, To Whom all worship shall be done In every time and place.
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So may we knock at Heaven's door,
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And strive the immortal prize to win,
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Continually and evermore
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Guarded without and pure within.
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Grant this, O Father, Only Son,  
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And Spirit, God of grace,  
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To Whom all worship shall be done  
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In every time and place.  Amen.
  
Amen.
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Then is said a Verse and Answer.
  
Then is said a Verse and ''Answer.''
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''If a special one is not given, the following is used :''  
  
If a special o?ie is not given, the following is used : ''Verse.'' 1 Let my prayer, O Lord, be set forth.
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''Verse.'' 1 Let my prayer, O Lord, be set forth.
  
 
''Answer.'' As incense before Thee.
 
''Answer.'' As incense before Thee.
  
Then is said the following Canticle from the Gospel. It has an Antiphon which is always special, a?id which is either begun or said through the first time before it, according as the Office is Double or not.
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''Then is said the following Canticle from the Gospel. It has an Antiphon which is always special, and which is either begun or said through the first time before it, according as the Office is Double or not.''
  
The Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Luke i. 46.) MY soul * doth magnify the Lord: And my spirit hath rejoiced * in God my Saviour.
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'''The Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary.''' (Luke i. 46.)  
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y soul * doth magnify the Lord:  
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And my spirit hath rejoiced * in God my Saviour.
  
 
For He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden : * for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
 
For He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden : * for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
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He hath filled the hungry with good things, * and the rich He hath sent empty away.
 
He hath filled the hungry with good things, * and the rich He hath sent empty away.
  
He hath holpen His servant Israel, * in remembrance of His mercy : As He spake to our fathers, * to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
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He hath holpen His servant Israel, * in remembrance of His mercy :  
  
The Hymn, " Glory be to the Father, &c," is said, and then the A?itiphon repeated.
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As He spake to our fathers, * to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
  
Then is said: ''Verse.'' Hear my prayer, O Lord.
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''The Hymn,'' "Glory be to the Father, &c," ''is said, and then the Antiphon repeated.''
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Then is said:  
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''Verse.'' Hear my prayer, O Lord.
  
 
''Answer.'' And let my cry come unto Thee.
 
''Answer.'' And let my cry come unto Thee.
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Let us pray.
 
Let us pray.
  
Then follows the Prayerfor the day, at the end of which is answered ; ''Answer.'' Amen.
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''Then follows the Prayer for the day, at the end of which is answered ;''
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''Answer.'' Amen.
  
 
Afterwards are made any Commemorations necessary, by the Antipho?i for the Song ofthe Blessed Virgin, the Verse and Answer after the Hymn, a?id the Prayer, (p?-eceded by " Let us pray,") from the superseded Office which is to be commemorated. After which the following Common Commemoratio?is are made, if required, according to Chapter xxxv. of the General Rubrics.
 
Afterwards are made any Commemorations necessary, by the Antipho?i for the Song ofthe Blessed Virgin, the Verse and Answer after the Hymn, a?id the Prayer, (p?-eceded by " Let us pray,") from the superseded Office which is to be commemorated. After which the following Common Commemoratio?is are made, if required, according to Chapter xxxv. of the General Rubrics.

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