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CREATOR ALME SIDERUM

1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT / ADVENT VESPERS HYMN --Anon. 9th c.--





CREATOR ALME SIDERUM


1 Creátor álme síderum,
Aetérna lux credéntium,
Jésu, Redémptor ómnium,
Inténde vótis súpplicum.
Creator of the starry skies! / Eternal Light of all who live! / Jesus, Redeemer of mankind! / An ear to Thy poor suppliants give.
2 Qui daémonis ne fráudibus
Períret órbis, ímpetu
Amóris áctus, lánguidi
Múndi medéla fáctus es.
When man was sunk in sin and death, / Lost in the depth of Satan's snare, / Love brought Thee down to cure our ills, / By taking of those ills a share.
3 Commúne qui múndi néfas
Ut expiáres, ad crúcem
E Vírginis sacrário
Intácta pródis víctima.
Thou, for the sake of guilty men, / Causing Thine own pure blood to flow, / Didst issue from Thy virgin shrine / And to the corss a Victim go.
4 Cújus potéstas glóriæ,
Noménque cum prímum sónat,
Et caélites et ínferi
Treménte curvántur génu.
So great the glory of Thy might, / If we but chance Thy name to sound / At once all heaven and hell unite / In bending low with awe profound.
5 Te deprecámur, últimæ
Mágnum diéi Júdicem,
Armis supérnæ grátiæ
Defénde nos ab hóstibus.
Great Judge of all! in that last day / When friends shall fail and foes combine, / Be present then with us, we pray, / To guard us with Thine arm divine.
6 Vírtus, hónor, laus, glória,
Déo Pátri cum Fílio,
Sáncto simul Paráclito,
In sæculórum saécula.
To God the Father, and the Son, / All praise and power and glory be: / With Thee, O holy Comforter! / Henceforth through all eternity.
** Amen.
Amen.


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