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
Thursday at Compline – My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; your name endures to all generations. ~Psalm 102: 12, 13
Wednesday at Compline – You are a hiding place for me, you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. ~Psalm 32: 9
Tuesday at Compline – Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. ~Psalm 139: 22
Monday Housekeeping – Daily life at Saint Augustine’s House – Compline (pronounced: KOM-plin) is sung just before going to bed. It begins at 8.30p and lasts about 15 minutes. Of all the offices Compline varies the least through the seasons and holy days; it remains a quiet, constant, gentle transition to the night. This...
Sunday at Compline – In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. ~Psalm 4: 8
Saturday at Compline – O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and...
Friday at Compline – Short Lesson – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14:9a
Thursday at Compline – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~1 Thessalonians 5:23
Thursday at Compline – “O my God,” I say, “do not take me away in the midst of my days, you whose years endure throughout all generations.” Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you endure; they will all...