Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, The Transfiguration, Lauds

detail from Transfiguration by Raphael, c.1519O Jesus, loving Light of minds,
The while Thou dost refresh our heart,
Thou drivest off the cloud of sin,
And Heavenly sweetness dost impart.

Blest is the man Thou visitest,
Who hast the power of God’s right hand,
O Light of Heaven, which earthly sense
Of man can never understand!

O Splendour of the Father bright!
O Love we cannot comprehend!
O come Thyself, and of fair love
To us abundant graces send.

Who art revealed to little ones,
Jesus, may glory be to Thee,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Through ages of Eternity. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England