Latinised Hymns

The Lord will come and not be slow

The Lord will come and not be slow,
his footsteps cannot err;
before him righteousness shall go,
his royal harbinger.

Truth from the earth, like to a flower,
shall bud and blossom then;
and justice, from her heavenly bower,
look down on mortal men.

Rise, God, judge thou the earth in might,
this wicked earth redress;
for thou art he who shalt by right
the nations all possess.

The nations all whom thou hast made
shall come, and all shall frame
to bow them low before thee, Lord,
and glorify thy Name.

For great thou art, and wonders great
by thy strong hand are done:
thou in thy everlasting seat
remainest God alone.


Adibis certum, Domine,
accelerans gradum,
et Fas procedet ante te
Regis praenuntium.

Tum germinabit floribus
similiter Fides,
Iustitia dum caelitus
spectabit homines.

Hunc mundum, Domine, potens
scelestum corrige,
cum iure gentes possidens;
nam iure sunt tuae.

Quot tu creasti, populi
omnes convenient,
ut se proiciant tibi
et nomen celebrent.

Tu magnus es, et maxima
miracula facis,
Deusque tu perpetua
in sede linqueris.

MM 9–14.8.98