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H. H. M.
LORD! we sit and cry to Thee,
way : Make our darken'd souls to see
The glory of Thy perfect day! Lord ! rebuke our sullen night, And give Thyself unto our sight!
Lord! we do not ask to gaze
On our dim and earthly sun ; But the light that still shall blaze
When every star its course hath run: The light that gilds Thy blest abode, The glory of the Lamb of God!
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT.
Which we pour
Oh merciful Creator ! hear
forth with many a tear In this thy holy fast of Lent!
Thou mildest Searcher of the heart,
Who know'st the weakness of our strength, To us forgiving grace impart,
That we may seek Thy face at length.
We all have sinn'd, we own our shame,
But spare us who our sins confess, And for the glory of Thy name
To our sick souls afford redress.
Grant that the flesh may so be pined,
By means of outward abstinence, As that the sober watchful mind
May fast from spots of foul offence !
Grant this, oh Blessed Trinity!
Pure Son of God! to this incline, That of our fast the fruit
be A grateful recompense for Thine !
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT.
H. H. M.
Oh help us Lord ! each hour of need
Thy Heavenly succour give; Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
Each hour on earth we live.
Oh help us, when our spirits bleed
With contrite anguish sore, And when our hearts are cold and dead,
Oh help us Lord, the more.
Oh help us, through the prayer of faith
More firmly to believe;
The more shall he receive.
If strangers to Thy fold we call,
Imploring at Thy feet
'Tis all we dare entreat.
But be it Lord of Mercy, all,
So Thou wilt grant but this ;
Are light, and life, and bliss.
Oh help us Jesus! from on high,
We know no help but Thee ; Oh! help us so to live and die As thine in Heaven to be.
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT.
VIRGIN-BORN! we bow before Thee !
Blessed was the breast that fed Thee!
Blessed she by all creation,
Virgin-born! we bow before Thee !
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT.
Oh King of earth and air and sea !
To Thee the lions roaring call,
The fishes may for food complain ;
Do Thou Thy gracious comfort give,
which alone the soul may live ; And grant Thy servants, Lord ! we pray, The bread of life from day to day!