Friday, October 28, 2016

Saint Simon and Saint Jude

For thy dear saints, O Lord,
Who strove in thee to live,
Who followed thee, obeyed, adored,
Our grateful hymn receive.

For thy dear saints, O Lord,
Who strove in thee to die,
Who counted thee their great reward,
Accept our thankful cry.

They all in life and death,
With thee their Lord in view,
Learned from thy Holy Spirit’s breath
To suffer and to do.

Thine earthly members fit
To join thy saints above,
In one communion ever knit,
One unity of love.

Jesus, thy name we bless,
And humbly pray that we
May follow them in holiness,
Who lived and died for thee.

Richard Mant, 1837; alt.
Tune: NARENZA (S.M.)
Catholicum Hymnologium, 1584;
arr. William Henry Havergal, 1847

Eight Years Ago: Thou who sentest thine apostles

Seven Years Ago: Let the church of God rejoice

Six Years Ago: When thou, O Christ, didst send the Twelve

Four Years Ago: Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs

One Year Ago: By all your saints still striving

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