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1 A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Daily Office - Daily Morning Prayer - Rite One

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

This Canticle may be shortened by omitting section II or III.

I. Invocation

O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

II. The Cosmic Order

O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord;

O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord;

O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord;

O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord;

O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord;

O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

III. The Earth and Its Creatures

O let the earth bless the Lord; *
O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord;

O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye wells, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye seas and floods, bless ye the Lord;

O ye whales and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord; *
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord;

O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

IV. The People of God

O ye people of God, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;

O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord; *
O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord.

SLet us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; *
praise him and magnify him for ever.

* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading
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