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 ~Image: St. John the Baptist Abbey Church, Alsace.

Lauds in Lent

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. ~Office Hymn, st. 5

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds until Palm Sunday – Soon will that day, thy day, appear, And all things with its brightness cheer: We will rejoice in it, as we Return thereby to grace, and thee. ~Office Hymn, st. 4 ~Image: Icon of the Second Coming

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds, until Palm Sunday – Fourth Day of Lent – 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 here and evermore. ~Office Hymn, st. 3

Lauds in Lent

Lent before Palm Sunday, 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: st. 2

Lauds in Christmastide

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,...

Wednesday at Lauds

Lauds on Wednesday – Though we be stained with blots within, Thy quickening rays shall purge our sin; light of the Morning Star, thy grace Shed on us from thy cloudless face. ~Office Hymn, stanza 4

Tuesday at Lauds

Lauds on Tuesday – 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, stanza 2