Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Monday, Matins

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweSince sleep hath now our limbs refreshed,
We rise, and useless slumbers spurn;
We sing Thy praise; to us, we pray,
A gracious ear, O Father, turn.

Let our first words extol Thy Name,
And our first wishes yearn for Thee,
That of our acts, which shall ensue,
Thou, Holy One, the Source may be.

Let darkness now give place to light,
And night to the bright star of day,
That sins, which to the night belong,
May in the light be washed away.

We suppliantly once more pray,
Take from us every noxious thing,
That Thou mayst have eternal praise,
Which our poor lips may ever sing.

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