Latinised Hymns

Lord, thy word abideth

Lord, thy word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.

When our foes are near us,
Then thy word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.

When the storms are o'er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.

Who can tell the pleasure
Who recount the treasure,
By thy word imparted
To the simple-hearted?

Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!

O that we discerning
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear thee,
Evermore be near thee.


Tua vox aeterna,
pedibus lucerna,
vera cui probatur,
Domine, is beatur.

Hostis cui minatur,
ista consolatur,
nostra confirmatrix,
boni nuntiatrix.

Unda cum tumebit,
nubes insidebit,
ista erit protectrix
et viae directrix.

Grata quis narraret,
gazas computaret,
quas dat innocenti
vox divina menti?

Larga vitae donis
et remissionis,
adiuvat viventes,
mulcet morientes.

Semper, illam gnari
docta, sancta fari,
prope te locemur,
teque veneremur.

MM 29.4–4.5.97