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Te lucis ante terminum

by University of St. Thomas Schola Cantorum, Aaron Brown, Director

Te lucis ante terminum (2015)

SATB unaccompanied 3′
Latin hymn for Compline
Premiere–University of St. Thomas Schola Cantorum, Aaron Brown, cond., 11/15


Text

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia,
sis praesul ad custodiam.

 

Procul recedant somnia,
et noctium phantasmata:
hostemque nostrum comprime,
ne polluantur corpora, corpora.

Praesta, Pater omnipotens,
per Jesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spiritu. Amen.

To thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with thy wonted favour, thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

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