Sunday, 24 May 2009

Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia

The hymn for Vespers is Saepe dum Christi populus cruentis:

"Oftentimes, when hemm'd around by hostile arms,
The Christian people lay all sore dismayed,
Faith's eye hath traced the Virgin gliding down,
To lend her loving aid....

Virgin of virgins! Jesus' mother blest!
Add yet another mercy to the past;
And help our Pastor all his flock to lead
Safe into heaven at last..."

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