Listen to Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure. While listening, here is a translation of the lyrics:
Word of God, one with the Most High,in Whom alone we have our hope,Eternal Day of heaven and earth,We break the silence of the peaceful night;Saviour Divine, cast your eyes upon us!
Pour on us the fire of your powerful grace,That all hell may flee at the sound of your voice;Banish the slumber of a weary soul,That brings forgetfulness of your laws!
O Christ, look with favour upon your faithful peopleNow gathered here to praise you;Receive their hymns offered to your immortal glory;May they go forth filled with your gifts.