CREATOR ALME SIDERUM

by Larry Nickel

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LYRICS

CREATOR alme siderum, 

aeterna lux credentium,
Christe, redemptor omnium, 
exaudi preces supplicum.
 
Qui condolens interitu 
mortis perire saeculum, 
salvasti mundum languidum, 
donans reis remedium,
 
Vergente mundi vespere, 
uti sponsus de thalamo, 
egressus honestissima 
Virginis matris clausula.
 
Cuius forti potentiae 
genu curvantur omnia; 
caelestia, terrestria 
nutu fatentur subdita.
 
Te, Sancte, fide quaesumus, 
venture iudex saeculi, 
conserva nos in tempore 
hostis a telo perfidi.
 
Sit, Christe, rex piissime, 
tibi Patrique gloria
cum Spiritu Paraclito,
in sempiterna saecula. 

Amen.

 
translation (paraphrased)
 
CREATOR of the stars of night,
Thy people’s everlasting light,
Jesu, Redeemer, save us all,
and hear Thy servants when they call.
 
Thou, grieving that the ancient curse 
should doom to death a universe, 
hast found the medicine, full of grace, 
to save and heal a ruined race.
 
Thou camest, the Bridegroom of the Bride, 
as drew the world to evening tide, 
proceeding from a virgin shrine,
the spotless Victim all divine.
 
At whose dread Name, majestic now,
all knees must bend, all hearts must bow; 
and things celestial Thee shall own,
and things terrestrial Lord alone.
 
O Thou whose coming is with dread, 
to judge and doom the quick and dead, 
preserve us, while we dwell below, 
from every insult of the foe.
 
To God the Father, God the Son, 
and God the Spirit, Three in One, 
laud, honor, might, and glory be 
from age to age eternally. 
Amen.

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