14 August 2010

From the Liturgy of St. Mary

Most highly favored Lady, gloria!...I will bless the Lord at all times... O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together!... Grant that we, who are redeemed by His blood, may share with her in the glory of Your eternal kingdom... All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.  In many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following her... God sent forth His Son, born of a woman... All generations will call me blessed... in remembrance of His mercy... and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man... O higher than the Cherubim, More glorious than the Seraphim, Lead their praises, Alleluia!  Thou, bearer of the eternal Word, Most gracious, magnify the Lord... for by the Holy Spirit Your only-begotten Son was conceived in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary and brought forth in the substance of our human flesh that we might partake of His divine life... O that birth forever blessed, When the Virgin full of grace, By the Holy Ghost conceiving, Bore the Savior of our race, And that Babe, the world's Redeemer, First revealed His sacred face...

6 comments:

Vincent L. said...

What is the Liturgy of St. Mary from ?

I see an amalgamation of lyrics from ye watchers and ye holy ones and other things.

Is this Lutheran or a variety of sources here.

Thanks.

William Weedon said...

Oh, that's just citations from the liturgy and hymns for use on August 15th. The Introit, readings, gradual and verse and proper preface, are all prescribed, as well as the hymn of the day (Ye Watchers). The other hymns are suggested (and we usually go with the suggestions from the Hymnal Guide).

Vincent L. said...

What is the precise title of the work from which you are reading ?

Is this available from Concordia or elsewhere ?

Thanks.

William Weedon said...

It was all from the Lutheran Service Book: Altar Book or from the Hymnal. If you want a little version with the propers for each Sunday, feast, and festival, you can get Lutheran Service Book: Propers of the Day (in paperback).

Anonymous said...

Pastor Weedon,

I think Vincent was wondering where this might be found in published format. The answer is that it's not found anywhere, right? *You* put it together from the propers and liturgy for the day, right?

Tim Landskroener

William Weedon said...

Correct!