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Morning Prayer, Rite II (Sunday, June 7, 2020)

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OPENING HYMN “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY”

VERSE 1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee; holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

VERSE 2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee, casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, who wert and art and evermore shalt be. VERSE 3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee, though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see, only thou art holy; there is none beside thee, perfect in power, in love, and purity.

VERSE 4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea; holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity!


Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.    Revelation 4:8

Confession of Sin (together)

Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

Officiant and People: Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to set forth his praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.

The Leader The Almighty and merciful Lord grant us absolution and remission of all our sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Invitatory and Psalter

Officiant

O Lord, open thou our lips.

People

And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Leader and People Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord renews the face of the earth: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.

VENITE, PSALM 95:1-7 (together)

Come, let us sing to the Lord; *     let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *     and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God, *     and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *     and the heights of the hills are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, *     and his hands have molded the dry land.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *     and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *     Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

Jubilate Psalm 100

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *     serve the Lord with gladness     and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; *     he himself has made us, and we are his;     we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; *     give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; *     and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

The Appointed Psalm and Lessons for Today

Psalm 8 Domine, Dominus noster (read responsively)

1 O Lord our Governor, * how exalted is your Name in all the world!

2 Out of the mouths of infants and children * your majesty is praised above the heavens.

3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, * to quell the enemy and the avenger.

4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, * the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

5 What is man that you should be mindful of him? * the son of man that you should seek him out?

6 You have made him but little lower than the angels; * you adorn him with glory and honor;

7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; * you put all things under his feet:

8 All sheep and oxen, * even the wild beasts of the field,

9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, * and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.

10 O Lord our Governor, * how exalted is your Name in all the world!