Long live the pope his praises sound

Long live the pope his praises sound

Author: Hugh T. Henry
Tune: PAPAL HYMN (Ganss)
Published in 15 hymnals

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1. Long live the Pope! His praises sound
   Again and yet again:
   His rule is over space and time;
   His throne the hearts of men:
   All hail! the Shepherd King of Rome,
   The theme of loving song:
   Let all the earth his glory sing,
   And heav'n the strain prolong.
   Let all the earth his glory sing,
   And heav'n the strain prolong.
   
2. Beleaguered by the foes of earth,
   Beset by hosts of hell,
   He guards the loyal flock of Christ,
   A watchful sentinel:
   And yet, amid the din and strife,
   The clash of mace and sword,
   He bears alone the shepherd staff,
   This champion of the Lord.
   He bears alone the shepherd staff,
   This champion of the Lord.
   
3. His signet is the Fisherman's;
   No sceptre does he bear;
   In meek and lowly majesty
   He rules from Peter's Chair:
   And yet from every tribe and tongue,
   From every clime and zone,
   Three hundred million voices sing,
   The glory of his throne.
   Three hundred million voices sing,
   The glory of his throne.
   
4. Then raise the chant, with heart and voice,
   In church and school and home:
   "Long live the Shepherd of the Flock!
   Long live the Pope of Rome!"
   Almighty Father, bless his work,
   Protect him in his ways,
   Receive his prayers, fulfill his hopes,
   And grant him "length of days."
   Receive his prayers, fulfill his hopes,
   And grant him "length of days."

Source: Vatican II Hymnal #170

Author: Hugh T. Henry

Born: November 27, 1862, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: March 12, 1946, Jessup, Pennsylvania. Henry attended LaSalle College, the University of Pennsylvania, and St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, Pennsylvania. After ordination in 1889, he taught English and Latin at the seminary until 1894, music and literature until 1917, and directed the seminary choir. He went on to serve as Rector of the Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys (1902-19), and professor of homiletics at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (1919-37). He is also remembered as a lecturer at the Catholic Summer School, Cliff Haven, New York; president of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia; editor of Church Music (1905-14); and aut… Go to person page >

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First Line: Long live the pope his praises sound
Author: Hugh T. Henry
Copyright: Public Domain

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American Catholic Hymnal #60

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St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d80

St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d106

St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d90

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d186

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The De La Salle Hymnal #135

The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d215

The Parochial Hymnal, a Select Collection #d66

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The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book. Singers' ed., Melody ed. #122

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Vatican II Hymnal #170

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