Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Monday Lauds

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweWho light dost out of light bring forth,
Ray of the Father’s Glory bright,
O Light of Light, of light the Source,
Day, unto day who givest light.

Do Thou come down, the living Sun,
Who dost with endless brilliance, shine
And to our souls communicate
The Holy Spirit’s Light Divine.

The Father too let us invoke,
The Father of Almighty Grace,
The Father of Eternal Life;
May He our shameful faults efface.

May He our diligence confirm,
Our enemies attacks reject,
Make troubled fortunes prosperous,
And wisely all our acts direct.

Our minds may He control and rule,
And give to us fair purity,
With charity our faith inflame,
Our souls from noxious cunning free.

May Christ Himself be our sweet Food,
May faith in Him our beverage be,
The Spirit’s sober affluence
O let us all drink joyfully.

O may this day in gladness pass,
With modesty for dawning light,
With burning faith for midday sun,
Let it not know approaching night.

Aurora now is bringing light,
May we, with light on us conferred,
The whole Son in the Father see,
And the whole Father in the Word.

To God the Father glory be,
And also to His Only Son,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Now, and while endless ages run. Amen.

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