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Little Office of The Passion/Prime

PRIME

P. Incline unto mine aid, O God.

F. O Lord, make haste to help me.

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

F. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen. Praise be to thee, O Lord, King of eternal glory.

Hymn

O Sun of Justice, thou whose rays
By sinful hands were veiled from gaze,
O thou who, mocked on bended knee,
Wast scourged for us most piteously.

With fervent love, O Lord, we pray,
Have mercy on our souls today;
And lead us from this dark world's night
To see in heaven thy glorious light.

To Christ, the Lord of Majesty,
Betrayed and sold to set us free,
Who suffered on the cruel tree,
Be praise and honor endlessly. Amen.

Antiphon

P. I turned not away my face from them that rebuked me and spat upon me.

Psalm XLII

Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy:* deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

For thou art God my strength: why hast thou cast me off? * and why do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?

Send forth thy light and thy truth: * they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles.

And I will go in to the altar of God: * to God who giveth joy to my youth.

To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp: * why art thou sad, O my soul? And why dost thou disquiet me?

Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: * the salvation of my countenance, and my God.

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.


Antiphon

P. I turned not away my face from them that rebuked me and spat upon me.


Little Chapter
(Hebrews XII, 3)

P. Think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself, that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds.

F. Thanks be to God.

P. When he was reviled, he did not revile.

F. And when he suffered, he threatened not.

P. Lord, have mercy on us.

F. Christ, have mercy on us.

P. Lord, have mercy on us.

P. O Lord Jesus Christ, Judge of all judges, who at the first hour of the day wast brought before the governor Pilate for us sinners and didst there receive a most severe sentence, we humbly beseech thee to succor us when we shall be arraigned before thee, that in that last judgment we may not be condemned to eternal punishment, but may be found worthy to have fellowship with thy faithful in heaven. Who livest and reignest world without end.

F. Amen.