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Thursday 27 November 2014    (other days)
Thursday after the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity

Compline (Night Prayer)


INTRODUCTION
Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde.
  Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen. Allelúia.
INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
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. Alleluia.

This is an excellent moment for an examination of conscience. In a communal celebration of Compline, one of the penitential acts given in the Missal may be recited.


Hymnus
Christe, qui, splendor et dies,
noctis tenébras détegis,
lucísque lumen créderis,
lumen beátis prædicans,
Precámur, sancte Dómine,
hac nocte nos custódias;
sit nobis in te réquies,
quiétas horas tríbue.
Somno si dantur óculi,
cor semper ad te vígilet;
tuáque dextra prótegas
fidéles, qui te díligunt.
Defénsor noster, áspice,
insidiántes réprime,
gubérna tuos fámulos,
quos sánguine mercátus es.
Sit, Christe, rex piíssime,
tibi Patríque glória,
cum Spíritu Paráclito,
in sempitérna sæcula. Amen.
Hymn
Christ, thou who art the light and day,
Who chasest nightly shades away,
Thyself the Light of Light confessed,
And promiser of radiance blest:
O holy Lord, we pray to thee,
Throughout the night our guardian be;
In thee vouchsafe us to repose,
All peaceful till the night shall close.
O let our eyes due slumber take,
Our hearts to thee forever wake:
And let thy right hand from above
Shield us who turn to thee in love.
O strong defender, hear our prayers,
Repel our foes and break their snares,
And govern thou thy servants here,
Those ransomed with thy life-blood dear.
Almighty Father, this accord
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord,
Who with the Holy Ghost and thee
Doth reign through all eternity.

Psalmus 15:1-11
Dominus pars hereditatis meae
Deus suscitavit Iesum, solutis doloribus inferni” (Act 2. 24).
Caro mea requiéscet in spe.
1Consérva me, Deus,*
  quóniam sperávi in te.
2Dixi Dómino: «Dóminus meus es tu,*
  bonum mihi non est sine te».
3In sanctos, qui sunt in terra, ínclitos viros,*
  omnis volúntas mea in eos.
4Multiplicántur dolóres eórum,*
  qui post deos aliénos acceleravérunt.
Non effúndam libatiónes eórum de sanguínibus,*
  neque assúmam nómina eórum in lábiis meis.
5Dóminus pars hereditátis meæ et cálicis mei:*
  tu es qui détines sortem meam.
6Funes cecidérunt mihi in præcláris;*
  ínsuper et heréditas mea speciósa est mihi.
7Benedícam Dóminum, qui tríbuit mihi intelléctum;*
  ínsuper et in nóctibus erudiérunt me renes mei.
8Proponébam Dóminum in conspéctu meo semper;*
  quóniam a dextris est mihi non commovébor.
9Propter hoc lætátum est cor meum,†
  et exsultavérunt præcórdia mea;*
  ínsuper et caro mea requiéscet in spe.
10Quóniam non derelínques ánimam meam in inférno,*
  nec dabis sanctum tuum vidére corruptiónem.
11Notas mihi fácies vias vitæ,†
  plenitúdinem lætítiæ cum vultu tuo,*
  delectatiónes in déxtera tua usque in finem.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Caro mea requiéscet in spe.
Psalm 15 (16)
The Lord, my inheritance
My body shall rest in safety.
Preserve me, Lord,
  I put my hope in you.
I have said to the Lord
  “You are my Lord,
  in you alone is all my good.”
As for the holy and noble men of the land,
  in them is all my delight.
But for those who run to alien gods,
  their sorrows are many.
I will not share in their libations of blood.
  I will not speak their names.
You, Lord, are my inheritance and my cup.
  You control my destiny,
the lot marked out for me is of the best,
  my inheritance is all I could ask for.
I will bless the Lord who gave me understanding;
  even in the night my heart will teach me wisdom.
I will hold the Lord for ever in my sight:
  with him at my side I can never be shaken.
Thus it is that my heart rejoices,
  heart and soul together;
  while my body rests in calm hope.
You will not leave my soul in the underworld.
  You will not let your chosen one see decay.
You will show me the paths of life,
  the fullness of joy before your face,
  and delights at your right hand until the end of time.
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.
My body shall rest in safety.

Lectio
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Ipse Deus pacis sanctíficet vos per ómnia, et ínteger spíritus vester et ánima et corpus sine queréla in advéntu Dómini nostri Iesu Christi servétur.
Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:23 ©
May the God of peace make you perfect and holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Responsorium breve
℟. In manus tuas, Dómine, * comméndo spíritum meum. In manus.
℣. Redemísti nos, Dómine Deus veritátis. * Comméndo spíritum meum. Glória Patri. In manus.
Short Responsory
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.

Canticum
Christus lumen gentium et gloria Israel
Salva nos, Dómine, vigilántes, custódi nos dormiéntes, ut vigilémus cum Christo et requiescámus in pace.
29Nunc dimíttis servum tuum, Dómine,*
  secúndum verbum tuum in pace,
30quia vidérunt óculi mei*
  salutáre tuum,
31quod parásti*
  ante fáciem ómnium populórum,
32lumen ad revelatiónem géntium*
  et glóriam plebis tuæ Israel.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Salva nos, Dómine, vigilántes, custódi nos dormiéntes, ut vigilémus cum Christo et requiescámus in pace.
CanticleNunc Dimittis
Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.
Now, Master, you let your servant go in peace.
  You have fulfilled your promise.
My own eyes have seen your salvation,
  which you have prepared in the sight of all peoples.
A light to bring the Gentiles from darkness;
  the glory of your people Israel.
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.
Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

Orémus
  Dómine Deus noster, diúrno labóre fatigátos quiéto sopóre nos réfove, ut, tuo semper auxílio recreáti, tibi córpore simus et mente devóti. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
  Amen.
Let us pray.
Lord our God,
  restore us again by the repose of sleep
  after the fatigue of our daily work,
so that, continually renewed by your help,
  we may serve you in body and soul.
Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Noctem quiétam et finem perféctum concédat nobis Dóminus omnípotens.
The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

AMEN


Salve Regina
Salve, Regína, mater misericórdiæ;
vita, dulcédo et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamámus, éxsules, filii Evæ.
Ad te suspirámus, geméntes et flentes
in hac lacrimárum valle.
Eia ergo, advocáta nostra,
illos tuos misericórdes óculos
ad nos convérte.
Et Iesum, benedíctum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsílium osténde.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo María.

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