This hymn is used for Vespers on Tuesdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Vespers on Thursdays of Weeks I & III during Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form.
O bounteous Framer of the globe!
Who with thy mighty hand
Didst gather up the rolling seas,
And firmly base the land:
That so the freshly teeming earth
Might herb and seedling bear,
Standing in early beauty gay,
With flowers and fruitage fair:
On our parch’d souls pour Thou, O Lord,
The freshness of thy grace;
So penitence shall spring anew,
And all the past efface.
Grant us to fear thy holy law,
To feel thy goodness nigh;
Grant us through life thy peace; in death
Father of mercies! hear our cry;
Hear us, coequal Son!
Who reignest with the Holy Ghost
While ceaseless ages run.
Words: attr. Pope St. Gregory the Great (I), 6th C.; tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, 1849.
The original Latin text (Telluris Alme Conditor) of this hymn may be found here.