Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Tuesday, Vespers

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweBenignant Maker of the earth,
Thou who didst separate dry land,
And, driving off the troubled waves,
Gav’st us the earth, on which to stand;

That, bringing forth its produce apt,
Fair with the flowers of the field,
It might abound with wholesome fruit,
And grateful food for man might yield.

The wounds of the sin-withered mind
Heal Thou, with Thy life-giving grace,
That it may cleanse with tears its sins,
And bad emotions may efface.

That Thy commands it may obey,
That to no ills it may draw nigh,
That, filled with good, it may rejoice,
And know not what it is to die.

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