Daily Bible Reading

Cantate, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #260

Liturgical Color: White

Introit

OH, SING || to the Lord a new | song! | - *

For he has done mar- | ve- | lous | things;

|| The Lord has made known His sal- | va- | tion; *

His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of | the | na- | tions. (Psalm 98:1a, 2)

|| His right hand and His holy | arm | - *

Have gained Him the | vic- | to- | ry.

|| He has remembered His | mer- | cy *

And His faithfulness to the house of | Is- | ra- | el.

|| All the ends of the | earth | - *

Have seen the salvation | of | our | God.

|| Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the | earth; | - *

Break forth in song, rejoice, and | sing | prais- | es. (Psalm 98:1b, 3–4)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| Oh, sing to the Lord a new | song! | - *

For he has done mar- | ve- | lous | things;

|| The Lord has made known His sal- | va- | tion; *

His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of | the | na- | tions. (Psalm 98:1a, 2)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 82

Vespers: Psalm 126

Collect

O God, Who makest the minds of the faithful to be of one will, grant unto Thy people that they may love what Thou commandest and desire what Thou dost promise, that among the manifold changes of this world our hearts may there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: 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.

Gradual

|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| The right hand of the Lord is ex- | alt- | ed; *

The right hand of the Lord does valiantly. Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no | more. | - *

Death no longer has dominion over Him. Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 118:16; Romans 6:9)

Second Reading: John 16:5-15

“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.

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