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Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church
1. In fes- tive song we praise Je- rome, Whose learn-
2. e word of faith he brings to light, e ho-
3. He sweat- ed in the ver- dant ﬁelds Of Scrip-
4. A- lone in si- lence and a- wake, Be- side
5. By vir- tue of this Doc- tor’s plea, O ho-
1. ing shines from heav’n a- bove, A blaz- ing star
2. ly dog- mas’ depth he shows, And, like a li-
3. ture that he tilled with care ; is trea- sur- y
4. the man- ger he a- dored ; He cru- ci- ﬁed
5. ly God, we now im- plore, Grant us to of-
1. that burns a- lone Em- bold- ened by as- cet-
2. on roused to ﬁght, With might- y roars re- futes
3. of heav- en yields For us its gra- cious last-
4. his ﬂesh to make A sac- ri- ﬁce un- to
5. fer up to thee A song of joy for ev-
1. ic love.
2. his foes.
3. ing fare.
4. the Lord.
5. er- more. A- men.
216. In Festive Song We Praise Jerome
Festiva canimus laude Hieronymum. Mode V
Text : Festiva canimus laude Hieronymum, Anselmo Lentini (+1989) ; translation by
Rev. Mr. Dylan Schrader, Copyright © 2009 Rev. Mr. Dylan Schrader, All
rights reserved. Used with permission
Music : Plainsong, Mode V, based on a traditional tone in the Antiphonale Romanum,
Common of Confessors at Lauds, adapted by Fr. Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B.,
Copyright © 2009 Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN 47577-1010
U.S.A. Used with permission
From the Saint Louis Hymnal for the Hours, edited by Fr. Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B. Copyright © 2009
Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN 47577-1010 U.S.A. All rights reserved. e Institute of
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