Minister. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. Turn thou us, O God our Saviour;

Answer. And let Thine anger cease from us.

Minister. O God, make speed to save us.

Answer. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Minister. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Minister. Praise ye the Lord.

Answer. The Lord's Name be praised.

Antiphon. Save us, O Lord.

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.

Antiphon. Save us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.


Before the ending of the day,

Creator of the world, we pray

That with Thy wonted favor, Thou

Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,

From fears and terrors of the night;

Withhold from us our ghostly foe,

That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,

Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;

Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,

Doth live and reign eternally.

Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy Name; leave us not. Jer. xiv. 9.

Minister. Into Thy hands I commend my spirit.

Answer. For Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, Thou God of truth.

Minister. Keep me as the apple of an eye;

Answer. Hide me under the shadow of Thy wings.

Antiphon. Lord, grant us Thy light.

Nunc Dimittis

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, * according to thy word.

For mine eyes have seen * thy salvation,

Which thou hast prepared * before the face of all people;

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, * and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

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.

Antiphon. Lord, grant us Thy light, that being rid of the darkness of our hearts, we may come to the true Light, which is Christ.

The Apostles' Creed.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body: And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Kyrie Eleison

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Pater Noster

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Minister. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, God of our fathers :

Answer. And worthy to be praised, and glorified for ever.

Minister. Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

Answer. Let us praise and exalt Him forever.

Minister. Blessed be Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven;

Answer. And praised for evermore.

Minister. The almighty and merciful God bless us and keep us.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. The Almighty and merciful Lord grant you re­mission of your sins, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of His Holy Spirit. Amen.

Minister. Vouchsafe, O Lord,

Answer. To keep us this night without sin.

Minister. O Lord, have mercy upon us,

Answer. Have mercy upon us.

Minister. O Lord, let Thy mercy be upon us:

Answer… Show the light of Thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer;

Answer. And let our cry come unto Thee.

Minister. The Lord be with you;

Answer. And with thy spirit.

Minister. Let us pray.

A Collect For Aid Against Perils

LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Collect For Peace.

GIVE us light in the night season, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and grant that our rest may be without sin, and our waking to Thy service; that we may come in peace and safety to the waking of the great day; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Minister. Bless we the Lord.

Answer. Thanks be to God.

Minister. The Almighty Lord grant us a quiet night and a good end.

Answer. Amen.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

This 'Office of Compline' is taken from A Book of Offices published in 1914-17 by the U. S. Episcopal Church. It was in use until a Compline office became part of the BCP in 1979.