Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saturday, Matins

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweWho rulest the entire world,
Father of Sovereign Clemency,
And, whilst Thou art in Substance One,
Art also God in Persons Three;

Deign to accept our hymns and tears,
Thou, who unbounded Mercy art,
That to hearts pure of stain Thou mayest
More copiously Thyself impart.

Do Thou our members from disease,
By Thy health-giving fires, set free,
That, with loins girded, we may watch,
Cured of all evil luxury.

That all of us, who now awake
With psalmody the hours of night,
May be enriched abundantly,
With our true country’s treasures bright.

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