O Saving Victim, opening wide


O saving Victim, open wide
the gate of heaven to man below;
our foes press on from every side;
thine aid supply; thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend
for evermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end
in our true native land with thee.


Words: Thomas Aquinas, thirteenth century;
trans. Edward Caswall, 1849, and John Mason Neale, 1854

Music: Verbum supernum, Martyr Dei, St. Vincent, Melcombe

Meter: LM

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