Latinised Hymns

In the Cross of Christ I glory

In the Cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o'er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.

When the woes of life o'ertake me,
Hopes deceive and fears annoy,
Never shall the Cross forsake me
Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

When the sun of bliss is beaming
Light and love upon my way,
From the Cross the radiance streaming,
Adds more lustre to the day.

Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the Cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.

J.Bowring

Christi gloriabor Cruce
tempori superstite,
circa caput altum luce
sacrae cincta fabulae.

Quando dolor opprimet me,
fallet spes, querar metum,
numquam Crux decipiet me:
ibi pax et gaudium.

Almi solis cum levetur
via nostra radiis,
lux diurna tunc augetur
ipsa lumine Crucis.

Almum, acre, fausta, infausta
cuncta Crux sanctificat;
gaudia illic haud exhausta,
pax quae fine careat.