Bárnabæ clarum cólimus tropæum,
quo micat celsus mérita coróna,
multa pro Christi veheménter usque
passus amóre.

With the Apostles, Barnabas the levite
Shines in the glory won by many labours,
Through love of Jesus, he despised as nothing
All that he suffered.

Abdicans agro, generósus urget
ut, fide vivax ope caritátis,
nóminis plebes nova christiáni
læta viréscat.

Land and possessions he abandoned also,
Charity’s ardor marked his earnest teaching;
Antioch’s converts won the name of Christians,
Proof of their fervor.

Quam libens noscit, petit atque defert
máximum Paulum, sócio labóre
Spíritus nutu péragrans fidélis
lítora multa!

Quickly perceiving Paul’s sincere conversion,
Gladly he welcomed such a keen companion,
By divine choosing, many miles they traveled,
Spreading the Gospel.

Nil sibi parcit cupidúsque Christo
plúrimos affert, bonus atque pascit,
donec effúso rútila probátur
ánguine palma.

Tireless and eager, he would spare no effort,
Preaching Christ Jesus by his words and goodness,
‘Til martyr’s glory sealed his never failing
Life-long devotion.

Da, Deus, tanto fámulo rogánte,
nos sequi fortes iter ad salútem,
ut domo ætérna tibi concinámus
cántica laudis. Amen.

Lord God Almighty, through the intercession
Of your great servant, give us strength to labor
For our salvation, that we may in heaven
Praise you for ever. Amen.
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