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

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. 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 – 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 in Lent, st. 3

Lauds in Lent

Lent at 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 for Lent until Palm Sunday, st. 2

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

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Dawn sprinkles all the East with light; Day o’er the earth is gliding bright; Morn’s glittering rays their course begin: Farewell to darkness and to sin. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring; Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Epiphany and following – 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 in Christmastide

Lauds in Christmastide – From east to west, from shore to shore Let ev’ry heart awake and sing The holy child whom Mary bore, The Christ, the everlasting king. Behold, the world’s creator wears The form and fashion of a slave; Our very flesh our maker shares, His fallen creatures, all, to save. For...