Thursday at Lauds – Make vows to the LORD your God, and perform them; let all around him bring gifts to him who is to be feared, who cuts off the spirit of princes, who inspires fear in the kings of the earth. ~Psalm 76: 11, 12
Wednesday at Lauds – Earth’s gloom flees broken and dispersed, By the sun’s piercing shafts coerced: The day-star’s eyes rain influence bright, And colors glimmer back to sight. ~Office Hymn, st. 2
Tuesday at Lauds – Come, leave thy bed, to each he cries Who yet in idle slumber lies: Now chaste and just and sober stand And watch; my coming is at hand. ~Office Hymn, st 2
Sunday at Lauds – Shed through our hearts, O Lord, thy ray, Our souls’ dull slumber drive away: Thy Name be first on every tongue, To thee our earliest praises sung. ~Office Hymn, st. 4
Thursday at Lauds – May this new day be calmly passed; May we keep pure while it shall last, Nor let our lips from truth depart, Nor dark designs engage the heart. ~Office Hymn, st. 2
Sunday at Lauds – Bless the Lord, light and darkness. Bless the Lord, lightnings and clouds. ~Daniel 3:65
Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – Lauds – Our custom is that Vigils is followed by an opportunity for silent meditation until Lauds begins at 6 A.M. Lauds includes an opening hymn, four Psalms, a Canticle, a very short bible reading and the “Canticle of Zechariah,” the Benedictus. Each Psalm and Canticle is...
Sunday at Lauds – Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring: Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1
Monday at Lauds – I will sing of loyalty and of justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing. ~Psalm 101: 1
Friday at Lauds – Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me, in your righteousness. Enter not into judgement with your servant; for no one living is righteous before you. For the enemy has pursued me; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made...