Friday, June 9
The Vespers Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 5 and 8 p.m.


The Call to Prayer
Love the LORD, all you who worship him;* the LORD protects the faithful, but repays to the full those who act haughtily.
Psalm 31:23

The Request for Presence
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;* knit my heart o you that I may fear your Name.
Psalm 86:11


The Greeting

Whom have I in heaven but you?* And having you I desire nothing upon earth.
Psalm 73:25

The Hymn

Faith of Our Fathers

Faith of our Fathers! Living still in spite of dungeon, fire, and sword, O how our hearts beat high with joy whenever we hear that glorious word! Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death. Faith of our fathers! We will love Both friend and foe in all our strife, And preach you, too, as love knows how By kindly words and virtuous life: Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to you till death.
Frederick W. Faber (adapted)

The Refrain for the Vespers Lessons

Let the faithful rejoice in triumph;* let them be joyful on their beds.
Psalm 149:5

The Vespers Psalm

That the Generations to Come Might Know

That which we have heard and known, and what our forefathers have told us,* we will not hide from their children. We will recount to generations to come the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD,* and the wonderful works he has done. He gave his decrees to Jacob and established a law for Israel,* which he commanded them to teach their children; That the generations to come might know and the children yet unborn;* that they in their turn might tell it to their children; So that they might put their trust in God,* and not forget the deeds of God, but keep his commandments; And not be like their forefathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation,* a generation whose heart was not steadfast, and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Psalm 78:3-8

The Refrain

Let the faithful rejoice in triumph;* let them be joyful on their beds.

The Gloria

Glory be to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, so it is now and so it shall ever be, world without end. Alleluia.* Amen.

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

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration I may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

God be in my head and in my understanding. God be in mine eyes and in my looking. God be in my mouth and in my speaking. God be in my heart and in my thinking. God be at mine end and in my departing.
Sarum Primer, 1527