147. Vespers—Thursday

Magnę Deus potentię.

O GOD, who hast given
                    the sea and the sky,
To fish and to bird
                    for a dwelling to keep,
Both sons of the waters,
                    one low and one high,
Ambitious of heaven,
                    yet sunk in the deep;

Save, Lord, Thy servants,
                    whom Thou hast new made
In a laver of blood,
                    lest they trespass and die;
Lest pride should elate,
                    or the flesh should degrade,
And they stumble on earth,
                    or be dizzied on high. {257}

To the Father and Son
And the Spirit be done,
Now and always,
Glory and praise.

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