Listing of all the Canticles

Below is a listing of the Canticles from the Old and New Testaments. As we publish notes on the translations of the texts they will also be listed from here. If you are interested in our approach to translations you can read our translation guidelines.

Old Testament

The Canticles from the old testament are placed within the major hour of Morning prayer (also known as Lauds).

PassageTitle (EN)Title (FR)Title (LAT)Liturgia Horarum Numbering
Ex 15:1-18Cantemus DominoVT 1
Deut 31:1-12Audite caeliVT 2
1 Sam 2:1-10ExsultavitVT 3
1 Chr 29:10-13Benedictus es, DomineVT 4
Tob 13:1-10Magnus es, DomineVT 5
Tob 13:10-15, 17-19Benedicite DominoVT 6
Judt 16:2-3, 15-19Incipite DominoVT 7
Prov 9:1-6, 10-12Sapientia aedificavitVT 8
Sap 3:1-6Iustorum animaeVT 9
Sap 3:7-9Fulgebunt iustiVT 10
Sap 9:1-6, 9-11Deus patrum meorumVT 11
Sap 10:17-21Reddidit DeusVT 12
Sap 16:20-21, 26, 17:1Angelorum esca nutrivistiVT 13
Sir 14:22, 15:2, 4, 6bBeatus vir, qui in sapientiaVT 14
Sir 31:8-11Beatus vir, qui inventus estVT 15
Sir 36:1-7, 13-16Miserere nostriVT 16
Sir 36:14-19Miserere plebi tuaeVT 17
Sir 39:17-21Obaudite meVT 18
Is 2:2-5Erit in novissimisVT 19
Is 5:1-7Cantabo dilecto meoVT 20
Is 9:2-7Populus qui ambulabatVT 21
Is 12:1-6Confitebor tibiVT 22
Is 26:1-4, 7-9, 12Urbs fortitudinisVT 23
Is 33:2-10Domine, miserereVT 24
Is 33:13-16Audite, qui longe estisVT 25
Is 38:10-14, 17-20Ego dixiVT 26
Is 40:1-8ConsolaminiVT 27
Is 40:9-11, 27-31Super montem excelsum ascendeVT 28
Is 40:10-17Ecce Dominus DeusVT 29
Is 42:10-16Cantate DominoVT 30
Is 45:14-26Vere tu esVT 31
Is 49:7-13Haec dicit DominusVT 32
Is 61:1-11Spiritus Domini super meVT 33
Is 61:6-9Vos sacerdotes DominiVT 34
Is 61:10-62:5Gaudens gaudeboVT 35
Is 62:1-12Propter Sion non taceboVT 36
Is 62:4-7Non vocaberisVT 37
Is 63:1-5Quis est isteVT 38
Is 66:10-14aLaetamini cum JerusalemVT 39
Jer 7:2-7Audite verbum … omnis IudaVT 40
Jer 14:17-21Deducant oculi meiVT 41
Jer 17:7-8Benedictus virVT 42
Jer 31:10-14Audite verbum … gentesVT 43
Lam 5:1-7, 15-17, 19-20Recordare, DomineVT 44
Ez 36:24-28Tollam quippe vosVT 45
Dan 3:26, 27, 29, 34-41Benedictus … et laudabileVT 46
Dan 3:52-57Benedictus … et laudabilisVT 47
Dan 3:57-88, 56Benedictie, omnia operaVT 48
Obadah 6:1-6Venite, et revertamurVT 49
Amos 4:13, 5:8, 9:5-6Ecce formans montesVT 50
Jonah 2:3-10Clamavi de tribulationeVT 51
Hab 3:2-4, 13a, 15-19Domine, audiviVT 52
Soph 3:8-13Exspecta meVT 53

New Testament

The canticles from the new testament are placed within the major evening hour of prayer (also known as Vespers).

The first three Canticles (the Magnificat, Benedictus, and Nunc Dumittis) are present within the offices of Lauds, Vespers, and Complines respectively. These three are thus elevated above all other canticles in that they are prayed every day and are not substituted or changed based on the schedule or propers.

PassageTitle (EN)Title (FR)Title (LAT)Liturgia Horarum Numbering
Luke 1:46-55My Soul MagnifiesMon Âme MagnifieMagnificat anima meaNT 1
Luke 1:68-79Blessed is the LordBéni soit le SeigneurBenedictus DominusNT 2
Luke 2:29-32Christ is the Light of Revelation for the NationsLe Christ est la Lumière de Révélation pour les NationsNunc DumittisNT 3
Mt 5:3-10Beati pauperes spirituNT 4
John 1:1, 3-4, 9-11, 14, 16In principio erat VerbumNT 5
Rom 8:14-17Quicum que enim Spiritus DeiNT 6
Rom 8:31-35, 37-39Quid ergo dicemus ad haecNT 7
Rom 11:33-36O altitudo divitiarumNT 8
1 Cor 13:1-7Si linguis hominumNT 9
Eph 1:3-10Benedictus DeusNT 10
Phil 2:6-11Christus JesusNT 11
Col 1:12-20Gratias adamus DeoNT 12
1 Tim 2:5-6, 3:16, 6:15-16Unus enim DeusNT 13
1 Tim 3:16Qui manifestatus estNT 14
2 Tim 2:11-13Fidelis sermoNT 15
Tit 3:4-7Cum autem benignitasNT 16
1 Peter 1:3-9Benedictus DeusNT 17
1 Peter 2:21-24Christus passus estNT 18
Rev 4:11, 5:9-10, 12Dignus es, DomineNT 19
Rev 11:17-18, 12:10b-12aGratias adimus tibiNT 20
Rev 15:3-4Great and MarvelousGrandes et MerveilleusesMagna et MirabiliaNT 21
Rev 19:1-7Salvation, Glory, and PowerLe Salut, la Gloire et la PuissanceAlleluia, Salus et gloriaNT 22