Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Thou who dost give the accepted time, Give, too, a heart that mourns for crime, Let those by mercy now be cured Whom loving-kindness long endured. ~Office hymn for Lent until Palm Sunday, st. 2

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Now Christ, thou Sun of righteousness, Let dawn our darkened spirits bless: The light of grace to us restore While day to earth returns once more. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Monday Housekeeping – Lauds

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 preceded...

Lauds on Saturday

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

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me, in your righteousness. ~Psalm 143:1

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! ~Psalm 148: 7,8

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Whatever the LORD pleases he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses. ~Psalm 135:6,7

Lauds on Sunday

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

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. ~Psalm 143:8

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away. ~Psalm 36:11