Christ, our Light
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Commemoration of the Oxford Martyrs, Hugh Latimer, Nicolas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, bishops and martyrs, 1555

Thee, Lord, before the close of day,
Maker of all things, Thee we pray
for Thy dear loving kindness’ sake
to guard and guide us in Thy way.
Banish the dreams that terrify,
and night’s fantastic company;
keep us from Satan’s tyranny;
defend us from unchastity.
Protect us, Father, God ador’d,
Thou, too, coequal Son and Lord,
Thou, Holy Ghost, our Advocate,
whose reign can know nor bound nor date.
... St. Ambrose of Milan (Aurelius Ambrosius) (339-397), hymn for compline, Roman Breviary, 8th century, attrib. (see the book; see also Ps. 6:9-10; 23:4; 91:5; 136:1-3; 141:2; Isa. 54:14; Luke 21:34-36; Rom. 8:26; 1 Cor. 15:55-57; Tit. 2:3-5; more at Dream, Guidance, Holy Spirit, Kindness, Prayers, Satan, Tyranny)

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