757. O Saving Victim (O Salutaris)

1 O Saving Victim, op'ning wide
The gate of heav'n to us below!
Our foes press on from ev'ry side,
Your aid supply, your strength bestow.

2 To your great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three;
O grant us endless length of days
When our true native land we see.

1 O salutaris hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.

2 Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria:
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.

Text Information
First Line: O Saving Victim, op'ning wide
Title: O Saving Victim (O Salutaris)
Author: Thomas Aquinas, 1227-1275
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Body and Blood of Christ; Eucharist; Benediction (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Dieu donne Duguet, d. 1767
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major

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