Saturday at Lauds – Each phantom of the night depart, Each thought of guilt forsake the heart; Let every ill that darkness brought Beneath its shade now come to nought. ~Office Hymn, st. 2
Thursday at Lauds – O keep us, as the hours proceed, From lying word and evil deed; Our roving eyes from sin set free, Our body from impurity. ~Office Hymn, st. 3
Monday at Lauds – O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. ~ Psalm 63: 1
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 ~Br. Richard in the garden in a warmer season. In the midst of winter, this picture relieves our weariness.
Saturday at Lauds – Dawn sprinkles all the East with light; Day o’er the earth is gliding bright; Morn’s glittering rays their course begin; Farewell to darkness and to sin. ~Office Hymn, st. 1
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
Tuesday at Lauds – The winged herald of the day Proclaims the morn’s approaching ray: And Christ the Lord our souls excites, And so to endless life invites. ~Office Hymn, stanza 1
Monday at Lauds – O splendor of God’s glory bright, O thou that bringest light from light, O Light of Light, light’s living spring, O Day, all days illumining. ~Office Hymn, per annum, ordinary time. ~Image: Church of the Visitation, St. Augustine’s House, narthex.
Christmastide, Epiphany and following – Lauds Office Hymn O chief of cities, Bethlehem, Of David’s crown the fairest gem, But more to us than David’s name, In you, as man, the Savior came. Beyond the sun in splendor bright, Above you stands a wondrous light Proclaiming from the conscious skies That here, in flesh,...
Advent Lauds – Short Lesson – You know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of...