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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 • 76 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.

    Pentecost 2024 - Sunday Evening May 19th (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    Pentecost 2024 - Sunday Evening May 19th (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    This is the Sunday evening liturgy during the season of Pentecost 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 #3” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Compline #4” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Come to Me” by Wendell Kimbrough, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough, CCLI #7100076.
    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.
    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 Being Lit.wav” by Jeanet_Henning of Freesound.org.
    “Candle Blow.wav” by Bee09 of Freesound.org.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Discover Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts - the creator of the Compline episodes you know and love!
    Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts provides resources, connections, and intergenerational development opportunities to engage and explore topics related to worship, theology, and the arts. Our goal is to help churches design, test, and implement new...

    • 12 min
    Pentecost 2024 - Monday Evening May 20th (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    Pentecost 2024 - Monday Evening May 20th (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    This is the Monday evening liturgy during the season of Pentecost 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 #3” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Compline #4” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Come to Me” by Wendell Kimbrough, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough, CCLI #7100076.
    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.
    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 Being Lit.wav” by Jeanet_Henning of Freesound.org.
    “Candle Blow.wav” by Bee09 of Freesound.org.


    Mentioned in this episode:
    Discover Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts - the creator of the Compline episodes you know and love!
    Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts provides resources, connections, and intergenerational development opportunities to engage and explore topics related to worship, theology, and the arts. Our goal is to help churches design, test, and implement new models for nurturing the religious lives of teenagers to engage them more fully in their congregation…. helping them develop as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Discover our

    • 12 min
    Pentecost 2024 - Tuesday Evening May 21st (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    Pentecost 2024 - Tuesday Evening May 21st (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    This is the Tuesday evening liturgy during the season of Pentecost 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 #3” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Compline #4” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Come to Me” by Wendell Kimbrough, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough, CCLI #7100076.
    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.
    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 Being Lit.wav” by Jeanet_Henning of Freesound.org.
    “Candle Blow.wav” by Bee09 of Freesound.org.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Discover Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts - the creator of the Compline episodes you know and love!
    Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts provides resources, connections, and intergenerational development opportunities to engage and explore topics related to worship, theology, and the arts. Our goal is to help churches design, test, and implement new...

    • 12 min
    Pentecost 2024 - Wednesday Evening May 22nd (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    Pentecost 2024 - Wednesday Evening May 22nd (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    This is the Wednesday evening liturgy during the season of Pentecost 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 #3” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Compline #4” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Come to Me” by Wendell Kimbrough, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough, CCLI #7100076.
    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.
    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 Being Lit.wav” by Jeanet_Henning of Freesound.org.
    “Candle Blow.wav” by Bee09 of Freesound.org.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Discover Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts - the creator of the Compline episodes you know and love!
    Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts provides resources, connections, and intergenerational development opportunities to engage and explore topics related to worship, theology, and the arts. Our goal

    • 12 min
    Pentecost 2024 - Thursday Evening May 23rd (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    Pentecost 2024 - Thursday Evening May 23rd (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    This is the Thursday evening liturgy during the season of Pentecost 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 #3” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Compline #4” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Come to Me” by Wendell Kimbrough, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough, CCLI #7100076.
    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.
    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 Being Lit.wav” by Jeanet_Henning of Freesound.org.
    “Candle Blow.wav” by Bee09 of Freesound.org.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Discover Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts - the creator of the Compline episodes you know and love.
    Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts provides resources, connections, and intergenerational development opportunities to engage and explore topics related to worship, theology, and the arts. Our goal is to help churches design, test, and implement new

    • 13 min
    Pentecost 2024 - Sunday Evening May 26th (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    Pentecost 2024 - Sunday Evening May 26th (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

    This is the Sunday evening liturgy during the season of Pentecost 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 #3” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Compline #4” by Wen Reagan, © 2020 Sursum Corda Music.
    “Come to Me” by Wendell Kimbrough, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough, CCLI #7100076.
    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.
    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 Being Lit.wav” by Jeanet_Henning of Freesound.org.
    “Candle Blow.wav” by Bee09 of Freesound.org.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Discover Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts - the creator of the Compline episodes you know and love!
    Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts provides resources, connections, and intergenerational development opportunities to engage and explore topics related to worship, theology, and the arts. Our goal is to help churches design, test, and implement new...

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

2mkjhdyuo ,

Please! STOP!

What in the world is that super annoying background beeping?!?!?
It never stops! It’s a tortuous noise behind the otherwise lovely music, voice & words.
PLEASE stop using that terrible background noise!
It absolutely ruins this favorite time of prayer.

JWSkills ,

A welcome addition to my evening

I came looking for something that would give a bit of guidance and structure and perhaps wisdom to my evenings, a compline service that would lead me in prayer at the close of day, and came upon this gem. I had never known or heard of this organization, but I am very pleased to have found them. This is a very calming, straightforward, digestible “devotional” — a shortened church liturgy, really (no Eucharist, but basically everything else) — that walks you through a bit of scripture, a few forms of prayer, and a short song. It’s all done in a fairly modern-sounding manner, yet it avoids being “contemporary” (which I’m happy about); it’s got a fresh feel and is led by young voices, and at the same time honors the ancient traditions of the faith. In a word, I love it.

CarCampers ,

Beautiful!!!!

Enough said!!!

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