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Ant. I will love Thee.
scattered them : he cast forth lightWhen the Antiphon begins with the nings and destroyed them. first words of the Psalm, no repetition
15 The springs of waters were seen, is made, but the Psalm is continued and the foundations of the round from the mediation, or from the cadence, world were discovered, at thy chiding, of the Antiphon, as the case may be.
O LORD : at the blasting of the breath
of thy displeasure. Ps. xvii. Diligam te, Domine. 16 He shall send down from on high I WILL love thee, O. LORD, my to fetch me : and shall take me out of
strength; the LORD is my stony many waters. rock and my defence : my SAVIOUR, my 17 He shall deliver me from my God, and my might, in whom I will strongest enemy, and from them which trust, my buckler, the horn also of my hate me : for they are too mighty for salvation, and my refuge.
2 I will call upon the LORD, which 18 They prevented me in the day is worthy to be praised : so shall I be of trouble : but the LORD was my safe from mine enemies.
upholder. 3 The sorrows of death compassed 19 He brought me forth also into a me : and the overflowings of ungodli- place of liberty: he brought me forth, ness made me afraid.
even because he had & favour unto 4 The pains of hell came about me: the snares of death overtook me.
20 The LORD shall reward me after 5 In my trouble I will call upon the my righteous dealings : according to LORD : and complain unto my God. the cleanness of my hands shall be
6 So shall be hear my voice out of recompense me. his holy temple : and my complaint 21 Because I have kept the ways of shall come before him, it shall enter the LORD : and have not forsaken my even into his ears.
GOD, as the wicked doth. 7 The earth trembled and quaked : 22 For I have an eye unto all his the very foundations also of the hills laws : and will not cast out his comshook, and were removed, because he mandments from me. was wroth.
23 I was also uncorrupt before 8 There went a smoke out of his him: and eschewed mine own wickpresence : and a consuming fire out of edness. bis mouth, so that coals were kindled 24 Therefore shall the LORD reward at it.
me after my righteous dealing : and 9 He bowed the heavens also, and according unto the cleanness of my came down : and it was dark under hands in his eyesight. his feet.
25 With the holy thou shalt be 10 He rode upon the cherubims, holy : and with a perfect man thou and did fly : he came flying upon the shalt be perfect. wings of the wind.
26 With the clean thou shalt be 11 He made darkness his secret clean : and with the froward thou shalt place : his pavilion round about him learn frowardness. with dark water, and thick clouds to 27 For thou shalt save the people cover him.
that are in adversity : and shalt bring 12 At the brightness of his pre- down the high looks of the proud. sence his clouds removed : hailstones 28 Thou also shalt light my candle: and coals of fire.
the LORD my GOD shall make my dark13 The LORD also thundered out of ness to be light. heaven, and the Highest gave his 29 For in thee I shall discomfit an thunder : hailstones and coals of fire. host of men : and with the help of
14 He sent out his arrows, and my God I shall leap over the wall.
30 The way of God is an unde- 47 The LORD liveth, and blessed be filed way : the word of the LORD also my strong helper : and praised be the is tried in the fire; he is the defender God of my salvation. of all them that put their trust in 48 Even the God that seeth that I him.
be avenged : and subdueth the people 31 For who is God, but the LORD : unto me. or who hath any strength, except our 49 It is he that delivereth me from GOD?
my cruel enemies, and setteth me up 32 It is God, that girdeth me with above mine adversaries : thou shalt strength of war: and maketh my way rid me from the wicked man. perfect.
50 For this cause will I give thanks 33 He maketh my feet like hart's unto thee, O LORD, among the Genfeet: and setteth me up on high. tiles : and sing praises unto thy
34 He teacheth mine hands to fight: Name. and mine arms shall break even a bow 51 Great prosperity giveth he unto of steel.
his King : and sheweth loving-kind35 Thou hast given me the de- ness unto David his Anointed, and fence of thy salvation : thy right hand unto his seed for evermore. also shall hold me up, and thy loving correction shall make me great.
ADVENT. Ant. Behold, I come : 36 Thou shalt make room enough quickly; and My reward is with Me, under me for to go : that my footsteps to give every man according as his shall not slide.
work shall be. 37 I will follow upon mine enemies, THROUGH THE YEAR. , Ant. I will and overtake them : neither will I love Thee : 0 LORD, my strength. turn again till I have destroyed them.
EASTER - TIDE. Ant. Alleluia : 38 I will smite them, that they shall Whom seekest thou, Woman? Allenot be able to stand : but fall under luia. The living among the dead.
Alleluia, Alleluia. 39 Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle : thou shalt
Advent. ¥. Send, O LORD, the throw down mine enemies under me.
Lamb, That is the Ruler of the earth: 40 Thou hast made mine enemies
Ry. From the Rock of the Desert also to turn their backs upon me : and to the Mountain of the daughter of I shall destroy them that hate me.
Sion. 41 They shall cry, but there shall
Through the Year. ¥. Thou also be none to help them : yea, even unto shalt light my candle. the LORD shall they cry, but he shall
Ry. The LORD my God shall make not hear them.
my darkness to be light. 42 I will beat them as small as dust
Lent. ¥. He shall defend theo before the wind : I will cast them out under His wings : as the clay in the streets.
Ry. And thou shalt be safe ander 43 Thou shalt deliver me from the His feathers. strivings of the people : and thou
Passion-tide. Ý. Save me from the shalt make me the head of the hea- lion's mouth : then.
Ry. Thou hast heard me also 44 A people whom I have not from among the horns of the uni. known: shall serve me.
corns. 45 As soon as they hear of me, they
Easter-tide. Ý. The LORD is risen shall obey me: but the strange children indeed. Alleluia. shall dissemble with me.
R%. And hath appeared unto Simon. 46 The strange children shall fail :
Alleluia. and be afraid out of their prisons. OUR FATHER, &c., as before.
IN THE THIRD NOCTURN.
defiled, and innocent from the great
offence. ADVENT. Ant. The Angel Gabriel.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and THROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. There is the meditation of my heart: be alway neither speech nor language.
acceptable in thy sight: EASTER-TIDE. Ant. Alleluia.
15 O LORD : my strength, and my
redeemer. Ps. xix. . Cæli enarrant.
ADVENT. Ant. The Angel Gabriel : God: and the firmament showeth thou that art full of graces, the LORD
, his handy-work.
is with thee; blessed art thou among 2 One day telleth another: and one
women, night certifieth another.
Ant. Mary said. 3 There is neither speech nor lan
THROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. There is guage : but their voices are heard neither speech nor language : but their among them.
voices are heard among them. 4 Their sound is gone out into all
Ant. The LORD hear. lands : and their words into the ends of the world.
Exaudiat te Dominus. 5,07 them hath he geta taber: THE LED hear
thee in the day of nacle for the : which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his Jacob defend thee; chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to 2 Send thee help from the sancturun his course.
ary : and strengthen thee out of Sion ; 6 It goeth forth from the uttermost 3 Remember all thy offerings : and part of the heaven, and runneth about accept thy burnt-sacrifice; unto the end of it again : and there 4 Grant thee thy heart's desire : and is nothing hid from the heat thereof. fulfil all thy mind.
7 The law of the LORD is an unde- 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, filed law, converting the soul : the and triumph in the Name of the LORD testimony of the LORD is sure, and our God: the LORD perform all thy giveth wisdom unto the simple. petitions.
8 The statutes of the LORD are 6 Now know I, that the LORD right, and rejoice the heart : the com- helpeth his Anointed, and will hear mandment of the LORD is pure, and him from his holy heaven : even with giveth light unto the eyes.
the wholesome strength of his right 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, hand. and endureth for ever : the judge- 7 Some put their trust in chariots, ments of the LORD are true, and and some in horses: but we will rerighteous altogether.
member the Name of the LORD our 10 More to be desired are they than God. gold, yea, than much fine gold : 8 They are brought down, and sweeter also than honey, and the fallen : but we are risen, and stand honey-comb.
upright. 11 Moreover, by them is thy ser
9 Save, LORD, and hear us, O King vant taught : and in keeping of them of heaven : when we call upon thee. there is great reward.
ADVENT. Ant. Mary said': How 12 Who can tell how oft he of- shall this be, seeing I know not a fendeth : O cleanse thou me from my man? secret faults.
Ant. In the coming. 13 Keep thy servant also from pre- THROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. The sumptuous sins, lest they get the do- LORD hear : thee in the day of trouble. minion over me : so shall I be un- Ant. The King.
Ps. xxi. Domine, in virtute tua. not, Mary. Aleluia. The LORD is THE King shall rejoice in thy risen. Alleluia, Alleluia. strength, O LORD : exceeding glad
In Advent. y. The LORD cometh Bball he be of thy salvation.
out of His place : 2 Thou hast given him his heart's
Ry. That He may save His people. desire : and hast not denied him the
Through the year. . Be Thou request of his lips.
exalted, LORD, in Thine Own Strength: 3 For thou shalt prevent him with
Ry. So will we sing, and praise Thy the blessings of goodness : and shalt power. set a crown of pure gold upon his
Lent. y. His truth shall be thy bead.
shield and buckler: 4 He asked life of thee, and thou
Ry. Thou shalt not be afraid of any gavest him a long life : even for ever
terror by night, and ever.
Passion-tide. ¥. O shut not up My 5 His honour is great in thy salva- soul with sinners : tion : glory and great worship shalt
Ry. Nor My life with the blood. thou lay upon him.
thirsty. 6 For thou shalt give him everlast
Easter-tide. ¥. Then were the dising felicity : and make him glad with ciples glad. Alleluia. the joy of thy countenance.
Ry. When they saw the LORD. Al.
leluia. 7 And why? because the King putteth his trust in the LORD : and in Our FATHER (as before). the mercy of the most Highest ho shall not miscarry.
Te Deum is always said after the 8 All thine enemies shall feel thy (except the Feast of the Holy Innocents,
last lesson on all Sundays and Festivals hand : thy right hand shall find out when it does not fall on Sunday) from them that hate thee. 9 Thou shalt make them like a fiery till Septuagesima.
Easter till Advent, and from Christmas oven in time of thy wrath : the LORD from Septuagesima till Easter, it is only
In Advent, and shall destroy them in his displeasure, said on Festivals : but from Easter till and the fire shall consume them. 10 Their fruit shalt thou root out except
on Rogation Monday.
Trinity it is said also on ferial days, of the earth : and their seed from among the children of men.
T: Deum, 11 For they intended mischief against thee : and imagined such a WE praise thee, O GOD : we acdevice as they are not able to perform.
knowledge thee to be the LORD. 12 Therefore shalt thou put them
All the earth doth worship thee:
the FATHER everlasting. to flight : and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the
To thee all Angels cry aloud : the face of them.
Heavens, and all the Powers therein. 13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine
To thee Cherubim, and Seraphim, own strength : so will we sing, and continually do cry, praise thy power.
Holy, Holy, Holy : LORD God of
Sabaoth. ADVENT. Ant. In the coming : of
Heaven and earth are full of the the great King, let the hearts of men Majesty : of thy Glory: be purified, that we may be worthy to meet Him ; for, lo, He shall come, tles : praise thee.
The glorious company of the Aposand shall not tarry.
The goodly fellowship of the ProTHROUGH THE YEAR. Ant. The King: phets : praise thee. shall rejoice in Thy strength, O LORD. The noble army of Martyrs : praise
EASTER-TIDE. Ant. Alleluia : Weep thee.
The holy Church throughout all the Hymn.-S omno refectis artubus. world : doth acknowledge thee. The FATHER : of an infinite Majesty. OUR
limbs refresh'd with slamber now, Thine honourable, true : and only And while we sing Thy praises dear, Son.
O FATHER, be Thou present here ! Also the HOLY GHOST : the Com- To Thee our earliest morning song, forter.
To Thee our hearts' full powers belong, Thou art the King of Glory : 0 And Thou, O Holy One, prevent
Each following action and intent. CHRIST.
Thou art the everlasting Son : of As shades at morning flee away, the FATHER.
And night before the Star of day,
So each transgression of the night, When thou tookest upon thee to Be purged by Thee, celestial Light. deliver man : thou didst not abhor Cut off, we pray Thee, each offence, the Virgin's womb.
And every lust of thought and sense; When thou hadst overcome the That by their lips who Thee adore sharpness of death :thou didst open the Thou may'st be praised for evermore. Kingdom of Heaven to all believers. O FATHER, that we ask be done, Thou sittest at the right hand of Through JESUS
CHRIST, Thine only Son, GOD : in the Glory of the FATHER.
Who, with the HOLY GHOST and Thee
Shall live and reign eternally. Amon, We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge.
The Antiphons of the Nocturns are We therefore pray thee, help thy said through the year, as follow. servants : whom thou hast redeemed EASTER-TIDE: Under which all the with thy precious blood.
Psalms are said: Alleluia. Make them to be numbered with THROUGH THE YEAR. The LORD is thy Saints : in glory everlasting,
the strength. O LORD, save thy people : and bless thine heritage.
Ps. xxvii. Dominus illuminato. Govern them : and lift them up for THE LORD is my light, and my salever.
vation; whom then shall I fear: Day by day : we magnify thee. the LORD is the strength of my life;
And we worship thy Name : ever of whom then shall I be afraid ? world without end.
2 When the wicked, even mine eneVouchsafe, O LORD : to keep us mies, and my foes, came upon me to this day without sin.
eat up my flesh : they stumbled and O LORD, have mercy upon us: have fell. mercy upon us.
3 Though an host of men were laid O LORD, let thy mercy lighten upon against me, yet shall not my heart be Us : as our trust is in theo.
afraid: and though there rose up war O LORD, in thee have I trusted : let against me, yet will I put my trust in me never be confounded.
4 One thing have I desired of the
LORD, which I will require : even that (Begin as p. 2.)
I may dwell in the house of the LORD Inv. EASTER-TIDE. Alleluia : Al- all the days of my life, to behold the leluia ! Alleluia !
fair beauty of the LORD, and to visit THROUGH THE YEAR. O come: let bis pple. us sing unto the LORD. Ps. Jubilamus 5 For in the time of trouble he shall Deo. p. 3.
hide me in his tabernacle : yea, in These Invitatories are said on ferial the secret place of his dwelling shall days from the Octave of the Epiphany he hide me, and set me up upon a tili Passion Sunday, and from Trinity rock of stone. till Advent.
6 And now shall be lift ap mine