Monday, November 7, 2011

Prayer of Adoration

See, the golden dawn is glowing
While the paly shades are going,
Which have led us far and long,
In a labyrinth of wrong.

May it bring us peace serene;
May it cleanse, as it is clean;
Plain and clear our words be spoke,
And our thoughts without a cloak.

So the day's account shall stand,
Guileless tongue and holy land,
Steadfast eyes and unbeguiled,
Flesh as of a little child.

There is One who from above
Watches how the still hours move
Of our day of service done,
From the dawn to the setting sun.

To the Father, and the Son,
And the Spirit, Three and One,
As of old, and as in heaven,
Now and here be glory given!

~ St. Prudentius
(The arrangement is Cardinal Newman's.)