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Monday, December 13, 2004

A Prayer for Compline

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Who at the hour of Compline didst rest in the sepulchre, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to Thy people: Make us so to abound in sorrow for our sins, which were the cause of Thy Passion, that when our bodies lie in the dust, our souls may live with Thee; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

--Domine Jesu Christe, Filii Vivi Dei.

(Note: "Saint Dunstan's Plainsong Psalter," published by Lancelot Andrewes Press put the ending "world without end. Amen." on the end of the prayer. It would be worth an investigation to find out where this ending came from. A direct translation of the Latin "et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum" would be rendered "now and ever and unto ages of ages.")


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