Compline – Saturday

Advent
Christmas
Lent
Easter
Ordinary Time
Compline
Saints and Other Feast Days

======================================================================================================================================

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.

Examination of Conscience
Reflect on the day and asking God for forgiveness

Hymn
 A lamp it flickers in the darkness
as I pass another day
waiting for the night to hold me
I remember Jesus agony
Watch with me one hour only
in my heart he cries aloud
settling down to pray my office
he speaks to me in ways profound
The lamp it burns, the wick so slowly
unlike the days which pass so fast
awaiting sleep I gently smile
I remember now that nothing lasts

Psalm 4
Have Mercy on me Father, hear me
{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.
Have Mercy on me Father, hear me

Psalm 134
Bless the Lord in the silent hours of the night. 
{134:1} Alleluia. Praise the name of the Lord. You servants, praise the Lord.
{134:2} You who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God:
{134:3} praise the Lord, for the Lord is good. Sing psalms to his name, for it is sweet.
{134:4} For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel for his own possession.
{134:5} For I have known that the Lord is great, and our God is before all gods.
{134:6} All things whatsoever that he willed, the Lord did: in heaven, on earth, in the sea, and in all the deep places.
{134:7} He leads clouds from the ends of the earth. He has created lightnings in the rain. He has produced winds from his storehouses.
{134:8} He struck the first-born of Egypt, from man even to cattle.
{134:9} He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt: upon Pharaoh and upon all his servants.
{134:10} He has struck many nations, and he has slaughtered strong kings:
{134:11} Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
{134:12} And he gave their land as an inheritance, as an inheritance for his people Israel.
{134:13} Your name, O Lord, is in eternity. Your memorial, O Lord, is from generation to generation.
{134:14} For the Lord will judge his people, and he will be petitioned by his servants.
{134:15} The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men.
{134:16} They have a mouth, and do not speak. They have eyes, and do not see.
{134:17} They have ears, and do not hear. For neither is there any breath in their mouths.
{134:18} Let those who make them become like them, along with all who trust in them.
{134:19} Bless the Lord, O house of Israel. Bless the Lord, O house of Aaron.
{134:20} Bless the Lord, O house of Levi. You who fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
{134:21} The Lord is blessed from Zion, by those who dwell in Jerusalem.
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 silent hours of the night. 

Reading
Deuteronomy 6: 4-7
{6:4} and my soul has been very troubled. But as for you, Lord, when?
{6:5} Turn to me, Lord, and rescue my soul. Save me because of your mercy.
{6:6} For there is no one in death who would be mindful of you. And who will confess to you in Hell?
{6:7} I have labored in my groaning. Every night, with my tears, I will wash my bed and drench my blanket.

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.
Lord, stay with us this night,
until we arise refreshed from sleep
 rejoicing in your resurrection
who lives and reigns forever
Amen

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

AMEN


Marian Anthem

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Kind mother of our Redeemer,
  the way to heaven for us, now and always,
  star of the sea,
  come to our help as we fall and strive to rise.
All nature stood still in wonder
  when you gave flesh
  to your own flesh’s Creator.
Virgin at Gabriel’s greeting,
  Virgin now and always –
  take pity on us sinners.
Alma Redemptóris Mater,
quæ pérvia cæli porta manes,
et stella maris,
succúrre cadénti,
súrgere qui curat, pópulo;
tu quæ genuísti, natúra miránte,
tuum sanctum Genitórem,
Virgo prius ac postérius,
Gabriélis ab ore
sumens illud Ave,
peccatórum miserére.
Please note that the readings in this prayer are from the the Catholic Public Domain Bible at http://www.sacredbible.org.  Any resemblance to any other Bible Translations or liturgical copyrighted works printed or digital, is purely co-incidental. The Hymn is composed by me.
Advertisements