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The Invitatory and Psalter

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Daily Office - Daily Evening Prayer - Rite Two

The Invitatory and Psalter

All stand.

Officiant

O God, make speed to save us.

People

O Lord, make haste to help us.

Officiant and People:

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen

Except in Lent, add Alleluia.

The following, or some other suitable hymn, or an Invitatory Psalm, may be sung or said.

O Gracious Light Phos hilaron

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

Then follows:

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

At the end of the Psalms is sung or said:

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen

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