Divine Ductor Raphael

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds for the feast of the St. Raphael the Archangel (October 24) in the Ambrosian Breviary.

This is the text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviary of 1830:

Divine ductor Raphael,
Hymnum benignus suscipe,
Quem nos canendo supplices
Lætis sacramus vocibus.

Cursum salutis dirige,
Gressusque nostros promove;
Ne quando aberrent devii,
Cæli relicto tramite.

Tu nos ab alto respice;
Lucem micantem desuper
A Patre sancto luminnm
Nostris refundas mentibus.

Ægris medelam perfice,
Cæcisque noctem discute,
Morbos fugando corporum
Dona vigorem cordibus.

Astans superno Iudici
Causam perora criminum,
Iramque mulce vindicem
Fidus rogator Numinis.

Magni resumtor prælii,
Hostcm superbum deprime,
Contra rebelles Spiritus
Da robur, auge gratiam.

Patri Deo sit gloria
Eiusque soli Filio
Cum Spiritu Paraclito
In sæculorum sæcula. Amen.

Words: Ambrosian Breviary, 1830.*
Tune: Chant tone unknown.
Meter: 8.8.8.8

*This is according to the information on this hymn in the Repertorium Hymnologicum.

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