141. Sext

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Rector potens, verax Deus.

O GOD, who canst not change nor fail,
    Guiding the hours, as they roll by,
Bright'ning with beams the morning pale,
    And burning in the mid-day sky,

Quench Thou the fires of hate and strife,
    The wasting fever of the heart;
From perils guard our feeble life,
    And to our souls Thy peace impart.

Grant this, O Father, Only Son,
    And Holy Spirit, God of grace,
To whom all glory, Three in One,
    Be given in every time and place.

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