Scripture Verse

I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God. Acts 7:56


Edward Caswall (1814–1878)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Tho­mas Aqui­nas (1227–1274) (O Sal­uta­ris Hos­tia). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ed­ward Cas­wall, 1849.

Music: O Sal­uta­ris Hos­tia Ab­bé Dieu­donne Du­guet (?-cir­ca 1767) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Duguet (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)


O saving Vic­tim, op­en wide
The gate of Heav’n to man be­low;
Our foes press on from ev­ery side;
Your aid sup­ply; Your strength be­stow.

To your great name be end­less praise;
Immortal God­head, One in Three;
Grant us, for end­less length of days,
In our true na­tive land to be.