Light your lamps, for lo, the Saviour has come

A Manichaean Psalm with Responses

Reader:
Light your lamps, for lo, the Saviour has come.

Many are the ships that have gone down after they were near to
mooring to the bank; a number of houses have fallen after the
parapet had been reached. So it is also, my brethren, that there
is a soul that shall fight at first and the storm arises upon it and
the waves seize it.

Congregation: Light your lamps, for lo, the Saviour has come.

Reader: There is none that can fight if he is committed to both sides.
The insidious and the meddlers never find God;
but they that have shut their eyes,to the good,
for them how greatly I care that they should repent.

Congregation: Light your lamps, for lo, the Saviour has come.

Reader: Be thou like the sun, O faithful man, for he does not
say: ‘Fair am I’, though the Lights are a thing of beauty.
But thou, if thou wouldest be like thy Father —
fair are others glorying in thee and thou holding thy peace,.
oh that the Saviour were ours: oh that we were worthy of him.

Congregation: Light your lamps, for lo, the Saviour has come.

Reader: Jesus is a ship: blessed are we if we sail upon it.
The Church is a garland for which they gather in every corner:
the garland-weaver who weaves it casts roses

Congregation: Light your lamps, for lo, the Saviour has come.

Reader: Glory and victory to the Paraclete, our joyous Luminary,
our sun that has risen for us, the Saviour of spirits,
the Helper of souls, and his holy Elect.
Victory to the soul of the blessed, Mary, Apa Panai, Theona.

Congregation: Light your lamps, for lo, the Saviour has come.

(Credit http://gnosis.org/library/light.htm)