Scripture Verse

Let the people praise Thee, O God. Psalm 67:3


Gregory I (540–604)

Words: Gre­go­ry I (540–604) (Noc­te sur­gen­tes vi­gi­le­mus om­nes). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Per­cy Dear­mer in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 165.

Music: Chris­te Sanc­to­rum, Pa­ris An­ti­phon­er, 1681 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over;
Active and watchful, stand we all before Thee;
Singing, we offer, prayer and meditation;
Thus we adore Thee.

Monarch of all things, fit us for Thy mansions;
Banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
Bring us to Hea­ven, where Thy saints united
Joy without ending.

All holy Fa­ther, Son and equal Spir­it,
Trinity blessèd, send us Thy sal­va­tion;
Thine is the glo­ry, gleaming and resounding
Through all creation.