Wednesday, August 10
The Vespers Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 5 and 8 p.m.


The Call to Prayer
Sing praise to the LORD who dwells in Zion:* proclaim to the peoples the things he has done.
Psalm 9:11

The Request for Presence
I call aloud upon the LORD,* and he answers me from his holy hill; I lie down and go to sleep;* I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
Psalm 3:4–5


The Greeting

You, O LORD, are a shield about me;* you are my glory, the one who lifts up my head.
Psalm 3:3

The Hymn

By All Your Saints

By all your saints still striving, for all your saints at rest, your holy Name, O Jesus for evermore be blessed. You rose, our King victorious, that they might wear the crown and ever shine in splendor: reflected from your throne. We sing with joy of Mary whose heart with awe was stirred when, youthful and unready, she heard the angel’s word; yet she her voice upraises, God’s glory to proclaim, as once for our salvation your mother she became. Then let us praise the Father and worship God the Son and sing to God the Spirit, eternal Three in One, till all the ransomed number who stand before the throne ascribe all power and glory and praise to God alone.
Horatio Nelson

The Refrain for the Vespers Lessons

Lift up your hands in the holy place and bless the LORD;* the LORD who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

The Vespers Psalm

Like a Child Upon Its Mother’s Breast

O LORD, I am not proud;* I have no haughty looks. I do not occupy myself with great matters,* or with things that are too hard for me. But I still my soul and make it quiet, like a child upon its mother’s breast,* my soul is quieted within me.
Psalm 131:1–3

The Refrain

Lift up your hands in the holy place and bless the LORD;* the LORD who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

The Small Verse

The Lord is King. He has put on glorious apparel. Let all the nations praise him. Let those of every tongue bow before him. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your Name. May your kingdom come, and your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for yours are the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Prayer Appointed for the Week

Grant to me, Lord. I pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that I, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.†

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ, triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that I, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in the City of which he is the light, and where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.†