O saving Victim, opening wide

Representative Text

1 O saving Victim, op'ning wide
The gate of heav'n to all 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.

LATIN -
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.

Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #179

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Thomas of Aquino, confessor and doctor, commonly called The Angelical Doctor, “on account of," says Dom Gueranger, "the extraordinary gift of understanding wherewith God had blessed him," was born of noble parents, his father being Landulph, Count of Aquino, and his mother a rich Neapolitan lady, named Theodora. The exact date of his birth is not known, but most trustworthy authorities give it as 1227. At the age of five he was sent to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino to receive his first training, which in the hands of a large-hearted and God-fearing man, resulted in so filling his mind with knowledge and his soul with God, that it is said the monks themselves would often approach by stealth to hear the words of piety and wisdo… Go to person page >

Translator: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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AGO Founders Hymnal #76

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #679

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #681

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Catholic Book of Worship III #689

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Common Praise (1998) #83

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Gather (3rd ed.) #137

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Gather Comprehensive #887

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #130

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Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #427

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #140

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #137

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #564

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #565

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #70

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One in Faith #338

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #118

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #179

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RitualSong #962

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The Cyber Hymnal #5320

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The Hymnal 1982 #310

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The Hymnal 1982 #311

We Celebrate #224

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Worship (3rd ed.) #757

Worship (4th ed.) #162

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