Vespers in Easter Week

Vespers in the Paschal Octave – The Lamb’s high banquet called to share, Arrayed in garments white and fair, The Red Sea past, we now would sing To Jesus our triumphant King. Protected in the Paschal night From the destroying angel's might, In triumph went the ransomed free From Pharoah's cruel tyranny. Now Christ...

Lauds in the Paschal Octave

Easter at Lauds – Lights glitt’ring morn bedecks the sky, Heaven thunders forth its victor cry, The glad earth shouts its triumph high, And groaning hell makes wild reply: While he, the King of glorious might Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite, And trampling hell by victors right Brings forth his sleeping Saints...

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Faithful cross, true sign of triumph, Be for all the noblest tree; None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit your equal be; Symbol of the world’s redemption, For your burden makes us free. ~Office Hymn, st. 4. Text: LBW 118

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Tell how, when at length the fullness Of the appointed time was come, He, the Word, was born of woman, Left for us his father’s home, Blazed the path of true obedience, Shone as light amidst the gloom. Thus, with thirty years accomplished, He went forth from Nazareth, Destined,...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 1. The royal banners forward go; The cross shines forth in mystic glow Where he, by whom our flesh was made, In that same flesh our ransom paid: 2. Where deep for us the spear was dyed, Life’s torrent rushing from his side, To wash us in the precious...

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle; Sing the ending of the fray. Now above the cross, the trophy, Sound the loud triumphant lay; Tell how Christ, the world’s redeemer, As a victim won the day. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Give us the discipline that springs from abstinence in outward things with inward fasting, so that we in heart and soul may dwell with thee. ~Office hymn, st. 4

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Spare us, O Lord, who now confess our sins and all our wickedness, and, for the glory of thy Name, our weakened souls to health reclaim. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 3

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pard’ning grace. ~Office hymn, st. 2

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer, with many a tear poured forth by all the penitent who keep this holy fast of Lent! ~Office Hymn until Palm Sunday