The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain.@Romans 8:22
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John H. B. Masterman (1868-1933)
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John H. B. Masterman, 1922.

Deus Tuorum Militum Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Almighty Father, who dost give
The gift of life to all who live,
Look down on all earth’s sin and strife,
And lift us to a nobler life.

Lift up our hearts, O King of kings,
To brighter hopes and kindlier things;
To visions of a larger good,
And holier dreams of brotherhood.

Thy world is weary of its pain;
Of selfish greed and fruitless gain;
Of tarnished honor, falsely strong,
And all its ancient deeds of wrong.

Hear Thou the prayer Thy servants pray,
Uprising from all lands today,
And o’er the vanquished powers of sin,
O bring Thy great salvation in.