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Hora novissima

The world is very evil

The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal

  1. Hora novissima, tempora pes-
    sima sunt; vigilemus.
    Ecce minaciter imminet arbiter
    Ille supremus,—
  2. Imminet, imminet, ut mala ter-
    minet, æqua coronet,
    Recta remuneret, anxia liberet,
    æthera donet.
  3. Curre, vir optime; lubrica re-
    prime, præfer honesta,
    Fletibus angere, flendo merebere
    Cœlica festa.
  4. Luce replebere jam sine vespere,
    jam sine luna;
    Lux nova lux ea, lux erit aurea,
    lux erit una.
  5. Patria splendida, terraque florida,
    libera spinis,
    Danda fidelibus est ibi civibus,
    hic peregrinis.
  6. Tunc erit omnibus inspicientibus
    ora Tonantis
    Summa potentia, plena scientia,
    pax rata sanctis.
  7. Hic homo nititur, ambulat, utitur;
    ergo fruetur.
    Pax, rata pax ea, spe modo,
    postea re capietur.
  8. Plaude, cinis meus, est tua pars
    Deus; ejus es et sis;
    Rex tuus est tua portia, tu sua;
    ne sibi desis.
  1. The world is very evil;
    The times are waxing late;
    Be sober and keep vigil,
    The Judge is at the gate;
  2. The Judge that comes in mercy,
    The Judge that comes with might,
    To terminate the evil,
    To diadem the right
  3. Arise, arise, good Christian,
    Let right to wrong succeed;
    Let penitential sorrow
    To heavenly gladness lead,
  4. To the light that hath no evening,
    That knows nor moon nor sun,
    The light so new and golden,
    The light that is but one.
  5. O home of fadeless splendor,
    Of flowers that bear no thorn,
    Where they shall dwell as children
    Who here as exiles mourn;
  6. Midst power that knows no limit,
    Where knowledge has no bound,
    The Beatific Vision
    Shall glad the Saints around.
  7. Strive, man, to win that glory;
    Toil, man, to gain that light;
    Send hope before to grasp it,
    Till hope be lost in sight.
  8. Exult, O dust and ashes,
    The Lord shall be thy part,
    His only, His forever
    Thou shalt be and thou art.