Sunday, February 24, 2008

Audi, Benigne Conditor

A verse translation. It's as nearly literal as I could make it; enjoy!

O merciful Creator, hear
The prayers we offer tearfully,
Poured out as we, these forty days,
Fast and abstain repentantly.

O thou who readest every heart,
Thou knowest all our strength is vain;
Grant then the grace of pardon to
The souls who turn to thee again.

Much we have sinned, indeed, but still
Have mercy on our sins confessed
And for the glory of thy name
Give fainting souls thy healing blest.

Grant us our flesh to wear away
Beneath the burden of our fast
That thus our guilty, sinning hearts
Their load of crime away may cast.

Grant us, O blessed Trinity,
And simple Unity, concede
In this thy fast of forty days,
May many fruits from it proceed.
Amen.

11 comments:

Credo said...

Greetings from Ireland. You can visit our blog
http://www.catholic-perspective.blogspot.com
God Bless

Ineski Peski Petrova said...

Thank you! May we ask who you are?

Rocio C. said...

Wow, nobody's been on here for a while... Why do not you peoples post?

Ineski Peski Petrova said...

Why do not you?

Rocio C. said...

Lu has all the pictures and stuff on her laptop.

Ineski Peski Petrova said...

Post one of your school essays!

Rocio C. said...

What is the point of that? I hate essays.

Lucia Rosa said...

We ARE supposed to be blogging about life as seen by trad girls, and essays seem to be a big part of life for many of us. You write a post about why you hate essays and I'll answer you.

Rocio C. said...

I only hate essays I HAVE to do, for school. They always have such wierd, pointless,stupid topics. If I have something good to write about they're fine. I will post my contra-feanorian speech once it's finished.

Agnes Regina said...

Good child, good child... (pats on head in a patronizing manner)

Rocio C. said...

:p ññññ!