Musical Selections for Daily Evensong | Week VII of Easter, 2020

23 May First Evensong of the Seventh Sunday of Easter

See PDF below for all hymns and psalms.


24 May The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Phos                    H82 #36 O gladsome Light
Hymn                   H82 #624 Jerusalem the golden
Psalms:              114, 115, 116, 117

26 May Tuesday, Augustine of Canterbury

Phos                    H82 #217 A hymn of glory let us sing
Hymn                   WLP #780 Lord, you give the great commission
Psalms:              108, 109, 135

27 May Wednesday Easter-Ascension Feria

Phos                    H82 #27 O blest Creator, source of light
Hymn                   H82 #220 O Lord Most High, eternal King
Psalms:              136, 137

28 May Thursday Easter-Ascension Feria

Phos                    H82 #25 O gracious Light, Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn                   H82 #593 Lord, make us servants of your peace
Psalms:              140, 141, 142 

29 May Friday Easter-Ascension Feria

Phos                    H82 #419 Lord of all being, throned afar
Hymn                   H82 #490 I want to walk as a child of the light
Psalms:              143, 144

H28 = The Hymnal 1982

WLP = Wonder, Love, and Praise




God’s invitation remains the same: Just rest. It’s so simple and so transformative. The radical practice of rest can help us to recognize in ourselves the very patterns of effort that consume our energy and our lives. It can help us to let go of these useless strategies and this relentless striving. Rest takes us to the lip of the well, and helps us to fall into God’s generous grace.

At this time when our lives are upended, consider reclaiming “rest” as an essential practice. Br. Nicholas Bartoli invites us to fall into God’s generous grace >


Following up on last week’s suggestion for how we can experience the gifts of retreat at home, today we want to share some practical suggestions for how to cooperate with God in planning retreat time. (Less is more.) We hope these suggestions will set the stage, so that you can receive God’s gift of love in a time of retreat, even a retreat-in-place. Read more >.

In an article in the most recent issue of Cowley Magazine, Br. Sean Glenn proposes: “We are each a word and a song of God.” What song are you offering in these challenging times? He writes, “An occasion spent immersed in music can tantalize unexpected gratitude out from under a grief-stricken or cynical heart.” How might music speak to your soul, and help your soul to speak, today? Read Br. Sean’s article >

Beauty is not a veneer. Beauty is not entertainment, nor a lovely distraction, nor the domain of the privileged. Beauty is essential for life. Beauty is of the essence of God.

Might beauty be a balm to you during these strange, challenging days? In the most recent issue of Cowley magazine, Br. Curtis Almquist invites us to explore the beauty of holiness and the holiness of beauty. We invite you to explore the article and how beauty can help us to pray our life – in its blessings and its challenges. Read the article >