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By hope they taste the rich reward,
Which faith already dares to claim.
FATHER, may we Thy law fulfil,
Blest SoN, may we Thy precepts learn,
And Thou, Blest SPIRIT, guide our will,
Our feet unto Thy pathway turn.
Yea, FATHER, may Thy will be done,
And may we thus Thy Name adore,
Together with Thy blessed SoN,
And Holy GHosT, for evermore.
“There are Three that bear record in heaven, the FATHER the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are One.”
92. O THou, Who dwellest bright on high,
Thou ever-blessed TRINITY!
Thee we confess, in Thee believe,
To Thee with pious heart we cleave.
.O FATHER by Thy saints adored,
O SoN of GoD ! our Blessed LORD,
O HOLY SPIRIT | Who dost ioin
FATHER and SoN with love divine.
We see the FATHER in the SON,
And with the FATHER CHRIST is One;
The Holy GHOST, the Paraclete,
In Both resides, in Both complete.
For GoD the FATHER, GoD the SoN,
And GoD the Holy GHOST are One;
All Three one blessed truth approve,
All Three compose one holy love.
To GoD the FATHER, GoD the SoN,
And Holy GHOST, be glory done;
One GoD Almighty we adore,
With heart and voice, for evermore
“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord GoD Almighty, Which was, and is, and is to come.” 93. FATHER of all, to Thee we raise The tribute of our grateful praise,
Who for our double life hast given
Bread from the earth, and Bread from heaven,
Thou too, O JESUS, be adored,
The only SON, the Almighty LORD ;
Who, our Salvation to become,
Didst not abhor the Virgin's womb:
Who, on the Cross a Victim made,
The ransom of the world hast paid;
Through Whom alone on guilty men
The hope of life has dawned again.
And Thou, by Whose Almighty aid
The spotless, pure, and holy Maid
Brought forth Incarnate Deity,
Eternal SPIRIT, praise to Thee!
Three Persons, but One GoD, Whose grace
Both forms and saves our human race,
With joyful hearts and lips to Thee
We hymn this mighty Mystery.
To GoD the FATHER, with the SON,
And Holy SPIRIT, Three in One,
Laud, honour, glory, majesty
Now, and henceforth for ever be.
“GoD said, Let there be light, and there was light.”
“Very early in the morning, the first day in the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun; and the angel said, He is not here, for He is risen.”
94. THIs day the blessed TRINITY
The universe began ;
This day the world's Creator rose,
O'ercoming death for man.
FATHER of lights keep us this day
From j passions free ;
Grant us in every word, and deed,
And thought, to honour Thee.
Thou LoRD of chastity divine !
Grant us the grace to quell
Those flames impure, which, cherished here,
Increase the flames of hell.
SAVIOUR, of Thy sweet clemency
Wash Thou our sins away,
Grant us Thy grace—grant us with Thee
The joys of endless day.
FATHER of mercies! hear our cry;
Hear us, coequal SoN ;
Who reignest with the Holy GHost
While endless ages run.
“Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Load : walk as children of light.” 95. MoRN of morns, and day of days, Silent as the morning's rays, From the o: dark prison, CHRIST the Light of lights hath risen.
He commanded, and His word
Death and the dread chaos heard:
We, O shame! more deaf than they,
In the chains of darkness stay.
Nature 'neath the shadow lies;
Let the sons of light arise,
All throughout night's stillness deep
Holy symphonies to keep.
While the dead world sleeps around
Let the sacred temples sound;
Law and prophet and blest psalm,
Lit with holy light so calm.
Thus to hearts in slumber weak,
Let the heavenly trumpet speak;
And like streaks of early morn,
New ways mark the newly born.
Grant us this, and with us be
Sole Fountain of all charity,
Thou Who dost the SPIRIT give,
Bidding the dead letters live.
Equal praise to FATHER, SoN,
And to Thee, the Holy One,
By Whose quickening Breath divine
Our dull spirits burn and shine.
“This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
With new-born blessings crowned,
Let us haste her light to hail
In courts of holy ground.
CHRIST hath shed a fairer morn,
From darkness rising free,
In His glorious light new-born,
Let us lift the jubilee.
From the swaddling bands of night
When sprang the world so fair,
Putting on her robes of light,
O what a power was there!
When our God Who gave His SoN,
His guilty foes to spare,
Woke to life the guiltless One,
O what a power was there !
When from the Eternal's Hand
The earth in beauty stood,
Decked in light at His command,
He saw and called it good.
Yet a goodlier world it stood
In the Creator's sight,
In the LAMB's all-cleansing blood
Washed to celestial white.
In the light of rising morn
Which o'er creation flies
We descry, by fancy borne,
Heaven's courts beyond the skies.
In the Image of the Eternal,
In CHRIST, of souls the Sun,
Dimly, through the fleshly veil,
We see the Holy One.
In Thy law, blessed TRINITY,
A torch-light sure and true,
What Thou forbiddest may we flee,
What Thou dost bid, pursue.
“Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far
Source of light and life divine,
Thou didst cause the light to shine;
Thou didst bring Thy sunbeams forth
O'er Thy new-created earth.
Shade of night, and morning ray,
Took from Thee the name of day;
Now again the shades are nigh,
Listen to our mournful cry.
May we ne'er, by guilt depressed,
Lose the way to endless rest;
May no thoughts impure and vain
Draw our souls to earth again.
Rather lift them to the skies,
Where our much-loved treasure lies;
Help us in our daily strife,
Make us struggle into life.
Holy FATHER, Holy SoN,
Holy SPIRIT, Three in One,
Praise and Glory be to Thee
Now and for eternity.