Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Wednesday, Lauds

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweDisorders of this troubled world,
Darkness, and mists, and clouds, and night,
The light appears, the sky grows clear,
Christ comes, and bids you take to flight.

The darkness o’er the world now yields,
Pierced by the sun’s resplendent ray,
All things their colours now regain,
Seen by the shining star of day.

Thee only, Christ, we wish to know,
And Thee, with pure and simple heart,
We humbly pray, with tears and hymns,
Thy presence to our souls impart.

Let many falsely coloured things
Through Thy pure light be clearly seen
Thou art the true Light of the Saints,
Enlighten by Thy Look serene.

To God the Father glory be,
And also to His Only Son,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Now, and while endless ages run. Amen.

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