N.B. The Vatican II Hymnal is the only pew book to contain the Propers of the Mass.

Ash Wednesday, Years ABC (Ordinary Form)
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Introit (Wis 11:24-25, 27; Ps 56:2)
Miseréris ómnium, Dómine, et nihil odísti eórum quæ fecísti, dissímulans peccáta hóminum propter pæniténtiam et parcens illis: quia tu es Dóminus, Deus noster.
Vs. Miserére mei, Deus, miserére mei: quóniam in te confídit ánima mea.
“Miseréris ómnium . . .” is repeated.
Your mercy extends to all things, O Lord, and you despise none of the things you have made. You overlook the sins of men for the sake of repentance. You grant them your pardon, because you are the Lord our God.
Vs. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul confides in you.
Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
“Your mercy extends . . .” is repeated.

Gradual (Ps 56:2, 4)
Miserére mei, Deus, miserére mei: quóniam in te confídit ánima mea.
Vs. Misit de coelo, et liberávit me, dedit in oppróbrium conculcántes me.
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul confides in you.
Vs. He has sent from heaven and saved me; he has put to shame those who trampled upon me.

Tract (Ps 102:10; 78:8-9)
Dómine, non secúndum peccáta nostra, quæ fécimus nos: neque secúndum iniquitátes nostras retríbuas nobis.
Vs. Dómine, ne memíneris iniquitátum nostrarum antiquarum: cito antícipent nos misericórdiæ tuæ, quia páuperes facti sumus nimis.
Vs. Adjuva nos, Deus, salutáris noster: et propter glóriam nóminis tui, Dómine, libera nos: et propítius esto peccátis nostris, propter nomen tuum.
Lord, do not requite us according to the sins we have committed or according to our iniquity.
Vs. Lord, remember not our sins of old; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
Vs. Help us, O God, our Saviour, and for the glory of your name, deliver us, O Lord; and forgive us our sins, for your name’s sake.

Offertory (Ps 29:2-3)
Exaltábo te, Dómine, quóniam suscepísti me, nec delectásti inimícos meos super me: Dómine, clamávi ad te, et sanásti me.
I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and have not allowed my enemies to rejoice over me; O Lord, I called out unto you, and you healed me.

Communion (Ps 1:2b, 3b)
Qui meditábitur in lege Dómini die ac nocte, dabit fructum suum in témpore suo.
He who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord, shall bear fruit in due season.

Ash Wednesday, Years ABC (Ordinary Form)
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