Nona - Hymnus
13 January, 2021
1. Rerum, Deus, tenax vigor,
1. O strength and stay upholding all creation,
Immótus in te pérmanens,
Who ever dost thyself unmoved abide,
Lucis diúrnæ témpora
Yet day by day the light in due gradation
Succéssibus detérminans.
From hour to hour through all its changes guide:
2. Largíre clarum véspere,
2. Grant to life’s day a calm unclouded ending,
Quo vita numquam décidat,
An eve untouched by shadows of decay,
Sed prǽmium mortis sacræ
The brightness of a holy death-bed blending
Perénnis instet glória.
With dawning glories of th’ eternal day.
3. Præsta, Pater piíssime,
3. Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving,
Patríque compar Unice,
And thou, O Christ, the co-eternal Word,
Cum Spíritu Paráclito
Who, with the Holy Ghost, by all things living
Regnans per omne sǽculum.
Now and to endless ages art adored.
13 January - Nona - Hymnus