O Eternal Light, shine into our hearts.
O Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil.
O Eternal Power, be our support.
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.
Grant to us that we may evermore seek Your face, with all our hearts, minds, and strength.
Finally bring us, in Your infinite mercy, to Your holy presence.
So strengthen our weakness that, following in the footsteps of Your blessed Son,
we may obtain Your mercy, and enter into Your promised joy.
—Alcuin, 8th Century