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TROPARION FROM THE THIRD CANONICAL HOUR33Another rendering of this Troparion may be found at page 57 of Hymns of the Greek Church, by the present translator.

ταχεῖαν καὶ σταθηρὰν δίδου παραμυθίαν τοῖς δούλοις σου, Ἰησοῦ

Horologion, p. 86

tr., John Brownlie

8.6.8.6

I

O Jesus, when our spirits mourn,

And heavenly calm would find,

Come to Thy servants in their grief,

And prove that Thou art kind.

II

Stand not afar off from our souls,

Nor from our need depart;

Come with the comfort of Thy love,

And cheer the joyless heart.

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III

Thou didst not leave Thy saints of old,

Nor shun their earnest cry;

O ever-present pitying Lord,

Draw nigh to us, draw nigh;

IV

And bind us to Thyself, we pray,

Whose spirits pine for Thee,

That we may hymn Thy glorious name

To all eternity.


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