27 A SONG OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF WISDOM
Deus patrum meorum

Refrain: Send Wisdom forth from your holy heavens;*
from the throne of your glory
send what is pleasing to you.
1 O God of our forebears and Lord of mercy,*
you have made all things by your word.
2 By your wisdom you have formed us*
to have dominion over the creatures you have made;
3 To rule the world in holiness and righteousness*
and to pronounce judgement in uprightness of soul.
4 Give us the Wisdom that sits by your throne;*
do not reject us from among your servants,
5 For we are your servants,*
with little understanding of judgement and laws.
6 Even one who is perfect among us*
will be regarded as nothing
   without the wisdom that comes from you.
7 With you is Wisdom, she who knows your works,*
and was present when you made the world.
8 She understands what is pleasing in your sight*
and what is right according to your commandments.
9 Send her forth from the holy heavens,*
from the throne of your glory send her.
10 That she may labour at our side*
and that we may learn what is pleasing to you.
11 For she knows and understands all things,*
she will guide us wisely in our actions
   and guard us with her glory.
Glory . . . Wisdom 9. 1-6, 9-11
Send Wisdom forth from your holy heavens;*
from the throne of your glory
send what is pleasing to you.