Liturgy of the Hours - Hymns

Posted by David Neff, OblSB on

Prime (6AM - Start of the Day)

Now that the daylight fills the sky,
we lift our hearts to God on high,
That he in all we do or say,
Would keep us safe from harm today.

Would guard our hearts and tongues from strife;
From anger's din would hide our life;
From all ill sights would turn our eyes;
Would close our ears from vanities.

Would keep our inmost conscience pure;
Our souls from folly would secure;
Would bid us check the pride of sense
With due and holy abstinence.

So we, when this new day is gone,
And night in turn is drawing on,
With conscience by the world unstained
Shall praise his Name for vict'ry gained.

All laud to God the Father be;
All praise Eternal Son to thee;
All glory as is ever meet,
To God the Holy Paraclete.


12 Noon (6th Hour)

O God of truth, O Lord of might,
Who ord'rest time and change aright,
And sends't the early morning ray,
And light'st the glow of perfect day:

Extinguish thou each sinful fire,
And banish ev'ry ill desire;
And while thou keeps't the body whole,
Shed forth thy peace upon the soul.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.


Compline (Just prior time retiring for the day)

To thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray,
That, with thy wonted favour, thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night,
Withhold from us our Ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.

 

Source: CommonPrayer.Org
http://commonprayer.org/offices/hour_n.cfm

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