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SCHEDULE: New services release every Sunday through Thursday at 5 am.

Compline: Evening Liturgies for Anxious Souls is a meditative prayer service offered Sunday through Thursday evenings from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. Based on the ancient practice of Praying the Hours, Compline features original music and the curation of scripture and prayers built into an invitation to commune with God in a time of reflection, quiet, and stillness at the end of the day in our anxious age.

Compline: An Evening Liturgy for Anxious Souls Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

SCHEDULE: New services release every Sunday through Thursday at 5 am.

Compline: Evening Liturgies for Anxious Souls is a meditative prayer service offered Sunday through Thursday evenings from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. Based on the ancient practice of Praying the Hours, Compline features original music and the curation of scripture and prayers built into an invitation to commune with God in a time of reflection, quiet, and stillness at the end of the day in our anxious age.

    Epiphany 2023 - Sunday Evening January 8th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    Epiphany 2023 - Sunday Evening January 8th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    This is the Sunday evening liturgy during Epiphanytide for the Compline podcast from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. For more about the Center for Worship and the Arts, as well as the resources we provide, visit us at https://www.samford.edu/worship-arts/. 
    CREDITS: 
    © 2021 Center for Worship and the Arts, Samford University. 
    Engineered and produced by Wen Reagan for the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. 
    SPOKEN WORD: 
    Wen Reagan, Stacy Love, Tracy Hanrahan, Meagan Kennedy, Pierce Moffett, Eden Walker. 
    MUSIC: 
    “Compline #7 - Epiphany” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music (BMI). 
    “Glowing Gaze” by Emily Hanrahan, © 2020 Emily Hanrahan. 
    “Star in the East” by Reginald Heber. English traditional tune arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony (1820). Arrangement by Bruce Benedict, © 2009 Cardiphonia Music. 
    TEXTS: 
    The liturgical words for this podcast series include original phrasings, but were primarily curated and designed from several public domain sources, including “An Order for Compline” from the Anglican and Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and collects collected from Grace Cathedral and the University of Notre Dame. 
    SOUNDS: 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    "Door, Front, Closing, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    “06 – Crackling Candle.wav” by 14GPanskaLetko_Dominik of Freesound.org. 
    “Lights a Candle Light with a Match” by straget of Freesound.org. 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    “Soft Shoes Walking on a Dirt Road” by Nagwense of Freesound.org. 
    “Match...

    • 11 min
    Epiphany 2023 - Monday Evening January 9th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    Epiphany 2023 - Monday Evening January 9th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    This is the Monday evening liturgy during Epiphanytide for the Compline podcast from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. For more about the Center for Worship and the Arts, as well as the resources we provide, visit us at https://www.samford.edu/worship-arts/. 
    CREDITS: 
    © 2021 Center for Worship and the Arts, Samford University. 
    Engineered and produced by Wen Reagan for the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. 
    SPOKEN WORD: 
    Wen Reagan, Stacy Love, Tracy Hanrahan, Meagan Kennedy, Pierce Moffett, Eden Walker. 
    MUSIC: 
    “Compline #7 - Epiphany” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music (BMI). 
    “Glowing Gaze” by Emily Hanrahan, © 2020 Emily Hanrahan. 
    “Star in the East” by Reginald Heber. English traditional tune arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony (1820). Arrangement by Bruce Benedict, © 2009 Cardiphonia Music. 
    TEXTS: 
    The liturgical words for this podcast series include original phrasings, but were primarily curated and designed from several public domain sources, including “An Order for Compline” from the Anglican and Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and collects collected from Grace Cathedral and the University of Notre Dame. 
    SOUNDS: 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    "Door, Front, Closing, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    “06 – Crackling Candle.wav” by 14GPanskaLetko_Dominik of Freesound.org. 
    “Lights a Candle Light with a Match” by straget of Freesound.org. 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    “Soft Shoes Walking on a Dirt Road” by Nagwense of Freesound.org. 
    “Match...

    • 11 min
    Epiphany 2023 - Wednesday Evening January 11th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    Epiphany 2023 - Wednesday Evening January 11th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    This is the Wednesday evening liturgy during Epiphanytide for the Compline podcast from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. For more about the Center for Worship and the Arts, as well as the resources we provide, visit us at https://www.samford.edu/worship-arts/. 
    CREDITS: 
    © 2021 Center for Worship and the Arts, Samford University. 
    Engineered and produced by Wen Reagan for the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. 
    SPOKEN WORD: 
    Wen Reagan, Stacy Love, Tracy Hanrahan, Meagan Kennedy, Pierce Moffett, Eden Walker. 
    MUSIC: 
    “Compline #7 - Epiphany” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music (BMI). 
    “Glowing Gaze” by Emily Hanrahan, © 2020 Emily Hanrahan. 
    “Star in the East” by Reginald Heber. English traditional tune arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony (1820). Arrangement by Bruce Benedict, © 2009 Cardiphonia Music. 
    TEXTS: 
    The liturgical words for this podcast series include original phrasings, but were primarily curated and designed from several public domain sources, including “An Order for Compline” from the Anglican and Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and collects collected from Grace Cathedral and the University of Notre Dame. 
    SOUNDS: 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    "Door, Front, Closing, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    “06 – Crackling Candle.wav” by 14GPanskaLetko_Dominik of Freesound.org. 
    “Lights a Candle Light with a Match” by straget of Freesound.org. 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    “Soft Shoes Walking on a Dirt Road” by Nagwense of Freesound.org. 
    “Match...

    • 11 min
    Epiphany 2023 - Thursday Evening January 12th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    Epiphany 2023 - Thursday Evening January 12th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    This is the Thursday evening liturgy during Epiphanytide for the Compline podcast from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. For more about the Center for Worship and the Arts, as well as the resources we provide, visit us at https://www.samford.edu/worship-arts/. 
    CREDITS: 
    © 2021 Center for Worship and the Arts, Samford University. 
    Engineered and produced by Wen Reagan for the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. 
    SPOKEN WORD: 
    Wen Reagan, Stacy Love, Tracy Hanrahan, Meagan Kennedy, Pierce Moffett, Eden Walker. 
    MUSIC: 
    “Compline #7 - Epiphany” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music (BMI). 
    “Glowing Gaze” by Emily Hanrahan, © 2020 Emily Hanrahan. 
    “Star in the East” by Reginald Heber. English traditional tune arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony (1820). Arrangement by Bruce Benedict, © 2009 Cardiphonia Music. 
    TEXTS: 
    The liturgical words for this podcast series include original phrasings, but were primarily curated and designed from several public domain sources, including “An Order for Compline” from the Anglican and Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and collects collected from Grace Cathedral and the University of Notre Dame. 
    SOUNDS: 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    "Door, Front, Closing, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    “06 – Crackling Candle.wav” by 14GPanskaLetko_Dominik of Freesound.org. 
    “Lights a Candle Light with a Match” by straget of Freesound.org. 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    “Soft Shoes Walking on a Dirt Road” by Nagwense of Freesound.org. 
    “Match...

    • 11 min
    Epiphany 2023 - Sunday Evening January 15th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    Epiphany 2023 - Sunday Evening January 15th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    This is the Sunday evening liturgy during Epiphanytide for the Compline podcast from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. For more about the Center for Worship and the Arts, as well as the resources we provide, visit us at https://www.samford.edu/worship-arts/. 
    CREDITS: 
    © 2021 Center for Worship and the Arts, Samford University. 
    Engineered and produced by Wen Reagan for the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. 
    SPOKEN WORD: 
    Wen Reagan, Stacy Love, Tracy Hanrahan, Meagan Kennedy, Pierce Moffett, Eden Walker. 
    MUSIC: 
    “Compline #7 - Epiphany” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music (BMI). 
    “Glowing Gaze” by Emily Hanrahan, © 2020 Emily Hanrahan. 
    “Star in the East” by Reginald Heber. English traditional tune arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony (1820). Arrangement by Bruce Benedict, © 2009 Cardiphonia Music. 
    TEXTS: 
    The liturgical words for this podcast series include original phrasings, but were primarily curated and designed from several public domain sources, including “An Order for Compline” from the Anglican and Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and collects collected from Grace Cathedral and the University of Notre Dame. 
    SOUNDS: 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    "Door, Front, Closing, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    “06 – Crackling Candle.wav” by 14GPanskaLetko_Dominik of Freesound.org. 
    “Lights a Candle Light with a Match” by straget of Freesound.org. 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    “Soft Shoes Walking on a Dirt Road” by Nagwense of Freesound.org. 
    “Match...

    • 11 min
    Epiphany 2023 - Monday Evening January 16th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    Epiphany 2023 - Monday Evening January 16th (feat. Bruce Benedict)

    This is the Monday evening liturgy during Epiphanytide for the Compline podcast from the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. For more about the Center for Worship and the Arts, as well as the resources we provide, visit us at https://www.samford.edu/worship-arts/. 
    CREDITS: 
    © 2021 Center for Worship and the Arts, Samford University. 
    Engineered and produced by Wen Reagan for the Center for Worship and the Arts at Samford University. 
    SPOKEN WORD: 
    Wen Reagan, Stacy Love, Tracy Hanrahan, Meagan Kennedy, Pierce Moffett, Eden Walker. 
    MUSIC: 
    “Compline #7 - Epiphany” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music (BMI). 
    “Glowing Gaze” by Emily Hanrahan, © 2020 Emily Hanrahan. 
    “Star in the East” by Reginald Heber. English traditional tune arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony (1820). Arrangement by Bruce Benedict, © 2009 Cardiphonia Music. 
    TEXTS: 
    The liturgical words for this podcast series include original phrasings, but were primarily curated and designed from several public domain sources, including “An Order for Compline” from the Anglican and Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and collects collected from Grace Cathedral and the University of Notre Dame. 
    SOUNDS: 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    "Door, Front, Closing, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org. 
    “06 – Crackling Candle.wav” by 14GPanskaLetko_Dominik of Freesound.org. 
    “Lights a Candle Light with a Match” by straget of Freesound.org. 
    The following sound effects were used in this podcast series and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
    “Soft Shoes Walking on a Dirt Road” by Nagwense of Freesound.org. 
    “Match...

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Sherenejoseph ,

Love this!

I look forward every evening to Compline. The best way to end my day and move into a sweet slumber. Thankful I found this podcast. I’ve been looking for something like this ever since I read Tish Harrison Warren’s book Prayer in the Night

t1u2r3t4 ,

Compline

A helpful way to end the day. The music is often so loud that it overwhelms the words and makes it difficult to focus on the scriptures and liturgy. I like the simple songs they include. This is the best of the various compline podcasts I’ve tried.

karenbea ,

My evening go to

A beautiful way to end a day - even after the hardest of days.

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