Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds –

As golden dawn begins to rise
And night forsakes the eastern skies,
Let us, the children of the day,
Praise God the Lord, and humbly pray:

May this new day be calmly passed;
May we keep pure while it shall last,
Nor let our lips from truth depart,
Nor dark designs engage the heart.

~Office Hymn, st. 1,2