Friday, May 6, 2016

Office Hymns: Common of Ss: One Confessor

One Confessor
Vigils and First Evensong
This the Confessor of the Lord - Iste Confessor - Hymner

This the Confessor of the Lord, whose triumph
Now all the faithful celebrate, with gladness
Erst on this feast-day merited to enter
Into his glory.

Saintly and prudent, modest in behavior,
Peaceful and sober, chaste was he, and lowly,
While that life's vigor, coursing through his members,
Quickened his being.

Sick ones of old time to his tomb resorting,
Sorely by ailments manifold afflicted,
Oft-times have welcomed health & strength returning,
At his petition

Whence we in chorus gladly do him honor,
Chaunting his praises with devout affection,
That in his merits we may have a portion
Now and forever.

His be the glory, power, and salvation.
Who over all things reigneth in the highest.
Earth's mighty fabric ruling and directing.
Only and Triune. Amen.

Lauds and Second Evensong
Jesu ! the world's Redeemer, hear - Jesu, Redemptor omnium - Hymner

Jesu ! the world's Redeemer, hear ;
Thy Prelates' fadeless Crown, draw
Accept with gentlest love to-day
The prayers and praises that we pay.

This meek Confessor of thy Name
To-day attained a glorious fame ;
Whose yearly feast, in solemn stat^,
Thy faithful people celebrate.

The world and all its boasted good,
As vain and passing, he eschew'd ;
And therefore with Angelick bands,
Iq endless joy for ever stands.

Grant then that we, most gracious God,
May follow in the steps he trod :
And at his prayer thy servants free

From stain of all iniquity. 

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