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
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
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
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,...
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
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