Latinised Hymns

O help us, Lord! each hour of need

O help us, Lord! each hour of need
Thy heavenly succour give;
Help us in thought and word and deed
Each hour on earth we live.

O help us, when our spirits bleed
With contrite anguish sore;
And when our hearts are cold and dead,
O help us, Lord, the more.

O help us, through the power of faith
More firmly to believe;
For still the more thy servant hath,
The more shall he receive.

If strangers to thy fold we call
Imploring at thy feet
The crumbs that from thy table fall,
'Tis all we dare entreat.

But be it, Lord of Mercy, all,
So thou wilt grant but this:
The crumbs that from thy table fall
Are light, and life, and bliss.

O help us, Jesu, from on high;
We know no help but thee:
O help us so to live and die
As thine in heaven to be.

H.H.Milman

Succurre nostris, O Deus,
quando necesse erit,
cum mente et voce manibus,
dum nobis vita sit.

Succurre diro vulneri
contriti pectoris;
sed cordium torpedini
succurrito magis.

Ut confidatur firmius,
succurre; nam tuis
donantur plus habentibus
et plura famulis.

Te nos oramus advenae
ut mendicantibus
fragmenta des dapis tuae;
nil ultra poscimus.

Nil ultra, dum tu hoc dabis
(nam clemens cor tuum)
fragmenta sint eius dapis
lux vita gaudium.

Succurre, Jesu, subveni
(num est ops alia?);
defuncti vita sic tui
vocabimur supra.