Responsory of St. Paul


All ye who groan beneath
A load of ills oppress'd,
Entreat St. Paul, and he will pray
The Lord to give you rest.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

Pierced by the flame of love,
Descending from on high,
'Twas thine to preach the faith which once
Thou soughtest to destroy.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

Nor toil, nor threatened death,
Nor tempest, scourge, nor chain,
Could from the assembly of the saints
Thy loving heart detain.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

Oh, by that quenchless love
Which burnt in thee of yore,
Take pity on our miseries,
Our fainting hope restore.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

True champion of the Lord,
Crush thou the schemes of hell,
And with adoring multitudes
Thy sacred temples fill.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

Through thy prevailing prayer
May charity abound;
Sweet charity, which knows no ill,
Which nothing can confound.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

To earth's remotest shores
May one same faith extend;
And thy epistles through all climes
Their blessed perfume send.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

Grant us the will and power
To serve Thee, God of might,
Lest, wavering still and unprepared,
We sink in depths of night.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

Praise to the Father be;
Praise to the Son who rose;
Praise to the Spirit Paraclete;
While age on ages flows.

O victim dear to Heaven!
O Paul, thou teacher true!
Thou love and joy of Christendom,
To thee for help we sue.

Ant. He is my Vessel of Election, to carry my Name among the gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

V. Pray for us, O blessed Apostle Paul.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Almighty and eternal God, Who in thy divine compassion didst direct thy blessed Apostle Paul what to do that he might be filled with thy Holy Spirit; grant that we may be so counselled by his teaching, and aided by the suffrage of his merits, that, serving Thee in fear and trembling, we may be filled with the consolation of thy heavenly gifts. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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