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Compline

Tuesday, March 24th 2020, 10:00 PM

LENT - 4

Psalter: Coverdale (1928), Bible Translation: KJV, Style: Line Numbered


Opening Prayers


V. Pray, Lord, give me thy blessing.

Benediction. May the Lord almighty grant us a night of quietude, and perfection at the end of all our days.

R. Amen.

Brief Lesson - 1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
R. Who hath made heaven and earth

Silently

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in 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.

Audibly

Confiteor

I confess to Almighty God, to Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, * to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, * that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my own fault, through my own most grievous fault. * Therefore, I beg Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, * the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, * to pray to the Lord our God for me.
Almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution, and remission of our sins. Amen

V. Turn us, then, O God our Saviour.
R. And let thine anger cease from us.

Opening Versicles

Audibly

V. O God, * make speed to save me.
R. O Lord, * make haste to help me.

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.

To thee, O Lord, all honour be, King of endless majesty.

Psalter


Antiphon: Thou shalt keep us,

Psalm 12:1-9

Salvum me fac.

HELP me, LORD, for there is not one godly man left; * for the faithful are minished from among the children of men.
2 They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour; * they do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.
3 The LORD shall root out all deceitful lips, * and the tongue that speaketh proud things;
4 Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail; * we are they that ought to speak; who is lord over us?
5 Now, for the comfortless troubles' sake of the needy, * and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6 I will up, saith the LORD; * and will help every one from him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.
7 The words of the LORD are pure words; * even as the silver which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire.
8 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD; * thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
9 The ungodly walk on every side: * when they are exalted, the children of men are put to rebuke.

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.


Psalm 13:1-6

Usquequo, Domine?

HOW long wilt thou forget me, O LORD; for ever? * how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart? * how long shall mine enemy triumph over me?
3 Consider, and hear me, O LORD my God; * lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him: * for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
5 But my trust is in thy mercy, * and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6 I will sing of the LORD, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me; * yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord Most Highest.

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.


Psalm 16:1-12

Conserva me, Domine.

PRESERVE me, O God; * for in thee have I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, * Thou art my God; I have no good like unto thee.
3 All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, * and upon such as excel in virtue.
4 But they that run after another god * shall have great trouble.
5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, * neither make mention of their names within my lips.
6 The LORD himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; * thou shalt maintain my lot.
7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground; * yea, I have a goodly heritage.
8 I will thank the LORD for giving me warning; * my reins also chasten me in the night season.
9 I have set the LORD alway before me; * for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.
10 Wherefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: * my flesh also shall rest in hope.
11 For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell; * neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
12 Thou shalt show me the path of life: in thy presence is the fulness of joy, * and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.

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.

Antiphon: Thou shalt keep us, † O Lord, * thou shalt preserve us for ever.


Hymn

Te lucis ante terminum.

To thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray,
That with thy wonted favour, thou
Wouldst be our Guard and Keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our eyes,
From nightly fears and fantasies:
Tread under foot our ghostly foe,
That no pollution we may know.

O Father, that we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Shall live and reign eternally. Amen.

The Little Chapter & Brief Responds

Jeremiah 14:9

Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.

Br. R. Into thy hands, O Lord * I commend my spirit.
R. Into thy hands, O Lord * I commend my spirit.
V. For thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, thou God of truth.
R. I commend my spirit.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost:
R. Into thy hands, O Lord * I commend my spirit.
V. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of an eye.
R. Hide us under the shadow of thy wings.

Antiphon IV: Save us, Lord,

Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

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.

Antiphon IV: Save us, Lord, † when awake we keep vigil, and guard us when weary we slumber, * that all our watching may be with Christ, and that in him we may rest in peace.


The Preces

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Silently

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in 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.

Audibly

V. And lead us not into temptation,
R. But deliver us from evil.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth :
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy catholic church; The communion of saints: The forgiveness of sins: The resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.

V. Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers.
R. And to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

V. Let us bless the Father, and the Son, with the Holy Ghost.
R. Let us praise him and magnify him for ever.

V. Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven.
R. And to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

V. The Lord Almighty and merciful vouchsafe to bless and preserve us.
R. Amen

V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin.
R. O Lord, have mercy upon us; have mercy upon us.

V. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us.
R. As our trust is in thee.


The Collect

V. Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord, this habitation, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy: let thy holy Angels dwell herein, to preserve us in peace; and let thy blessing be always upon us. Through Jesus Christ, thy son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

V. Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

V. May the Lord Almighty and merciful, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, vouchsafe to bless us and keep us.
R. Amen.

Marian Antiphon

Ave, Regina caelorum.

Hail, O Queen, † on high enthroned,
Hail, O Lady, by Angels owned:
Jesse's rod; yea, heaven's portal
Whence hath shone earth's Light immortal:

Hail, O Virgin, most renowned,
For thy grace and beauty crowned:
Hail, O truly worthy Maiden:
Pray Christ for us so burden-laden.

V. My praise by thee accepted be, O hallowed Virgin.
R. Obtain for me strength against thine enemies.
Let us Pray.

We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist our infirmity: that like as we do now commemorate blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Mother of God; so by the help of her intercession we may die to our former sins and rise again to newness of life. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

V. May the divine be with us all, for ever abiding.
R. Amen.

Optional: Prayers After Office.

Sacrosanctae.

To God Most Holy, in his divine Majesty of Trinity in Unity;
To Jesus Christ, our Lord and God made man and crucified for us;
To blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, from whose glorious purity he took flesh;
And to the entire Company of the Saints of God in heaven;
Be praise, hounour, power, and glory, from every creature on earth:
And likewise to us sinners may there be full remission of all our sins:
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

V. Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the everlasting Father.
R. And blessed are the paps which gave suck to Christ the Lord.

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