Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 3. Fulfilled is all that David told in true prophetic song of old, That God the nations’ king should be And reign in triumph from the tree. 4. O tree of beauty, tree most fair, ordained those holy limbs to bear: Gone is your shame, each crimsoned bough Proclaims...

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 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

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday – 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, st. 3

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday 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

Lent at Lauds

Lent at Lauds – Let all the world from shore to shore Thee, gracious Trinity, adore; Right soon thy loving pardon grant, That we our new-made song may chant. Amen. ~Office hymn for Lent until Palm Sunday, st.5

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds Soon will that day, thy day, appear, And all things with thy brightness cheer: We will rejoice in it, as we, Return thereby to grace, and thee. ~Office hymn in Lent until Palm Sunday, st. 4

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – until Palm Sunday – Forgive the sin that we have wrought; Increase the good that we have sought; That we at length, our wand’rings o’er, May please thee now, and evermore. ~Office hymn, st. 3

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pardoning grace. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, 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, st. 1