Latinised Hymns

Through the day thy love has spared us

Through the day thy love has spared us;
Now we lay us down to rest;
Through the silent watches guard us,
Let no foe our peace molest:
Jesus, thou our guardian be;
Sweet it is to trust in thee.

Pilgrims here on earth and strangers,
Dwelling in the midst of foes,
Us and ours preserve from dangers;
In thine arms may we repose,
And, when life's sad day is past
Rest with thee in heaven at last.


Pepercisti tu diurnus:
idem dormientibus
custos noster sis nocturnus
motus absit hosticus;
super nobis vigiles:
suavis est in te fides.

E periclis peregrinos,
circumsessos hostibus,
cum propinquis expedi nos:
pacem des et, quaesumus,
tecum post vitam gravem
sempiternam requiem.

MM 9–10.11.97