I have no access to my Latin (BFBS) New Testament, or to any hymnary,
at the moment, but there is a hymn by Bp Ken (Bath and Wells, late
17th c), beginning 'Glory to Thee my God this night/For all the
blessings of the light', which iirc contains the phrase 'Praise God
from whom all blessings flow' in its last verse (a version of the
doxology), which could be a translation of a Latin hymn (like, but
probably not 'Te lucis ante terminum').
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At 1:07 pm +0100 01 12 2002, David Stifter wrote:
>> >>"Give thanks to God for every boon/good thing He does for you."
>> This sounds like a Psalm to me. I know that generally psalms would
>> have been recited in Latin, but surely some were put into Irish for
>> the general populace. I'm not good at quoting Psalms in general, but
>> perhaps someone who has a concordance (or a better memory than I)
>> could check to see whether this phrase appears in the Psalms. I have a
>> feeling it may appear in one of the psalms that is recited every day,
>> maybe not 95 but one of the others of that ilk.
>I can't say anything about a connection to the psalms, but the line
>is a gloss on vers 2, 8 of St. Paul's epistle to the people of
>Colossos. It glosses "abundantes in
>gratiarum actione" = "(you,) who abound in giving thanks (to God)".
>My edition of the Vulgate does not give a parallel in the psalms for
>the expression "abundantes in
>gratiarum actione" and of course it doesn't say anything about a
>possiblle connection of the Irish sentence with the psalms. :-)