Compline Service Jan 8, 2017

 
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In the shimmering candlelit sanctuary of Trinity Church in the City of Boston, participants in our weekly Compline service experience the sacred through deep listening, meditative silence, and the ravishing beauty of song. Tracing its roots to the 7th Century Rule of St. Benedict, Compline is the brief final service in the monastic cycle of daily prayers. Coming from the Latin for "to complete," Compline provides a prayerful way to close the day and to seek a peaceful night. We provide this worship service as a podcast so that some of this peace and beauty might reach you wherever you are. Whether you're listening from your couch by candlelight, or on the commute home, we hope you'll find this broadcast to be a source of tranquility and spiritual sustenance. And as you are able, we would love for you to join us in person, every Sunday at 8 p.m. at Trinity Church Boston. For more information, visit trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music.
Isaiah 42:5-7
Thus says God, the Lord,    who created the heavens and stretched them out,    who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it    and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,    I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people,    a light to the nations,  to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,    from the prison those who sit in darkness.
Psalm 111
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honour and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures for ever. He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful. He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant. He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are established for ever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and awesome is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practise it have a good understanding. His praise endures for ever.

Videntes Stellam

Composer:
Francis Poulenc

Nunc Dimittis

Composer:
Robert Ramsey