Vespers on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vespers – 3rd Day of Creation –

Earth’s mighty Maker, whose command
Raised from the sea the solid land
And drove each billowy heap away
And bade the earth stand firm for aye,

That so the soil might herbage yield
And blossoms fair to deck the field,
And golden fruit and harvest bear,
And pleasant food for man prepare:

Our spirit’s rankling wounds efface
With dewy freshness of thy grace,
That grief may cleanse each deed of ill
And o’er each lust may triumph still.

Let every soul thy law obey,
And keep from every evil way;
Rejoice each promised good to win
And flee from every mortal sin.

~Office Hymn

~Image: Br. Richard in the garden