Thursday, March 24, 2016

Parce mihi Domine (Spare me Lord): Office for the Dead, Matins, First Nocturne, for Thursday

In primo nocturno.
Pro feria secunda, et quinta.

Ant: Dirige.

Lectio prima (Iob 7):
Parce mihi Domine: nihil enim sunt
dies mei. Quid est homo, quia
magnificas eum: aut quid apponis
erga eum cor tuum? Visitas eum
diluculo, et subito probas illum.
Usquequo non parcis mihi, nec
dimittis me, ut glutiam salivam
meam? Peccavi. Quid faciam tibi, o
custos hominum? Quare posuisti me
contrarium tibi, et factus sum
mihimetipsi gravis? Cur non tollis
peccatum meum? Et quare non
aufers iniquitatem meam? Ecce nunc
in pulvere dormiam, et si mane me
quaesieris, non subsistam.

R: Credo quod redemptor meus vivit:
et in novissimo die de terra
surrecturus sum: Et in carne mea
videbo Deum salvatorem meum.

V: Quem visurus sum ego ipse, et non
alius, et oculi mei conspecturi sunt. Et
in carne mea videbo Deum
salvatorem meum.

In the first nocturne.
On Monday, and Thursday.

Ant: Direct.

The first lesson (Job 7):
Spare me O Lord for my days are
nothing. What is man, that thou
magnifiest him: or why settest thou
thy heart toward him? Thou dost
visit him early in the morning, and
suddenly thou provest him. How long
dost thou not spare me, nor suffer
me, that I swallow my spittle? I have
sinned. What shall I do to thee, O
keeper of men? Why hast thou set me
contrary to thee, and I am become
burdensome to myself? Why dost
thou not take away my sin, and why
dost thou not take away mine
iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in
the dust, and if thou seek me in the
morning, I shall not be.

R: I believe that my redeemer liveth,
and that in the last day I shall rise
from the earth: and in my flesh shall
see God my saviour.

V: Whom I myself shall see and not
another, and mine eyes shall behold.
And in my flesh I shall see God my