Vesperas - Hymnus
25 November, 2021
1. Magnæ Deus poténtiæ,
1. O God of great power,
Qui ex aquis ortum genus
Who from the waters consign
Partim remíttis gúrgiti,
The created species, some to the depths,
Partim levas in áera.
And some to the air above,
2. Demérsa lymphis ímprimens,
2. Pressing the fish into the waters,
Subvécta cælis írrigans:
Despatching the birds into the skies,
Ut stirpe una pródita,
Such that, arising from one stock,
Divérsa rápiant loca:
They might fill different places:
3. Largíre cunctis sérvulis,
3. Grant that all your little servants,
Quos mundat unda Sánguinis,
Whom the water of blood cleanses,
Nescíre lapsus críminum,
May know no fall into sin
Nec ferre mortis tædium.
Or yield to the loathsomeness of death.
4. Ut culpa nullum déprimat:
4. That no one be weighed down by guilt,
Nullum levet iactántia:
No one swept away by vainglory,
Elísa mens ne cóncidat:
No downcast soul cut to pieces,
Eláta mens ne córruat.
No downcast soul cut to pieces,
5. Præsta, Pater piíssime,
5. Most loving Father, hear our prayer,
Patríque compar Unice,
And you, O Christ co-equal Son,
Cum Spíritu Paráclito
Who with the Spirit Paraclete
Regnans per omne sǽculum.
Rule all the ages as they run.
25 November - Vesperas - Hymnus