Father, we praise thee, now the night is over

Father, we praise thee, now the night is over,
active and watchful, stand we all before thee;
singing we offer prayer and meditation:
thus we adore thee.

Monarch of all things, fit us for thy mansions;
banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
bring us to heaven, where thy saints united
joy without ending.

All holy Father, Son, and equal Spirit,
Trinity blessed, send us thy salvation;
thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding
through all creation.

Words: attributed to Gregory the Great, sixth century;
trans. Percy Dearmer, 1906

Music: Christe sanctorum, Nocte surgentes, Coelites plaudant

Meter: 11 11 11 5

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