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body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother, Mary, that she might become a worthy habitation for thy Son; grant that, as we celebrate her memory with joy, so, by her pious intercession, we may be delivered from present evils and eternal death. Through, &c. Amen.
N. May the divine assistance remain always with us. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, I believe in God, in secret.
HYMNS SUNG AT VESPERS ACCORDING TO THE FESTIVAL.
CREATOR ALme Siderum, FOR ADVENT.
Oh bright Creator of the skies-
Thou who by kindest impulse swayed,
Who from a virgin temple sprung
Great, glorious Lord! we pray to thee Whose very name hath such command, Nor heaven nor hell its power withstand, But trembling all must bend the knee.
To thee, tremendous judge! we bow;
Thy saving grace from heaven bestow.
May willing honour, glory, praise
JESU DULCIS MEMORIA, FOR II. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
The thought of Jesus must impart
No song can be so sweet to hear,
Oh Jesus! kind to sinners fears,
No tongue can make the hearer guess,
232 AUDI BENIGNE CONDITOR; FOR LENT.
Those only who have tried can tell
Jesus, our only bliss be thou,
Jesus, in whom each heart delights-
Jesus our king, admired, rever'd,
Oh stay with us! dear Jesus, stay!
All darkness from our minds remove,
AUDI BENIGNE CONDITOR, For Lent.
Benign Creator! kindly hear
The prayers and sighs in sorrow blent, Which to thy pitying throne we bear In this most holy fast of Lent.
Oh thou who searchest every heart,
Much have we sinned-our ways we blame, We own, confess our faults to heaven; Oh, for the glory of thy name,
Kind Jesus, be those faults forgiven !
Oh grant that we may now restrain,
Oh grant most holy Trinity
This fast may every sin efface; And may our tears productive be,
Of blest increase of hope and grace.
VEXILLA REGIS, FOR PASSION AND PALM SUNDAY.
See, see the royal banners fly!
Where smote the spear with direst blow,
Thence blood and water did o'erflow:
These all our guilty stains efface
This, this the mystery foretold
Oh beaming tree! thy branches fair
Oh blessed tree! whose arms can show
Hail cross! our only hope sublime
On the finding of the cross is said
Hail holy Trinity, whose praise