Latinised Hymns

Thou, whose almighty word

Thou, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And where the Gospel-day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light!

Thou, who didst come to bring
On thy redeeming wing
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
O now to all mankind
Let there be light!

Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving holy Dove,
Speed forth thy flight;
Move on the water's face
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth's darkest place
Let there be light!

Holy and blessed Three,
Glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might;
Boundless as ocean's tide
Rolling in fullest pride
Through the earth far and wide -
Let there be light!

J. Marriot

Cuius imperio
est facta cognito
noctis fuga,
quem Evangelium,
oramus, in locum
non fert iubar suum,

Qui caecis aciem
et valetudinem
cum gratia
insanis ut dares
venisti, nunc ades
et quot sunt homines

Spiritus nos amans,
Avis vivificans,
prorsus vola:
fer super aequora
gratiae lampada
terraeque aterrima

Trinitas sapiens
et amans et potens
et splendida,
sicut oceanum
volvens iubar tuum
utrumque iam polum

MM undated