Latinised Hymns

Blow, winds of God, awake and blow

Blow, winds of God, awake and blow
The mists of earth away:
Shine out, O Light divine, and show
How wide and far we stray.

The letter fails, and systems fall,
And every symbol wanes;
The Spirit overbrooding all
Eternal Love remains.

In joy of inward peace, or sense
Of sorrow over sin,
He is his own best evidence,
His witness is within.

J.G. Whittier

Fugate terrae nebulas,
O flamina Dei;
et, Lux divina, detegas
quam simus avii.

Caelata lex, ut littera
est tempore minor;
sed spirans super omnia
aeternus est Amor.

Interni dator otii
et paenitentiae,
se testem optimum sui
praesentat animae.

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