The Introit

Sing to the LORD a new song, Alle- | luia,*
for he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. Alle- | luia.

His right hand and his | holy arm*
have worked salva- | tion for him .
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Sing to the LORD a new song, Alle- | luia,*
for he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. Alle- | luia.

The Collect of the Day

O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

 
The Old and New Testament  , Before 1757, by Giuseppe Camerata II, Italian from the  Philadelphia Museum of Art  

The Old and New Testament, Before 1757, by Giuseppe Camerata II, Italian from the Philadelphia Museum of Art 

The First Lesson

Isaiah 12 :1-6

And in that day you will say:

“O Lord, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’”
Therefore with joy you will draw water
From the wells of salvation.
And in that day you will say:

“Praise the Lord, call upon His name;
Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord,
For He has done excellent things;
This is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”

 

The Epistle

James 1 :16-21

Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

 
Christ Announcing the Work of the Holy Spirit  , 1616, by Anton Wierix II, Flemishfrom the  Philadelphia Museum of Art  

Christ Announcing the Work of the Holy Spirit, 1616, by Anton Wierix II, Flemishfrom the Philadelphia Museum of Art 

The Holy Gospel

John 16 :5-15

Alleluia. The right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does
valiantly! Alleluia. We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die
again; death no longer has dominion over him. Alleluia.

“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.