Sunday, March 11, 2007

Iam, Christe, Sol Iustitiae

Iam, Christe, sol iustitiae,
mentis dehiscant tenebrae,
virtutum ut lux redeat,
terris diem cum reparas.

Dans tempus acceptabile
et paenitens cor tribue,
convertat ut benignitas
quos longa suffert pietas.

Quiddamque paenitentiae
da ferre, quo fit demptio,
maiore tuo munere,
culparum quamvis grandium.

Dies venit, dies tua,
per quam reflorent omnia;
laetemur in hac ut tuae
per hanc reducti gratiae.

Te rerum universitas,
clemens, adoret, Trinitas,
et nos novi per veniam
novum canamus canticum.

Now Christ, Thou Sun of righteousness,
let dawn our darkened spirits bless:
the light of grace to us restore

while day to earth returns once more.

Thou who dost give the accepted time,

give, too, a heart that mourns for crime,

let those by mercy now be cured

whom loving - kindness long endured.

Spare not, we pray, to send us here

some penance kindly but severe,

so let Thy gift of pardoning grace

our grievous sinfulness efface.

Soon will that day, Thy day, appear

and all things with its brightness cheer:

we will rejoice in it, as we

return thereby to grace, and Thee.

Let all the world from shore to shore
Thee, gracious Trinity, adore;

right soon Thy loving pardon grant,

that we our new-made song may chant.

Image is the central altar window at Berlin Cathedral, Anton Von Werner (1905)

And please God, let the Aggies get picked as a #2 or #3 seed this Sunday, playing in New Orleans next weekend! Also, please let them make it to at least the Final Four. Amen.

1 comment:

cg said...

Well you had part of prayer answered at least. It's unfortunate as I would have had tickets if they would have played in NO.