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English Version. Holy Spirit, come, O come, Send from Thy celestial home
The glory of Thy Light divine. Father of the poor, descend, Bounteous Giver, constant Friend,
Come into our hearts and shine.
Thou of comforters the Best,
Thou, all-quickening, saving One ;
'Mid earth's labour Rest most meet,
'Mid earth's tears true Peace alone.
Come then, O most blessed Light,
Hearts most faithfully Thine own.
Nought therein but ill have sway.
Heal all wounds, all pains allay.
Gently the unyielding bend,
Guide the wanderer in Thy way.
On Thy faithful here below,
This Thy holy sevenfold grace ;
Ever to behold Thy Face. Amen.
Ere repose our spirits seal ;
Thou canst save, and Thou canst heal.
Though the night be dark and dreary,
Darkness cannot hide from Thee;
Watches where Thy children be.
Though the arrow past us fly,
We are safe if Thou art nigh.
And our couch become our tomb,
1460 PSALM C. 1. O come before His presence with singing.
ciii. 8. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness.
9. He will not alway be chiding, neither keepeth He His anger
for ever. 10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
II. For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is His mercy also toward them that fear Him.
12. Look how wide also the east is from the west ; so far hath He set our sins from us.
13. Like as a father pitieth his own children, so is the LORD merciful to them that fear Him.
1461 F. E. GLADSTONE, Psalm ciii. vv. 8, 10-12, 8, 10, 13.
1462 Psalm xxxiii. 1. Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous, for it becometh well the just to be thankful.
2. Praise the LORD with harp, sing praises unto Him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.
Amos v. 8. Seek Him Who maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night.
*Save us, O LORD, while waking, and defend us while sleeping, that when we are awake we may watch with CHRIST, and when we sleep we may rest in peace.*
O may my soul on Thee repose,
To serve my God when I awake.
Alleluia ! Praise the LORD, rejoice in the LORD, and be thankful.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
1463 PSALM Xci. 1. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2. I will say unto the LORD, Thou art my hope and my stronghold, my God, in Him will I trust.
4. He shall defend thee under His wings, and thou shalt be safe under His feathers; His faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
1. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. O Jesu, King of Paradise, o keep me in Thy love, And guide me to that happy land of perfect rest above, Where loyal hearts and true stand ever in the light, All rapture through and through, in God's most holy sight.
1464 “ Highest Omnipotent good LORD, Glory and honour to Thy Name adored, And praise and every blessing. Of everything Thou art the source, No man is worthy to pronounce Thy Name. “ Praised by His creatures all, Praised be the LORD my GOD; By the great Sun my brother, above all, Who, by his rays, lights us and lights the day ; Radiant is he, with his great splendour stored, Thy glory, LORD, confessing. “By Sister Moon and stars my LORD is praised, Where, clear and fair, they in the heavens are raised. “By Brother Wind, my LORD, Thy praise is said, By air and clouds, and the blue sky o'erhead, By which Thy creatures all are kept and fed. “ By one most humble, useful, precious, chaste, By Sister Water, O my LORD, Thou art praised. “And praised is my LORD By Brother Fire-he who lights up the night: Jocund, robust is he, and strong and bright. “Praised art Thou, my LORD, by Mother Earth; Thou who sustainest her, and governest, And to her flowers, fruit, herbs, dost colour give, and birth. “And praised is my LORD By those who, for Thy love, can pardon give, And bear the weakness and the wrongs of men. Blessed are those who suffer thus in peace, By Thee, the Highest, to be crowned in Heaven."
J. F. BRIDGE.
1465 PSALM xxxvii. 35. Hope thou in the LORD, and keep His way, and He shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land. When the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.
36. I myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and flourishing like a green bay-tree.
37. I went by, and lo he was gone : I sought him, but his place could nowhere be found.
38. Keep innocency, and take heed to the thing that is right : for that shall bring a man peace at the last.
(39. As for the transgressors, they shall perish together; and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be rooted out.
40. But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the LORD, Who is also their strength in the time of trouble.
41. And the LORD shall stand by them, and save them, He shall deliver them from the ungodly, because they put their trust in Him.]
J. F. Bridge. 1466 CALKIN, vv. 38–41.
1467 PSALM xcii. 1. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD: and to sing praises unto Thy Name, o [Thou] Most Highest ;
2. To tell of Thy loving-kindness early in the morning, and of Thy truth in the night season;
3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute; upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.
4. For Thou, LORD, hast made me glad through Thy works: and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operation of Thy hands.
5. O LORD, how glorious are Thy works! Thy thoughts are very deep.
[6. An unwise man doth not well consider this, and a fool doth not understand it.]
cii. 25. Of old Thou hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.
26. They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure; they all shall wax old as doth a garment ;
27. And as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed; but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.
civ. 33. I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being.
J. F. BRIDGE. 1468 Kent, PATTISON, vv. 1-4. [Hallelujah. Amen.] 1469 PURCELL, vv. 1-6, 4, 1. Hallelujah.