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But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send Him to you.

John 16:6-7

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Creator Alme Siderum

A hymn for vespers during Advent.


Creator alme siderum,Loving Creator of the stars,
Aeterna lux credentium,Eternal Light of believers,
Jesu, Redemptor omnium,O Jesus, Redeemer of all,
Intende votis supplicum.attend to the prayers of suppliants.

Qui daemonis ne fraudibusWho, so that no fraud of a demon
Periret orbis, impetuwould destroy the world, impelled
Amoris actus, languidiby an act of love, for a feeble
Mundi medela factus es.world became the remedy.

Commune qui mundi nefasWho, for the common sinfulness of the world
Ut expiares, ad crucem,to be expiated, went to the cross,
E Virginis sacrariofrom the sanctuary of the Virgin
Intacta prodis victima.untouched, went as a sacrificial victim.

Cujus potestas gloriaeOf Whose glorious power,
Nomenque quum primum sonat,as soon as the Name sounds,
Et coelites et inferiboth celestial and infernal beings
Tremente curvantur genu.bend a trembling knee.

Te deprecamur, ultimeHumbly we beseech thee, Last
Magnum diei judicem,Day's great Judge,
Armis supernae gratiaeby force of arms of heavenly grace,
Defende nos ab hostibus.defend us from the enemy.
 
Virtus, honor, laus, gloria,Virtue, honor, praise, and glory,
Deo Patri cum Filio,to God the Father with the Son,
Sancto simul Paraclito,at the same time, the holy Paraclete,
In saeculorum saecula.for ever and ever.
Amen. Amen.

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