A Manual of Prayers for the Use of the Catholic Laity/Hymns and Sequences/The Sixth Hour. Sext

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3.

THE SIXTH HOUR. SEXT.

RECTOR potens, verax Deus,
Qui temperas rerum vices,
Splendore mane illuminas,
Et ignibus meridiem:

O GOD of truth, O Lord of might,
Who orderest time and change aright,

Brightening the morn with golden gleams,
Kindling the noon-day's fiery beams:

Exstingue flammas litium,
Aufer calorem noxium,
Confer salutem corporum,
Veramque pacem cordium.

Quench Thou in us the flames of strife,
From passion's heat preserve our life,
Our bodies keep from perils free,
And give our souls true peace in Thee.

Præsta, Pater piissime,
Patrique compar Unice,
Cum Spiritu Paraclito
Regnans per omne sæculum.
Amen.

Almighty Father, hear our cry
Through Jesus Christ our Lord most High,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.