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Our darken'd hearts illume with day, Our souls' defilements purge away, The band of conscious guilt unbind, And lighten the sin-burden'd mind.
Such favour, Lord, of Thee we pray, Thy blessing on this closing day, Sole Sovereign of the heavenly host, Thee Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Morning Hymn for Thursday
Æterna cæli gloria
O ETERNAL praise of heaven,
Grant us, as from sleep we rise, Healthful thoughts to scale the skies, And to God with ardour raise
Due return of thankful praise.
By the star of morning led,
Lifts the sun his orient head :
Rescued from the gloom of night,
Grant it in our hearts to dwell,
Cleanse our breasts from taint of crime.
Faith first strike her root,
Hymning thus our matin lay,
Evening Hymn for Thursday
Magnæ Deus potentiæ
God of all nature, great and good,
Form’d or beneath the wave to swim,
Meet grace to all Thy servants show;