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Trinity Sunday.

And God said, Let us make man in our image.

From the Lesson. [Gen. 1:26]

8,6,8,6,8,8,8,8

Hochheilige Dreieinigkeit

Angelus. 1657.

trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1855

Most High and Holy Trinity!

Who of Thy mercy mild

Hast formed me here in Time, to be

Thy image and Thy child:

Oh let me love Thee day and night

With all my soul, with all my might;

Oh come, Thyself my soul prepare,

And make Thy dwelling ever there!

Father! replenish with Thy grace

This longing heart of mine,

Make it Thy quiet dwelling-place,

Thy sacred inmost shrine!

Forgive that oft my spirit wears

Her time and strenght in trivial cares,

Enfold her in Thy changeless peace,

So she from all but Thee may cease!

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Oh God the Son! Thy wisdom's light

On my dark reason pour;

Forgive that things of sense and sight

Were all her joy of yore;

Henceforth let every thought and deed

On Thee be fixed, from Thee proceed,

Draw me to Thee, for I would rise

Above these earthly vanities!

Oh Holy Ghost! Thou fire of love,

Enkindle with Thy flame my will;

Come with Thy strength, Lord, from above,

Help me Thy bidding to fulfil:

Forgive that I so oft have done

What I as sinful ought to shun;

Let me with pure and quenchless fire

Thy favour and Thyself desire!

Most High and Holy Trinity!

Draw me away far hence,

And fix upon eternity

All powers of soul and sense!

Make me at one within; at one

With Thee on earth; when life is done

Take me to dwell in light with Thee,

Most High and Holy Trinity!

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