Redeemer Blest Of All Who Live!

This hymn is used for Vespers and Matins in the Common of a Confessor and Bishop in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Vespers in the Common of Holy Men for one saint in the Ordinary Form.

Redeemer blest of all who live!
Thy Pontiffs’ endless prize!
Upon this day thine ear incline,
And hear us from the skies.

This day the holy Confessor
Of thy most sacred Name,
Honour’d with yearly festive rites,
To heavenly glory came.

This day amid the blissful choirs
Of Angels, he sate down;
Receiving, for the joys he spurn ‘d,
An everlasting crown.

Oh! grant us in his steps to walk;
His holy life to live;
And by the virtue of his prayers,
Thy people’s sins forgive.

Glory to Thee, all gracious Lord;
Praise to the Father be;
Praise to the Spirit Paraclete;
Through all eternity.

Words: Anonymous Latin, 8th C.; tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, C.O.,

Tune:St. Magnus” Jeremiah Clarke, 1707.
Meter: 86.86

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
This entry was posted in Authorship Debated, Unknown, To Be Determined, Bishops, Commons of the Saints, Confessors, Edward Caswall, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Evening Prayer / Vespers, Hymns By The Greats, Morning Prayer/Lauds, Non-English Hymns, Roman Breviary, The Communion of Saints, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Redeemer Blest Of All Who Live!

  1. Pingback: Iesu Redemptor Omnium | Saint Augustine's Lyre

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s