Splendor paternæ gloriæ

  1. Verúsque sol, illábere
    micans nitóre pérpeti,
    iubárque Sancti Spíritus
    infúnde nostris sénsibus.

  2. Votis vocémus et Patrem,
    Patrem perénnis gloriæ,
    Patrem poténtis gratiæ,
    culpam reléget lúbricam.

  3. Infórmet actus strénuos,
    dentem retúndat ínvidi,
    casus secúndet ásperos,
    donet geréndi grátiam.

  4. Mentem gubérnet et regat
    casto, fidéli córpore;
    fides calóre férveat,
    fraudis venéna nésciat.

  5. Christúsque nobis sit cibus,
    potúsque noster sit fides;
    læti bibámus sóbriam
    ebrietátem Spíritus.

  6. Lætus dies hic tránseat;
    pudor sit ut dilúculum,
    fides velut merídies,
    crepúsculum mens nésciat.

  7. Auróra cursus próvehit;
    Auróra totus pródeat,
    in Patre totus Fílius
    et totus in Verbo Pater. Amen.

— Liber Hymnarius

  1. And true sun, enter
    flashing with perpetual lustre,
    and radiance of the Holy Spirit
    pour into our senses.

  2. And let us speak through our prayers to the Father,
    Father of perennial glory,
    Father of powerful grace,
    may he remove deceitful fault.

  3. May he inform our deliberate behavior,
    may he blunt the tooth of envy,
    may he favor us in rough occasions,
    may he grant us to possess grace.

  4. Let him govern and rule the mind
    with a chaste, faithful body;
    may faith blaze with heat,
    may it not know the poisons of deceit.

  5. And may Christ be food for us,
    and may faith be our drink;
    let us drink joyfully
    of the Spirit’s sober drunkenness.

  6. Let this day pass by joyfully;
    may modesty be like the dawn,
    faith just like the midday,
    the mind might know no twilight.

  7. Dawn moves along its way;
    may Dawn reveal everything,
    the entire Son in the Father
    and the entire Father in the Son. Amen.

— Hymnbook of the Abbey of Solesmes