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MAKER OF ALL, ETERNAL KING (HYMN)

MAKER OF ALL, ETERNAL KING (HYMN)

Maker of all, eternal King,

Who day and night about dost bring:

Who weary mortals to relieve,

Dost in their times the seasons give:

 

Now the shrill cock proclaims the day,

And calls the sun’s awakening ray,

The wandering pilgrim’s guiding light,

That marks the watches night by night.

 

Roused at the note, the morning star

Heaven’s dusky veil uplifts afar:

Night’s vagrant bands no longer roam,

But from their dark ways hie them home.

 

The encouraged sailor’s fears are o’er,

The foaming billows rage no more:

Lo! e’en the very Church’s Rock

Melts at the crowing of the cock.

 

O let us then like men arise;

The cock rebukes our slumbering eyes,

Bestirs who still in sleep would lie,

And shames who would their Lord deny.

 

New hope his clarion note awakes,

Sickness the feeble frame forsakes,

The robber sheathes his lawless sword,

Faith to the fallen is restored.

 

Look on us, Jesu, when we fall,

And with thy look our souls recall:

If thou but look, our sins are gone,

And with due tears our pardon won.

 

Shed through our hearts thy piercing ray,

Our souls’ dull slumber drive away:

Thy name be first on every tongue,

To thee our earliest praises sung.

 

All laud to God the Father be;

All praise, eternal Son, to thee;

All glory, as is ever meet,

To God the Holy Paraclete.

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 

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O PERSONS THREE WHO GOD ARE ONE (HYMN)

O Persons three who God are one,
And o’er the earth are sovereign king,
To chanting of your praise give ear
Which rising from our beds we sing.

The newly risen morning star
Proclaims the rising of the sun;
May heav’nly light enlighten us,
For night’s dark shades will soon be gone.

To God the Father glory be,
And likewise to his only Son,
Glory to you, O Paraclete,
While everlasting ages run. Amen.

(Glory is yours, O Trinity; glory is yours, O undivided Godhead, before all ages, now and for ever.)

 

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