Dicit Dominus. [Jeremiah 29]
Thus saith the Lord: I know the thoughts that I think towards you, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you: and will bring again your captivity from every nation. [Psalm 85] Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 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. Thus saith the Lord . . .
O God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness: be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed unto the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
[Psalm 44] It is thou, O Lord, that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us. We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy Name for ever.
Alleluia, alleluia. [Psalm 130] Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord hear my voice. Alleluia.
St. Matthew 22:15–22
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
[Psalm 130] Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord hear my voice. Alleluia.
[St. Mark 11] Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and it shall be done unto you.
Below are plainsong renditions of the Psalms as published in the Saint Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter.