Compline – Save us from troubled, restless sleep, from all ill dreams your children keep so calm our minds that fears may cease and rested bodies wake in peace. ~Office Hymn, st. 2
Friday at Lauds – The faith that first must be possessed Root deep within our inmost breast, And joyous hope in second place, Then charity, thy greatest grace. ~Office Hymn: st. 4
Terce Let mouth and tongue, mind, sense, and strength God’s mighty actions tell at length; let love in flames of living fire the hearts of all the world inspire. ~Office hymn, st. 2
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
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
Tuesday at Vespers – Earth’s mighty Maker, whose command Raised from the sea the solid land And drove each billowy heap away And bade the earth stand firm for aye, That so the soil might herbage yield And blossoms fair to deck the field, And golden fruit and harvest bear, And pleasant food for...
Monday at Vespers – O great Creator of the sky, Who wouldest not the floods on high With earthly waters to confound, But made the firmament their bound: The floods above thou didst ordain, The floods below thou didst restrain, That moisture might attemper heat Lest the parched earth should ruin meet. Upon our...
Sunday at First Vespers (Saturday night) – O Trinity of blessed light, O Unity of princely might, The fiery sun now goes his way; Shed thou within our hearts thy ray. To thee our morning song of praise, to thee our evening prayer we raise; O grant us with thy saints on high To...