Additional Canticles

On the days hereafter named, before Venite, Exultemus Domino, Psalm 95, and after the Gloria Patri which follows it, may be said or sung the Invitatory.

1. Advent. Our King and Saviour draweth nigh: / O come, let us worship.

2. Christmastide. Unto us a Child is born: / O come, let us worship.

3. Epiphany and the Transfiguration. The Lord hath manifested forth his glory: / O come, let us worship.

4. Lent. The goodness of God leadeth to repentance: / O come, let us worship.

5. Passiontide. Christ our Lord became obedient unto death: / O come, let us worship.

6. Eastertide. Alleluia. Christ is risen: / O come, let us worship. Alleluia.

7. Ascensiontide. Alleluia. Christ hath ascended into heaven: / O come, let us worship. Alleluia.

8. Whitsuntide. Alleluia. God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son: / O come, let us worship. Alleluia.

9. Trinity Sunday. Holy and reverend is his Name: / O come, let us worship.

10. Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Word was made flesh: / O come, let us worship.

11. Saints’ Days. The Lord is glorious in his Saints: / O come, let us worship.

12. Dedication Festival. The Lord is in his holy temple: / O come, let us worship.

13. Other Sundays. The Lord God omnipotent reigneth: / O come, let us worship.

14. Other Weekdays. The Lord is gracious and merciful: / O come, let us worship.

 

BENEDICITE, OMNIA OPERA.
THE SONG OF THE THREE CHILDREN.

O ALL ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O YE Heavens, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Waters that be above the Firmament, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Nights and Days, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Light and Darkness, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Lightnings and Clouds, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O LET the Earth bless the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Green Things upon the Earth, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Wells, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Seas and Floods, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Whales, and all that move in the Waters, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Fowls of the Air, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Children of Men, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O LET Israel bless the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord: / praise him, and magnify him for ever.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. Amen.

Note that the words praise him, and magnify him for ever may be sung at the end of each verse, or any group of verses, as desired.

 

The following Canticles may be said or sung on occasion instead of the regular Canticles prescribed.

CANTATE DOMINO. ISAIAH 42. 10.

SING unto the LORD a new song, / and his praise from the end of the earth;
Ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; / the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, / the villages that Kedar doth inhabit.
Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, / let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Let them give glory unto the LORD, / and declare his praise in the islands.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. Amen.

 

 SURGE, ILLUMINARE. ISAIAH 60. 1.

ARISE, shine, for thy light is come, / and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people.
But the LORD shall arise upon thee, / and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, / and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Thy gates shall be open continually; / they shall not be shut day nor night.
The sons also of them that afflicted thee / shall come bending unto thee;
And all they that despised thee / shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet.
And they shall call thee the City of the LORD, / the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, / wasting nor destruction within thy borders.
But thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, / and thy gates Praise.
The sun shall be no more thy light by day, / neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee,
But the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, / and thy God thy glory.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. Amen.