O Jesu! Our Redemption!

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Vespers in the Ordinary Form on the same feast.

O Jesu! our Redemption!
Lov’d and desired with tears!
God, of all worlds Creator!
Man, in the close of years!

What wondrous pity mov’d Thee
To make our cause thine own!
And suffer death and torments,
For sinners to atone!

O Thou, who piercing Hades,
Thy captives didst unchain!
Who gloriously ascendedst
Thy Father’s Throne again!

Subdue our many evils
By mercy all divine;
And comfort with thy presence
The hearts that for Thee pine.

Be Thou our joy, O Jesu!
In whom our prize we see;
Always, through all the ages,
In Thee our glory be.

Words: Anonymous Latin*, 7th-8th C.; tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, C.O., 1849.
Tune: TBD…
Meter: 76.76

*This hymn has been attributed to St. Ambrose at times.

The original Latin text of this hymn (Iesu Nostra Redemptio) may be found here.


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