Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Monday, Vespers

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweImmense Creator of the skies,
Thou, lest the streams of water blent
Should things confound, didst make them part,
Dividing by the firmament;

Fixing, for those of Heaven, their place,
And for those too of earth below;
Hindering the flames from burning up
The soil of earth with fiery glow.

O pour down then, most Merciful,
An everlasting gift of grace,
Lest, through some new attacks of fraud,
Old errors should our souls disgrace.

Let Faith our mental light increase,
And so of truth send forth the ray,
Let Faith all vanities destroy,
Let Faith no falsities obey.

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