O Bounteous Framer Of The Globe!

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
Thine immortality.

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.


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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  1. Pingback: Telluris Ingens Conditor | Saint Augustine's Lyre

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