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18 December

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.


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.

Hymnus
Vox clara ecce íntonat,
obscúra quæque íncrepat:
procul fugéntur sómnia;
ab æthre Christus prómicat.
Mens iam resúrgat tórpida
quæ sorde exstat sáucia
sidus refúlget iam novum,
ut tollat omne nóxium.
E sursum Agnus míttitur
laxáre gratis débitum;
omnes pro indulgéntia
vocem demus cum lácrimis,
Secúndo ut cum fúlserit
mundúmque horror cínxerit,
non pro reátu púniat,
sed nos pius tunc prótegat.
Summo Parénti glória
Natóque sit victória,
et Flámini laus débita
per sæculórum sǽcula. Amen.
Hymn
Hark! a herald voice is calling
  Through the shadows of the night
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness
  Christ descends with heavenly light.’
Wakened by the solemn warning,
  Let the earthbound soul arise;
Christ, her sun, all sloth dispelling,
  Shines upon the morning skies.
Lo, the Lamb, so long expected,
  Comes with pardon down from heav’n;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
  One and all to be forgiv’n;
So, when next he comes with glory,
  And his judgement-day draws near,
Faithful he may find his servants,
  Watching till their Lord appear.
Honour, glory, might, and blessing
  To the Father and the Son,
With the everlasting Spirit,
  While eternal ages run.

Psalmus 86:1-7
Ierusalem omnium gentium mater
Illa quæ sursum est Ierusalem, libera est, quæ est mater nostra” (Gal 4, 26).
Ad te, Dómine, levávi ánimam meam; veni et éripe me, Dómine, ad te confúgi.
1Fundaménta eius in móntibus sanctis;†
  2díligit Dóminus portas Sion*
  super ómnia tabernácula Iacob.
3Gloriósa dicta sunt de te,*
  cívitas Dei!
4Memor ero Rahab et Babylónis inter sciéntes me;†
  ecce Philistǽa et Tyrus cum Æthiópia:*
  hi nati sunt illic.
5Et de Sion dicétur: «Hic et ille natus est in ea;*
  et ipse firmávit eam Altíssimus».
6Dóminus réferet in librum populórum:*
  «Hi nati sunt illic».
7Et cantant sicut choros ducéntes:*
  «Omnes fontes mei in te».
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Ad te, Dómine, levávi ánimam meam; veni et éripe me, Dómine, ad te confúgi.
Psalm 86 (87)
Jerusalem, mother of all nations
I look to you, Lord, for help: come and save me, Lord, for I seek refuge in you.
Its foundations are set on the sacred mountains –
  the Lord loves the gates of Zion
  more than all the tents of Jacob.
Glorious things are said of you, city of God!
I shall count Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me.
  The Philistines, Tyrians, Ethiopians –
  all have their birthplace here.
Of Zion it will be said “Here is the birthplace of all people:
  the Most High himself has set it firm.”
The Lord shall write in the book of the nations:
  “Here is their birthplace.”
They will sing as in joyful processions:
  “All my being springs from you.”
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.
I look to you, Lord, for help: come and save me, Lord, for I seek refuge in you.

CanticumIsaiah 40:10-17
Pastor bonus: Deus altissimus et sapientissimus
Ecce venio cito, et merces mea mecum est” (Ap 22, 12).
Da mercédem, Dómine, sustinéntibus te, ut prophétæ tui fidéles inveniántur.
10Ecce Dóminus Deus in virtúte venit,*
  et bráchium eius dominátur;
ecce merces eius cum eo*
  et prǽmium illíus coram illo.
11Sicut pastor gregem suum pascit,†
  in bráchio suo cóngregat agnos et in sinu suo levat;*
  fetas ipse portat.
12Quis mensus est pugíllo aquas et cælos palmo dispósuit,†
  módio contínuit púlverem terræ et librávit in póndere montes*
  et colles in statéra?
13Quis diréxit spíritum Dómini?*
  Aut quis consílium suum osténdit illi?
14Cum quo íniit consílium et instrúxit eum*
  et dócuit eum sémitam iustítiæ
et erudívit eum sciéntiam*
  et viam prudéntiæ osténdit illi?
15Ecce gentes quasi stilla sítulæ†
  et quasi moméntum púlveris in statéra reputántur;*
  ecce ínsulæ quasi pulvis exíguus.
16Et Líbanus non suffíciet ad succendéndum,*
  et animália eius non suffícient ad holocáustum.
17Omnes gentes, quasi non sint, coram eo;*
  quasi níhilum et ináne reputántur ab eo.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Da mercédem, Dómine, sustinéntibus te, ut prophétæ tui fidéles inveniántur.
CanticleIsaiah 40
The good shepherd is God, the Most High
Lord, give those who wait for you their reward, and let your prophets be found worthy of belief.
Behold, the Lord God comes in strength, and his right arm triumphs.
Behold, his reward is with him, his prize is before him.
Like a shepherd he feeds his flock,
  he gathers the lambs in his arms and lifts them to his breast;
  he carries the pregnant ewes.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
  and arranged the heavens with his palms?
Who has measured the dust of the earth,
  weighed out the mountains,
  weighed the hills on the balance?
Who directed the spirit of the Lord?
Who gave him advice in his task?
With whom did he consult? Who taught him?
Who led him in the paths of justice,
  gave him knowledge,
  showed him the way of understanding?
Behold, the Gentiles are like a drop in a bucket,
  a piece of fluff on the scales.
All the islands are a handful of dust.
What burnt-offering could be worthy of the Lord?
  The forests of Lebanon could not feed that fire;
  all the animals of Lebanon would not be enough for that sacrifice.
All the nations count for nothing before him:
  for him, they are nothingness and emptiness.
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.
Lord, give those who wait for you their reward, and let your prophets be found worthy of belief.

Psalmus 98:1-9
Sanctus Dominus Deus noster
Tu es super Cherubim, qui malum statum terræ commutasti, cum ad nostram similitudinem factus es” (S. Athanasius).
Convértere, Dómine, aliquántulum et ne tardes veníre ad servos tuos.
1Dóminus regnávit! Commoveántur pópuli;*
  sedet super chérubim, moveátur terra.
2Dóminus in Sion magnus*
  et excélsus super omnes pópulos.
3Confiteántur nómini tuo magno et terríbili,*
  quóniam sanctum est.
4Rex potens iudícium díligit:†
  tu statuísti, quæ recta sunt,*
  iudícium et iustítiam in Iacob tu fecísti.
5Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum†
  et adoráte ad scabéllum pedum eius,*
  quóniam sanctus est.
6Móyses et Aaron in sacerdótibus eius*
  et Sámuel inter eos, qui ínvocant nomen eius.
Invocábant Dóminum, et ipse exaudiébat eos,*
  7in colúmna nubis loquebátur ad eos.
Custodiébant testimónia eius*
  et præcéptum, quod dedit illis.
8Dómine Deus noster, tu exaudiébas eos;†
  Deus, tu propítius fuísti eis,*
  ulcíscens autem adinventiónes eórum.
9Exaltáte Dóminum Deum nostrum†
  et adoráte ad montem sanctum eius,*
  quóniam sanctus Dóminus Deus noster.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Convértere, Dómine, aliquántulum et ne tardes veníre ad servos tuos.
Psalm 98 (99)
The Lord our God is holy
Turn to us, Lord, and make no delay in coming to your servants.
The Lord reigns! let the peoples tremble.
  He is enthroned on the cherubim: let the earth shake.
The Lord is great in Zion,
  he is high above all the peoples.
Let them proclaim his name – great and terrible it is,
  let them proclaim his holy name,
  the powerful king, who loves justice.
The laws you establish are just:
  you have given Jacob uprightness and right judgement.
Praise the Lord, our God,
  worship at his footstool,
  for he is holy.
Moses and Aaron were among his prophets,
  Samuel one of those who called on him.
They called on the Lord and he listened,
  and from the pillar of cloud he spoke to them.
They kept his decrees
  and the commands he gave them.
Lord our God, you listened to them;
  O God, you were gracious to them,
  but you punished their wrongdoing.
Praise the Lord, our God,
  worship on his holy mountain,
  for the Lord our God is holy.
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.
Turn to us, Lord, and make no delay in coming to your servants.

Lectio brevisRomans 13:11-12
Hora est iam vos de somno súrgere, nunc enim própior est nobis salus quam cum credídimus. Nox procéssit, dies autem appropiávit. Abiciámus ergo ópera tenebrárum et induámur arma lucis.
Short ReadingRomans 13:11-12 ©
You know ‘the time’ has come: you must wake up now: our salvation is even nearer than it was when we were converted. The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon – let us give up all the things we prefer to do under cover of the dark; let us arm ourselves and appear in the light.

Responsorium breve
℣. Super te, Ierúsalem, * Oriétur Dóminus. Super te.
℟. Et glória eius in te vidébitur.* Oriétur Dóminus. Glória Patri. Super te.
Short Responsory
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
His glory will appear in your midst.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The glory of the Lord will shine on you, Jerusalem. Like the sun he will rise over you.

Canticum
De Messia eiusque præcursore
Vigiláte ánimo, in próximo est Dóminus Deus noster.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israel,*
  quia visitávit et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis*
  in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,*
  qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris*
  et de manu ómnium, qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam cum pátribus nostris*
  et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit ad Abraham patrem nostrum,*
  datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre, de manu inimicórum liberáti,*
  serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso*
  ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer, prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:*
  præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis plebi eius*
  in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,*
  in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris et in umbra mortis sedent*
  ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio*
  et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio et nunc et semper*
  et in sǽcula sæculórum.
Amen.
Vigiláte ánimo, in próximo est Dóminus Deus noster.
CanticleBenedictus
The Messiah and his forerunner
Watch! The Lord is near.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
  for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
  in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
  his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
  and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
  to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
  that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
 – freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
  for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
  for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
  so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
  one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
  who live in the shadow of death;
  to lead our feet in the path of peace.
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.
Watch! The Lord is near.

Preces
Dóminum Iesum Christum, fratres caríssimi, deprecémur, qui est iudex vivórum et mortuórum, eíque fidénter dicámus:
Veni, Dómine Iesu.
Christe Dómine, qui peccatóres salváre venísti,
— nos ab omni tentatiónum adversitáte defénde.
Qui ad iudícium maniféste ventúrus esse créderis,
— poténtiam tuæ salvatiónis in nobis osténde.
Da nobis legis tuæ præcépta virtúte Spíritus custodíre,
— ut advéntum tuum in caritáte præstolári possímus.
Tu, qui es benedíctus et vivis et ómnia regis, fac ut nos per misericórdiam tuam pie et sóbrie in hoc sǽculo vivámus,
— exspectántes beátam spem et advéntum magnificéntiæ tuæ.
Prayers and intercessions
It is time for us to wake out of our sleep: salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
Father of light, we praise you!
Christ is coming, the day is near:
  in our eucharist today let us look forward with hope and joy.
Father of light, we praise you!
As today we hear the scriptures, heralding the coming of your Son,
  may our minds and hearts be touched by your Word.
Father of light, we praise you!
As we receive the Body and Blood of your Son,
  may we be healed and refreshed by your love.
Father of light, we praise you!
United in one body, may we pursue the things that make for peace,
  and build up our life together until Christ comes.
Father of light, we praise you!

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:
sanctificétur nomen tuum;
advéniat regnum tuum;
fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie;
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris;
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a malo.
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.

Concéde, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, qui sub peccáti iugo ex vetústa servitúte deprímimur, exspectáta Unigéniti tui nova nativitáte liberémur. Per Dóminum.
By the long-awaited coming of your new-born Son
  deliver us, Lord,
  from the age-old bondage of sin.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Dóminus nos benedícat, et ab omni malo deféndat, et ad vitam perdúcat ætérnam.
The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

AMEN

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