Nox et Tenebrae et Nubila

Swift as shadows of the night
Haste before the morning light,
Powers of darkness quickly fly;
See the Dayspring from on high.

To Thy light, O heavenly King,
Undivided hearts we bring,
Seek in praise and prayer Thy grace,
Hide not, Lord, from us Thy face.

Many stains our souls defile;
Many snares to sin beguile;
Much we need Thy light divine;
Light of Angels, on us shine.

Glory be to God on high;
Father, Thee we magnify,
Equally the Son adore,
And the Spirit evermore. Amen.

Sidney S. Hurlbut, A Treasury of Catholic Song (New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1915).

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