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A Song of Wisdom (Sapientia liberavit): Canticle A

Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors

Tune: [Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors]
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors
a holy people and a blameless race;

2 She entered the soul of a servant of the Lord,
withstood dread rulers with wonders and signs.

3 To the saints she gave the reward of their labors,
and led them by a marvelous way;

4 She was their shelter by day
and a blaze of stars by night.

5 She brought them across the Red Sea,
she led them through mighty waters;

6 But their enemies she swallowed in the waves
and spewed them out from the depths of the abyss.

7 And then, Lord, the righteous sang hymns to your Name,
and praised with one voice your protecting hand;

8 For Wisdom opened the mouths of the mute,
and gave speech to the tongues of a newborn people.

Text Information

First Line: Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors
Title: A Song of Wisdom (Sapientia liberavit): Canticle A
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1997.


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