Now let us all with one accord, in company with ages past, keep vigil with our heavenly Lord in his temptation and his fast.
The covenant so long revealed to those of faith in former time, Christ by his own example sealed, the Lord of love, in love sublime.
Your love, O Lord, our sinful race has not returned, but falsified; author of mercy, turn your face and grant repentance for our pride.
Remember, Lord, through frail we be, in your own image were we made; help us, lest in anxiety, we cause your Name to be betrayed.
Therefore, we pray you, Lord, forgive; so when our wanderings shall cease, we may with you forever live, in love and unity and peace.
Hymn 146, 1982 Hymnal. Words attributed to Gregory the Great (540-604)