126. Matins—Tuesday

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Consors Paterni luminis.

O GOD from God, and Light from Light,
    Who art Thyself the day,
Our chants shall break the clouds of night;
    Be with us while we pray.

Chase Thou the gloom that haunts the mind,
    The thronging shades of hell,
The sloth and drowsiness that bind
    The senses with a spell.

Lord, to their sins indulgent be,
    Who, in this hour forlorn,
By faith in what they do not see,
    With songs prevent the morn.

Grant this, O Father, etc.

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