Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Friday, Vespers

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweO Heavenly Maker of mankind,
Who, by Thine Own Self, ordering all,
The earth commandest to bring forth,
Each reptile and each animal.

And all the mighty bodies too,
Which by Thy Word were made to live,
That they, obeying Thy sweet Will,
Might to Thy servants service give.

Do Thou forgive whate’er by ill
Concupiscence assails our heart,
Or mingles with our inward life,
Or in our actions plays its part.

Do Thou give us rewards of joy,
Bestow on us the gifts of grace,
Break evil litigation’s chains,
And tie anew the bonds of grace.

Our prayer, O loving Father, grant,
And Thou, Coequal, Only Son,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Reigning while endless ages run. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England