Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Wednesday, Vespers

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweMost Holy God of Heaven, who dost
With fiery brilliance make to glow
The lightsome regions of the world,
And brighter beauty thus bestow.

On the fourth day Thou dost light up,
The round orb of the flaming sun,
And dost in order make the moon,
And stars, in various orbits run.

That ending to our nights and days,
Thou mightest give successively;
And the beginning of our months,
Also to men might notify.

O drive the night from out our souls,
And wipe away from them their stains;
Throw down the mountain of our crimes,
Loosing for us sin’s horrid chains.

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