High Let Us All Our Voices Raise

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds in the Common of Holy Women in the Extraordinary form. In the Ordinary Form, it is used for Vespers for the same Office. 

High let us all our voices raise,
In that heroic woman’s praise;
Whose name, with saintly glory bright,
Shines in the starry realms of light.

Fill’d with a pure celestial glow,
She spurn’d all love of things below;
And heedless here on earth to stay,
Climb’d to the skies her toilsome way.

With fasts her body she subdued;
But fill’d her soul with prayers’ sweet food;
In other worlds she tastes the bliss,
For which she left the joys of this.

O Christ, the strength of all the strong!
To whom all our best deeds belong!
Through her prevailing prayers on high,
In mercy hear thy people’s cry.

To God the Father, with the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Be glory while the ages flow,
From all above, and all below.

Words: Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, 16th C., tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, C.O., 1849.
Tune:Wo Gott zum Haus” Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1535
Meter: 88.88

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

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