171. With golden splendour and with roseate hues of morn

1 With golden splendour and with roseate hues of morn,
O gracious Saviour, Light of light, this day adorn,
Which brings to ransomed sinners hopes of that far home
Where saints and angels sing the praise of martyrdom.

2 Peter Keybearer, Paul the Teacher of mankind,
Lights of the world and judges sent to loose and bind,
Alike triumphant or by cross and sword-stroke found,
In life's high senate stand with victor's laurel crowned.

3 Good Shepherd, Peter, unto whom the charge was given
To close or open ways of pilgrimage to heaven,
In sin's hard bondage held may we have grace to know
The full remission thou wast granted to bestow.

4 O noble Teacher, Paul, we trust to learn to thee
Both earthly converse and the flight of ecstasy;
Till from the fading truths that now we know in part
We pass to fullness of delight for mind and heart.

5 *Twin olive brands, pouring oil of gladness forth,
Your prayers shall aid us, that for all our little worth,
Believing, hoping,loving, we for whom ye plead,
This body dying, may attain to life indeed.

6 Now to the glorious Trinity be duly paid
Worship and honour, praise and service unafraid,
Who in unchanging Unity, one Lord sublime,
Hath ever lived as now and to unending time. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: With golden splendour and with roseate hues of morn
Latin Title: Aurea luce
Author: T. A. Lacey, 1853-1931
Meter: 12 12 12 12
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: St Peter and St Paul: June 29th; The Christian Year: Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper
Source: Latin c. 6th century
Tune Information
Meter: 12 12 12 12
Key: G Major
Source: La Feillée's Méthode du plain-chant, 1782

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