CHAPTER 16 IN WHAT MANNER THE WORK OF GOD IS TO BE DONE IN THE DAY TIME

CHAPTER XVI.

In what manner the Work of God is to be done in the day time.

“Seven times a day”, saith the Prophet. “have I sung praises unto Thee.”160 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 duties of our service. It was of these hours the Prophet said: “ Seven times in the day I have sung praise to Thee.” For of the Night-watches, the same Prophet says: “At midnight I did arise to confess to Thee.”161 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.

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