Ye Mist And Darkness, Cloud And Storm

This hymn is used for Lauds on Wednesdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Lauds on Wednesdays of Weeks I & III of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form.

Ye mist and darkness, cloud and storm,
Confus’d creations of the night;—
Light enters — morning streaks the sky—
Christ comes, —’tis time ye take your flight.

Pierc’d by the sun’s etherial dart,
Night’s gloomy mass is cleft in twain;
And, in the smiling face of day,
Nature resumes her tints again.

O Christ, we know no sun but Thee!
Shine in our souls divinely bright!
We seek Thee in simplicity;
Through all our senses shed thy light.

A thousand objects all around
In false delusive colours shine;
To purge them clear, we ask, O Lord,
But one immortal beam of thine.

To God the Father glory be,
And to his sole-begotten Son;
The same, O Holy Ghost! to Thee,
While everlasting ages run.

Words: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (384-413); tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, 1849.
Tune:Nox et Tenebræ et Nubila” Gregorian Chant, Mode I, traditional.
Meter: 88.88

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.

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This entry was posted in Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, Days of the Week, Edward Caswall, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Hymns By The Greats, Morning Prayer/Lauds, Non-English Hymns, Ordinary Time, Roman Breviary, The Church Year, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary, Wednesday (Feria IV), Weeks After Epiphany (EF), Weeks after Pentecost (EF). Bookmark the permalink.

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