7th April 2020 – Tuesday of Holy Week – Morning Prayer

Introduction to each hour (Same introduction used everyday unless stated) to be skipped at morning prayer if morning prayer is done immediately after invitatory

  • O God, come to my aid;
  • O Lord, make haste to help me
  • Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. world without end. Amen.

Opening Hymn;

Sing my tongue, the glorious battle,
Sing the ending of the fray;
To the Cross, our noble trophy,
Here a fitting tribute pay,
Telling how the world’s Redeemer,
Slain as victim, won the day.

Tell how, when at length the fullness
Of the appointed time was come,
He, the Word, was born of woman,
Left for us his Father’s home,
Showed to men the perfect manhood,
Shone as light amidst the gloom.

Now the thirty years are ended
Which on earth he willed to see,
Willingly he meets his Passion,
Born to set his people free;
On the Cross the Lamb is lifted,
There the sacrifice to be.

Faithful Cross, above all other,
One and only noble Tree,
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit thy peer may be;
Sweet the wood and sweet the iron,
And the load, most sweet is he.

Unto God be praise and glory:
To the Father and the Son,
To the eternal Spirit, honour
Now and evermore be done;
Praise and glory in the highest,
While the timeless ages run.

Psalmody

Anthipon 1 : Lord, plead my cause; from deceitful and cunning men rescue me.

Psalm 42 (43)

Vindicate me, Lord:
judge my case against an unholy nation,
rescue me from betrayers, from the wicked.
For you are the God of my refuge;
why have you rejected me?
why must I suffer while my enemies torment me?

Send forth your light and your truth;
let them lead me away,
let them lead me up your holy mountain,
up to your sanctuary.
I shall go in to the altar of God,
to the God of my gladness and joy.
I will sing out to you on the lyre,
O God, my God.

Why are you so sad, my soul,
and anxious within me?
Put your hope in the Lord, I will praise him still,
my saviour and my God.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Anthipon 1 : Lord, plead my cause; from deceitful and cunning men rescue me.

Anthipon 2 : Lord, you have defended the cause of my soul; you have redeemed my life, Lord my God.

Canticle (Isaiah 38)

I said, in the middle of my days
I am going to the gates of the underworld.
Where shall I find the remainder of my years?

I said, I will not see the Lord God in the land of the living,
I will never see another of the inhabitants of the earth.

My dwelling-place is taken away, taken far away from me,
like the tent of a shepherd.
Like a weaver, he has rolled up my life
and cut it off from the loom.

From morning to night,
you have made an end of me.

I cried for help till daybreak;
like a lion, he has crushed all my bones.
From morning to night,
you have made an end of me.

I twitter like a fledgling sparrow,
make noises like a dove.
My eyes are weak
from looking upward.

But you have pulled my soul out of the pit of destruction,
you have put all my sins behind you.

For after all, the underworld will not proclaim you,
nor death praise you;
those who go down there
do not wait in hope for your faithfulness.

It is the living, the living who will proclaim you,
as I do today.
Fathers will pass on to their children
the truth of your faithfulness.

Save me, Lord,
and to the sound of the harp we will sing to you,
all the days of our life,
in the house of the Lord.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Anthipon 2 : Lord, you have defended the cause of my soul; you have redeemed my life, Lord my God.

Anthipon 3: My servant, the Just One, will justify many: he will take their faults on himself.

Psalm 64 (65)

To you we owe praise, O God, in Zion;
to you we will fulfil our vows, in Jerusalem.

It is you who answer prayers:
to you must all men come,
because we are sinners;
even if our transgressions overwhelm us,
you will blot them out.

Blessed is the man you have taken up and chosen:
he will live within your halls.
We shall be filled with the good things of your house,
with the holiness of your temple.
Marvellous is the justice with which you listen to us,
God of our salvation,
hope of all the earth and far-off coasts.

You make firm the mountains in their place,
clothed in your power and might.
You make still the roaring of the sea,
the crash of its waves; and the tumult of the peoples.
Those who live at the ends of the earth
will tremble at your wonders.
You will fill the east and the west with joy.

You have come to the earth, you have filled it,
saturated it with fruitfulness.
The river of God is filled with water,
as you prepare the harvest:
for thus you have prepared the land,
watering its furrows,
smoothing its roughnesses,
softening it with showers,
blessing the seeds within it.

You have crowned the year with your kindness.
Your footsteps will drip with fruitfulness.
The desert pastures will be soaked,
the hills will be wrapped in rejoicing.
The fields will be clothed with flocks,
the vales overflow with corn.
They will cry out, and sing your praise.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Anthipon 3 : My servant, the Just One, will justify many: he will take their faults on himself.

Scripture (Zechariah 12:10-11)

Over the House of David and the citizens of Jerusalem I will pour out a spirit of kindness and prayer. They will look on the one whom they have pierced; they will mourn for him as for an only son, and weep for him as people weep for a first-born child. When that day comes, there will be great mourning in Judah.

Short Responsory

  • You have redeemed us Lord by your blood
  • From every tribe and tongue and people and and nation
  • Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. world without end. Amen.

Benedictus Anthipon

Anthipon: Father, glorify me in your own presence, with the glory which I had with you before the world began.

Benedictus (Canticle of Zachary) Canticle used every morning and never changes.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
that we should be saved from our enemies,
and from the hand of all who hate us;
to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath which he swore to our father Abraham,
to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,
through the tender mercy of our God, when the day shall dawn upon us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.

Anthipon: Father, glorify me in your own presence, with the glory which I had with you before the world began.

Intercessions

  • Let us pray earnestly to Christ our Saviour, who redeemed us by his death and resurrection.
    • Response:Lord, have mercy on us.
  • You went up to Jerusalem to endure the passion and enter into glory; lead your Church into the paschal feast of eternal life.
    • Response:Lord, have mercy on us.
  • Your heart was pierced with a lance; heal the wounds of our human weakness.
    • Response:Lord, have mercy on us.
  • You made your cross the tree of life; share your victory with all the baptized.
    • Response:Lord, have mercy on us.
  • You gave salvation to the repentant thief; pardon all our sins.
    • Response:Lord, have mercy on us.
  • Personal intentions with the response repeated for each intention.
    • Response:Lord, have mercy on us.

Our 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 those who trespass against us,and lead us not into temptation,  but deliver us from evil.

Concluding Prayer

All-powerful, ever-living God,  may our sacramental celebration of the Lord’s passion  bring us your forgiveness.Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,  who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Conclusion of the hours (Repeated at every hour of the day except at night)

May the lord bless us, keep us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen

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