Immensæ cæli conditor

  1. Firmans locum cæléstibus,
    simúlque terræ rívulis,
    ut unda flammas témperet,
    terræ solum ne díssipet:

  2. Infúnde nunc, piíssime,
    donum perénnis grátiæ
    fraudis novæ ne cásibus
    nos error átterat vetus.

  3. Lucem fides invéniat,
    sic lúminis iubar ferat;
    hæc vana cuncta térreat,
    hanc falsa nulla cómprimat.

  4. Præsta, Pater piíssime,
    Patríque compar Unice,
    cum Spíritu Paráclito
    regnans per omne sæculum. Amen.
  1. Appointing a boundary for the heavens
    and likewise for earth’s streams,
    so that waves might temper the flames,
    and the sun might not dissipate the earth’s waters:

  2. Now pour forth, most tender God,
    the gift of perennial grace,
    so that the old error might not weaken us
    with occasions for new deception.

  3. May faith find light,
    so that the splendor of light might lead;
    may it deter all these vanities,
    let none of this falsehood hold us back

  4. Grant this, most blessed Father,
    and Son equal to the Father,
    reigning with the Spirit Paraclete
    through every age. Amen.