You are our hope and salvation.
You are our life and strength.
You are our helper in troubles.
You are our defender throughout life
in all things, God of Israel,
who lives and reigns,
now and forever.
Source: Antiphonary of Bangor, ninth century
© 2016 Paul C. Stratman
Translation of Prayer “Tu es spes et salus / You are our hope and salvation” by Paul C. Stratman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please contact for any commercial usage.
39. Item ad matutinam
Tu es spes et salus. Tu es vita et virtus. Tu es adjutor in tribulationibus. Tu es defensor animarum nostrarum. Deus Israel in omnibus, Qui regnas &c.
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