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An Order for Compline

From the Book of Divine Worship

The Officiant begins:

The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen.


Our help is in the Name of the Lord;


The maker of heaven and earth.

The Officiant may then say:

Let us confess our sins to God.

Officiant and People:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father:
We have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.

For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
forgive us all our offenses;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.


May the Almighty God grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Officiant then says:

O God, make speed to save us.


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.

Except in Lent, add Alleluia.

One or more of the following Psalms are sung or said. Other suitable selections may be substituted.

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

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