"And God said,
"Let there be light;
and there was light."
Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over;
Active and watchful, stand we all before Thee;
Singing, we offer prayer and meditation:
Thus we adore Thee.
Monarch of all things, fit us for Thy mansions;
Banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;
Bring us to heaven, where Thy saints united,
Joy without ending.
All holy Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Trinity blessed, send us Thy salvation;
Thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding
Through all creation.
The Cross on the Mountain
Morning Prayer attributed to
Gregory the Great
Pope Gregorious of Rome
Translated by Percy Dearmer