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Te lucis ante terminum
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Te lucis ante terminum
rerum creator poscimus
ut solita clementia
sis presul [ad custodiam]1.

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

[Presta pater per filium
presta per almum spiritum
cum hiis per eum triplici
unus deus cognomine.]2

Amen.

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1 Tallis, Petrassi: "et custodia"
2 Tallis, Petrassi:
Praesta Pater piissime
Patrique compar Unice 
Cum Spirito Paraclito
Regnans per omne saeculum.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "We pray to you, before the end of day", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • LAT Latin (Bible or other Sacred Texts) , from the Breviary


Research team for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2009-01-18 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-07-05 16:10:47
Line count: 13
Word count: 43

To thee before the close of day
Language: Latin  after the Latin 
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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Researcher for this text: David Wyatt

Text added to the website: 2012-07-06 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:59
Line count: 13
Word count: 80