hear us as we pray to you
in the beginning hours of this day.
We give you thanks,
O Lord our God,
for you have redeemed us with your holy blood
and you give your kind help
in answer to the early prayers and petitions we bring you;
you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever.
Source: Antiphonary of Bangor, ninth century
© 2016 Paul C. Stratman
Translation of Prayer “Exaudi nos, Domine, supplices tuos / O Lord, hear us as we pray to you” by Paul C. Stratman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please contact for any commercial usage.
Original in Latin:
27. + Item ad secundam
Exaudi nos, Domine, supplices tuos, qui in hac hora prima diei referimus tibi gratias Domino Deo nostro, qui nos redemisti de tuo sancto sanguine, ut preces ac petitiones nostras vice primitiarum tibi oblatas pie clementerque suscipias.
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