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IN WHAT MANNER THE WORK OF GOD IS TO BE DONE IN THE DAY TIME.

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"SEVEN times a day," saith the Prophet, "have I sung praises unto Thee." 1 This sacred number of seven shall be accomplished by us if at the times of Lauds, Prime, Tierce, Sext, None, Even-song, and Complin, we perform the office and duty of our service. It was of these hours the Prophet said: "Seven times in the day I have sung praise to Thee." of the Night-watches, or Matins, the same Prophet says: "At midnight I did arise to confess to Thee."2 At these times therefore, let us give praise to our Creator for the judgments of His justice; that is at Lauds, Prime, Tierce, Sext, None, Even-song, and Complin; and in the night let us rise to confess unto Him.

QUOT PSALMI PER EASDEM HORAS DICENDI SUNT.

21 Junii

20 Feb. JAM de Nocturnis, vel Matutinis diges21 Oct. simus ordinem Psalmodiæ, nunc de sequentibus Horis videamus. Prima Hora dicantur Psalmi tres sigillatim, et non sub una "Gloria." Hymnus ejusdem Horæ post Versum, "Deus in adjutorium meum intende," antequam Psalmi incipiantur. Post expletionem vero trium Psalmorum, recitetur Lectio una, Versus, et "Kyrie eleison," et missæ sint. Tertia vero, Sexta, et Nona, eodem ordine celebrentur: Oratio, Versus, Hymni earundem Horarum, terni Psalmi, Lectio, Versus, “Kyrie eleison," et missæ sint. Si major Congregatio fuerit, cum Antiphonis dicantur; si vero minor, in directum psallantur.

HOW MANY PSALMS ARE TO BE SAID DURING THE AFORESAID HOURS.

WE have already arranged the order of the Office for the Nocturns, or Lauds; let us now dispose of the Hours that follow. At Prime, let three psalms be said separately, and not under one "Gloria." Presently after the verse: "O God incline unto mine aid," let the hymn. of the same Hour follow, before the psalms be begun. At the end of the psalms, let there be recited one lesson, a versicle, and "Kyrie eleison," and therewith let that Hour conclude. Tierce, Sext and None, are to be recited in the same way; that is, the prayer, versicle, and hymns of these same Hours, three psalms, then a lesson, versicle, and "Kyrie eleison," and so let the Hour conclude. If the Community be great, let the Hours be sung with antiphons; if, however, it be small, let them be

Vespertina autem synaxis quatuor Psalmis cum Antiphonis terminetur, post quos Psalmos lectio recitanda est, inde Responsorium, Ambrosianum, Versus, Canticum de Evangelio, Litaniæ et Oratio Dominica, et fiant missæ. Completorium autem trium Psalmorum dictione terminetur, qui Psalmi directanee et sine Antiphona dicendi sunt. Post quos Hymnus ejusdem Horæ, Lectio una, Versus, "Kyrie eleison" et Benedictio, et missæ fiant.

only recited. Let Even-song be said with four psalms and antiphons; after these let a lesson be recited, then a responsory, the hymn, versicle, and canticle, out of the Gospel-the Litany, the Lord's Prayer, and so conclude. For Complin, let three psalms be recited straight on without antiphons. After these, the hymn for that Hour, the lesson, versicle, "Kyrie eleison," and blessing, and so let the Hour terminate.

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