Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Prime

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweNow that the star of light has risen,
Let us to God most humbly pray,
To save us from all hurtful things,
In all our actions of the day.

To bridle and restrain our tongue,
That wordy war may not resound,
To cover and protect our sight,
From dangerous follies all around.

To drive iniquity away,
And purify our inmost Soul,
And, by spare use of meat and drink,
Our rebel passions to control.

That, when the day has sped away,
And He again the night shall bring,
We may, through holy abstinence,
With purity His glory sing.

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