Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers –

O great Creator of the sky,
Who wouldest not the floods on high
With earthly waters to confound,
But made the firmament their bound:

The floods above thou didst ordain,
The floods below thou didst restrain,
That moisture might attemper heat
Lest the parched earth should ruin meet.

Upon our souls, good Lord, bestow
The gift of grace in endless flow,
Lest some renewed deceit or wile
Of former sin should us beguile.

Let faith discern th’ eternal Light
Beyond the darkness of the night,
And through the mists of falsehood see
The path of truth revealed by thee.

~Office Hymn – Second Day of Creation