Latinised Hymns

My God. accept my heart this day

My God. accept my heart this day,
And make it always thine,
That I from thee no more may stray,
No more from thee decline.

Before the Cross of him who died,
Behold, I prostrate fall;
Let every sin be crucified,
And Christ be all in all.

Anoint me with thy heavenly grace,
And seal me for thine own;
That I may see thy glorious face,
And worship near thy throne.

Let every thought and work and word
to thee be ever given:
Then life shall be thy service, Lord,
And death the gate of heaven.

All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
While endless ages run.

M. Bridges

Accipias tuumque cor
fac semper hoc, Deus,
hinc usque neu vitae tenor
sit a te devius.

Ad Crucem ecce! Mortui
prostratus corruo;
ubique Christus et mali
sit crucifixio.

Ungat me tua gratia,
signesque me tuum;
noscatur facies tua
colente me thronum.

Quod dicam, cogitem, geram,
id tibi dem, Deus;
sic vivus tibi serviam
et iungar mortuus.

Deo sit summa laus Patri,
laus summa Filio,
laus summa, Spiritus, tibi
exempta termino.

MM 2–9.8.01