Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Sunday, Vespers

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweMost Holy Lord, who didst the light
Create, and day-light didst begin,
Thus, by the making of new light,
Preparing the world’s origin;

Who bidst us call by name of day
The union of the morn and eve,
The dark confused night comes on,
Do Thou our prayers and tears receive.

Lest loss of life should e’er befall,
Any guilt-burdened foolish mind,
Which, thoughtless of Eternity,
Ventures itself with sins to bind.

O let it knock at Heaven’s door,
And strive the prize of life to gain;
Let us avoid all noxious things,
And purge out every sinful stain.

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