Compline – Saturday

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.

Examination of Conscience
What damage did I cause today… what do I need to do?

Hymn
Darkness falls and all is still
the birds are nestled in their nests
Children slumber, fall asleep
they feel they´ve done their best
Another day it passes fast
towards a time when all must die
but now I think of gracious rest
when all must sleep and so must I
A new day dawns in hours to come
sad for others joy for some
I lay my rest and thanks I give
That the night will pass slowly

Psalm 4
Thanks
Lord, have mercy, hear me, when I call you
{4:1} In parts according to verses. A Psalm of David.
{4:2} When I called upon him, the God of my justice heeded me. In tribulation, you have enlarged me. Have mercy on me, and heed my prayer.
{4:3} Sons of men, how long will you be dull in heart, so that whatever you love is in vain, and whatever you seek is false?
{4:4} And know this: the Lord has made wondrous his holy one. The Lord will heed me when I cry out to him.
{4:5} Be angry, and do not be willing to sin. The things that you say in your hearts: be sorry for them on your beds.
{4:6} Offer the sacrifice of justice, and hope in the Lord. Many say, “Who reveals to us what is good?”
{4:7} The light of your countenance, Lord, has been sealed upon us. You have given joy to my heart.
{4:8} By the fruit of their grain, wine, and oil, they have been multiplied.
{4:9} In peace itself, I will sleep and I will rest.
{4:10} For you, O Lord, have established me singularly in hope.
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, have mercy  hear me, when I call you

Psalm 133 (134)
Bless the Lord in  the night.
{133:1} A Canticle in steps. Behold, bless the Lord now, all you servants of the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
{133:2} In the nights, lift up your hands in sanctity, and bless the Lord.
{133:3} May the Lord, who made heaven and earth, bless you from Zion.
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.
Bless the Lord in the night.

Reading
Deuteronomy 6:4-7
{6:4} Listen, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord.
{6:5} You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.
{6:6} And these words, which I instruct to you this day, shall be in your heart.
{6:7} And you shall explain them to your sons. And you shall meditate upon them sitting in your house, and walking on a journey, when lying down and when rising up.

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.

Canticle Nunc Dimittis
Response: Save us, Lord, in our waking hours; protect us in our resting hours; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him without fear.
Luke 2:  29-32
{2:29} “Now you may dismiss your servant in peace, O Lord, according to your word.
{2:30} For my eyes have seen your salvation,
{2:31} which you have prepared before the face of all peoples:
{2:32} the light of revelation to the nations and 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.
Response: Save us, Lord, in our waking hours; protect us in our resting hours; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him without fear.

Let us pray.
Come to us, Lord, tonight,
  so that by your strength we may rise at dawn
  to rejoice in the resurrection of Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

AMEN


Marian Anthem

Ave Regina Caelorum

Hail, Queen of the heavens,
  hail, Lady of the angels.
Root of our salvation
  and our gateway to heaven,
  the light of the world was born to you.
Be joyful, Virgin of glory,
  most beautiful of all in heaven.
We greet you now, true beauty –
  pray for us to Christ.
Ave, Regína cælórum,
ave, Dómina angelórum,
salve, radix, salve, porta,
ex qua mundo lux est orta.
Gaude, Virgo gloriósa,
super omnes speciósa;
vale, o valde decóra,
et pro nobis Christum exóra.

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