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But Christ, triumphant o'er the grave,

Shines more divinely bright :
Oh, sing we then His power to save,

And walk we in His light !

3 When from the swaddling bands of shade

Sprang forth the world so fair,
In robes of brilliancy arrayed,

What Power Divine was there!

4 When He, who gave His guiltless Son

A guilty world to spare,
Restored to life the Holy One,

What Love Divine was there !

5 When forth from its Creator's hand,

The earth in beauty stood,
All decked with light at His command,

He saw, and called it good :

6 But still more lovely in His sight

The Church now stands renewed,
Since He, the Lamb, hath made it white

In His atoning Blood.

7 O, Holy, Blessed Three in One,

May Thy pure light be given,
That we the paths of death may shun,
And keep the way to heaven. Amen.

1. Williams & 7. Chandler. (trs. *) 255

[Ascension & Whitsuntide.

Splendor Paterna Gloriæ.
1 O JESU, Lord of heavenly grace,

Thou Brightness of Thy Father's Face,
Thou Fountain of eternal light,

Whose beams disperse the shades of night! 2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love,

Shower down Thy radiance from above,
And to our inward hearts convey

The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray!
3. And we the Father's help will claim,

And sing the Father's glorious Name;
His powerful succour we implore,

That we may stand, to fall no more. 4 May He our actions deign to bless,

And loose the bonds of wickedness;
From sudden falls our feet defend,

And bring us to a prosperous end ! 5 May faith, deep rooted in the soul,

Subdue our flesh, our minds control;
May guile depart, and discord cease,

And all within be joy and peace !
6 O hallowed be the approaching day,

Let meekness be our morning ray ;
And faithful love our noonday light;
And hope our sunset, calm and bright! Amen.

St. Ambrose. 7. Chandler. (tr.)

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256.

[After Trinity.
THREE in One and One in Three,
Ruler of the earth and sea,
Hear us, while we lift to Thee

Holy chant and psalm.
2 Light of lights ! with morning, shine;

Lift on us Thy Light divine;
And let Charity benign

Breathe on us her balm.

3 Light of lights ! when falls the even,

Let it close on sin forgiven ;
Fold us in the peace of Heaven,

Shed a holy calm.
4 Three in One and One in Three,

Dimly here we worship Thee :
With the Saints hereafter we

Hope to bear the palm. Amen.

257.
I AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun

Thy daily stage of duty run ;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Redeem thy misspent time that's past,
And live this day as if thy last ;
Improve thy talent with due care,
For the great day thyself prepare.

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3 Let all thy converse be sincere,

Thy conscience as the noonday clear;
Think how all-seeing God thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys.

4 Wake and lift up thyself, my heart,

And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the Eternal King.

PART 2.

5 All praise to Thee Who safe hast kept

And hast refreshed me while I slept ;
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I
may of endless light partake.

6 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew,

I
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill.

7 Direct, control, suggest this day

All I design, or do, or say ;
That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

8 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, angelic host ;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Amen.
Bp. T. Ken.

258.

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FORTH

in Thy Name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labour to pursue,
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know,

In all I think, or speak, or do.

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The task Thy wisdom hath assigned

O let me cheerfully fulfil ;
In all my works Thy presence find,

And prove Thine acceptable will.

3 Preserve me from my calling's snare,

And hide my simple heart above,
Above the thorns of choking care,

The gilded baits of worldly love.

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Thee may I set at my right hand,

Whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
And labour on at Thy command,

And offer all my works to Thee.

5 Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,

And every moment watch and pray ;
And still to things eternal look,

And hasten to Thy glorious day :

6 For Thee delightfully employ

Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given,
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to heaven.

Amen,
C. Wesley.

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