O Haunting Sound

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 haunting sound, that wakes the silenced underground, that gives the dungeoned words hard won to claim their place beneath the sun. Rejoice! Rejoice! voice enfleshed in word and deed shall free th’oppressed. 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 chamber; it

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O Eagle’s Eye

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 eagle’s eye, who from an eyrie does espy, a people choking far below from heat and fumes of lava flow. Rejoice! Rejoice! the wings shall gyre to scoop the desp’rate from the fire. 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 Salmon Swift

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 salmon, swift, to leap the ladder ‘gainst our drift, to bear our sorrows to the source and find in Love the one true force. Rejoice! Rejoice! From purest spring new life the loving one shall bring. 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, * 


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O Wounded Stag

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 wounded stag, at  home on rugged ridge and crag, guide us who cut our feet on stone, and bring us hope, whose bodies groan. Rejoice! Rejoice! A tender cry shall smooth our pain and lift us high. 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

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O Swallow Small

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 swallow small, responding to your infants’ call, fly far and wide across the earth, and end with hope our winter’s dearth. Rejoice! Rejoice! A tiny bird shall show a truth that seems absurd. OPENING 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 hands

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O Lion Brave

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 lion brave, and call the cow’ring from their cave, course through our veins with thrilling roar, inspire with courage, strength and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Together we the lion, lamb and child shall see. 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

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