Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Hymn for Sunday Matins from the Bangor Antiphonary

Ymnum ad Matutinam in Dominica - Spiritus Diuinae Lucis Gloriae or Respice in me, Domine

Spirit of the light of divine glory,
look round on me, Lord.
God of truth,
Lord God of hosts,
God of Israel,
look round on me, Lord.
Radiance from radiance,
we shall bring to mind the Son of the Father
and Holy Spirit in one substance,
look round on me, Lord.
Only-begotten and first-begotten,
From You we obtain
our redemption,
look round on me, Lord.
You were born of the Holy Spirit
From the Virgin Mary
For the adoption
For His very Self
of sons who for You
brought into being live from the font [of baptism]
look round on me, Lord.
Heirs and fellow heirs
of Your Christ, in Whom
and through Whom you created all things,
as in a predestination
From the ages He is for us
the God Jesus, Who has now begun,
look round on me, Lord,
obtaining a body for God
the Only-begotten from among the dead,
remaining the brightness of God,
for ages of eternal ages,
King,
look round on me, Lord,
as He has now begun Who always was
the Son of Your nature
of the light of your divine glory,
Who is the form and constant fullness
of Your divinity,
look round on me, Lord,
the person of the Unbegotten
and first-begotten,
Who is whole from the whole,
Light, we say, from Radiance,
look round on me, Lord,
and true God from true God
we confess Himself
in three persons
in one substance,
look round on me, Lord.

David Howlett, ed. and trans. The Celtic Latin Tradition of Biblical Style (Dublin, 1995), 154-55.

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