Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Tuesday, Matins

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweWho, with the Father, art true Light,
And Light of Light, Eternal Day,
We break the night with psalmody,
Do Thou be with us as we pray.

The darkness of our minds illume,
Scatter the demon bands of hell,
And, lest it should oppress our souls,
All slothful drowsiness dispel.

To all then, who in Thee believe,
O Christ, to us in mercy grant,
That, what we ask for, He may give,
Whose praises in our hymns we chant.

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