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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Morning Canticle: A song of creation



12    A Song of Creation    Benedicite, omnia opera Domini 
          Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65 

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

I    The Cosmic Order
Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, * 
    O heavens and all waters above the heavens. 
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, * 
    all winds and fire and heat. 
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, * 
drops of dew and flakes of snow. 
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, * 
    O shining light and enfolding dark. 
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

II    The Earth and its Creatures 
Let the earth glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills, 
and all that grows upon the earth, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams, * 
    O whales and all that move in the waters. 
All birds of the air, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild, * 
    and all you flocks and herds. 
O men and women everywhere, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

III    The People of God 
Let the people of God glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
Glorify the Lord, O priests and servants of the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
You that are holy and humble of heart, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

Doxology 
Let us glorify the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, * 
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.







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