Wednesday of Advent 1

Psalmody11 Come, O children, lis- | ten to me;*         I will teach you the fear | of the LORD. 12 What man is there who de- | sires life*         and loves many days,         that he may | see good? 13 Keep your tongue from | evil*         and your lips from speak- | ing deceit. 14 Turn away from evil…

Tuesday of Advent 1 (St. Andrew)

Psalmody1 To you I lift | up my eyes,*         O you who are enthroned         in the | heavens! 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look tothe hand of their master, as the eyes of amaidservant to the hand of her | mistress,*         so our eyes look to the LORD our God,         till he has mercy up- | on…

Monday of Advent 1 (Noah)

Psalmody19 Open to me the gates of | righteousness,*         that I may enter through them and give thanks | to the LORD. 20 This is the gate | of the LORD;*         the righteous shall enter | through it. 21 I thank you that you have | answered me*         and have become my sal- | vation. 22 The stone…

First Sunday in Advent

Psalmody13 You will arise and have pity on | Zion;*         it is the time to favor her;         the appointed | time has come. 14 For your servants hold her | stones dear*         and have pity | on her dust. 15 Nations will fear the name | of the LORD,*         and all the kings of the earth will fear your…

Last Saturday of the Church Year (First Day of Advent)

Psalmody16 Come and hear, all you who | fear God,*         and I will tell what he has done | for         my soul. 17 I cried to him | with my mouth,*         and high praise was | on my tongue. 18 If I had cherished iniquity | in my heart,*         the Lord would not have | listened. 19 But truly…

Last Friday of the Church Year

Psalmody1We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your | name is near.*         We recount your | wondrous deeds. 2“At the set time that | I appoint*         I will judge with | equity. 3When the earth totters, and all its in- | habitants,*         it is I who keep steady its | pillars. 4I say to…

Last Thursday of the Church Year

Psalmody9We have thought on your steadfastlove, | O God,*         in the midst of your | temple. 10As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends | of the earth.*         Your right hand is filled with | righteousness. 11Let Mount Zion | be glad!*         Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your | judgments! 12Walk…

Last Tuesday of the Church Year (Clement of Rome)

Psalmody4“O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure | of my days;*         let me know how fleeting | I am! 5Behold, you have made my daysa few | handbreadths,*         and my lifetime is as nothing be- | fore you. Surely all mankind stands as a | mere breath!*          6Surely a man goes about…

Last Monday of the Church Year

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my | whole heart,*         in the company of the upright, in the congre- | gation. 2Great are the works | of the LORD,*         studied by all who de- | light in them. 3Full of splendor and majesty | is his work,*         and his righteousness endures for- |…

Last Sunday of the Church Year

Psalmody1When Israel went out from | Egypt,*         the house of Jacob from a people of strange | language, 2Judah became his sanctu- | ary,*         Israel his do- | minion. 3The sea | looked and fled;*         Jordan | turned back. 4The mountains | skipped like rams,*         the | hills like lambs. 5What ails you, O sea, | that you flee?*         O…

Saturday after Trinity 24

Psalmody19Open to me the gates of | righteousness,*         that I may enter through them and give thanks | to the LORD. 20This is the gate | of the LORD;*         the righteous shall enter | through it. 21I thank you that you have | answered me*         and have become my sal- | vation. 22The stone that the builders re-…

Friday after Trinity 24 (Elizabeth of Hungary)

Psalmody1May the LORD answer you in the day of | trouble!*         May the name of the God of Jacob pro- | tect you! 2May he send you help from the sanctu- | ary*         and give you support from | Zion! 3May he remember all your | offerings*         and regard with favor your burnt sacri- | fices! 4May he…

Thursday after Trinity 24

Psalmody1My God, my God, why have you for- | saken me?*         Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my | groaning? 2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not | answer,*         and by night, but I | find no rest. 3Yet you are | holy,*         enthroned on the praises of…

Wednesday after Trinity 24

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the | heavens;*         praise him | in the heights! 2Praise him, all his | angels;*         praise him, | all his hosts! 3Praise him, | sun and moon,*         praise him, all you | shining stars! 4Praise him, you highest | heavens,*         and you waters above the | heavens! 5Let them praise the name…

Tuesday after Trinity 24

salmody1O God, save me, | by your name,*         and vindicate me | by your might. 2O God, | hear my prayer;*         give ear to the words | of my mouth. 3For strangers have risen against me; ruthless men | seek my life;*         they do not set God be- | fore themselves. 4Behold, God is my | helper;*         the Lord…

Monday after Trinity 24

Psalmody10Create in me a clean heart, | O God,*         and renew a right spirit with- | in me. 11Cast me not away from your | presence,*         and take not your Holy Spirit | from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your sal- | vation,*         and uphold me with a willing | spirit. 13Then I will teach transgressors…

Trinity 24 (Justinian)

Psalmody1The fool says in his heart, “There | is no God.”*         They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none | who does good. 2God looks down from heaven on the chil- | dren of man*         to see if there are any who understand, who seek | after God. 3They have all fallen away; together they have…

Saturday after Trinity 23

Psalmody12What shall I render | to the LORD *         for all his bene- | fits to me? 13I will lift up the cup of sal- | vation*         and call on the name | of the LORD, 14I will pay my vows | to the LORD *         in the presence of all his | people. 15Precious in the sight…

Friday after Trinity 23

Psalmody1By the waters of Babylon, there we sat | down and wept,*         when we remembered | Zion. 2On the | willows there*         we hung | up our lyres. 3For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, | saying,*         “Sing us one of the songs of | Zion!” 4How shall we sing the | LORD’s…

Thursday after Trinity 23 (Martin of Tours)

Psalmody1Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for | mercy!*         In your faithfulness answer me, in your | righteousness! 2Enter not into judgment with your | servant,*         for no one living is righteous be- | fore you. 3For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life | to the ground;*         he has…

Wednesday after Trinity 23

Psalmody1The earth is the LORD’s and the full- | ness thereof,*         the world and those who | dwell therein, 2for he has founded it up- | on the seas*         and established it upon the | rivers. 3Who shall ascend the hill | of the LORD?*         And who shall stand in his | holy place? 4He who has clean…

Tuesday after Trinity 23 (Martin Chemnitz)

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises | to our God;*         for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is | fitting. 2The LORD builds up Je- | rusalem;*         he gathers the outcasts of | Israel. 3He heals the broken- | hearted*         and binds | up their wounds. 4He determines the number | of…

Monday after Trinity 23 (Johannes von Staupitz)

Psalmody1Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for | mercy!*         In your faithfulness answer me, in your | righteousness! 2Enter not into judgment with your | servant,*         for no one living is righteous be- | fore you. 3For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life | to the ground;*         he has…

Trinity 23

Psalmody1I lift up my eyes | to the hills.*         From where does my | help come? 2My help comes | from the LORD,*         who made | heaven and earth. 3He will not let your | foot be moved;*         he who keeps you will not | slumber. 4Behold, he who keeps | Israel*         will neither slum- | ber nor sleep.…

Saturday after Trinity 22

Psalmody25Save us, we pray, | O LORD!*         O LORD, we pray, give | us success! 26Blessèd is he who comes in the name | of the LORD!*         We bless you from the house | of the LORD. 27The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine up- | on us.*         Bind the festal sacrifice with…

Friday after Trinity 22

Psalmody9O Lord, all my longing is be- | fore you;*         my sighing is not hid- | den from you. 10My heart throbs; my strength | fails me,*         and the light of my eyes—it also has | gone from me. 11My friends and companions standaloof | from my plague,*         and my nearest kin stand | far off. 12Those who…

Thursday after Trinity 22

Psalmody1The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my | right hand,*         until I make your enemies your | footstool.” 2The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty | scepter.*         Rule in the midst of your | enemies! 3Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy | garments;*         from the womb of…

Wednesday after Trinity 22

Psalmody1O LORD, who shall sojourn | in your tent?*         Who shall dwell on your | holy hill? 2He who walks blamelessly and does | what is right*         and speaks truth | in his heart; 3who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his | neighbor,*         nor takes up a reproach a- | gainst his…

Tuesday after Trinity 22

Psalmody22The stone that the builders re- | jected*         has become the | cornerstone. 23This is the LORD’s | doing;*         it is marvelous | in our eyes. 24This is the day that the | LORD has made;*         let us rejoice and be | glad in it.               —Psalm 118:22–24 Additional Psalm: Psalm 118 Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 1:1–191The words of Jeremiah,…

Monday after Trinity 22 (All Saints Day)

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctu- | ary;*         praise him in his mighty | heavens! 2Praise him for his | mighty deeds;*         praise him according to his excellent | greatness! 3Praise him with | trumpet sound;*         praise him with | lute and harp! 4Praise him with tambou- | rine and dance;*         praise him with | strings and…

Trinity 22 (Reformation Day)

Psalmody1God is our ref- | uge and strength,*         a very present help in | trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear though the | earth gives way,*         though the mountains be moved into the heart | of the sea, 3though its waters | roar and foam,*         though the mountains tremble at its | swelling. 4There is a river whose…

Saturday after Trinity 21

Psalmody7For we are brought to an end by your | anger;*         by your wrath we | are dismayed. 8You have set our iniquities be- | fore you,*         our secret sins in the light of your | presence. 9For all our days pass away un- | der your wrath;*         we bring our years to an end | like a…

Friday after Trinity 21

Psalmody1Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples | on me;*         all day long an attacker op- | presses me; 2my enemies trample on me | all day long,*         for many attack me | proudly. 3When I | am afraid,*         I put my | trust in you. 4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust;…

Thursday after Trinity 21 (St. Simon and St. Jude)

Psalmody1Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it la- | bor in vain.*         Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays a- | wake in vain. 2It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of | anxious toil;*         for he gives to his be-…

Tuesday after Trinity 21 (Philipp Nicolai, Johann Heermann, and Paul Gerhardt)

Psalmody1Save, O LORD, for the godly | one is gone;*         for the faithful have vanished from among the chil- | dren of man. 2Everyone utters lies to his | neighbor;*         with flattering lips and a double | heart they speak. 3May the LORD cut off all | flattering lips,*         the tongue that | makes great boasts, 4those who…

Monday after Trinity 21 (Dorcas (Tabitha), Lydia, and Phoebe)

Psalmody1The LORD reigns; he is robed in | majesty;*         the LORD is robed; he has put on strength | as his belt. Yes, the world is es- | tablished;*         it shall nev- | er be moved. 2Your throne is established | from of old;*         you are from ever- | lasting. 3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the…

Trinity 21

Psalmody1The LORD reigns; let the peoples | tremble!*         He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the | earth quake! 2The LORD is great in | Zion;*         he is exalted over all the | peoples. 3Let them praise your great and | awesome name!*         Ho- | ly is he! 4The King in his might loves | justice.*         You have established…

Saturday after Trinity 20 (St. James)

Psalmody10Some sat in darkness and in the shad- | ow of death,*         prisoners in affliction | and in irons, 11for they had rebelled against the | words of God,*         and spurned the counsel of the | Most High. 12So he bowed their hearts down with hard | labor;*         they fell down, with | none to help. 13Then they…

Friday after Trinity 20

Psalmody1For God alone my soul waits in | silence;*         from him comes my sal- | vation. 2He only is my rock and my salvation, my | fortress;*         I shall not be greatly | shaken. 3How long will all of you attack a man to | batter him,*         like a leaning wall, a | tottering fence? 4They only plan…

Thursday after Trinity 20

Psalmody1With my voice I cry out | to the LORD;*         with my voice I plead for mercy | to the LORD. 2I pour out my complaint be- | fore him;*         I tell my trouble be- | fore him. 3When my spirit faints within me, you | know my way!*         In the path where I walk they have hidden…

Wednesday after Trinity 20

Psalmody1I give you thanks, O LORD, with | my whole heart;*         before the gods I | sing your praise; 2I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your | faithfulness,*         for you have exalted above all things your name | and your word. 3On the day I…

Tuesday after Trinity 20

Psalmody14Turn again, O | God of hosts!*         Look down from | heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, 15the stock that your right hand | planted,*         and for the son whom you made strong | for yourself. 16They have burned it with fire; they have | cut it down;*         may they perish at the rebuke | of…

Trinity 20 (Ignatius)

Psalmody4“O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure | of my days;*         let me know how fleeting | I am! 5Behold, you have made my days a few | handbreadths,*         and my lifetime is as nothing be- | fore you. Surely all mankind stands as a | mere breath!*          6Surely a man goes…

Saturday after Trinity 19

Psalmody3Trust in the LORD, | and do good;*         dwell in the land and befriend | faithfulness. 4Delight yourself | in the LORD,*         and he will give you the desires | of your heart. 5Commit your way | to the LORD;*         trust in him, and | he will act. 6He will bring forth your righteousness | as the light,*         and…

Friday after Trinity 19

Psalmody33Teach me, O LORD, the way of your | statutes;*         and I will keep it | to the end. 34Give me understanding, that I may | keep your law*         and observe it with my | whole heart. 35Lead me in the path of your com- | mandments,*         for I de- | light in it. 36Incline my heart to…

Thursday after Trinity 19

Psalmody1When Israel went out from | Egypt,*         the house of Jacob from a people of strange | language, 2Judah became his sanctu- | ary,*         Israel his do- | minion. 3The sea | looked and fled;*         Jordan | turned back. 4The mountains | skipped like rams,*         the | hills like lambs. 5What ails you, O sea, | that you flee?*         O…

Wednesday after Trinity 19

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my | whole heart,*         in the company of the upright, in the congre- | gation. 2Great are the works | of the LORD,*         studied by all who de- | light in them. 3Full of splendor and majesty | is his work,*         and his righteousness endures for- |…

Tuesday after Trinity 19

Psalmody97Oh how I | love your law!*         It is my meditation | all the day. 98Your commandment makes me wiser than my | enemies,*         for it is ever | with me. 99I have more understanding thanall my | teachers,*         for your testimonies are my medi- | tation. 100I understand more than the | agèd,*         for I keep your |…

Monday after Trinity 19 (Philip)

Psalmody1The LORD is my | shepherd;*         I | shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green | pastures.*         He leads me beside still | waters. 3He re- | stores my soul.*         He leads me in paths of righteousness for his | name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I…

Trinity 19

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for | he is good,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever! 2Who can utter the mighty deeds | of the LORD,*         or declare | all his praise? 3Blessèd are they who observe | justice,*         who do righteousness | at all times! 4Remember me, O LORD, when you…

Saturday after Trinity 18 (Abraham)

Psalmody1Bless the LORD, | O my soul,*         and all that is within me, bless his | holy name! 2Bless the LORD, | O my soul,*         and forget not all his | benefits, 3who forgives all your in- | iquity,*         who heals all your dis- | eases, 4who redeems your life | from the pit,*         who crowns you with steadfast…

Friday after Trinity 18

Psalmody1When the LORD restored the fortunes of | Zion,*         we were like | those who dream. 2Then our mouth was filled with | laughter,*         and our tongue with | shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great | things for them.”*          3The LORD has done great things for us; | we…

Thursday after Trinity 18 (Henry Melchior Muhlenberg)

Psalmody1I lift up my eyes | to the hills.*         From where does my | help come? 2My help comes | from the LORD,*         who made | heaven and earth. 3He will not let your | foot be moved;*         he who keeps you will not | slumber. 4Behold, he who keeps | Israel*         will neither slum- | ber nor sleep.…

Wednesday after Trinity 18

Psalmody9Because you have made the LORD your | dwelling place—*         the Most High, who is my | refuge— 10no evil shall be allowed to be- | fall you,*         no plague come | near your tent. 11For he will command his angels con- | cerning you*         to guard you in | all your ways. 12On their hands they will…

Tuesday after Trinity 18

Psalmody1Incline your ear, O LORD, and | answer me,*         for I am poor and | needy. 2Preserve my life, for I am | godly;*         save your servant, who trusts in you—you | are my God. 3Be gracious to me, | O Lord,*         for to you do I cry | all the day. 4Gladden the soul of your |…

Monday after Trinity 18

Psalmody1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph | like a flock!*         You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, | shine forth. 2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Ma- | nasseh,*         stir up your might and come to | save us! 3Restore us, | O God;*         let your face shine, that we | may be saved! 4O…

Trinity 18

Psalmody9How can a young man keep his | way pure?*         By guarding it according | to your word. 10With my whole heart I | seek you;*         let me not wander from your com- | mandments! 11I have stored up your word | in my heart,*         that I might not sin a- | gainst you. 12Blessèd are you, |…

Saturday after Trinity 17

Psalmody1O LORD, how many | are my foes!*         Many are rising a- | gainst me; 2many are saying | of my soul,*         there is no salvation for | him in God. 3But you, O LORD, are a shield a- | bout me,*         my glory, and the lifter | of my head. 4I cried aloud | to the LORD,*         and…

Friday after Trinity 17

Psalmody1Out | of the depths*         I cry to you, | O LORD! 2O Lord, | hear my voice!*         Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for | mercy! 3If you, O LORD, should mark in- | iquities,*         O Lord, | who could stand? 4But with you there is for- | giveness,*         that you | may…

Thursday after Trinity 17 (Jerome)

Psalmody161Princes persecute me with- | out cause,*         but my heart stands in awe | of your words. 162I rejoice | at your word*         like one who | finds great spoil. 163I hate and abhor | falsehood,*         but I | love your law. 164Seven times a day I | praise you*         for your just and righ- | teous decrees. 165Great…

Wednesday after Trinity 17 (St. Michael and All Angels)

Psalmody7The law of the LORD is perfect, reviv- | ing the soul;*         the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the | simple; 8the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing | the heart;*         the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening | the eyes; 9the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for- | ever;*         the…

Tuesday after Trinity 17

Psalmody17The LORD is righteous in | all his ways*         and kind in | all his works. 18The LORD is near to all who | call on him,*         to all who call on | him in truth. 19He fulfills the desire of those who | fear him;*         he also hears their cry and | saves them. 20The LORD preserves…

Monday after Trinity 17

Psalmody9Because you have made the LORD your | dwelling place—*         the Most High, who is my | refuge— 10no evil shall be allowed to be- | fall you,*         no plague come | near your tent. 11For he will command his angelscon- | cerning you*         to guard you in | all your ways. 12On their hands they will |…

Trinity 17

Psalmody1Preserve me, | O God,*         for in you I take | refuge. 2I say to the LORD, “You | are my Lord;*         I have no good a- | part from you.” 3As for the saints | in the land,*         they are the excellent ones, in whom is all | my delight. 4The sorrows of those who run after…

Saturday after Trinity 16

Psalmody5Behold, I was brought forth in in- | iquity,*         and in sin did my mother con- | ceive me. 6Behold, you delight in truth in theinward | being,*         and you teach me wisdom in the | secret heart. 7Purge me with hyssop, and I | shall be clean;*         wash me, and I shall be whit- | er than…

Friday after Trinity 16

Psalmody1To you I lift | up my eyes,*         O you who are enthroned in the | heavens! 2Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her | mistress,*         so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy up-…

Thursday after Trinity 16

Psalmody5Behold, I was brought forth in in- | iquity,*         and in sin did my mother con- | ceive me. 6Behold, you delight in truth in the inward | being,*         and you teach me wisdom in the | secret heart. 7Purge me with hyssop, and I | shall be clean;*         wash me, and I shall be whit- | er…

Tuesday after Trinity 16 (St. Matthew)

Psalmody12For it is not an enemy who taunts me—then I could | bear it;*         it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—then I could | hide from him. 13But it is you, a man, my | equal,*         my companion, my fa- | miliar friend. 14We used to take sweet counsel to- | gether;*         within God’s house…

Monday after Trinity 16

Psalmody1God is our ref- | uge and strength,*         a very present help in | trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear though the | earth gives way,*         though the mountains be moved into the heart | of the sea, 3though its waters | roar and foam,*         though the mountains tremble at its | swelling. 4There is a river whose…

Trinity 16

Psalmody1Give thanks to the LORD, for | he is good,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever. 2Give thanks to the | God of gods,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever. 3Give thanks to the | Lord of lords,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever; 4to him who alone does great | wonders,*         for…

Saturday after Trinity 15

Psalmody5Out of my distress I called | on the LORD;*         the LORD answered me and | set me free. 6The LORD is on my side; I | will not fear.*         What can man | do to me? 7The LORD is on my side as my | helper;*         I shall look in triumph on those who | hate me.…

Friday after Trinity 15

Psalmody1Out | of the depths*         I cry to you, | O LORD! 2O Lord, | hear my voice!*         Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for | mercy! 3If you, O LORD, should mark in- | iquities,*         O Lord, | who could stand? 4But with you there is for- | giveness,*         that you | may…

Thursday after Trinity 15 (Cyprian of Carthage)

Psalmody1My heart is steadfast, | O God!*         I will sing and make melody with all my | being! 2Awake, O | harp and lyre!*         I will a- | wake the dawn! 3I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the | peoples;*         I will sing praises to you among the | nations. 4For your steadfast love is…

Wednesday after Trinity 15

Psalmody1Blessèd is the man who walks not in the counsel of the | wicked,*         nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of | scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law | of the LORD,*         and on his law he meditates | day and night. 3He is like a tree planted by…

Tuesday after Trinity 15 (Holy Cross Day)

Psalmody6I am utterly bowed down and | prostrate;*         all the day I go about | mourning. 7For my sides are filled with | burning,*         and there is no soundness | in my flesh. 8I am feeble | and crushed;*         I groan because of the tumult | of my heart. 9O Lord, all my longing is be- | fore…

Monday after Trinity 15

Psalmody7Hear, O LORD, when I | cry aloud;*         be gracious to me and | answer me! 8You have said, | “Seek my face.”*         My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, | do I seek.” 9Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in | anger,*         O you who have been my help. Cast me…

Trinity 15

Psalmody12Blessèd is the man whom you discipline, | O LORD,*         and whom you teach out | of your law, 13to give him rest from days of | trouble,*         until a pit is dug for the | wicked. 14For the LORD will not forsake his | people;*         he will not abandon his | heritage; 15for justice will return to…

Saturday after Trinity 14

Psalmody1O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have | told us,*         what deeds you performed in their days, in the | days of old: 2you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you | planted;*         you afflicted the peoples, but them you | set free; 3for not by their own sword…

Friday after Trinity 14

Psalmody1Do you indeed decree what is | right, you gods?*         Do you judge the children of man up- | rightly? 2No, in your hearts you de- | vise wrongs;*         your hands deal out violence | on earth. 3The wicked are estranged | from the womb;*         they go astray from birth, | speaking lies. 4They have venom like the…

Thursday after Trinity 14

Psalmody1Hear my cry, | O God,*         listen | to my prayer; 2from the end of the earth I call to you when my | heart is faint.*         Lead me to the rock that is high- | er than I, 3for you have been my | refuge,*         a strong tower against the | enemy. 4Let me dwell in your…

Wednesday after Trinity 14

Psalmody12O God, be not | far from me;*         O my God, make haste to | help me! 13May my accusers be put to shame | and consumed;*         with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who | seek my hurt. 14But I will hope con- | tinually*         and will praise you yet | more and more. 15My mouth…

Tuesday after Trinity 14

Psalmody1O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not | raised too high;*         I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvel- | ous for me. 2But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its | mother;*         like a weaned child is my soul with- |…

Monday after Trinity 14

Psalmody1Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it la- | bor in vain.*         Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays a- | wake in vain. 2It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of | anxious toil;*         for he gives to his be-…

Friday after Trinity 13 (Gregory the Great)

Psalmody57The LORD is my | portion;*         I promise to | keep your words. 58I entreat your favor with | all my heart;*         be gracious to me according to your | promise. 59When I think | on my ways,*         I turn my feet to your testi- | monies; 60I hasten and do | not delay*         to keep your com- |…

Wednesday after Trinity 13 (Joshua)

Psalmody1Clap your hands, all | peoples!*         Shout to God with loud | songs of joy! 2For the LORD, the Most High, is | to be feared,*         a great king over | all the earth. 3He subdued peoples | under us,*         and nations un- | der our feet. 4He chose our heritage | for us,*         the pride of Jacob |…

Tuesday after Trinity 13

Psalmody15O mountain of God, mountainof | Bashan;*         O many-peaked mountain, mountain of | Bashan! 16Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked | mountain,*         at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell for- | ever? 17The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon | thousands;*         the Lord is among…

Monday after Trinity 13

Psalmody1Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly | beings,*         ascribe to the LORD glo- | ry and strength. 2Ascribe to the LORD the glory | due his name;*         worship the LORD in the splendor of | holiness. 3The voice of the LORD is over the | waters;*         the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many | waters. 4The…

Trinity 13 (The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist)

Psalmody6I call upon you, for you will answer me, | O God;*         incline your ear to me; | hear my words. 7Wondrously show your | steadfast love,*         O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at | your right hand. 8Keep me as the apple | of your eye;*         hide me in the shadow | of…

Saturday after Trinity 12 (Augustine of Hippo)

Psalmody1Great is the LORD and greatly | to be praised*         in the city | of our God! His holy mountain, 2beautiful in elevation, is the joy of | all the earth,*         Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the | great King. 3Within her | citadels*         God has made himself known as a | fortress. 4For…

Friday after Trinity 12 (Monica)

Psalmody1Give the king your justice, | O God,*         and your righteousness to the | royal son! 2May he judge your people with | righteousness,*         and your poor with | justice! 3Let the mountains bear prosperity for the | people,*         and the hills, in | righteousness! 4May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance…

Thursday after Trinity 12

Psalmody7How precious is your steadfast love, | O God!*         The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow | of your wings. 8They feast on the abundance | of your house,*         and you give them drink from the river of | your delights. 9For with you is the foun- | tain of life;*         in your light do |…

Wednesday after Trinity 12

Psalmody1Blessèd is the one whose transgression is for- | given,*         whose sin is | covered. 2Blessèd is the man against whom the LORD counts no in- | iquity,*         and in whose spirit there is | no deceit. 3For when I kept silent, my bones wast- | ed away*         through my groaning | all day long. 4For day and…

Tuesday after Trinity 12 (St. Bartholomew, Apostle)

Psalmody1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom | shall I fear?*         The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I | be afraid? 7Hear, O LORD, when I | cry aloud;*         be gracious to me and | answer me! 8You have said, | “Seek my face.”*         My heart says to you, “Your face,LORD,…

Monday after Trinity 12

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my | whole heart,*         in the company of the upright, in the congre- | gation. 2Great are the works | of the LORD,*         studied by all who de- | light in them. 3Full of splendor and majesty | is his work,*         and his righteousness endures for- |…

Trinity 12

Psalmody6The heavens proclaim his | righteousness,*         and all the peoples see his | glory. 7All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless | idols;*         worship him, | all you gods! 8Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Ju- | dah rejoice,*         because of your judgments, | O LORD. 9For you,…

Saturday after Trinity 11

Psalmody13For you formed my | inward parts;*         you knitted me together in my | mother’s womb. 14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonder- | fully made.*         Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it | very well. 15My frame was not hid- | den from you,*         when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in…

Friday after Trinity 11 (Samuel)

Psalmody1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your | steadfast love;*         according to your abundant mercy blot out my trans- | gressions. 2Wash me thoroughly from my in- | iquity,*         and cleanse me | from my sin! 3For I know my trans- | gressions,*         and my sin is ever be- | fore me. 4Against you, you only,…

Thursday after Trinity 11 (Bernard of Clairvaux)

Psalmody1Save, O LORD, for the godly | one is gone;*         for the faithful have vanished from among the chil- | dren of man. 2Everyone utters lies to his | neighbor;*         with flattering lips and a double | heart they speak. 3May the LORD cut off all | flattering lips,*         the tongue that | makes great boasts, 4those who…

Wednesday after Trinity 11

Psalmody1Oh give thanks to the LORD, for | he is good,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever! 2Let the redeemed of the LORD | say so,*         whom he has redeemed from | trouble 3and gathered in | from the lands,*         from the east and from the west, from the north and | from the south. 4Some…

Tuesday after Trinity 11 (Johann Gerhard, Theologian)

Psalmody1The earth is the LORD’s and the full- | ness thereof,*         the world and those who | dwell therein, 2for he has founded it up- | on the seas*         and established it upon the | rivers. 3Who shall ascend the hill | of the LORD?*         And who shall stand in his | holy place? 4He who has clean…

Monday after Trinity 11 (Isaac)

Psalmody1In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say | to my soul,*         “Flee like a bird to your | mountain, 2for behold, the wicked | bend the bow;*         they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the up- | right in heart; 3if the foundations | are destroyed,*         what can…

Saturday after Trinity 10

Psalmody13The LORD looks down from | heaven;*         he sees all the chil- | dren of man; 14from where he sits enthroned he | looks out*         on all the inhabitants | of the earth, 15he who fashions the hearts | of them all*         and observes | all their deeds. 16The king is not saved by his great | army;*         a…

Friday after Trinity 10

Psalmody1God shall arise, his enemies shall be | scattered;*         and those who hate him shall flee be- | fore him! 2As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive | them away;*         as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish be- | fore God! 3But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult be- |…

Thursday after Trinity 10

Psalmody1The LORD reigns; let the peoples | tremble!*         He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the | earth quake! 2The LORD is great in | Zion;*         he is exalted over all the | peoples. 3Let them praise your great and | awesome name!*         Ho- | ly is he! 4The King in his might loves | justice.*         You have established…

Wednesday after Trinity 10

Psalmody10Create in me a clean heart, | O God,*         and renew a right spirit with- | in me. 11Cast me not away from your | presence,*         and take not your Holy Spirit | from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your sal- | vation,*         and uphold me with a willing | spirit. 13Then I will teach transgressors…

Tuesday after Trinity 10 (Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr)

Psalmody1The fool says in his heart, “There | is no God.”*         They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none | who does good. 2The LORD looks down from heaven on the chil- | dren of man,*         to see if there are any who understand, who seek | after God. 3They have all turned aside; together…

Monday after Trinity 10

Psalmody8Understand, O dullest of the | people!*         Fools, when will | you be wise? 9He who planted the ear, does | he not hear?*         He who formed the eye, does | he not see? 10He who disciplines the nations, does he | not rebuke?*         He who teaches man | knowledge— 11the LORD—knows the | thoughts of man,*         that they…

Trinity 10

Psalmody1For God alone my soul waits in | silence;*         from him comes my sal- | vation. 2He only is my rock and my salvation, my | fortress;*         I shall not be greatly | shaken. 3How long will all of you attack a man to | batter him,*         like a leaning wall, a | tottering fence? 4They only plan…

Saturday after Trinity 9

salmody3O LORD, what is man that you re- | gard him,*         or the son of man that you | think of him? 4Man is | like a breath;*         his days are like a passing | shadow. 5Bow your heavens, O LORD, and | come down!*         Touch the mountains so | that they smoke! 6Flash forth the lightning and…

Friday after Trinity 9

Psalmody1It is good to give thanks | to the LORD,*         to sing praises to your name, | O Most High; 2to declare your steadfast love in the | morning,*         and your faithful- | ness by night, 3to the music of the lute | and the harp,*         to the melody | of the lyre. 4For you, O LORD, have…

Thursday after Trinity 9

Psalmody1O LORD, in your strength the king re- | joices,*         and in your salvation how greatly | he exults! 2You have given him his | heart’s desire*         and have not withheld the request | of his lips. 3For you meet him with rich | blessings;*         you set a crown of fine gold up- | on his head. 4He…

Wednesday after Trinity 9

Psalmody1Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples | on me;*         all day long an attacker op- | presses me; 2my enemies trample on me | all day long,*         for many attack me | proudly. 3When I | am afraid,*         I put my | trust in you. 4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust;…

Tuesday after Trinity 9 (Joanna, Mary, and Salome, Myrrhbearers)

Psalmody4Sing to God, sing praises | to his name;*         lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult be- | fore him! 5Father of the fatherless and protector of | widows*         is God in his holy habi- | tation. 6God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out…

Monday after Trinity 9

Psalmody1In you, O LORD, do I take | refuge;*         let me never be | put to shame! 2In your righteousness deliver meand | rescue me;*         incline your ear to me, and | save me! 3Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may contin- | ually come;*         you have given the command to save me, for…

Trinity 9

Psalmody1Make haste, O God, to de- | liver me!*         O LORD, make haste to | help me! 2Let them be put to shame and confusion who | seek my life!*         Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who de- | sire my hurt! 3Let them turn back because | of their shame*         who say, “A- |…

Saturday after Trinity 8 (Joseph of Arimathea)

Psalmody14Turn again, O | God of hosts!*         Look down from | heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, 15the stock that your right hand | planted,*         and for the son whom you made strong | for yourself. 16They have burned it with fire; they have | cut it down;*         may they perish at the rebuke | of…

Friday after Trinity 8 (Robert Barnes, Confessor and Martyr)

Psalmody1The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and sum- | mons the earth*         from the rising of the sun to its | setting. 2Out of Zion, the perfection of | beauty,*         God | shines forth. 3Our God comes; he does not keep | silence;*         before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty | tempest. 4He calls…

Thursday after Trinity 8 (Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany)

Psalmody41Let your steadfast love cometo me, | O LORD,*         your salvation according to your | promise; 42then shall I have an answer for him who | taunts me,*         for I trust | in your word. 43And take not the word of truth utterly out | of my mouth,*         for my hope is in your | just decrees. 44I…

Wednesday after Trinity 8 (Johann Sebastian Bach, Kantor)

Psalmody1Deliver me from my enemies, | O my God;*         protect me from those who rise up a- | gainst me; 2deliver me from those who work | evil,*         and save me from blood- | thirsty men. 3For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife a- | gainst me.*         For no transgression or…

Tuesday after Trinity 8

Psalmody17Deal bountifully with your | servant,*         that I may live and | keep your word. 18Open my eyes, that I | may behold*         wondrous things out | of your law. 19I am a sojourner | on the earth;*         hide not your command- | ments from me! 20My soul is consumed with | longing*         for your just decrees at |…

Monday after Trinity 8

Psalmody30I will praise the name of God | with a song;*         I will magnify him with thanks- | giving. 31This will please the LORD more | than an ox*         or a bull with | horns and hoofs. 32When the humble see it they | will be glad;*         you who seek God, let your | hearts revive. 33For the…

Saturday after Trinity 7

Psalmody7Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O | ancient doors,*         that the King of glory | may come in. 8Who is this King of | glory?*         The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in | battle! 9Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O | ancient doors,*         that the King…

Friday after Trinity 7

Psalmody113I hate the double- | minded,*         but I | love your law. 114You are my hiding place | and my shield;*         I hope | in your word. 115Depart from me, you evil- | doers,*         that I may keep the commandments | of my God. 116Uphold me according to your promise, that | I may live,*         and let me not…

Thursday after Trinity 7 (St. Mary Magdalene)

Psalmody1By the waters of Babylon, there we sat | down and wept,*         when we remembered | Zion. 2On the | willows there*         we hung | up our lyres. 3For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, | saying,*         “Sing us one of the songs of | Zion!” 4How shall we sing the | LORD’s…

Wednesday after Trinity 7 (Ezekiel)

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for | he is good,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever! 2Who can utter the mighty deeds | of the LORD,*         or declare | all his praise? 3Blessèd are they who observe | justice,*         who do righteousness | at all times! 4Remember me, O LORD, when you…

Tuesday after Trinity 7 (Elijah)

Elijah Psalmody57The LORD is my | portion;*         I promise to | keep your words. 58I entreat your favor with | all my heart;*         be gracious to me according to your | promise. 59When I think | on my ways,*         I turn my feet to your testi- | monies; 60I hasten and do | not delay*         to keep your com-…

Monday after Trinity 7

Psalmody1God has taken his place in the divine | council;*         in the midst of the gods he holds | judgment: 2“How long will you judge un- | justly*         and show partiality to the | wicked? 3Give justice to the weak and the | fatherless;*         maintain the right of the afflicted and the | destitute. 4Rescue the weak and…

Trinity 7

Psalmody1May the LORD answer you in the day of | trouble!*         May the name of the God of Jacob pro- | tect you! 2May he send you help from the sanctu- | ary*         and give you support from | Zion! 3May he remember all your | offerings*         and regard with favor your burnt sacri- | fices! 4May he…

Saturday after Trinity 6

Psalmody8But you, | O LORD,*         are on high for- | ever. 9For behold, your enemies, O LORD, for behold, your enemies shall | perish;*         all evildoers shall be | scattered. 10But you have exalted my horn like that of the | wild ox;*         you have poured over me | fresh oil. 11My eyes have seen the downfallof my…

Friday after Trinity 6 (Ruth)

Ruth Psalmody1O LORD, in your strength the king re- | joices,*         and in your salvation how greatly | he exults! 2You have given him his | heart’s desire*         and have not withheld the request | of his lips. 3For you meet him with rich | blessings;*         you set a crown of fine gold up- | on his head.…

Thursday after Trinity 6

Psalmody13The LORD looks down from | heaven;*         he sees all the chil- | dren of man; 14from where he sits enthroned he | looks out*         on all the inhabitants | of the earth, 15he who fashions the hearts | of them all*         and observes | all their deeds. 16The king is not saved by his great | army;*         a…

Wednesday after Trinity 6

Psalmody1Blessèd are those whose way is | blameless,*         who walk in the law | of the LORD! 2Blessèd are those who keep his testi- | monies,*         who seek him with their | whole heart, 3who also | do no wrong,*         but walk | in his ways! 4You have commanded your | precepts*         to be kept dil- | igently. 5Oh…

Tuesday after Trinity 6

Psalmody1In you, O LORD, do I take | refuge;*         let me never be | put to shame! 2In your righteousness deliver me and | rescue me;*         incline your ear to me, and | save me! 3Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may contin- | ually come;*         you have given the command to save me,…

Monday after Trinity 6

Psalmody10All nations sur- | rounded me;*         in the name of the LORD I | cut them off! 11They surrounded me, surrounded me on | every side;*         in the name of the LORD I | cut them off! 12They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire a- | mong thorns;*         in the name of the LORD…

Trinity 6

Psalmody1Give ear to my words, | O LORD;*         consider my | groaning. 2Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King | and my God,*         for to you | do I pray. 3O LORD, in the morning you | hear my voice;*         in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for | you and watch. 4For you are…

Saturday after Trinity 5

Psalmody1Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount | Zion,*         which cannot be moved, but abides for- | ever. 2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his | people,*         from this time forth and for- | evermore. 3For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the | righteous,*         lest the…

Friday after Trinity 5

Psalmody1I give you thanks, O LORD, with | my whole heart;*         before the gods I | sing your praise; 2I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your | faithfulness,*         for you have exalted above all things your name | and your word. 3On the day I…

Thursday after Trinity 5

Psalmody5The LORD is my chosen portion | and my cup;*         you | hold my lot. 6The lines have fallen for me in pleasant | places;*         indeed, I have a beautiful in- | heritance. 7I bless the LORD who gives me | counsel;*         in the night also my heart in- | structs me. 8I have set the LORD always…

Wednesday after Trinity 5

Psalmody1Why do the | nations rage*         and the peoples | plot in vain? 2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel to- | gether,*         against the LORD and against his anointed, | saying, 3“Let us burst their | bonds apart*         and cast away their | cords from us.” 4He who sits in the |…

Monday after Trinity 5

Psalmody1God shall arise, his enemies shall be | scattered;*         and those who hate him shall flee be- | fore him! 2As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive | them away;*         as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish be- | fore God! 3But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult be- |…

Trinity 5

Psalmody1The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and sum- | mons the earth*         from the rising of the sun to its | setting. 2Out of Zion, the perfection of | beauty,*         God | shines forth. 3Our God comes; he does not keep | silence;*         before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty | tempest. 4He calls…

Saturday after Trinity 4

Psalmody5Blessèd are those whose strengthis | in you,*         in whose heart are the highways to | Zion. 6As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a | place of springs;*         the early rain also covers | it with pools. 7They go from | strength to strength; *         each one appears before God in | Zion.…

Friday after Trinity 4 (The Visitation)

Psalmody1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your | steadfast love;*         according to your abundant mercy blot out my trans- | gressions. 2Wash me thoroughly from my in- | iquity,*         and cleanse me | from my sin! 3For I know my trans- | gressions,*         and my sin is ever be- | fore me. 4Against you, you only,…

Thursday after Trinity 4

Psalmody1Clap your hands, all | peoples!*         Shout to God with loud | songs of joy! 2For the LORD, the Most High, is | to be feared,*         a great king over | all the earth. 3He subdued peoples | under us,*         and nations un- | der our feet. 4He chose our heritage | for us,*         the pride of Jacob |…

Wednesday after Trinity 4

Psalmody1When Israel went out from | Egypt,*         the house of Jacob from a people of strange | language, 2Judah became his sanctu- | ary,*         Israel his do- | minion. 3The sea | looked and fled;*         Jordan | turned back. 4The mountains | skipped like rams,*         the | hills like lambs. 5What ails you, O sea, | that you flee?*         O…

Tuesday after Trinity 4 (St. Peter and St. Paul)

Psalmody1Bless the LORD, | O my soul,*         and all that is within me, bless his | holy name! 2Bless the LORD, | O my soul,*         and forget not all his | benefits, 3who forgives all your in- | iquity,*         who heals all your dis- | eases, 4who redeems your life | from the pit,*         who crowns you with steadfastlove…

Trinity 4 (Cyril of Alexandria)

Psalmody1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your | steadfast love;*         according to your abundant mercy blot out my trans- | gressions. 2Wash me thoroughly from my in- | iquity,*         and cleanse me | from my sin! 3For I know my trans- | gressions,*         and my sin is ever be- | fore me. 4Against you, you only,…

Friday after Trinity 3 (Presentation of the Augsburg Confession)

Psalmody41Let your steadfast love come to me, | O LORD,*         your salvation according to your | promise; 42then shall I have an answer for him who | taunts me,*         for I trust | in your word. 43And take not the word of truth utterly out | of my mouth,*         for my hope is in your | just decrees.…

Thursday after Trinity 3 (The Nativity of St. John the Baptist)

Psalmody7Show us your steadfast love, | O LORD,*         and grant us your sal- | vation. 8Let me hear what God the | LORD will speak,*         for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to | folly. 9Surely his salvation is near to those who | fear him,*         that glory…

Wednesday after Trinity 3

Psalmody14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonder- | fully made.*         Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it | very well. 15My frame was not hid- | den from you,*         when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths | of the earth. 16Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book…

Tuesday after Trinity 3

Psalmody12Many bulls en- | compass me;*         strong bulls of Bashan sur- | round me; 13they open wide their | mouths at me,*         like a ravening and roaring | lion. 14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are | out of joint;*         my heart is like wax; it is melted with- | in my breast; 15my…

Monday after Trinity 3

Psalmody22I will tell of your name to my | brothers;*         in the midst of the congregation I will | praise you: 23You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glo- | rify him,*         and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of | Israel! 24For he has not despised or abhorred the…

Trinity 3

Psalmody6Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of up- | rightness;*         7you have loved righteousness and hated | wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your com- | panions;*         8your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and | cassia.…

Saturday after Trinity 2

Psalmody9Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am | in distress;*         my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body | also. 10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with | sighing;*         my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones | waste away. 14But I trust in you, |…

Friday after Trinity 2

Psalmody9All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, | O Lord,*         and shall glori- | fy your name. 10For you are great and do | wondrous things;*         you a- | lone are God. 11Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk | in your truth;*         unite my heart to | fear your…

Thursday after Trinity 2

Psalmody1Oh give thanks to the LORD, for | he is good,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever! 2Let the redeemed of the LORD | say so,*         whom he has redeemed from | trouble 3and gathered in | from the lands,*         from the east and from the west, from the north and | from the south. 4Some…

Wednesday after Trinity 2

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises | to our God;*         for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is | fitting. 2The LORD builds up Je- | rusalem;*         he gathers the outcasts of | Israel. 3He heals the broken- | hearted*         and binds | up their wounds. 4He determines the number | of…

Tuesday after Trinity 2

Psalmody1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your | steadfast love;*         according to your abundant mercy blot out my trans- | gressions. 2Wash me thoroughly from my in- | iquity,*         and cleanse me | from my sin! 3For I know my trans- | gressions,*         and my sin is ever be- | fore me. 4Against you, you only,…

Monday after Trinity 2 (Elisha)

Psalmody1Shout for joy to God, | all the earth;*         2sing the glory of his name; give to him | glorious praise! 3Say to God, “How awesome | are your deeds!*         So great is your power that your enemies come cringing | to you. 4All the earth worships you and sings prais- | es to you;*         they sing praises…

Trinity 2

Psalmody32O kingdoms of the earth, | sing to God;*         sing praises | to the Lord, 33to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient | heavens;*         behold, he sends out his voice, his | mighty voice. 34Ascribe | power to God,*         whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is | in the skies. 35Awesome is God from…

Saturday after Trinity 1 (The Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, AD 325)

Psalmody1Fret not yourself because of evil- | doers;*         be not envious of wrong- | doers! 2For they will soon fade | like the grass*         and wither like the | green herb. 3Trust in the LORD, | and do good;*         dwell in the land and befriend | faithfulness. 4Delight yourself | in the LORD,*         and he will give you the…

Friday after Trinity 1 (St. Barnabas, Apostle)

Psalmody12What man is there who de- | sires life*         and loves many days, that he may | see good? 13Keep your tongue from | evil*         and your lips from speak- | ing deceit. 14Turn away from evil | and do good;*         seek peace and pur- | sue it. 15The eyes of the LORD are toward the | righteous*         and…

Thursday after Trinity 1

Psalmody12What shall I render | to the LORD *         for all his bene- | fits to me? 13I will lift up the cup of sal- | vation*         and call on the name | of the LORD, 14I will pay my vows | to the LORD *         in the presence of all his | people. 15Precious in the sight…

Wednesday after Trinity 1

Psalmody10Then I said, “I will ap- | peal to this,*         to the years of the right hand of the | Most High.” 11I will remember the deeds | of the LORD;*         yes, I will remember your won- | ders of old. 12I will ponder | all your work,*         and meditate on your | mighty deeds. 13Your way, O…

Tuesday after Trinity 1

Psalmody7How precious is your steadfast love, | O God!*         The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow | of your wings. 8They feast on the abundance | of your house,*         and you give them drink from the river of | your delights. 9For with you is the foun- | tain of life;*         in your light do |…

Monday after Trinity 1

Psalmody9How can a young man keep his | way pure?*         By guarding it according | to your word. 10With my whole heart I | seek you;*         let me not wander from your com- | mandments! 11I have stored up your word | in my heart,*         that I might not sin a- | gainst you. 12Blessèd are you, |…

Trinity 1

Psalmody169Let my cry come before you, | O LORD;*         give me understanding according | to your word! 170Let my plea come be- | fore you;*         deliver me according | to your word. 171My lips will | pour forth praise,*         for you teach me your | statutes. 172My tongue will sing | of your word,*         for all your command- |…

Saturday after Trinity (Boniface of Mainz, Missionary to the Germans)

Psalmody12For he delivers the needy | when he calls,*         the poor and him who has no | helper. 13He has pity on the weak and the | needy,*         and saves the lives of the | needy. 14From oppression and violence he re- | deems their life,*         and precious is their blood | in his sight. 15Long may he…

Friday after Trinity

Psalmody1Hear my cry, | O God,*         listen | to my prayer; 2from the end of the earth I call to you when my | heart is faint.*         Lead me to the rock that is high- | er than I, 3for you have been my | refuge,*         a strong tower against the | enemy. 4Let me dwell in your…

Thursday after Trinity

Psalmody5I consider the | days of old,*         the years | long ago. 6I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate | in my heart.”*         Then my spirit made a dil- | igent search: 7“Will the Lord spurn for- | ever,*         and never again be | favorable? 8Has his steadfast love for- | ever…

Wednesday after Trinity

Psalmody3When my enemies | turn back,*         they stumble and perish before your | presence. 4For you have maintained my | just cause;*         you have sat on the throne, giving righteous | judgment. 5You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked | perish;*         you have blotted out their name forever and | ever. 6The enemy came to…

Tuesday after Trinity (Justin)

Psalmody4His lightnings light | up the world;*         the earth sees and | trembles. 5The mountains melt like wax be- | fore the LORD,*         before the Lord of | all the earth. 6The heavens proclaim his | righteousness,*         and all the peoples see his | glory. 7All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in…

Monday after Trinity

The Visitation (Three-Year Lectionary) Psalmody5Blessèd is he whose help is the God of | Jacob,*         whose hope is in the | LORD his God, 6who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is | in them,*         who keeps faith for- | ever; 7who executes justice for | the oppressed,*         who gives food to the | hungry.…

Holy Trinity Sunday

Psalmody1God is our ref- | uge and strength,*         a very present help in | trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear though the | earth gives way,*         though the mountains be moved into the heart | of the sea, 3though its waters | roar and foam,*         though the mountains tremble atits | swelling. 4There is a river whose streams…

Saturday after Pentecost

Psalmody6The heavens proclaim his | righteousness,*         and all the peoples see his | glory. 7All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless | idols;*         worship him, | all you gods! 8Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Ju- | dah rejoice,*         because of your judgments, | O LORD. 9For you,…

Friday after Pentecost

Psalmody8Arise, O LORD, and go to your | resting place,*         you and the ark | of your might. 9Let your priests be clothed with | righteousness,*         and let your saints | shout for joy. 10For the sake of your servant | David,*         do not turn away the face of your a- | nointed one. 11The LORD swore to…

Thursday after Pentecost

Psalmody1Blessèd is the man who walks not in the counsel of the | wicked,*         nor stands in the way of sinners,         nor sits in the seat of | scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law | of the LORD,*         and on his law he meditates | dayand night. 3He is like a tree planted by streams of…

Wednesday after Pentecost

Psalmody19But you, O LORD, do not be | far off!*         O you my help, come quickly | to my aid! 20Deliver my soul | from the sword,*         my precious life from the power | ofthe dog! 21Save me from the mouth of the | lion!*         You have rescued me from the horns of the wild | oxen! 22I…

Tuesday after Pentecost

Psalmody8Understand, O dullest of the | people!*         Fools, when will | you be wise? 9He who planted the ear, does | he not hear?*         He who formed the eye, does | he not see? 10He who disciplines the nations, does he | not rebuke?*         He who teaches man | knowledge— 11the LORD—knows the | thoughts of man,*         that they…

Monday after Pentecost

Psalmody1Blessèd is everyone who | fears the LORD,*         who walks | in his ways! 2You shall eat the fruit of the labor | of your hands;*         you shall be blessed,and it shall be | well with you. 3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine with- | in your house;*         your children will be like olive shoots around…

The Day of Pentecost

Psalmody8He it was who struck down the firstborn of | Egypt,*         both of man | and of beast; 9who in your midst, O | Egypt,*         sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his | servants; 10who struck down many | nations*         and killed | mighty kings, 11Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of | Bashan,*         and…

Saturday after Easter 7

Psalmody1i love the LORD, because | he has heard*         my voice and my pleas for | mercy. 2because he inclined his | ear to me,*         therefore i will call on himas long | as i live. 3the snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of sheol laid | hold on me;*         i suffered distress and | anguish. 4then…

Friday after Easter 7

Psalmody9The Ephraimites, armed | with the bow,*         turned back on the day of | battle. 10They did not keep God’s | covenant,*         but refused to walk according | to his law. 11They for- | got his works*         and the wonders that he had | shown them. 12In the sight of their fathers he performed | wonders*         in the land…

Thursday after Easter 7

Psalmody14Turn again, O | God of hosts!*         Look down from | heaven, and see;         have regard for this vine, 15the stock that your right hand | planted,*         and for the son whom you made         strong | for yourself. 16They have burned it with fire; they have | cut it down;*         may they perish at the rebuke | ofyour face! 17But…

Wednesday after Easter 7

Psalmody19Open to me the gates of | righteousness,*         that I may enter through themand give thanks | to the LORD. 20This is the gate | of the LORD;*         the righteous shall enter | through it. 21I thank you that you have | answered me*         and have become my sal- | vation. 22The stone that the builders re- |…

Tuesday after Easter 7

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my | whole heart,*         in the company of the upright,in the congre- | gation. 2Great are the works | of the LORD,*         studied by all who de- | light in them. 3Full of splendor and majesty | is his work,*         and his righteousness endures for- | ever.…

Monday after Easter 7

Psalmody5Blessèd is he whose help is the God of | Jacob,*         whose hope is in the | LORD his God, 6who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is | in them,*         who keeps faith for- | ever; 7who executes justice for | the oppressed,*         who gives food to the | hungry. The LORD sets the…

Saturday of Easter 6

Psalmody97Oh how I | love your law!*         It is my meditation | all the day. 98Your commandment makes me wiser than my | enemies,*         for it is ever | with me. 99I have more understanding than all my | teachers,*         for your testimonies aremy medi- | tation. 100I understand more than the | agèd,*         for I keep your |…

Friday of Easter 6

Psalmody11I will remember the deeds | of the LORD;*         yes, I will remember your won- | ders         of old. 12I will ponder | all your work,*         and meditate on your | mighty deeds. 13Your way, O God, is | holy.*         What god is great | like our God? 14You are the God who works | wonders;*         you have made known…

The Ascension of Our Lord

Psalmody1Out | of the depths*         I cry to you, | O LORD! 2O Lord, | hear my voice!*         Let your ears be attentive to the voiceof my pleas for | mercy! 3If you, O LORD, should mark in- | iquities,*          O Lord, | who could stand? 4But with you there is for- | giveness,*         that you | may…

Wednesday of Easter 6

Psalmody5For God alone, O my soul, wait in | silence,*         for my hope is | from him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation, my | fortress;*         I shall not be | shaken. 7On God rests my salvation and my | glory;*         my mighty rock, my refuge | is God. 8Trust in him at all times, O…

Tuesday of Easter 6

Psalmody1LORD, you were favorable | to your land;*         you restored the fortunes of | Jacob. 2You forgave the iniquity of your | people;*         you covered | all their sin. 3You withdrew | all your wrath;*         you turned from your hot | anger. 4Restore us again, O God of our sal- | vation,*         and put away your indignation | toward…

Monday of Easter 6

Psalmody6The LORD works | righteousness*         and justice for all who | are oppressed. 7He made known his ways to | Moses,*         his acts to the people of | Israel. 8The LORD is merciful and | gracious,*         slow to anger and abounding         in | steadfast love. 9He will not | always chide,*         nor will he keep his anger for- | ever.…

Rogate Sunday (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Psalmody13Your name, O LORD, endures for- | ever,*         your renown, O LORD, throughoutall | ages. 14For the LORD will vindicate his | people*         and have compassion on his | servants. 15The idols of the nations are sil- | ver and gold,*         the work of | human hands. 16They have mouths, but | do not speak;*         they have eyes, but…

Saturday after Easter 5

Psalmody1O God, you are my God; earnestly I | seek you;*         my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary landwhere there is no | water. 2So I have looked upon you in the sanctu- | ary,*         beholding your power and | glory. 3Because your steadfast love is bet- |…

Friday after Easter 5

Psalmody33Teach me, O LORD, the way of your | statutes;*         and I will keep it | to the end. 34Give me understanding, that I may | keep your law*         and observe it with my | whole heart. 35Lead me in the path of your com- | mandments,*         for I de- | light in it. 36Incline my heart to…

Thursday after Easter 5

Psalmody1Why do you boast of evil, O | mighty man?*         The steadfast love of Godendures | all the day. 2Your tongue plots de- | struction,*         like a sharp razor, you worker | of deceit. 3You love evil | more than good,*         and lying more thanspeaking | what is right. 4You love all words | that devour,*                  O de- |…

Wednesday after Easter 5

Psalmody12What shall I render | to the LORDfor*          all his bene- | fits to me? 13I will lift up the cup of sal- | vation*         and call on the name | of the LORD, 14I will pay my vows | to the LORDin*          the presence of all his | people. 15Precious in the sight | of…

Tuesday after Easter 5

Psalmody1Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it la- | bor in vain.*         Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays a- | wake in vain. 2It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of | anxious toil;*         for he gives to his be-…

Monday after Easter 5

Psalmody1In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be | put to shame;*         in your righteousness de- | liver me! 2Incline your ear to me; rescue me | speedily!*         Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to | save me! 3For you are my rock and my | fortress;*         and for your…

Cantate Sunday (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

Psalmody1Fret not yourself because of evil- | doers;*         be not envious of wrong- | doers! 2For they will soon fade | like the grass*         and wither like the | green herb. 3Trust in the LORD, | and do good;*         dwell in the land andbefriend | faithfulness. 4Delight yourself | in the LORD,*         and he will give you thedesires |…

Saturday of Easter 4

Psalmody7How precious is your steadfast love, | O God!*         The children of mankind take refugein the shadow | of your wings. 8They feast on the abundance | of your house,*         and you give them drink from the river of | your delights. 9For with you is the foun- | tain of life;*         in your light do | we…

Friday of Easter 4

Psalmody1Blessèd are those whose way is | blameless,*         who walk in the law | of the LORD! 2Blessèd are those who keep his testi- | monies,*         who seek him with their | whole heart, 3who also | do no wrong,*         but walk | in his ways! 4You have commanded your | precepts*         to be kept dil- | igently. 5Oh…

Thursday of Easter 4

Psalmody7Wondrously show your | steadfast love,*          O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at | your right hand. 8Keep me as the apple | of your eye;*         hide me in the shadow | of your wings, 9from the wicked who do me | violence,*         my deadly enemies who sur- | round me. 10They close…

Wednesday of Easter 4

Psalmody7The law of the LORD is perfect, reviv- | ing the soul;*         the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the | simple; 8the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing | the heart;*         the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening | the eyes; 9the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for- | ever;*         the…

Tuesday of Easter 4

Psalmody1To you, | O LORD,*         I lift | up my soul. 2O my God, in you I trust; let me not be | put to shame;*         let not my enemies exult | over me. 3Indeed, none who wait for you shall be | put to shame;*         they shall be ashamed whoare wantonly | treacherous. 4Make me to know…

Monday of Easter 4

Psalmody129Your testimonies are | wonderful;*         therefore my soul | keeps them. 130The unfolding of your | words gives light;*         it imparts understanding to the | simple. 131I open my | mouth and pant,*         because I long foryour com- | mandments. 132Turn to me and be gra- | cious to me,*         as is your way with thosewho | love your…

Jubilate Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

Psalmody4 In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and | righteousness;*         let your right hand teachyou | awesome deeds! 5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s | enemies;*         the peoples fall | under you. 6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your…

Saturday after Easter 3

Psalmody1Blessèd is the one who consid- | ers the poor!*         In the day of trouble the LORDde- | livers him; 2the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessèd | in the land;*         you do not give him up to the willof his | enemies. 3The LORD sustains him on his | sickbed;*         in his…

Friday after Easter 3

Psalmody23Some went down to the | sea in ships,*         doing business on the great | waters; 24they saw the deeds | of the LORD,*         his wondrous works | in the deep. 25For he commanded and raised the | stormy wind,*         which lifted up the waves | of the sea. 26They mounted up to heaven; they went down |…

Thursday after Easter 3

Psalmody145With my whole heart I cry; answer me, | O LORD!*         I will keep your | statutes. 146I call to you; | save me,*         that I may observe your testi- | monies. 147I rise before dawn and | cry for help;*         I hope | in your words. 148My eyes are awake before the watches | of the night,*         that…

Wednesday after Easter 3

Psalmody1How lovely is your | dwelling place,*                  O | LORD of hosts! 2My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts | of the LORD;*         my heart and flesh sing for joyto the | living God. 3Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may | lay her young,*         at your altars,…

Tuesday after Easter 3

Psalmody11Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk | in your truth;*         unite my heart to | fear your name. 12I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with | my whole heart,*         and I will glorify your name for- | ever. 13For great is your steadfast | love toward me;*         you have delivered my…

Monday after Easter 3

Psalmody1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph | like a flock!*         You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, | shine forth. 2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Ma- | nasseh,*         stir up your might and come to | save us! 3Restore us, | O God;*         let your face shine, that we | may be saved! 4O…

Misericordias Domini (Third Sunday of Easter)

Psalmody49Remember your word to your | servant,*         in which you have | made me hope. 50This is my comfort in my af- | fliction,*         that your promise | gives me life. 51The insolent utterly de- | ride me,*         but I do not turn away | from your law. 52When I think of your just decrees | from of…

Saturday after Easter 2

Psalmody16When men in the camp were jealous of | Moses*         and Aaron, the holy one | of the LORD, 17the earth opened and swallowed up | Dathan,*         and covered the company of | Abiram. 18Fire also broke out in their | company;*         the flame burned up the | wicked. 19They made a calf in | Horeb*         and worshiped a…

Friday after Easter 2

Psalmody1It is good to give thanks | to the LORD,*         to sing praises to your name, | O Most High; 2to declare your steadfast love in the | morning,*         and your faithful- | ness by night, 3to the music of the lute | and the harp,*         to the melody | of the lyre. 4For you, O LORD, have…

Thursday after Easter 2

Psalmody25My soul clings | to the dust;*         give me life according | to your word! 26When I told of my ways, you | answered me;*         teach me your | statutes! 27Make me understand the way of your | precepts,*         and I will meditate on your | wondrous works. 28My soul melts away for | sorrow;*         strengthen me according |…

Wednesday after Easter 2

Psalmody1The LORD reigns; let the peoples | tremble!*         He sits enthroned upon the cherubim;let the | earth quake! 2The LORD is great in | Zion;*         he is exalted over all the | peoples. 3Let them praise your great and | awesome name!*         Ho- | ly is he! 4The King in his might loves | justice.*         You have established equity;…

Tuesday after Easter 2

Psalmody1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my in- | tegrity,*         and I have trusted in the LORDwithout | wavering. 2Prove me, O LORD, and | try me;*         test my heart | and my mind. 3For your steadfast love is be- | fore my eyes,*         and I walk in your | faithfulness. 😯 LORD, I love…

Monday after Easter 2

Psalmody1Praise | the LORD!*         Praise the LORD, | O my soul! 2I will praise the LORD as long | as I live;*         I will sing praises to my God while I have my | being. 3Put not your trust in | princes,*         in a son of man, in whomthere is no sal- | vation. 4When his breath departs…

Second Sunday of Easter

Psalmody9How can a young man keep his | way pure?*         By guarding it according | to your word. 10With my whole heart I | seek you;*         let me not wander from yourcom- | mandments! 11I have stored up your word | in my heart,*         that I might not sin a- | gainst you. 12Blessèd are you, | O…

Saturday after Easter

Psalmody3O LORD, you have brought up my soul | from Sheol;*          restored me to life from among those who go down | to the pit. 4Sing praises to the LORD, O | you his saints,*          give thanks to his | holy name. 5For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for…

Friday after Easter

Psalmody1I will extol you, my | God and King,*         and bless your name forever and | ever. 2Every day I will | bless you*         and praise your name forever and | ever. 3Great is the LORD, and greatly | to be praised,*         and his greatness is un- | searchable. 4One generation shall commend your works to an- |…

Thursday after Easter

Psalmody1When Israel went out from | Egypt,*         the house of Jacob from a peopleof strange | language, 2Judah became his sanctu- | ary,*          Israel his do- | minion. 3The sea | looked and fled;*         Jordan | turned back. 4The mountains | skipped like rams,*         the | hills like lambs. 5What ails you, O sea, | that you flee?*         O…

Wednesday after Easter

Psalmody1Come, bless the LORD, all you servants | of the LORD,*         who stand by night in the house | of the LORD! 2Lift up your hands to the | holy place*         and | bless the LORD! 3May the LORD bless you from | Zion,*         he who made | heaven and earth!         —Psalm 134 Additional Psalm: Psalm 135 Old Testament…

Tuesday after Easter

Psalmody1Sing aloud to | God our strength;*         shout for joy to the God of | Jacob! 2Raise a song; sound the | tambourine,*         the sweet lyre | with the harp. 3Blow the trumpet at the | new moon,*         at the full moon, on our | feast day. 4For it is a statute for | Israel,*         a just decree of…

Monday after Easter

Psalmody1How long, O LORD? Will you forget me for- | ever?*         How long will you hide your | facefrom me? 2How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart | all the day?*         How long shall my enemy beexalted | over me? 3Consider and answer me, O | LORD my God;*         light…

Easter Sunday

Psalmody1Oh sing to the LORD a | new song;*         sing to the LORD, | all the earth! 2Sing to the LORD, | bless his name;*         tell of his salvation from | day to day. 3Declare his glory among the | nations,*         his marvelous works among all the | peoples! 6Splendor and majesty are be- | fore him;*         strength and…

Holy Saturday

Psalmody1Fret not yourself because of evil- | doers;*         be not envious of wrong- | doers! 2For they will soon fade | like the grass*         and wither like the | green herb. 3Trust in the LORD, | and do good;*         dwell in the land andbefriend | faithfulness. 4Delight yourself | in the LORD,*         and he will give you the desires…

Good Friday

Psalmody1Praise the LORD! Praise the name | of the LORD,*         give praise, O servants | of the LORD, 2who stand in the house | of the LORD,*         in the courts of the house | of our God! 3Praise the LORD, for the | LORD is good;*         sing to his name, for it is | pleasant! 4For the LORD…

Maundy Thursday

Psalmody1Fret not yourself because of evil- | doers;*         be not envious of wrong- | doers! 2For they will soon fade | like the grass*         and wither like the | green herb. 3Trust in the LORD, | and do good;*         dwell in the land andbefriend | faithfulness. 4Delight yourself | in the LORD,*         and he will give youthe desires |…

Wednesday in Holy Week

Psalmody20I have found David, my | servant;*         with my holy oil I have a- | nointed him, 21so that my hand shall be estab- | lished with him;*         my arm also shall | strengthen him. 22The enemy shall not out- | wit him;*         the wicked shall not | humble him. 23I will crush his foes be- | fore…

Tuesday in Holy Week

Psalmody3For my soul is full of | troubles,*         and my life draws near | to Sheol. 4I am counted among those who go down | to the pit;*         I am a man who | has no strength, 5like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie | in the grave,*         like those whom you remember…

Monday in Holy Week

Psalmody1Contend, O LORD, with those who con- | tend with me;*         fight against those who fight         a- | gainst me! 2Take hold of shield and | buckler*         and rise | for my help! 3Draw the spear and javelin against my pur- | suers!*         Say to my soul, “I am your sal- | vation!” 4Let them be put to shame…

Palm Sunday

Psalmody19Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high | heavens.*         You who have done great things, O God,         who is | like you? 20You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive | me again;*         from the depths of the earth you will         bring me | up again. 21You will increase my | greatness*         and comfort | me…

Saturday – Lent 5

Psalmody52Then he led out his people | like sheep*         and guided them in the wilderness | like a flock. 53He led them in safety, so that they were | not afraid,*         but the sea overwhelmed their | enemies. 54And he brought them to his | holy land,*         to the mountain which his right | hand had won. 55He…

Friday – Lent 5

Psalmody1My God, my God, why have you for- | saken me?*         Why are you so far from saving me,         from the words of my | groaning? 2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not | answer,*         and by night, but I | find no rest. 3Yet you are | holy,*         enthroned on the praises of |…

Thursday – Lent 5

Psalmody33For the LORD hears the | needy*         and does not despise his own peoplewho are | prisoners. 34Let heaven and earth | praise him,*         the seas and everythingthat | moves in them. 35For God will save Zion and build up the cities of | Judah,*         and people shall dwell thereand pos- | sess it; 36the offspring of his…

Wednesday – Lent 5

Psalmody6In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I | cried for help.*         From his temple he heard my voice,         and my cry to him | reached his ears. 7Then the earth | reeled and rocked;*         the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was | angry. 16He sent from on high,…

Tuesday – Lent 5

Psalmody1I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin | with my tongue;*         I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my | presence.” 2I was mute and silent; I held my peace to | no avail,*         and my dis- | tress grew worse. 3My heart became…

Monday – Lent 5

Psalmody9Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am | in distress;*         my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body | also. 10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with | sighing;*         my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones | waste away. 11Because of all my adversaries I…

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Psalmody1“Greatly have they afflicted me | from my youth”—let*          Israel | now say— 2“Greatly have they afflicted me | from my youth,*         yet they have not prevailed a- | gainst me. 3The plowers plowed up- | on my back;*         they made long their | furrows.” 4The LORD is | righteous;*         he has cut the cords of the |…

Saturday – Lent 4

Psalmody1O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have | told us,*         what deeds you performed in their days, in the | days of old: 2you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you | planted;*         you afflicted the peoples, but themyou | set free; 3for not by their own sword did…

Friday – Lent 4

Psalmody11I will remember the deeds | of the LORD;*         yes, I will remember your won- | dersof old. 12I will ponder | all your work,*         and meditate on your | mighty deeds. 13Your way, O God, is | holy.*         What god is great | like our God? 14You are the God who works | wonders;*         you have made known…

Thursday – Lent 4

Psalmody1God has taken his place in the divine | council;*         in the midst of the gods heholds | judgment: 2“How long will you judge un- | justly*         and show partiality to the | wicked? 3Give justice to the weak and the | fatherless;*         maintain the right of the afflicted         and the | destitute. 4Rescue the weak and the |…

Wednesday – Lent 4

Psalmody1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my in- | tegrity,*         and I have trusted in the LORDwithout | wavering. 2Prove me, O LORD, and | try me;*         test my heart | and my mind. 3For your steadfast love is be- | fore my eyes,*         and I walk in your | faithfulness. 4I do not sit…

Tuesday – Lent 4

Psalmody16Better is the little that the | righteous has*         than the abundance of many | wicked. 17For the arms of the wicked shall be | broken,*         but the LORD upholds the | righteous. 18The LORD knows the days ofthe | blameless,*         and their heritage will remain for- | ever; 19they are not put to shame in | evil…

Monday – Lent 4

Psalmody1O LORD, how many | are my foes!*         Many are rising a- | gainst me; 2many are saying | of my soul,*         there is no salvation for | him in God. 3But you, O LORD, are a shield a- | bout me,*         my glory, and the lifter | of my head. 4I cried aloud | to the LORD,*         and…

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Psalmody1O God, you have rejected us, broken our de- | fenses;*         you have been angry; oh, re- | store us. 9Who will bring me to the fortified | city?*         Who will lead me to | Edom? 10Have you not rejected us, | O God?*         You do not go forth, O God,with our | armies. 11Oh, grant us help…

Saturday – Lent 3

Psalmody1In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say | to my soul,*         “Flee like a bird to your | mountain, 2for behold, the wicked | bend the bow;they*          have fitted their arrow to thestring to shoot in the darkat the up- | right in heart; 3if the foundations | are destroyed,*         what can the |…

Friday – Lent 3

Psalmody1Hear this, all | peoples!*         Give ear, all inhabitants | of the world, 2both | low and high,*         rich and poor to- | gether! 3My mouth shall speak | wisdom;*         the meditation of my heart shall be under- | standing. 7Truly no man can ransom an- | other,*         or give to God the price | of his life, 8for…

Thursday – Lent 3

Psalmody44Nevertheless, he looked upon | their distress,*         when he | heard their cry. 45For their sake he remembered his | covenant,*         and relented according to the abundance of his | steadfast love. 46He caused them to be | pitied*         by all those who held them | captive. 47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among…

Wednesday – Lent 3

Psalmody1In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be | put to shame;*         in your righteousness de- | liver me! 2Incline your ear to me; rescue me | speedily!*         Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to | save me! 3For you are my rock and my | fortress;*         and for your…

Tuesday – Lent 3

Psalmody5Remember the wondrous worksthat | he has done,*         his miracles, and the judgments he | uttered, 6O offspring of Abraham, his | servant,*         children of Jacob, his | chosen ones! 7He is the | LORD our God;*         his judgments are in | all the earth. 8He remembers his covenant for- | ever,*         the word that he commanded, for a…

Monday – Lent 3

Psalmody13But I am like a deaf man; I | do not hear,*         like a mute man who does not o- | pen his mouth. 14I have become like a man who | does not hear,*         and in whose mouth are | no rebukes. 15But for you, O LORD, | do I wait;*         it is you, O Lord my…

Third Sunday in Lent

Psalmody1“Greatly have they afflicted me | from my youth”—*         let Israel | now say— 2“Greatly have they afflicted me | from my youth,*         yet they have not prevailed a- | gainst me. 3The plowers plowed up- | on my back;*         they made long their | furrows.” 4The LORD is | righteous;*         he has cut the cords of the |…

Saturday after Reminiscere

Psalmody7I will tell of | the decree:*         The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have be- | gotten you. 8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your | heritage,*         and the ends of the earth your pos- | session. 9You shall break them with a | rod of ironand*          dash them…

Friday after Reminiscere

Psalmody19Open to me the gates of | righteousness,*         that I may enter through them and give thanks | to the LORD. 20This is the gate | of the LORD;*         the righteous shall enter | through it. 21I thank you that you have | answered me*         and have become my sal- | vation. 22The stone that the builders re-…

Thursday after Reminiscere

Psalmody6Blessèd | be the LORD!*         For he has heard the voice of my pleas for | mercy. 7The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and | I am helped;*         my heart exults, and with my song I give | thanks to him. 8The LORD is the strength of his | people;he*         …

Wednesday after Reminiscere

Psalmody8Bless our God, O | peoples;*         let the sound of his | praise be heard, 9who has kept our soul among the | living*         and has not let our | feet slip. 10For you, O God, have | tested us;*         you have tried us as sil- | ver is tried. 11You brought us in- | to the net;*         you…

Tuesday after Reminiscere

Psalmody1When the LORD restored the fortunes of | Zion,*         we were like | those who dream. 2Then our mouth was filled with | laughter,*         and our tongue with | shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great | things for them.”* 3The LORD has done great thingsfor us; | we are…

Monday after Reminiscere

Psalmody9Because you have made the LORD your | dwelling place—the*          Most High, who is my | refuge— 10no evil shall be allowed to be- | fall you,*         no plague come | near your tent. 11For he will command his angels con- | cerning you*         to guard you in | all your ways. 12On their hands they will…

Second Sunday in Lent – Reminiscere

Psalmody7Where shall I go from your | Spirit?*         Or where shall I fleefrom your | presence? 8If I ascend to heaven, | you are there!*         If I make my bed in Sheol, | youare there! 9If I take the wings of the | morning*         and dwell in the uttermost parts | ofthe sea, 10even there your hand shall…

Saturday after Invocabit (Ember Saturday)

Psalmody1Blessèd is the one whose transgression is for- | given,*         whose sin is | covered. 2Blessèd is the man against whom the Lord counts no in- | iquity,*         and in whose spirit there is | no deceit. 3For when I kept silent, my bones wast- | ed away*         through my groaning | all day long. 4For day and…

Friday after Invocabit (Ember Friday)

Psalmody25Whom have I in | heaven but you?*         And there is nothing on earththat I desire be- | sides you. 26My flesh and my | heart may fail,*         but God is the strength of my heartand my portion for- | ever. 27For behold, those who are far from you shall | perish;you*          put an end to everyonewho…

Thursday after Invocabit

Psalmody23Some went down to the | sea in ships,*         doing business on the great | waters; 24they saw the deeds | of the LORD,*         his wondrous works | in the deep. 25For he commanded and raised the | stormy wind,*         which lifted up the waves | of the sea. 26They mounted up to heaven; they went down |…

Wednesday after Invocabit (Ember Wednesday)

Psalmody10How long, O God, is the | foe to scoff?*         Is the enemy to revile your namefor- | ever? 11Why do you hold back your hand, your | right hand?*         Take it from the fold of your garment and de- | stroy them! 12Yet God my King is | from of old,*         working salvation in the midst |…

Tuesday after Invocabit

Psalmody1 Bless the LORD, | O my soul!*         O LORD my God, you are | very great!You are clothed with splendorand | majesty,*          2 covering yourself with light aswith a garment, stretching out the heavens | like a tent. 3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the | waters;he*          makes the clouds his chariot;…

Monday after Invocabit

Psalmody1Why do the | nations rageand*          the peoples | plot in vain? 2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel to- | gether,*         against the LORD and against his anointed, | saying, 3“Let us burst their | bonds apart*         and cast away their | cords from us.” 4He who sits in the |…

Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Psalmody1Save, O LORD, for the godly | one is gone;*         for the faithful have vanished from among the chil- | dren of man. 2Everyone utters lies to his | neighbor;*         with flattering lips and a double | heart they speak. 3May the LORD cut off all | flattering lips,*         the tongue that | makes great boasts, 4those who…

Friday after Ash Wednesday

Psalmody1I will give thanks to the LORD with my | whole heart;*         I will recount all of your won- | derful deeds. 2I will be glad and ex- | ult in you;*         I will sing praise to your name, | O Most High. 3When my enemies | turn back,*         they stumble and perish before your | presence. 4For…

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Psalmody1O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in | all the earth!*         You have set your gloryabove the | heavens. 2Out of the mouth of babes and infants, you have established strength because | of your foes,*         to still the enemy and the a- | venger. 3When I look at your heavens, the work of…

Ash Wednesday

Psalmody25 I have been young, and | now am old,*         yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children beg- | ging for bread. 26 He is ever lending | generously,*         and his children become a | blessing. 27 Turn away from evil | and do good;*         so shall you dwell for- | ever. 28 For…

Tuesday after Quinquagesima (Philipp Melanchthon)

Psalmody1 He who dwells in the shelterof the | Most High*         will abide in the shadow         of the Al- | mighty. 2 I will say to the LORD,My refuge and my | fortress,*         my God, in | whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snareof the | fowler*         and from the deadly | pestilence. 4…

Monday after Quinquagesima (Philemon and Onesimus)

Psalmody1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful tome, for in you my soul takes | refuge;*         in the shadow of your wings         I will take refuge, till the storms         of destruction | pass by. 2 I cry out to | God Most High,*         to God who fulfills his pur- | pose for me. 3 He will send…

Saturday after Sexagesima (Aquila, Priscilla, Apollos)

Psalmody1 Oh come, let us sing | to the LORD;*         let us make a joyful noise to the rock         of our sal- | vation! 2 Let us come into his presencewith thanks- | giving;*         let us make a joyful noise to him         with | songs of praise! 3 For the LORD is a | great God,*         and a great King…

Friday after Sexagesima

Psalmody1 In you, O LORD, do I take | refuge;*         let me never be | put to shame! 2 In your righteousness deliver meand | rescue me;*         incline your ear to me, and | save me! 3 Be to me a rock of refuge,to which I may contin- | ually come;*         you have given the command to save…

Thursday after Sexagesima

Psalmody1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to singpraises | to our God;*         for it is pleasant, and a song         of praise is | fitting. 2 The LORD builds up Je- | rusalem;*         he gathers the outcasts of | Israel. 3 He heals the broken- | hearted*         and binds | up their wounds. 6 The LORD lifts up…

Wednesday after Sexagesima (Silas)

Psalmody1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your | anger,*         nor discipline me | in your wrath! 2 For your arrows have sunk | into me,*         and your hand has come | down on me. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh becauseof your indig- | nation;*         there is no health in my bones         because | of my…

Tuesday after Sexagesima

Psalmody1 The LORD is my | shepherd;*         I | shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green | pastures.*         He leads me beside still | waters. 3 He re- | stores my soul.*         He leads me in paths of righteousness for his | name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley ofthe shadow…

Monday after Sexagesima

Psalmody1 Save me, | O God!*         For the waters have come up | to my neck. 2 I sink in deep mire,where there is no | foothold;*         I have come into deep waters,         and the flood sweeps | over me. 3 I am weary with my crying out;my | throat is parched.*         My eyes grow dim with waiting |…

Sexagesima Sunday

Psalmody1 Answer me when I call, O God of myrighteousness! You have given me reliefwhen I was | in distress.*         Be gracious to me and | hear my prayer! 2 O men, how long shall my honorbe turned | into shame?*         How long will you love vain words         and seek | after lies? 3 But know that the…

Saturday after Septuagesima (Jacob (Israel), Patriarch)

Psalmody1 In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let menever be | put to shame;*         in your righteousness de- | liver me! 2 Incline your ear to me; rescueme | speedily!*         Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to | save me! 23 Love the LORD, all | you his saints!*         The LORD preserves…

Friday after Septuagesima

Psalmody1 Unless the LORD builds the house,those who build it la- | bor in vain.*         Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays a- | wake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go lateto rest, eating the bread of | anxious toil;*         for he gives to his be-…

Wednesday after Septuagesima

Psalmody1 Clap your hands, all | peoples!*         Shout to God with loud | songs of joy! 2 For the LORD, the Most High,is | to be feared,*         a great king over | all the earth. 3 He subdued peoples | under us,*         and nations un- | der our feet. 4 He chose our heritage | for us,*         the pride…

Tuesday after Septuagesima (The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord)

Psalmody1 We give thanks to you, O God;we give thanks, for your | name is near.*         We recount your | wondrous deeds. 2 “At the set time that | I appoint*         I will judge with | equity. 3 When the earth totters,and all its in- | habitants,*         it is I who keep steady its | pillars. 4 I…

Monday after Septuagesima

Psalmody1 To you, O LORD, I call; my rock,be not | deaf to me,*         lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down | to the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,when I cry to | you for help,*         when I lift up my hands toward         your most holy…

Saturday after Transfiguration

Psalmody18 Behold, the eye of the LORDis on those who | fear him,*         on those who hope in his | steadfast love, 19 that he may deliver their | soul from death*         and keep them alive in | famine. 20 Our soul waits | for the LORD;*         he is our help | and our shield. 21 For our…

Friday after Transfiguration

Psalmody1 Oh give thanks to the LORD,for | he is good,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever! 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD | say so,*         whom he has redeemed from | trouble 3 and gathered in | from the lands,*         from the east and from the west, from the north and | from the…

Thursday after Transfiguration

Psalmody1 Save, O LORD, for the godly | one is gone;*         for the faithful have vanished from among the chil- | dren of man. 2 Everyone utters lies to his | neighbor;*         with flattering lips and a double | heart they speak. 3 May the LORD cut off all | flattering lips,*         the tongue that | makes great…

Wednesday after Transfiguration (John Chrysostom)

Psalmody1 Blessèd is the man who walks notin the counsel of the | wicked,*         nor stands in the way of sinners,         nor sits in the seat of | scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law | of the LORD,*         and on his law he meditates | day         and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by…

Tuesday after Transfiguration (St. Titus)

Psalmody46 The LORD lives, and blessèd | be my rock,*         and exalted be the God         of my sal- | vation— 47 the God who gave me | vengeance*         and subdued peoples | under me, 48 who delivered me from my enemies;yes, you exalted me above thosewho rose a- | gainst me;*         you rescued me from the man         of | violence.…

Monday after Transfiguration (St. Paul)

Psalmody4 Turn, O LORD, deliv- | er my life;*         save me for the sake         of your | steadfast love. 5 For in death there is no remem- | branceof you;*         in Sheol who will | give you praise? 6 I am weary with my moaning;every night I flood my | bed with tears;*         I drench my couch with my…

Saturday after Epiphany 2

salmody1 O LORD, you have searched meand | known me!*         2 You know when I sit down         and when I rise up; you discern         my thoughts | from afar. 3 You search out my pathand my | lying down*         and are acquainted with | all my ways. 4 Even before a word is | on my tongue,*         behold, O LORD,         you…

Friday after Epiphany 2

Psalmody19 You know my reproach, and my shameand my dis- | honor;*         my foes are all | known to you. 20 Reproaches have broken my heart,so that I am | in despair.*         I looked for pity, but there was none,         and for comforters, but I | found none. 21 They gave me poi- | son for food,*         and for…

Thursday after Epiphany 2

Psalmody1 May the LORD answer you in the dayof | trouble!*         May the name of the God of Jacob         pro- | tect you! 2 May he send you help from thesanctu- | ary*         and give you support from | Zion! 3 May he remember all your | offerings*         and regard with favor your burnt         sacri- | fices! 4 May he…

Wednesday after Epiphany 2 (Sarah)

Psalmody1 Praise the LORD, all | nations!*         Extol him, all | peoples! 2 For great is his steadfast | love toward us,*         and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. | Praise the LORD!     —Psalm 117 Additional Psalm: Psalm 97 Old Testament Reading:Ezekiel 47:1–14, 21–23Water Flowing from the Temple1Then he brought me back to the door of…

Tuesday after Epiphany 2

Psalmody1 O LORD, who shall sojourn | in your tent?*         Who shall dwell on your | holy hill? 2 He who walks blamelesslyand does | what is right*         and speaks truth | in his heart; 3 who does not slander with his tongueand does no evil to his | neighbor,*         nor takes up a reproach a- | gainst         his…

Monday after Epiphany 2 (The Confession of St. Peter)

Psalmody1 O God, we have heard with our ears,our fathers have | told us,*         what deeds you performed in their days, in the | days of old: 2 you with your own hand drove out thenations, but them you | planted;*         you afflicted the peoples,         but them you | set free; 3 for not by their own sword…

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Psalmody1 In Judah | God is known;*         his name is great in | Israel. 2 His abode has been established in | Salem,*         his dwelling place in | Zion. 3 There he broke the flashing | arrows,*         the shield, the sword,         and the weap- | ons of war. 6 At your rebuke, O God of | Jacob,*         both rider and…

Saturday after Epiphany 1

Psalmody1 Transgression speaks to the wicked deep | in his heart;*         there is no fear of God be- | fore his eyes. 2 For he flatters himself in | his own eyes*         that his iniquity cannot be found out         and | hated. 3 The words of his mouth are trouble | and deceit;*         he has ceased to act wisely…

Friday after Epiphany 1

Psalmody1 Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly | beings,*         ascribe to the LORD glo- | ry         and strength. 2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory | duehis name;*         worship the LORD         in the splendor of | holiness. 3 The voice of the LORD is over the | waters;*         the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many | waters. 4…

Thursday after Epiphany 1

Psalmody27 These all | look to you,*         to give them their food in due | season. 28 When you give it to them,they gath- | er it up;*         when you open your hand,         they are filled with | good things. 29 When you hide your face,they | are dismayed;*         when you take away their breath,         they die and return |…

Wednesday after Epiphany 1

Psalmody1 Blessèd is the one whose transgressionis for- | given,*         whose sin is | covered. 2 Blessèd is the man against whom the LORDcounts no in- | iquity,*         and in whose spirit there is | no deceit. 3 For when I kept silent,my bones wast- | ed away*         through my groaning | all day long. 4 For day…

Tuesday after Epiphany 1

Psalmody3 Because your steadfast loveis bet- | ter than life,*         my lips will | praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long | as I live;*         in your name I will lift | up my hands. 5 My soul will be satisfiedas with fat and | rich food,*         and my mouth will praise you         with | joyful…

Monday after Epiphany 1

Psalmody1 O LORD my God, in you do I take | refuge;*         save me from all my pursuers         and de- | liver me, 2 lest like a lion they tear my | soul apart,*         rending it in pieces,         with none to de- | liver. 3 O LORD my God, if I have | done this,*         if there is wrong |…

First Sunday after Epiphany (Basil the Great of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa)

Psalmody1 LORD, you were favorable | to your land;*         you restored the fortunes of | Jacob. 2 You forgave the iniquity of your | people;*         you covered | all their sin. 3 You withdrew | all your wrath;*         you turned from your hot | anger. 4 Restore us again,O God of our sal- | vation,*         and put away your…

Saturday after Epiphany

Psalmody5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in | silence,*         for my hope is | from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation,my | fortress; *         I shall not be | shaken. 7 On God rests my salvation and my | glory;*         my mighty rock, my refuge | is God. 8 Trust in him…

Friday after Epiphany

Psalmody1 The heavens declare the glo- | ry of God,*         and the sky above proclaims         his | handiwork. 2 Day to day | pours out speech,*         and night to night reveals | knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor | are there words,*         whose voice | is not heard. 4 Their measuring line goes out throughall the earth, and…

Thursday after Epiphany

Psalmody4 There is a river whose streams make gladthe cit- | y of God,*         the holy habitation of the | Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her;she shall | not be moved;*         God will help her when | morning dawns. 6 The nations rage, the kingdoms | totter;*         he utters his voice, the | earth…

Epiphany of our Lord

Psalmody1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;I address my verses | to the king;*         my tongue is like the pen         of a | ready scribe. 2 You are the most handsome of the sons ofmen; grace is poured up- | on your lips;*         therefore God has blessed you for- | ever. 3 Gird your sword on your…

Tuesday after Christmas 2

Psalmody34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way,and he will exalt you to inher- | it the land;*         you will look on when the wicked | are cut off. 35 I have seen a wicked, | ruthless man,*         spreading himself like a green | laurel tree. 36 But he passed away, and behold,he | was no…

Monday after Christmas 2

Psalmody: Psalm 40:6–10 6 Sacrifice and offering you have not desired,but you have given me an | open ear.*         Burnt offering and sin offering         you have | not required. 7 Then I said, “Behold, | I have come;*         in the scroll of the book         it is writ- | ten of me: 8 I desire to do your will, |…

The Transfiguration of Our Lord (St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor)

Psalmody1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;my eyes are not | raised too high;*         I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvel- | ous for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,like a weaned child with its | mother;*         like a weaned child is my soul         with- | in…

Second Sunday of Christmas

Psalmody: Psalm 108:1–6, 12–13 1 My heart is steadfast, | O God!*         I will sing and make melody with all         my | being! 2 Awake, O | harp and lyre!*         I will a- | wake the dawn! 3 I will give thanks to you, O LORD,among the | peoples;*         I will sing praises to you         among the | nations. 4…

Saturday after Christmas 1 (J.K. Wilhelm Loehe)

Psalmody: Psalm 62:5–8, 11–12 5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in | silence,*         for my hope is | from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation,my | fortress; *         I shall not be | shaken. 7 On God rests my salvation and my | glory;*         my mighty rock, my refuge | is God.…

Friday after Christmas 1 (Circumcision of Jesus)

Psalmody: Psalm 113 1 Praise the LORD! Praise,O servants | of the LORD,*         praise the name | of the LORD! 2 Blessèd be the name | of the LORD*         from this time forth and for- | evermore! 3 From the rising of the sun to its | setting,*         the name of the LORD is | to be praised!…

Thursday after Christmas 1

Psalmody: Psalm 111:1–6, 10 1 Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to theLORD with my | whole heart,*         in the company of the upright, in the congre- | gation. 2 Great are the works | of the LORD,*         studied by all who de- | light in them. 3 Full of splendor and majesty | is his…

Wednesday after Christmas 1

Psalmody: Psalm 89:1–4, 14–18 1 I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, for- | ever;*         with my mouth I will make known         your faithfulness to all gener- | ations. 2 For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up for- | ever;*         in the heavens you will establish         your | faithfulness.” 3 You have said, “I…

Tuesday after Christmas 1 (David)

Psalmody: Psalm 78:1–7 1 Give ear, O my people, to my | teaching;*         incline your ears to the words | of         my mouth! 2 I will open my mouth in a | parable;*         I will utter dark sayings | from of old, 3 things that we have | heard and known,*         that our fathers have | told us. 4…

Monday after Christmas 1 (The Holy Innocents)

Psalmody: Psalm 9:11–14 11 Sing praises to the LORD,who sits enthroned in | Zion!*         Tell among the peoples | his deeds! 12 For he who avenges blood is mind- | fulof them;*         he does not forget the cry         of the af- | flicted. 13 Be gracious to me, | O LORD!*         See my affliction from those who hate me,…

Saturday after the Nativity (St. Stephen)

Psalmody: Psalm 34:4–10, 19 4 I sought the LORD, and he | answered me*         and delivered me from | all my fears. 5 Those who look to him are | radiant,*         and their faces shall never | be ashamed. 6 This poor man cried,and the LORD | heard him*         and saved him out of all his | troubles.…

The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Day

Psalmody: Psalm 96:1–5, 11–13 1 Oh sing to the LORD a | new song;*         sing to the LORD, | all the earth! 2 Sing to the LORD, | bless his name;*         tell of his salvation from | day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the | nations,*         his marvelous works         among all the | peoples! 4 For great…

The Nativity of our Lord – Christmas Eve

Psalmody: Psalm 98:1–6, 9 1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song,for he has done | marvelous things!*            His right hand and his holy arm            have worked salva- | tion for him. 2 The LORD has made known his sal- | vation;*         he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the | nations. 3 He has…

Wednesday after Advent 4

Psalmody: Psalm 39:4–8 4 “O LORD, make me know my end and whatis the measure | of my days;*         let me know how fleeting | I am! 5 Behold, you have made my daysa few | handbreadths,*         and my lifetime is as nothing         be- | fore you. Surely all mankind stands as a | mere breath!*          6 Surely…

Tuesday after Advent 4

Psalmody: Psalm 115:1–8, 11 1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us,but to your name give | glory,*         for the sake of your steadfast love         and your | faithfulness! 2 Why should the | nations say,*         “Where | is their God?” 3 Our God is in the | heavens;*         he does all that he | pleases. 4 Their…

Monday after Advent 4 (St. Thomas)

Psalmody: Psalm 102:24–28 24 “O my God,” I say, “take me not awayin the midst | of my days—*         you whose years endure throughout         all gener- | ations!” 25 Of old you laid the foundation | of the earth,*         and the heavens are the work | of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you | will remain;*         they…

Advent 4 (Katharina von Bora Luther)

Psalmody: Psalm 119:25–32 25 My soul clings | to the dust;*         give me life according | to your word! 26 When I told of my ways,you | answered me;*         teach me your | statutes! 27 Make me understand the wayof your | precepts,*         and I will meditate on your | wondrous works. 28 My soul melts away for…

Saturday after Advent 3 (Adam and Eve)

Psalmody: Psalm 103:11–18 11 For as high as the heavensare a- | bove the earth,*         so great is his steadfast love toward those who | fear him; 12 as far as the east is | from the west,*         so far does he remove         our transgres- | sions from us. 13 As a father shows compassionto his | children,*         so…

Friday after Advent 3

Psalmody: Psalm 119:81–88 81 My soul longs for your sal- | vation;*         I hope | in your word. 82 My eyes long for your | promise;*         I ask, “When will you | comfort me?” 83 For I have become like a wineskin | inthe smoke,*         yet I have not forgotten your | statutes. 84 How long must your…

Wednesday after Advent 3

Psalmody: Psalm 149 1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORDa | new song,*         his praise in the assembly of the | godly! 2 Let Israel be glad in his | Maker;*         let the children of Zion rejoice | in         their King! 3 Let them praise his name with | dancing,*         making melody to him         with tambou- | rine and…

Tuesday after Advent 3

Psalmody: Psalm 146:1–7 1 Praise | the LORD!*         Praise the LORD, | O my soul! 2 I will praise the LORD as long | as I live;* I will sing praises to my God         while I have my | being. 3 Put not your trust in | princes,*         in a son of man, in whom there         is no sal-…

Monday after Advent 3

Psalmody: Psalm 27:1, 4–5, 11–14 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;whom | shall I fear?*         The LORD is the stronghold of my life;         of whom shall I | be afraid? 4 One thing have I asked of the LORD,that will I seek | after:*         that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all…

Advent 3 (Lucia)

Psalmody: Psalm 89:20–29 20 I have found David, my | servant;*         with my holy oil I have a- | nointed him, 21so that my hand shall beestab- | lished with him;*         my arm also shall | strengthen him. 22 The enemy shall not out- | wit him;*         the wicked shall not | humble him. 23 I will crush…

Saturday after Advent 2

Psalmody: Psalm 106:1–5 1 Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to theLORD, for | he is good,*         for his steadfast love endures for- | ever! 2 Who can utter the mighty deeds | ofthe LORD,*         or declare | all his praise? 3 Blessèd are they who observe | justice,*         who do righteousness | at all times! 4 Remember…

Friday after Advent 2

Psalmody: Psalm 5:1–8 1 Give ear to my words, | O LORD;*         consider my | groaning. 2 Give attention to the sound of my cry,my King | and my God,*         for to you | do I pray. 3 O LORD, in the morning you | hearmy voice;*         in the morning I prepare         a sacrifice for | you and watch.…

Thursday after Advent 2

Psalmody: Psalm 86:1–7 1 Incline your ear, O LORD, and | answer me,*         for I am poor and | needy. 2 Preserve my life, for I am | godly;*         save your servant, who trusts in you—you | are my God. 3 Be gracious to me, | O Lord,*         for to you do I cry | all the day.…

Wednesday after Advent 2

Psalmody: Psalm 17:6–15 6 I call upon you, for you will answerme, | O God;*         incline your ear to me; | hear my words. 7 Wondrously show your | steadfast love,*         O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at | your right hand. 8 Keep me as the apple | of your eye;*         hide me…

Tuesday after Advent 2

Psalmody: Psalm 11 1 In the LORD I take refuge;how can you say | to my soul,*         “Flee like a bird to your | mountain, 2 for behold, the wicked | bend the bow;*         they have fitted their arrow         to the string to shoot in the dark         at the up- | right in heart; 3 if the foundations |…

Advent 2 (Nicholas of Myra)

Psalmody: Psalm 56:1–2, 5–11, 13 Psalm 56 When I Am Afraid Heading For the choir director. “A Dove on Distant Oaks.”[a]By David. A miktam.[b]When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.[c] The Enemies 1 Be merciful to me, O God, for a man pants as he pursues me.[d]All day long an attacker presses against me.2 Those who spy…

Saturday after Advent 1

Psalmody: Psalm 49:5–12, 15 The Limitations of Riches 5 Why should I fear days of trouble,days when the wickedness of my pursuers surrounds me?[a]6 They trust in their wealth.They place their confidence in the abundance of their riches.7 But no one can by any means redeem himself.[b]He cannot give God a ransom for himself—8 (Yes, the ransom for their…

Friday after Advent 1 (John of Damascus)

Psalmody: Psalm 145:1–9 The Lord Is Worthy of Praise A song of praise. By David. Praise 1 I will exalt you, my God, the King,and I will bless your name forever and ever.2 Every day I will bless you,and I will praise your name forever and ever. Proclamation of His Greatness 3 Great is the Lord and worthy of great praise,and there…

Thursday after Advent 1

Psalmody: Psalm 55:16–23 Confidence in Judgment 16 As for me, I call to God,and the Lord saves me.17 Evening, morning, and noon I cry out and I sigh,and he hears my voice.18 In peace he redeems my life from the assault against me,    even when many are against me.19 God will hear, and he will punish them— Interludeyes, he is seated on his…

Wednesday after Advent 1

Psalmody: Psalm 119:105–112 Nun: A Lamp for My Feet 105 Your words are a lamp for my feet    and a light for my path.106 I have sworn and affirmed    that I will keep your righteous judgments.107 I have suffered much.    Lord, give me life according to your words.108 Lord, please accept the willing praise from my mouth,    and teach me your judgments.109 I take…

Tuesday after Advent 1

Psalmody: Psalm 34:11–18 11 Come, children, listen to me.I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 12 Who wants to find pleasure in life?Who would love to experience many good days?13 Guard your tongue from eviland your lips from speaking deceit.14 Turn from evil and do good.Seek peace and pursue it.15 The eyes of the Lord watch over the righteous.His ears…

Advent 1 (Noah)

The history of Advent The name Advent (From the Latin word Adventus, which signifies a coming) is applied, in the Latin Church, to that period of the year, during which the Church requires the faithful to prepare for the celebration of the feast of Christmas, the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. The mystery…

Saturday after the Last Sunday

Psalmody: Psalm 102:13–17 13 You will rise and have compassion on Zion.Yes, it is time to be gracious to her,because the appointed time has come.14 Yes, your servants will show favor to her stones,and they will have compassion on her dust.15 Then the nations will fear the name of the Lord,and all the kings of the earth will fear…

Thursday after the Last Sunday

Psalmody: Psalm 75 The God of History HeadingFor the choir director. “Do Not Destroy.”[a] A psalm by Asaph. A song. Opening Praise 1 We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks.Your wonderful deeds reveal that your name is near. God’s Declaration 2 Yes, I choose the appointed time.I am the one who judges rightly.3 The earth and…

Wednesday after the Last Sunday

Psalmody: Psalm 48:9–14 Inside your temple, O God, we meditate on your mercy.10 Your praise, O God, reaches to the ends of the earth,just as your fame does.Righteousness fills your right hand.11 Mount Zion rejoices.The daughters of Judah[1] celebrate because of your judgments.12 Go around Zion. Yes, go all the way around her.Count her towers. 13 Consider her rampart.[2]View her citadels,…

Tuesday after the Last Sunday

Psalmody: Psalm 41:7–12 All who hate me whisper together against me.They plan evil for me. They say,8 “A deadly affliction is poured out on him.He will never get up from the place where he lies.”9 Even a man who was at peace with me,a man whom I trusted, who ate my bread,    has raised up his heel to…

Monday after the Last Sunday (Clement )

Psalmody: Psalm 39:4–12 The Shortness of Human Life 4 Lord, help me understand my end.What is the limit of my days?Let me know how fleeting I am.5 See, you have cut short my days.[a]My brief time before you is like nothing.Indeed, every person, even at his best,    is just a puff of air.[b] Interlude6 A man flickers like a mirage.He…

Last Sunday of the Church Year

Psalmody: Psalm 111 God’s Works and God’s Word Opening Praise 1 Praise the Lord.[1] I will thank the Lord with all my heart    in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. God’s Works 2 Great are the deeds of the Lord.They are studied by all who delight in them.3 Glorious and majestic is his work,and his righteousness stands forever.4 He has set…

Saturday after Trinity 23

Psalmody: Psalm 114 When Israel Came Out of Egypt 1 When Israel came out of Egyptand the house of Jacob from a people with a strange language,2 Judah became his sanctuary,Israel became his kingdom.3 The sea saw and fled.The Jordan turned back.4 The mountains skipped like rams,the hills like lambs.5 What happened, O sea, that you fled,O Jordan, that you…

Friday after Trinity 23

Psalmody: Psalm 118:19–29 Open for me the gates of righteousness.I will enter them. I will give thanks to the Lord.20 This is the gate to the Lord.The righteous enter it.21 I will give you thanks,because you answered me,and you have become salvation for me. The Joy in Victory of Messiah’s Followers 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the…

Wednesday after Trinity 23

Psalmody: Psalm 22:1-5 Why Have You Forsaken Me? For the choir director. According to “Doe of the Dawn.”[1]A psalm by David. Part One: The Messiah’s SufferingThe Messiah’s Plea 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?My groaning does nothing to save me.2 My God, I call out by day, but you do not answer.I call…

Tuesday after Trinity 23

Psalmody: Psalm 148:1–6 Praise Him, All Creation 1 Praise the Lord.[1] Praise From the Heavens Praise the Lord from the heavens.Praise him in the heights.2 Praise him, all his angels.Praise him, all his armies.3 Praise him, sun and moon.Praise him, all you bright stars.4 Praise him, you highest heavensand you waters which are above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of…

Monday after Trinity 23

Psalmody: Psalm 54 Ruthless Men Seek My Life For the choir director. With stringed instruments.A maskil by David. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Isn’t David hiding himself with us?”[1] The Plea 1 God, save me by your name.By your power judge me justly.2 God, hear my prayer.Turn your ear to the words of my mouth. The…

Trinity 23

Psalmody: Psalm 51:10–19 Create in me a pure heart, O God.Renew an unwavering spirit within me.11 Do not cast me from your presence.Do not take your Holy Spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation.Sustain me with a willing spirit. David’s Pledge of Renewed Service 13 I will teach rebels your ways,and sinners will turn…

Saturday after Trinity 22 (Emperor Justinian)

Psalmody: Psalm 53 The Fool(See Psalm 14) For the choir director. According to mahalath.[1] A maskil by David. A Description of the Fool 1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt. They commit horrible evil.There is no one who does good.2 God looks down from heaven on all the children of Adam    to see if there…

Friday after Trinity 22

Psalmody: Psalm 116:12–19 Future Devotion 12 How can I repay the Lord for all his benefits to me?13 I will lift up the cup of salvation,and I will call on[a] the name of the Lord.14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord,now in the presence of all his people.15 Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his favored ones.16 Ah, Lord, truly I…

Thursday after Trinity 22

Psalmody: Psalm 137 Beside the Rivers of Babylon Sorrow for Jerusalem 1 Beside the rivers[1] of Babylon,there we sat, and, yes, we wept as we remembered Zion.2 There we hung up our lyres on the willows,3 because there our captors asked us for words of a song,and our tormentors asked for a happy song:“Sing for us one of the…

Wednesday after Trinity 22 (Martin of Tours)

Psalmody: Psalm 143:1–10 Do Not Bring Your Servant Into Judgment A psalm by David. Prayer for Forgiveness 1 Lord, hear my prayer.Give ear to my cry for mercy.In your faithfulness, answer me in your righteousness.2 Do not bring charges against your servant,because no one living can be righteous before you. The Problem 3 For the enemy pursues my…

Tuesday after Trinity 22

Psalmody: Psalm 24 The King of Glory By David. A psalm. The King of Glory Owns the Whole World 1 The earth is the Lord’sand everything that fills it,the world and all who live in it,2 because he founded it on the seas,and he established it on the rivers.[1] The King of Glory Is Served by a Holy…

Monday after Trinity 22 (Martin Chemnitz)

Psalmody: Psalm 147:1–11 Praise Him for Providing for His People The Creator Restores His People 1 Praise the Lord.[1] How good it is to make music to our God.Yes, praise is pleasant and fitting!2 The one who builds Jerusalem is the Lord.He assembles the outcasts of Israel.3 He is the one who heals the brokenheartedand who bandages their wounds.4 He counts…

Trinity 22 (Father Staupitz)

Psalmody: Psalm 143 Do Not Bring Your Servant Into Judgment A psalm by David. Prayer for Forgiveness 1 Lord, hear my prayer.Give ear to my cry for mercy.In your faithfulness, answer me in your righteousness.2 Do not bring charges against your servant,because no one living can be righteous before you. The Problem 3 For the enemy pursues my…

Saturday after Trinity 21

Psalmody: Psalm 121 A song for the ascents. Help From the Lord, Israel’s Watchman 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains.Where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth.3 He will not let your foot stumble.He who watches over you will not slumber.4 Yes, he who watches over Israel will not…

Friday after Trinity 21

Psalmody: Psalm 118:25–29 25 O Lord, please save us now.[a]O Lord, grant us success.26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.We bless you from the house of the Lord.27 The Lord is God,and he makes light shine on us.Bind the festival with branches as far as the horns of the altar.[b]28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks.You…

Thursday after Trinity 21

Psalmody: Psalm 38:9–22 (A Psalm of David) Lord, all my needs lie before you.My sighs are not hidden from you. 10 My heart beats quickly. My strength leaves me.Even the light of my eyes is gone from me.11 My loved ones and my friends stand far away    because of the blow I have suffered.My neighbors stand at a…

Wednesday after Trinity 21

Psalmody: Psalm 110 The Lord’s Decree to My Lord By David. A psalm. The First Decree of the Lord 1 The decree of the Lord to my lord:[1]“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies    a footstool under your feet.” Description of King Messiah’s Rule 2 The Lord will stretch out your strong scepter from Zion.Rule in the midst of your enemies.3 Your…

Tuesday after Trinity 21

Psalmody: Psalm 15 A psalm by David. The Question: Who May Dwell in Your Sanctuary? 1 Lord, who may be a guest in your tent?Who may dwell on your holy mountain? The Answer: The One Who Does What Is Righteous 2 One who walks with integrity,who does what is righteous,and who speaks the truth in his heart.3 He…

Monday after Trinity 21

Psalmody: Psalm 118:22–24 The Joy in Victory of Messiah’s Followers 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.[1]23 This is from the Lord.It is marvelous in our eyes.24 This is the day the Lord has made.Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Footnotes Psalm 118:22 Literally the head of the corner. Other possible translations are the capstone or the keystone. Old Testament Reading:…

All Saints Day

Psalmody: Psalm 150 Praise the Lord! 1 Praise the Lord.[1] Where? Praise God in his sanctuary.Praise him in the expanse that shows his might. Why? 2 Praise him for his acts of power.Praise him according to his abundant greatness. How? 3 Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn.Praise him with the harp and the lyre.4 Praise him with hand…

Reformation Day

Psalmody: Psalm 46 The King’s Reign For the choir director. By the Sons of Korah.According to alamoth.[1] A song. The Earth Shaken 1 God is our refuge and strength,a helper who can always be found in times of trouble.2 That is why we will not fear when the earth dissolvesand when the mountains tumble into the heart of the…

Friday after Trinity 20

Psalmody: Psalm 90:7–17 Surely, we are consumed by your anger,and by your wrath we are terrified.8 You have laid out our guilty deeds in front of you.Our hidden sins are revealed in the light of your face.9 For all our days pass away under your fury.We finish our years like a sigh.10 The days of our lives add…

Thursday after Trinity 20

Psalmody: Psalm 56 When I Am Afraid For the choir director. “A Dove on Distant Oaks.”[1]By David. A miktam.[2]When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.[3] The Enemies 1 Be merciful to me, O God, for a man pants as he pursues me.[4]All day long an attacker presses against me.2 Those who spy on me pant as they…

Wednesday after Trinity 20 (St. Simon and St. Jude)

Psalmody: Psalm 127 The Lord Builds the House A song of the ascents. By Solomon. 1 If the Lord does not build the house,    it is useless for the builders to work hard over it.If the Lord does not watch over the city,    it is useless for the watchman to stand guard.2 It is useless for you to get up early and to work late,worrying…

Tuesday after Trinity 20

Psalmody: Psalm 25 A Prayer for Victory for the King For the choir director. A psalm by David. The People’s Prayer 1 May the Lord answer you in the day of distress.May the name of the God of Jacob lift you up.2 May he send you help from the holy place.May he support you from Zion.3 May he remember all…

Monday after Trinity 20 (Philipp Nicolai, Johann Heermann, and Paul Gerhardt, Hymnwriters)

Psalmody: Psalm 12 Proud Words vs. Pure Words For the choir director. According to sheminith.[1] A psalm by David. The Proud Words of the Ungodly 1 Save us, Lord, for the merciful have disappeared.The faithful have vanished from among mankind. 2 Everyone speaks falsehood to his neighbor.Their flattering lips speak double-talk.[2]3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips.May he cut off every…