Soft Vespers is the evening’s liturgical hour In the natural rhythm of each life A song of the ordered world now hymned into The verses of that Song He sings through us
This hour is given to us when sunbeams slant Across the floor and up onto the Cross And there we leave the labors of our day Our works of hand and heart and mind and soul
Eternal truths chanted by every tongue: “Vespers each day has four psalms to be sung” 1
1 Saint Benedict’s Rule, Ampleforth Abbey
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