Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.@Luke 23:43
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Percy Dearmer
(1867–1936)

Au­re­li­us Pru­den­ti­us, Li­ber Cath­em­er­i­non, 4th Cen­tu­ry (De­us ig­nee fons an­i­mar­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Per­cy Dear­mer in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 352.

Old 124th Ge­ne­van Psal­ter, 1551 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Father of spirits, whose divine control
Doth bind the soul and body into one;
Thou wilt restore this body now undone;
For once it was the mansion of a soul,
Where dwelt the glowing wisdom of Thy Son.

Thou, maker of the body, dost ordain
That this Thine image, molded by Thy will,
Our every hope in glory shall fulfill;
So, till the body Thou dost build again,
Thou wilt preserve the spirit freed from ill.

In that blest region shall this spirit dwell
Where flowers undying bloom on every side:
For lo, we trust Thy Word, O Crucified,
When in Thy triumph over death and hell,
The thief forgiven took Thee for his guide.

Our brother goeth by the shining way,
That ever to the faithful open lies:
Lord, train Thy servant now in paradise,
And bless him in his fatherland, we pray,
Till Thou shalt bid his body to arise.

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Our sister goeth by the shining way,
That ever to the faithful open lies:
Lord, train Thy servant now in paradise,
And bless her in her fatherland, we pray,
Till Thou shalt bid her body to arise.