Latinised Hymns

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

Lord of all eagerness Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe
Be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

J.Struther

Sunt tua gaudia cunctaque spes
nec sollicitudine laesa fides:
surgentibus adsis, et, O Domine,
da gaudia spemque oriente die.

Est tua navitas estque vigor
fabrilis et, O faber, iste labor;
laboribus adsis, et, O Domine,
nobis media vigor esto die.

Est tua semper amica manus;
es, alme, benignus ut haud alius;
domum redeuntibus, O Domine,
sit gratia se minuente die.

Est tua lenitas, est requies
nec ulla querela, serenus ut es;
cubantibus adsis et, O Domine,
fiat tua pax abeunte die.