Hymn for Lent (Day 24): Father, we praise thee

This text is attributed to Gregory the Great, whose feast is kept today. Wish I had gotten it posted this morning when it was a bit more timely. Well, enjoy.

Father, we praise thee, now the night is over;
active and watchful, stand we all before thee;
singing, we offer prayer and meditation;
thus we adore thee.

Monarch of all things, fit us for thy mansions;
banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
bring us to heaven, with thy saints united;
joy without ending.

All-holy Father, Son, and equal Spirit,
Trinity blessed, send us thy salvation;
thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding
through all creation.

Words: Attributed to Gregory the Great (540-604); translated by Percy Dearmer (1867-1936)

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