Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds –

Tell how, when at length the fullness
Of the appointed time was come,
He, the Word, was born of woman,
Left for us his father’s home,
Blazed the path of true obedience,
Shone as light amidst the gloom.

Thus, with thirty years accomplished,
He went forth from Nazareth,
Destined, dedicated, willing,
Did his work, and met his death’
Like a lamb he humbly yielded
On the cross his dying breath.

~Office Hymn st. 2,3

~Image: Cimabue