Lord, Open My Lips
Designed for cantor and assembly, this resource provides musical settings for morning, daytime, evening and night prayer, with performance notes and music by Father Cyprian Consiglio.
Lord, Open My Lips [Assembly Edition]
Music for the Hours

$5.00

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Lord, Open My Lips: Music for the Hours [CD]

$17.00

11631

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Lord, Open My Lips [Choral Songbook]
Music for the Hours

$11.00

11629

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Lord, Open My Lips [Assembly Edition]
Music for the Hours

$5.00

11630

SHIP
Lord, Open My Lips [Choral Songbook]
Music for the Hours

$11.00

11629

SHIP
Lord, Open My Lips: Music for the Hours [CD]

$17.00

11631

SHIP
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The Liturgy of the Hours has existed from earliest times to fulfill the Lord's command to pray without ceasing. Now your community can participate musically in this rich treasury of prayer!

Lord, Open My Lips is a resource created to help parishes and small faith-sharing groups sing and pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Designed for cantor and assembly, it provides musical settings for morning, daytime, evening and night prayer, with performance notes and music by Father Cyprian, including three hymn tunes.

Lord, Open My Lips provides all the essential elements of the Liturgy of the Hours: opening verses, hymns, antiphons (including seasonal antiphons), psalmody, responsories, canticles, intercessions, the Lord's Prayer and blessing.

The chanted texts of Lord, Open My Lips are in the Camaldolese style, which in turn is based on the ancient Benedictine chant tradition. An appendix provides alternative hymns and Gospel canticles, settings of the Lord's Prayer and the Salve Regina as well as a table of Scripture readings for the liturgical year. The choral/accompaniment book provides descants for the hymns, harmony for the chant and simple organ (or guitar) accompaniments.

The collection includes an enlightening and scholarly foreword entitled "Celebration of Communal Prayer in Cathedral, Parish and Domestic Church." The article covers the history and theology of the Hours while advocating their use in churches and homes.