Day 9 Evening Prayer
Omnes gentes, plaudite
- O CLAP your hands together, all ye people: O sing unto God with the voice of melody.
- For the Lord is high, and to be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth.
- He shall subdue the people under us: and the nations under our feet.
- He shall choose out an heritage for us: even the worship of Jacob, whom he loved.
- God is gone up with a merry noise: and the Lord with the sound of the trump.
- O sing praises, sing praises unto our God: O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
- For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
- God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon his holy seat.
- The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham: for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend the earth, as it were with a shield.
- GREAT is the Lord, and highly to be praised: in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.
- The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth: upon the north-side lieth the city of the great King; God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.
- For lo, the kings of the earth: are gathered, and gone by together.
- They marvelled to see such things: they were astonished, and suddenly cast down.
- Fear came there upon them, and sorrow: as upon a woman in her travail.
- Thou shalt break the ships of the sea: through the east-wind.
- Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God upholdeth the same for ever.
- We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God: in the midst of thy temple.
- O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the world's end: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
- Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be glad: because of thy judgements.
- Walk about Sion, and go round about her: and tell the towers thereof.
- Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses: that ye may tell them that come after.
- For this God is our God for ever and ever: he shall be our guide unto death.
Audite haec, omnes
- O HEAR ye this, all ye people: ponder it with your ears, all ye that dwell in the world;
- High and low, rich and poor: one with another.
- My mouth shall speak of wisdom: and my heart shall muse of understanding.
- I will incline mine ear to the parable: and shew my dark speech upon the harp.
- Wherefore should I fear in the days of wickedness: and when the wickedness of my heels compasseth me round about?
- There be some that put their trust in their goods: and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.
- But no man may deliver his brother: nor make agreement unto God for him;
- For it cost more to redeem their souls: so that he must let that alone for ever;
- Yea, though he live long: and see not the grave.
- For he seeth that wise men also die, and perish together: as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their riches for other.
- And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever: and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another; and call the lands after their own names.
- Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour: seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.
- This is their foolishness: and their posterity praise their saying.
- They lie in the hell like sheep, death gnaweth upon them, and the righteous shall have domination over them in the morning: their beauty shall consume in the sepulchre out of their dwelling.
- But God hath delivered my soul from the place of hell: for he shall receive me.
- Be not thou afraid, though one be made rich: or if the glory of his house be increased;
- For he shall carry nothing away with him when he dieth: neither shall his pomp follow him.
- For while he lived, he counted himself an happy man: and so long as thou doest well unto thyself, men will speak good of thee.
- He shall follow the generation of his fathers: and shall never see light.
- Man being in honour hath no understanding: but is compared unto the beasts that perish.