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    The Book of Common Prayer
     
     
    Morning Prayer  
       
    Venite, exultemus Domino  
     
1
  O come, let us sing unto the Lord :
    let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
     
2
  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving :
    and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
     
3
  For the Lord is a great God :
    and a great King above all gods.
     
4
  In his hand are all the corners of the earth :
    and the strength of the hills is his also.
     
5
  The sea is his, and he made it :
    and his hands prepared the dry land.
     
6
  O come, let us worship, and fall down :
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
     
7
  For he is the Lord our God :
    and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
     
[8
  Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts :
    as in the provocation,
         and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
     
9
  When your fathers tempted me :
    proved me, and saw my works.
     
10
  Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said :
    It is a people that do err in their hearts,
         for they have not known my ways.
     
11
  Unto whom I sware in my wrath :
    that they should not enter into my rest.]      
   
Psalm 95
    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.
       
    The Easter Anthems  
     
1
  Christ our passover is sacrificed for us :
    therefore let us keep the feast;
     
2
  Not with the old leaven,
         nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness :
    but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.               
   
1 Corinthians 5.7b,8
3
  Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more :
    death hath no more dominion over him.
     
4
  For in that he died, he died unto sin once :
    but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
     
5
  Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin :
    but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  
   
Romans 6.9-11
6
  Christ is risen from the dead :
    and become the first fruits of them that slept.
     
7
  For since by man came death :
    by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
     
8
  For as in Adam all die :
    even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  
   
1 Corinthians 15.20-22
    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.
       
    Te Deum Laudamus  
     
    We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
    All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
    To thee all angels cry aloud, the heavens and all the powers therein.
    To thee cherubin and seraphin continually do cry,
    Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
    Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
    The glorious company of the apostles praise thee.
    The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee.
    The noble army of martyrs praise thee.
    The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee:
    the Father of an infinite majesty;
    thine honourable, true and only Son;
    also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.
     
    Thou art the King of glory, O Christ.
    Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
    When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,
         thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
    When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,
         thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
    Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
    We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
    We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,
         whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
    Make them to be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting.
     
    O Lord, save thy people and bless thine heritage.
    Govern them and lift them up for ever.
    Day by day we magnify thee;
    and we worship thy name, ever world without end.
    Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
    O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
    O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, as our trust is in thee.
    O Lord, in thee have I trusted; let me never be confounded.
       
    Benedicite, omnia opera  
     
1
  O all ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
2
  O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
3
  O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
4
  O ye Waters that be above the Firmament, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
5
  O all ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
6
  O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
7
  O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
8
  O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
9
  O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
10
  O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
11
  O ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
12
  O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
13
  O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
14
  O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
15
  O ye Nights and Days, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
16
  O ye Light and Darkness, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
17
  O ye Lightnings and Clouds, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
18
  O let the Earth bless the Lord :
    yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
19
  O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
20
  O all ye Green Things upon the Earth, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
21
  O ye Wells, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
22
  O ye Seas and Floods, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
23
  O ye Whales, and all that move in the Waters, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
24
  O all ye Fowls of the Air, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
25
  O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
26
  O ye Children of Men, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
27
  O let Israel bless the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
28
  O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
29
  O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
30
  O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
31
  O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.
     
32
  O Ananias, Azarias and Misael, bless ye the Lord :
    praise him, and magnify him for ever.         
   
The Song of the Three Holy Children 35-66
     
    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.
     
    Benedictus  
     
1
  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel :
    for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
     
2
  And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us :
    in the house of his servant David;
     
3
  As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets :
    which have been since the world began;
     
4
  That we should be saved from our enemies :
    and from the hands of all that hate us;
     
5
  To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers :
    and to remember his holy covenant;
     
6
  To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham :
    that he would give us,
     
7
  That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies :
    might serve him without fear,
     
8
  In holiness and righteousness before him :
    all the days of our life.
     
9
  And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest :
    for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
     
10
  To give knowledge of salvation unto his people :
    for the remission of their sins;
     
11
  Through the tender mercy of our God :
    whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
     
12
  To give light to them that sit in darkness,
         and in the shadow of death :
    and to guide our feet into the way of peace.               
   
Luke 1.68-79
    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.
       
    Jubilate Deo  
     
1
  O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands :
    serve the Lord with gladness,
         and come before his presence with a song.
     
2
  Be ye sure that the Lord he is God :
    it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
         we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
     
3
  O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving,
         and into his courts with praise :
    be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
     
4
  For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting :
    and his truth endureth from generation to generation.            
   
Psalm 100
    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.
       
    Evening Prayer  
       
    Magnificat  
     
1
  My soul doth magnify the Lord :
    and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
     
2
  For he hath regarded :
    the lowliness of his handmaiden.
     
3
  For behold, from henceforth :
    all generations shall call me blessed.
     
4
  For he that is mighty hath magnified me :
    and holy is his Name.
     
5
  And his mercy is on them that fear him :
    throughout all generations.
     
6
  He hath shewed strength with his arm :
    he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
     
7
  He hath put down the mighty from their seat :
    and hath exalted the humble and meek.
     
8
  He hath filled the hungry with good things :
    and the rich he hath sent empty away.
     
9
  He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel :
    as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
   
Luke 1.46-55
    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.
       
    Cantate Domino  
     
1
  O sing unto the Lord a new song :
    for he hath done marvellous things.
     
2
  With his own right hand, and with his holy arm :
    hath he gotten himself the victory.
     
3
  The Lord declared his salvation :
    his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
     
4
  He hath remembered his mercy and truth
         toward the house of Israel :
    and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
     
5
  Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands :
    sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
     
6
  Praise the Lord upon the harp :
    sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.
     
7
  With trumpets also and shawms :
    O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
     
8
  Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is :
    the round world, and they that dwell therein.
     
9
  Let the floods clap their hands,
         and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord :
    for he cometh to judge the earth.
     
10
  With righteousness shall he judge the world :
    and the people with equity.                             
   
Psalm 98
    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.
       
    Nunc dimittis  
     
1
  Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
    according to thy word.
     
2
  For mine eyes have seen :
    thy salvation;
     
3
  Which thou hast prepared :
    before the face of all people;
     
4
  To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
    and to be the glory of thy people Israel.      
   
Luke 2.29-32
    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.
       
    Deus misereatur  
     
1
  God be merciful unto us, and bless us :
    and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us :
     
2
  That thy way may be known upon earth :
    thy saving health among all nations.
     
3
  Let the people praise thee, O God :
    yea, let all the people praise thee.
     
4
  O let the nations rejoice and be glad :
    for thou shalt judge the folk righteously,
         and govern the nations upon earth.
     
5
  Let the people praise thee, O God :
    yea, let all the people praise thee.
     
6
  Then shall the earth bring forth her increase :
    and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
     
7
  God shall bless us :
    and all the ends of the world shall fear him.              
   
Psalm 67
    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.
     
The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004
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