Friday Morning Hymn from the Mundelein Psalter

Friday Morning Hymn

Friday Morning Hymn

Deus, qui caeli lumen

O God the lamp of heaven high
and source of light: your shining hand
unrolls the banner of the sky,
upholding it above the land.

Dawn, casting up a crimson tide,
has veiled the stars that saw its rise;
the morning breezes, far and wide,
with dewy breath the earth baptize.

The darkness from the sky has gone
as nightly shadows pass away;
the morning star, sign of the Son,
arising, wakes the sleepy day.

O God, O radiance wonderful ,
most glorious day and fairest light:
one God, in all things powerful,
Three Persons, matchless in one might!

To you, our Savior, brightest, best,
on bended knee our prayer we raise;
to Father and to Spirit blest,
with all our power, we offer praise. Amen.

Friday Morning Hymn from the Mundelein Psalter
Friday Morning Hymn from the Mundelein Psalter

From the Mundelein Psalter…click here to see our post on this new Psalter.

The Mundelein Psalter contains the approved English translation of the breviary with texts annotated, or “pointed”, for singing and chanting.  This Friday Morning Hymn, Deus, qui caeli lumen, was translated by Father Thomas Buffer and was found on

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