Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Thursday, Vespers

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweO Mighty God of wondrous power,
Who creatures, which the water bore,
Leavest, in part, within its depths,
In part, in air dost bid to soar.

Those whelmed in waters casting down,
Lifting up those, which mount on high,
That they, from common sources sprung,
May different places occupy.

To all Thy little servants grant,
Whom cleansing Blood from sin doth free,
To know no more of sinful falls,
Nor suffer from death’s misery.

Let faults no one of us depress,
Nor boastfulness elate the mind,
Lest, broken down, the spirits fail,
Lest pride uplifted ruin find.

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