Ter Sancte Ter Potens Deus

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II on Trinity Sunday in the Paris Breviary (1736). 

Ter sancte, ter potens Deus,
Incomprehensa Trinitas:
O lux perennis! propriis
O ter beata gaudiis!

O vera semper Unitas!
O una semper Veritas!
O sancta semper, quæ bonum
Diffundis omne, Caritas!

Te densa circum nubila,
Те circum inaccessum iubar,
Quod intus ardent Angeli
Circum trementes, cernere.

Те confitetur in tuo
Et plebs renata nomine;
Firmaque prælibat fide
Amor quod ambit præmium.

Da posse quod iubes, Pater:
Da scire, Fili, quod doces:
Fac corde toto, Spiritus,
Nos velle quod probas bonum.

Præsta, Pater piissime,
Patrique compar Unice,
Sancto simul cum Spiritu,
Regnans per omne sæculum. Amen.

Words: Claude de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Thrice Holy God, of Wondrous Might


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