Words of comfort for a glorious early morning – taken from
THE ORDER FOR THE HOURLY OFFICES
Lauds – Said at Dawn/Sunrise
Revelation vii. BLESSING, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. R. Thanks be to God.
Hymn. Ecce jam noctis.
LO! now the nesting shades of night are ending,
Flickers the golden gleam of dawning day,
Let us before the Lord of all, low bending,
That He would of the stain of guilt relieve us,
Grant our souls health, of His most blessed love,
And of His pitying grace and mercy give us
Be this by Thy thrice holy Godhead granted,
Father, and Son, and Spirit ever blest,
whose glory by the firmament is chanted,
By all confest. Amen.