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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.”160160Ps. cxviii. 164. 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 praises to Thee.” For of the Night-watches, the same Prophet says: “At midnight I did arise to confess to Thee.”161161Ibid. 62. 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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