Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday 2nd Vespers Even Week


O Lux beáta Trínitas,
O Blessed Trinity-Light
et principális Unitas,
and chief Oneness
iam sol recédit ígneus,
now the fiery sun retreats
infúnde lumen córdibus.
pour light into our hearts.

O Trinity of blessed Light,
O Unity of princely might,
The fiery sun now goes its way;
Shed Thou within our hearts Thy ray.

Te mane laudum cármine,
We glorify Thee in the morning with a hymn of praise,
te deprecémur véspere:
we entreat Thee in the evening
te nostra supplex glória
begging, that Thou, our glory,
per cuncta laudet sáecula.
be praised through all ages

To Thee our morning song of praise,
to Thee our evening prayer we raise;
Thy glory suppliant we adore
Forever and forevermore.

Christum rogámus et Patrem,
Christi Patrísque Spíritum;
unum potens per ómnia,
fove precántes, Trínitas.

This hymn was originally the Vespers hymn for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost. Its text was revised at some point for use every Saturday night under the title Iam sol recedit igneus.

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