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...

Vespers in the Christmas Octave

Christmas Vespers – O Savior of our fallen race, O Brightness of the Father’s face, O Son who shared the Father’s might Before the world knew day or night, O Jesus, very Light of light, Our constant star in sin’s deep night: Now hear the prayers your people pray Throughout the world this holy...

Vespers on Christmas Day

Vespers on Christmas Day, and in Christmastide until the Epiphany – O Savior of our fallen race, O Brightness of the Father’s face, O Son who shared the Father’s might Before the world knew day or night, O Jesus, very Light of light, Our constant star in sin’s deep night: Now hear the prayers...

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – The Lamb descends from heaven above To pardon sin with freest love; For such indulgent mercy shown With tearful joy our thanks we own. ~Office hymn, st. 3

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – Now let each torpid soul arise, That sunk in guilt and wounded lies; See! the new Star’s refulgent ray Shall chase disease and sin away. ~Office hymn, st. 2

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – A thrilling voice by Jordan rings, Rebuking guilt and darksome things: Vain dreams of sin and visions fly; Christ in his might shines forth on high. ~Office hymn, st. 1

Terce on Monday

Monday at Terce – Now Holy Spirit, ever One with God the Father and the Son, Pour forth into our hearts, we pray, the fullness of your grace today. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Sunday

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

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Do thou, O Christ, our slumbers wake; Do thou the chains of darkness break; Purge thou our former sins away, And in our souls new light display. ~Office Hymn, st. 4