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 Friday

Friday at Lauds – Within our senses ever dwell,And worldly darkness thence expel;Long as the days of life endure,Preserve our souls devout and pure. ~Office Hymn, st. 3 ~Image: St. Augustine’s House cemetery

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Ye clouds and darkness, hosts of night,That breed confusion and affright,Begone! o’er head the dawn shines clear,The light breaks in and Christ is here. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Within our senses ever dwell, And worldly darkness thence expel; Long as the days of life endure, Preserve our souls devout and pure. ~Office Hymn, st. 3 ~Image: St. Augustine’s House cemetery

Vespers on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vespers – 3rd Day of Creation – Earth’s mighty Maker, whose command Raised from the sea the solid land And drove each billowy heap away And bade the earth stand firm for aye, That so the soil might herbage yield And blossoms fair to deck the field, And golden fruit and harvest...

Vespers on Thursday

Thursday at Vespers – Almighty God, whose will supreme Made ocean’s flood with life to teem, Part in the firmament to fly And part in ocean depths to lie; Appointing fishes in the sea And fowls in open air to be, That each, by origin the same, Its sep’rate dwelling-place might claim: Grant that...

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – O great Creator of the sky, Who wouldest not the floods on high With earthly waters to confound, But made the firmament their bound: The floods above thou didst ordain, The floods below thou didst restrain, That moisture might attemper heat Lest the parched earth should ruin meet. Upon our...

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – With prayer the Father we implore; O Father, glorious evermore, We plead with thee for grace and power To conquer in temptation’s hour. ~Office Hymn, st. 3

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – 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 in Paschal Time after the Ascension

Lauds in the Easter Season after The Ascension – O Lord Most High, eternal King, by thee redeemed thy praise we sing. The bonds of death are burst by thee, and grace has won the victory. Ascending to the Father’s throne thou claim’st the kingdom as thine own; and angels wonder when they see...