O Glory And High Boast

This hymn is used for Vespers on the Feast of St. John Cantius (of Kenty) in the Extraordinary Form.

O glory and high boast
Of Poland’s ancient race!
True father of thy fatherland!
Blest minister of grace!

‘Twas thine the law of God
To teach, and to obey;
Oh, may we ever walk therein;
Nor from its precepts stray!

Th’ Apostles’ shrines thou didst
Visit in pilgrim guise;
Oh, guide us to our home above,
Safe from all enemies!

Thou to Jerusalem
Didst go for love, and there
The traces of thy Lord adore,
And wash with many a tear.

Oh, may his blessed wounds
Deep in our hearts remain!
Through them may we the glorious prize
Of life eternal gain!

Dread Trinity, to Thee
Let the world’s fabric bend;
While evermore, from hearts renew’d,
New hymns of praise ascend.

Words: Anonymous Latin, 18th C.; tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, C.O., 1849.
Tune: TBD…
Meter: 66.86

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


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