by Sr Fidelis
Kind Discerner of Hearts
My favorite verse is the second one. “Kind discerner of hearts, you know the weakness of our strength”.
Below are the verses in English. Listen to the ebb and flow of this Mode II melody.
Hear, kind Creator, our prayers poured out with tears,
spread out in the abstinence of these sacred forty days.
Kind discerner of hearts, you know the weakness of our strength;
to those who return to you, show the grace of forgiveness.
Greatly indeed have we sinned, but spare those who trust in you;
to the praise of your name, confer a healing cure on the languishing.
Grant that the body be so worn away on the outside by abstinence,
that the sober soul might fast wholly from the stain of sins.
Grant this, O blessed Trinity, allow, O single Unity, that these gifts of
temperance may be fruitful to those who are yours. Amen.