Tuesday, March 15, 2011

From the Book of Common Prayer from the Church of Ireland

I found this gem from the Church of Ireland BCP this morning during Morning Prayer. Its a bit different in this language than what is found in the modern 1979 BCP:



BENEDICITE, OMNIA OPERA.
Note, that the words praise him, and magnify him for ever may be sung at the end of each verse, or of each group of verses, as desired.
OALL 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.
    O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Waters that be above the Firmament, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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 : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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 : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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 : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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 : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Light and Darkness, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Lightnings and Clouds, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O LET the Earth bless the Lord : yes, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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 : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Seas and Floods, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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 he Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord : praise him. and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Children of Men, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O LET Israel bless the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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 : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    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.

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