O Living Word

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY O Come, O Come, thou Living Word, and pierce our hearts with healing sword, from God’s own mouth proceeding far, to lance the festering wounds of war. Rejoice! Rejoice! To mend our strife shall come in flesh the God of life. OPENING From Psalm 130, De Profundis Out |of the depths * have I called |you, O Lord;
 Lord, |hear my voice; *
 let your ears consider well the voice of my |supplication.
 If you, Lord, were to note what is |done amiss, * O Lord, |who could stand?
 For there is forgive-|ness with you; * therefore you |shall be feared.
 I wait for you, O Lord; my soul |waits for you; * in your word |is my hope.
 My soul waits for |you, O Lord, * more than sentinels |for the morning. 
 All

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O Cornerstone

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY O Come, O Come, thou cornerstone, and hold the tensions of your own, thou keystone of community, the bearer of humanity. Rejoice! Rejoice! With arms and face the crucified shall all embrace. OPENING From Psalm 43, Judica Me, Domine Give judgement for me, O God, and defend my cause against an un-|godly people; *
 deliver me from the deceitful |and the wicked. 
 For you are the God |of my strength; * why have you put |me from you? 
 And why do I |go so heavily * while the enemy op-|presses me? 
 Send out your light and your truth, that |they may lead me, *
 and bring me to your holy hill and |to your dwelling; 
 that I may go to the altar of God, to the God of my |joy and gladness;

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O Child of Years

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY O Come, O Come, thou child of years, with laughter to allay our fears, around the cosmos dancing light to give the demons such a fright. Rejoice! Rejoice! A girl, a boy, shall leap into our hearts with joy. OPENING From Psalm 19, Cæli Enarrant The heavens declare the glo-|ry of God, *
 and the firmament shows the handiwork |of the Lord.
 One day tells its tale |to another, * and one night imparts knowledge |to another.
 Although they have no |words or language, * and their voices |are not heard,
 their sound has gone out in-|to all lands, * 
 and their message to the ends |of the world. In the deep has God set a pavilion |for the sun; *
 it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his

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O Shaft of Fire

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY OPENING O Come, O Come, thou shaft of fire, to lead us on through dark and mire; through desert bare thou moving cloud protect and guide, fulfil what’s vowed. Rejoice! Rejoice! our God afresh the covenant shall soon enflesh. From Psalm 25, Ad Te Domine Levavi To |you, O Lord, *  I lift |up my soul; Show me your |ways, O Lord, *  and teach |me your paths. Lead me in your |truth and teach me, * for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all |the day long. Remember, O Lord, your compas-|sion and love, * for they are from |everlasting.
 Remember not the sins of my youth and |my transgressions; *  remember me according to your love and for the sake of your good-|ness, O

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O Unicorn

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY OPENING O come, O come, thou unicorn, appearing in our dreams, lovelorn, expectant, quiv’ring, innocent, wild messenger with God’s intent. Rejoice! Rejoice! The Spirit shyThe shall be one night a new born cry. From Psalm 9, Confitebor Tibi I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with |my whole heart; * 
 I will tell of all your mar-|vellous works. I will be glad and re-|joice in you; * 
 I will sing to your name, |O Most High. It is you who rules the |world with righteousness; * you judge the peo-|ples with equity. It is you who rules the |world with righteousness; * 
 you judge the peo-|ples with equity. You will be a refuge for |the oppressed, * 
 a refuge in |time of trouble. Those who know your

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O Silent Song

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY OPENING O Come, O Come, thou silent song, the music of the sphere’s prolong, that in our time soon disappears, yet resonates in list’ning ears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Through noises shrill shall clearly sound a voice so still. From Psalm 27, Dominus Illuminatio The Lord is my light and |my salvation; * whom then |shall I fear?
 The Lord is the strength |of my life; * of whom then shall I |be afraid?
 One thing have I asked of the Lord; one |thing I seek; *
 that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days |of my life.
 For in the day of trouble, O God, you shall keep me safe |in your shelter; *
 you shall hide me in the secrecy of your dwelling and set

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O Appointed One

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY OPENING O Come, O Come, thou appointed one, to be God’s love for everyone, to speak on God’s behalf and show as much of God as need we know.. Rejoice! Rejoice! A fragrant oil shall soon anoint for blessed toil. From Psalm 131, In Te, Domine, Speravi In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be |put to shame; * deliver me |in your righteousness.  Incline your |ear to me; * make haste to de-|liver me.
 Be my strong rock, a castle to |keep me safe, *
 for you are my crag |and my stronghold; 
 for the sake |of your name, * lead |me and guide me.
 Take me out of the net that they have secretly |set for me, *
 for you are my tow-|er of strength. 
 Into your

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O Lover Bold

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY O Come, O Come, thou lover bold, with warm embrace our flesh enfold; to love our passion consecrate, that we with you may new create. Rejoice! Rejoice! The chastener shall pierce, with truth yet melt our fear. OPENING From Psalm 130, De Profundis Out |of the depths * have I called |you, O Lord;
 Lord, |hear my voice; *
 let your ears consider well the voice of my |supplication.
 If you, Lord, were to note what is |done amiss, * O Lord, |who could stand?
 For there is forgive-|ness with you; * therefore you |shall be feared.
 I wait for you, O Lord; my soul |waits for you; * in your word |is my hope.
 My soul waits for |you, O Lord, * more than sentinels |for the morning. 
 All you people, wait |for the

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O Healing Host

Holy One, open our lips: and we shall proclaim your praise. Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;* as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen. PSALMODY O Come, O Come, thou healing host around whose table none can boast, who welcomed home the stigmatized, their rightful place now realized. Rejoice! Rejoice! By touching hand together all in God shall stand. OPENING From Psalm 43, Judica Me, Domine Give judgement for me, O God, and defend my cause against an un-|godly people; *
 deliver me from the deceitful |and the wicked. 
 For you are the God |of my strength; * why have you put |me from you? 
 And why do I |go so heavily * while the enemy op-|presses me? 
 Send out your light and your truth, that |they may lead me, *
 and bring me to your holy hill and |to your dwelling; 
 that I may go to the altar of God, to the God of my |joy

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