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When to his saints as their reward,
Himself Jehovah gives,
The faithful soul receives.
To guide us to thy glories, Lord,
To lift us to the sky,
Upon us from on high !
Who dwells aloft in heaven:
Let equal praise be given.
(Suprema rector cælitum. No. 78.)
RULER of the hosts of light,
From thy dwelling-place above,
Now thou sittest on thy throne,
Praise the Son, who reigns on high
(Veni, Superne Spiritus. No. 79.) COME, Holy Ghost, thou source of good! For lo! the world, by Jesus' blood Relieved from guilt, from bondage free, Now pants for grace, and longs for thee. Accomplish now the promise given By Christ when he returned to heaven: With holy love our hearts inspire, And cleanse them with thy sacred fire. Our grief is great : our Lord is gone : And we are helpless and alone; Oh, pity our deserted state, And do not leave us desolate !
The truth, till now concealed in shade,
may the unction from above
Now to the Father and the Son,
(Audimur, alma Spiritus. No. 80.)
Our prayer is heard : the holy Dove,
And while the word is preached aloud,
THE THIRD HOUR, OR NINE O'CLOCK.
(Veni Creator, Spiritus. No. 81.) COME, Holy Ghost, Creator, come,
Inspire the souls of thine, Till every heart which thou hast made. Is filled with
divine. Thou art the Comforter; the gift
Of God, and fire of love, The everlasting spring of joy,
And unction from above.
Thy gifts are manifold: thou writest
God's laws in each true heart; The promise of the Father, thou
Dost heavenly speech impart. Enlighten our dark souls, till they
Thy sacred love embrace: Assist our minds, by nature frail,
With thy celestial grace.
Drive far from us the mortal foe,
And give us peace within ;
Escape the snares of sin.
Teach us the Father to confesss,
And Son, from death revived, And with them both, Thee, Holy Ghost,
Who art from both derived.
With Thee, O Father, therefore may
The Son, our gracious Lord, And sacred Comforter, one God, For ever be adored.
(Ter sancte, ter potens Deus. No. 82.)
THRICE holy God, of wondrous might,
O Trinity of love divine,
And everlasting joys are thine.
About thee shine such dazzling rays, That angels, as they stand around
Are fain to tremble as they gaze.