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Friday, February 2, 2007

Canticles Thursday


An Ode of Moses in the Exodus.

Exodus 15: 1-19

When he had drowned Pharao in the deep, Moses said, Let us

sing unto the Lord, for He is gloriously glorified.

Let us sing unto the Lord, for He is gloriously glorified; the

horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.

He was to me a helper and protector for salvation. He is my

God, and I will glorify Him; my father's God, and I will exalt Him.

The Lord bringing wars to nought; the Lord is His name.

Pharao's chariots and his hosts hath He cast into the sea; the

chosen mounted captains hath He plunged into the Red Sea.

He covered them with the sea; they sank into the depths as a


Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorified in power; Thy

right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy; and in the

greatness of Thy glory hast Thou overthrown them that rose up

against Thee.

Thou sentest forth Thy wrath; it consumed them as stubble.

And with the breath of Thine anger the waters parted

asunder; the waters were congealed as a wall, the waves were

congealed in the midst of the sea.

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the

spoil, I will satisfy my soul, I will destroy with my sword; my right

hand shall have the dominion.

Thou sentest forth Thy wind, the sea covered them; they sank

as lead in the mighty water.

Who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like

Thee, glorious in holiness, marvellous in glories, doing wonders?

Thou stretchedst out Thy right hand; the earth swallowed


Thou in Thy righteousness hast guided this Thy people which

Thou hast redeemed; Thou calledst them in Thy strength unto Thy

holy habitation.

The heathen heard, and were angry; pangs took hold upon

the inhabitants of Philistia.

Then the princes of Edom made haste, the princes also of the

Moabites; trembling took hold upon them; all the inhabitants of

Chanaan melted away.

Let fear and trembling fall upon them; by the greatness of

Thine arm let them become as stone,

Till Thy people pass over, O Lord; till they pass over, this

people, which Thou hast purchased.

Bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of Thine

inheritance; in the place, O Lord, which Thou hast made for Thee

to dwell in, in the sanctuary which Thy hands have established.

The Lord reigning for ever and ever.

For the horse of Pharao went in with his chariots and with his

horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought again the waters of

the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry ground

in the midst of the sea.

Glory. Both now.

Canticle of Jeremias:

Jer. 31, 10-14

HEAR the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the islands that are afar off,

And say: He that scattered Israel will gather him: and he will keep him as the shepherd doth his flock.

For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and delivered him out of the hand of one that was mightier than he.

And they shall come, and shall give praise in mount Sion: and they shall flow together to the good things of the Lord,

For the corn, and wine, and oil, and the increase of cattle and herds,

And their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall be hungry no more.

Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, the young men and old men together:

And I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them joyful after their sorrow.

And I will fill the soul of the priests with fatness: and my people shall be filled with my good things.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. My people, saith the Lord, shall be filled with my good things.

Ant. 5 To our God.

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