Mar
30

Easter Vigil

After Reading 1 (option 1)

Psalm text (Ps 103)

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Bless the Lord my soul!
Lord God, how great you are,
clothed in majesty and glory,
wrapped in light as in a robe!

You founded the earth on its base,
to stand firm from age to age.
You wrapped it with the ocean like a cloak;
the waters stood higher than the mountains.

You make springs gush forth in the valleys:
they flow in between the hills.
On their banks dwell the birds of heaven;
from the branches they sing their song.

From your dwelling you water the hills;
earth drinks its fill of your gift.
You make the grass grow for the cattle
and the plants to serve man's needs.

How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your riches.
Bless the Lord, my soul!

After Reading 1 (option 2)

Psalm text (Ps 32)

The Lord fills the earth with his love.

The word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord love justice and right
and fills all the earth with his love.

By his word the heavens were made,
by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
He collects the waves of the ocean;
stores up the depths of the sea.

They are happy, whose God is the Lord,
the people he has chosen as his own.
From the heavens the Lord looks forth,
he sees all the children of men.

Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and our shield.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
as we place all our hope in you.

After Reading 2

Psalm text (Ps 15)

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup;
it is you yourself who are my prize.
I keep the Lord ever in my sight;
since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.

And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad;
even my body shall rest in safety.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead,
nor let your beloved know decay.

You will show me the path of life;
the fullness of joy in your presence,
at your right hand happiness for ever.

After Reading 3

Psalm text (Ex 15)

I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph!

I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph!
Horse and rider he has thrown into the sea!
The Lord is my strength, my song, my salvation,
This is my God and I extol him,
my father's God and I give him praise.

The Lord is a warrior!
The Lord is his name.
The chariots of Pharaoh he hurled into the sea.
The deeps hide them; they sank like a stone.

Your right hand, Lord, glorious in its power,
your right hand Lord, has shattered the enemy.
In the greatness of your glory you crushed the enemy.

You will lead your people
and plant them on your mountain,
the place, O Lord, where you have made your home.
The sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have made.
The Lord will reign for ever and ever.

After Reading 4

Psalm text (Ps 29)

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me
and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O Lord, you have raised my soul from the dead,
restored me to life from those who sink into the grave.

Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him,
give thanks to his holy name.
His anger lasts but a moment;
favour through life. At night there are tear,
but joy comes with dawn.

The Lord listened and had pity.
The Lord came to my help.
For me you have changed my mourning into dancing,
O Lord my God, I will thank you for ever.

After Reading 5

Psalm text (Is 12)

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Truly God is my salvation,
I trust, I shall not fear.
For the Lord is my strength, my song,
he became my saviour.
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Give thanks to the Lord,
give praise to his name!
Make his might deeds know to the peoples,
declare the greatness of his name.

Sing a psalm to the Lord
for he has done glorious deeds,
make them known to all the earth!
People of Zion sing and shout for joy
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel!

After Reading 6

Psalm text (Ps 18)

You have the message of eternal life, O Lord.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
it revives the soul.
The rule of the Lord is to be trusted,
it gives wisdom to the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,
they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear,
it gives light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is holy,
abiding for ever.
The decrees of the Lord are truth
all of them just.

They are more to be desired than gold,
than the purest of gold,
and sweeter are they than honey,
than honey from the comb.

After Reading 7 (with Baptisms)

Psalm text (Ps 41)

Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God.

My soul is thirsting for God,
the God of my life;
when can I enter and see the face of God.

These things I remember as I pour out my soul:
how I would lead the rejoicing crowd
in the house of God,
amidst cries of gladness and thanksgiving,
the throng wild with joy.

O send forth your light and your truth;
let these be my guide.
Let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell.

And I will come to the altar of God,
the God of my joy.
My redeemer, I will thank you on the harp,
O God, my God.

After Reading 7 (no Baptisms, option 2)

Psalm text (Ps 50)

A pure heart create for me, O God.

A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.

Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervour sustain in me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you.

For in sacrifice you take no delight,
burnt offerings from my you would refuse,
my sacrifice, a contrite spirit.
A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.

After Epistle

Psalm text (Ps 117)

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
for his love has no end.
Let the sons of Israel say,
'His love has no end.'

The Lord's right hand has triumphed,
his right hand has raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live,
and recount his deeds.

The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.

After Reading 1 (option 1)

Psalm text (Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10+12, 13-14, 24+35)

Lord, send out Your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord, my God, You are great indeed!
You are clothed with majesty and glory,
robed in light as with a cloak.

You fixed the earth upon its foundation,
not to be moved forever;
with the ocean, as with a grament, You covered it;
above the mountains the waters stood.

You send forth springs into the watercourses
that wind among the mountains.
Beside them the birds of heaven dwell;
from among the branches they send forth their song.

You water the mountains from Your palace;
the earth is replete with the fruit of Your works.
You raise grass for the cattle, and vegetation for man's use,
producing bread from the earth.

How manifold are Your works, O Lord!
In wisdom You have wrought them all--
the earth is full of Your creatures.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!

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After Reading 1 (option 2)

Psalm text (Ps 33:4-5, 6-7, 12-13, 20-22)

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Upright is the word of the Lord,
and all His works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
of the kindness of the Lord the earth is full.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made;
by the breath of His mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as in a flask,
in cellars he confines the deep.

Blessed the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people He has chosen for His own inheritance.
From heaven the Lord looks down;
He sees all mankind.

Our soul waits for the Lord,
who is our help and our shield.
May Your kindness, O Lord, be upon us
who have put our hope in You.

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After Reading 2

Psalm text (Ps 16:5+8, 9-10, 11)

You are my inheritance, O Lord

O Lord, my allotted portion and my cup,
You it is who hold fast my lot.
I set the Lord, ever before me;
with Him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
my body, too, abides in confidence;
because You will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
nor will You suffer Your faithful one to undergo corruption.

You will show me the path of life,
fullness of joys in Your presence,
the delights at Your right hand forever.

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After Reading 3

Psalm text (Exod 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 17-18)

Let us sing to the Lord; He has covered Himself in glory.

I will sing to the Lord, for He is gloriously triumphant;
horse and chariot He has cast into the sea.
My strength and my courage is the Lord,
and He has been my savior.
He is my God, I praise Him;
the God of my father, I extol Him.

The Lord is a warrior,
Lord is His name!
Pharaoh's chariots and army He hurled into the sea;
the elite of his officers were submerged in the Red Sea.

The flood waters covered them,
they sank into the depths like a stone.
Your right hand, O Lord, magnificent in power,
Your right hand, O Lord, has shattered the enemy.

You brought in the people You redeemed
and planted them on the mountain of Your inheritance--
the place where You made Your seat, O Lord,
the sanctuary, Lord which Your hands established.

The Lord shall reign forever and ever.

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After Reading 4

Psalm text (Ps 30:2+4, 5-6, 11-12a+13b)

I will praise You, Lord, for You have rescued me.

I will extol You, O Lord, for You drew me clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O Lord, You brought me up from the netherworld;
You preseved me from among those going down into the pit.

Sing praise to the Lord, you His faithful ones,
and give thanks to His holy name.
For His anger lasts but a moment;
a lifetime, His good will.
At nightfall, weeping enters in,
but with the dawn, rejoicing.

Hear, O Lord, and have pity on me;
O Lord, be my helper.
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O Lord, my God, forever will I give You thanks.

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After Reading 5

Psalm text (Isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6)

You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the Lord
and He has been my Savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation.

Give thanks to the Lord, acclaim His name;
among the nations make known his deeds,
proclaim how exalted is His name.

Sing praise to the Lord for His glorious achievement;
let this be known throughout all the earth.
Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel!

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After Reading 6

Psalm text (Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11)

Lord, You have the words of everlasting life.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
refeshing the soul;
the decree of the Lord is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the command of the Lord is clear,
enlightening the eye.

The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true,
all of them just.

They are more precious they god,
than a heap of purest gold;
sweeter also than syrup
or honey from the comb.

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After Reading 7 (with Baptisms)

Psalm text (Ps 42:3, 5 43:3, 4)

Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for You, my God.

Athirst is my soul for God, the living God.
When shall I go and behold the face of God?

I went with the throng
and led them in procession to the house of God,
amid loud cries of joy and thanksgiving,
with the multitude keeping fertival.

Send forth Your light and Your fidelity;
they shall lead me on
and bring me to Your holy mountain,
to Your dwelling place.

Then will I go in to the altar of God,
the God of my gladness and joy;
then will I give You thanks upon the harp,
O God, my God!

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After Reading 7 (with no Baptisms, Option 1)

Psalm text (Isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6)

You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the Lord
and He has been my Savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation.

Give thanks to the Lord, acclaim His name;
among the nations make known his deeds,
proclaim how exalted is His name.

Sing praise to the Lord for His glorious achievement;
let this be known throughout all the earth.
Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel!

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After Epistle

Psalm text (Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23)

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Israel say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

The right hand of the LORD has struck with power;
the right hand of the LORD is exalted.
I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the LORD.

The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.

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